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Assistant Solicitor General

Columbus Consolidated Government

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Assistant Solicitor General


Columbus Consolidated Government is seeking an Assistant Solicitor General. The duties are outlined as follows: Prepares and tries misdemeanor criminal cases in state court; serves as lead counsel for the state. Reviews misdemeanor criminal cases bound over to State Court to assess the proper criminal charge if any and to determine what sentence recommendation to make, interviews witnesses as necessary. Dockets cases with not guilty pleas to the trial docket; sends trial notices and other discovery and motions to defense attorneys or defendants. Gives legal advice and provides training for police officers, etc. regarding Georgia criminal law and procedures; trains law enforcement recruits in the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence cases. Prosecutes criminal cases; negotiates pleas by reviewing charges, police reports, and criminal records. Prepares and makes recommendations for arraignment dockets and jail plea dockets. Prepares written reports, motions, briefs, orders, letters, and other documents. Interprets and communicates complicated policies, procedures, and protocols. Reads, analyzes, and interprets Georgia statutes and regulations; researches legal issues; gathers, analyzes, evaluates, and disseminates evidence and other information. Arraigns criminal defendants and negotiates open cases with defendants; negotiates cases with the Public Defender’s office. Participates in training to stay current in criminal law. Appears at arraignments to facilitate the movement of cases; sends trial notices, subpoenas, and discovery; prepares pre-trial motions.Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of alternative sentencing practices. Knowledge of procedural law. Knowledge of Georgia criminal statutes, laws of criminal procedure, and laws of evidence. Skill in negotiating plea bargains and explaining the law and procedures to victims of crimes and witnesses. Skill in problem solving, organization, writing, and research. Skill in anticipating defense objections and pre-trial issues. Skill in the operation of computers and various software and standard office equipment. Skill in oral and written communication. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

A Law Degree from a Law School accredited by the American Bar Association is required.  Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions and to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years' experience or service. Must be an active member of the State Bar of Georgia.


The Columbus Consolidated Government offers an exceptional compensation and benefits packet. The salary for this position is $ 62,439.81 Annually.


Benefits include the following:


Low-cost Medical Insurance                                                                                       Retirement Plan
Dental Programs                                                        
Supplemental Life Insurance                                     
Long Term Disability                                                
Sick Leave                                                                 
Direct Deposit & Credit Union                                  

Prescription Drug Card

Retirement Plan

Life Insurance Plans

Deferred Compensation Plans

Vacation Leave

12 Paid Holidays

Employee Assistance Program


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