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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 may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information.

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.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420
Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007