Overview

UNCLASSIFIED POSITION
CURRENT VACANCY IS IN
FULTON COUNTY PROBATE COURT

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate degree and three or more years of experience practicing law (at least one year lead or supervisory experience is preferred).

Specific License or Certification Required: Member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia. Other such memberships and licenses that may be required to perform the assigned tasks. Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License (as required by position assignment).

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Requires knowledge of state, federal, and local laws related to the type of law practiced in the assigned department. Standard courtroom operating practices and procedures. Methods used to conduct legal research. County personnel regulations and procedures. Legal practices and procedures related to area of assignment. General office practices, procedures, equipment, and technology.

Requires skill in performing legal case management and research. Preparing and tabulating information pertaining to legal case activity. Assisting in determining which cases to litigate or appeal. Developing or evaluating a strategy for handling legal cases or negotiations as assigned. Providing legal advice and opinions. Using spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, and other software. Drafting legal documents. Conducting legal research. Facilitating the orderly movement of litigations or appeals. Organizing the presentation of legal cases. Giving presentations. Identifying and investigating facts of a legal matter. Resolving problems using negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. Making decisions. Understanding, using, and explaining Court-specific computer applications to manage court processes, gather and analyze statistics, and create reports. Communicating effectively with coworkers, supervisor, and the public. Generating enthusiasm and support for program objectives.

EXAMINATION:
The examination will consist of a review of education and experience, accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed to be rated as eligible. If selected, an official, accredited college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL BEFORE THEY ARE SUBMITTED. PLEASE REVIEW ALL APPLICATIONS FOR ACCURACY AND MAKE ALL CORRECTIONS BEFORE SUBMITTAL BECAUSE ERRORS CAN RESULT IN NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT. Purpose of Classification:
Provides legal advice and makes recommendations to the judge on legal, procedural, and strategic issues in pending cases and manages caseloads to ensure the expeditious, just and fair resolution of pending litigation.

Essential Functions:
This job description indicates, in general, the nature and level of work, knowledge, skills, abilities,and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Reviews new laws and any developments in or changes to code law or statutes and keeps Judicial Officer informed.

Analyzes and evaluates potential legal issues that may arise at trial and advises the Judge regarding the evidence and motions before during and after trial.

Conducts conferences with attorneys/litigants to resolve pre-trial issues, including discovery disputes, discovery extension requests, and various disagreements among counsel of record. May recommend ADR and conduct hearings.

Drafts various legal documents including legal memoranda, orders, bench briefs, legal opinions, judgments from pre-trial to post-trial matters. Conducts in-depth research and analysis and provides legal advice to judges and assigned staff.

Makes recommendations regarding procedural matters and case resolution. Monitors court hearings and analyzes verbal orders issued by assigned judge to determine whether the orders are procedurally and legally correct.

Evaluates and prepares jury charges and participates in charge conferences with attorneys to determine appropriate charges to be given to the jury. Assist court staff by responding to inquiries regarding matters pending before the Court

Additional Functions:
Performs other related duties as required.

Performance Metrics

Factor 1: Decision-Making
Interpretive: There is choice in determining the tactical plans, processes, budget, and staffing to achieve objectives established by a higher management level. Establishes what is to be done in similar circumstances in the future. Results will be applied by other courts.

Factor 2: Complexity
Strategic: Develops guidelines to implement a program(s) that maintain the agency’s mission.

Factor 3: Purpose of Contact
Negotiate/Defend: Purpose is to defend, argue, or justify an agency’s position as an official representative in formal hearings or court

Factor 4: Line/Staff Authority
Staff Authority: Influence is through direct impact within agency boundaries.

It is the policy of Fulton County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, genetics, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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