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The process of application to the Georgia Department of Education is one of a candidate reviewing our advertised positions and applying to those which best fit his/her employment history and qualifications.

Submit either by fax, U.S. mail, or email a cover letter and a resume OR a State of Georgia Application to:

Georgia Department of Education
Human Resources Office
2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: 404-656-2510
Fax: 404-657-7840

Please be sure to reference the job announcement number in your email or cover letter. Submit attachments in .doc or .pdf files only.

Please note: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional education certification. Documentation of this certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume will not be considered for the position until this documentation is received in Human Resources. Georgia professional educator certification inquiries can be directed to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission by calling 404-232-2500 or visiting the web site at
Announcement - 13-03 All Job Openings
Job Title:Staff Attorney (Petition Evaluation and Grants Specialist)
Post Date:January 22, 2013
Apply by:Until filled
Job ID:00198350 (federally-funded)
Location:2053 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Charter Schools Division/Office of External Affairs and Policy
Description of Duties:
Under general to limited supervision, the Staff Attorney provides support in the development and administration of the Public Charter Schools Program.  Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting legal review of charter petitions for compliance with law; conducting accountability reviews for existing charter schools; assisting with grant development, fiscal oversight, monitoring and technical assistance for the Charter Schools Grant Program; preparing federal reports, Requests for Proposal (RFPs), federal grant applications, position papers, memoranda, guidelines; delivering presentations to a wide variety of stakeholders and communicating correct and accurate interpretation of federal laws, regulations, instructions, and policies.  Some travel is required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of a law degree AND License to practice law in the State of Georgia OR Eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination OR reciprocity from another state.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Experience in administering federal grant programs
• Knowledge of EDGAR
• Experience with a charter  school petition review and approval process at the district or state level
• Experience with Special Education compliance
• Knowledge and experience in educational policy
• Superior writing and verbal communication skills
• Advanced skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
• Experience in charter school administration
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum) commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience, and available funding.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.
Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.
It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.
In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Department of Education are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.