Accusations Specialist

Clayton County Government - Jonesboro, GA3.7

MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: High school diploma or GED; preferably supplemented with paralegal courses or
related court or criminal justice work; six (6) months experience as a legal secretary with experience in a Solicitor General’s Office.
Must have a considerable knowledge of rules, regulations, practices, and procedures governing the Solicitor General’s Office;
considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, grammar, punctuation, and office equipment such as computer
software; the ability to understand and follow complex oral written instructions; the ability to make work decisions in accordance
with laws, rules, regulations, and policies; the ability to communicate effectively with law enforcement officials, attorneys, judges,
and other staff and the general public; and considerable skill in research, analysis, and organization of materials so as to make
an informed decision.

NATURE OF WORK: The purpose of this classification is to perform complex paralegal work relating to the process of indictment
verification. Work involves researching and preparing accusations for the Solicitor General and assisting in secretarial tasks of
preparation and control of jury and non-jury court calendars. Duties are performed under general supervision receiving technical
and administrative advice, when needed, from the Solicitor General.

SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: Logs case into computer by name of Judge, court date, and other
pertinent information; examines individual cases to determines if additional reports are needed; orders needed reports such as
Incident, Accident, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Clayton County Drug/Gang Task Force (CCDGTF), and Crime Lab;
determines form research and the evidence if charges or additional charges are warranted; enters all information on each case
into specific computer program; files, distributes, and maintains all copies of printed accusations, completes local histories on each
defendant; draws up new charges as directed by the Solicitor General, drafts accusations for Magistrate Court on bad check cases;
amends accusations when necessary; transfer appropriate cases to Superior Court or Traffic Court; performs related legal
secretarial duties for the Solicitor General’s Office. Performs other related duties as required.

Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying,
pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a
keyboard or workstation. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks
require the ability to communicate orally. Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by education,
work experience, test score, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history (copy of driver’s license may be
required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.

TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until filled.

Clayton County, Georgia is an Equal Opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will
provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, and encourages both prospective and current employees
to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.