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District Attorney

Company: Columbus Consolidated Government
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Prepares case files for prosecution; attends preliminary hearings on all felony cases; obtains police reports and transcripts; obtains investigators' observations; obtains crime lab reports, photos, and evidence; runs criminal background checks; obtains medical records; prepares discovery information for defense counsel; interviews victims and witnesses; prepares for motion hearings; transports evidence to crime labs; testifies before the Grand Jury. Prepares cases for trial; verifies that subpoenas have been served to all witnesses; obtains all evidence needed for the case while observing chain of custody procedures; interviews and reviews the case file with witnesses; obtains certified court records; makes documents for court presentation including maps or photos. Trains, assigns, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel; maintains court schedule and ensures all hearings are attended by assigned personnel; supervises caseloads to ensure efficiency; assists with difficult cases. Performs the duties of Terminal Agency Coordinator; maintains records for the Georgia Crime Information Center. Supervises vehicle fleet maintenance. Manages department files. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the Rules of Evidence and of the Georgia Criminal Code. Knowledge of the practices and procedures of criminal investigation. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. Skill in criminal investigation procedures. Skill in the use of assigned firearms. Skill in negotiation and persuasion. Skill in using basic office equipment and computerized research resources. Skill in public and interpersonal relations. Skill in oral and written communication.

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field 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 have POST Certification. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The work is typically performed in an office.

Keywords: Columbus Consolidated Government, Columbus , District Attorney, Other , Columbus, Georgia

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