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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

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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
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Job Title:Program Manager/Legal Officer (Dispute Resolution)
Post Date:July 12, 2013
Apply by:Untill Filled
Job ID:00055812 (federally-funded)
Location:1870 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Special Education Division/Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, provides leadership and coordination in the management of the dispute resolution process for special education.  Duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating the due process hearing requests,  mediation process, and formal complaint process guaranteed to parents of students with disabilities by the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); supervising staff assigned to dispute resolution unit to ensure timely and accurate implementation of the requirements to comply with federal regulations; managing contracts and training for contractors assisting the Georgia Department of Education with dispute resolution activities; analyzing dispute resolution data and implementation of activities to improve positive outcome for settling disputes; overseeing data management and federally-required reporting; and communicating correct and accurate interpretation of federal laws, regulations, instructions, and policies to stakeholders. Note: Some state-wide travel is required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of a law degree and license to practice law in the State of Georgia and some relevant legal experience with special education law OR reciprocity with the bar association of another state and two years of relevant legal experience with special education law. 
Preferred Qualifications:
• Three or more years of professional experience in a management or administrative role at a federal agency, state agency, local education agency, non-profit or for profit organization, and/or school system
• Three or more years legal experience in special education law
• Three or more years of experience successfully managing and leading subordinate staff
• Experience drafting and reviewing legislation, regulations, or policies
• Knowledge of state and federal special education guidelines, including the IDEA and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
• Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
Pay grade 19 – Annual salary range $52,172.55 (minimum) to $91,137.94 (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.