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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:

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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
recruiter@doe.k12.ga.us


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 www.gapsc.com.
Announcement - 13-62 All Job Openings
Job Title:Paralegal (Legal Services)
Post Date:November 4, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00054399 (state-funded position)
Location:2052 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Legal Services Division
Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, provides litigation and other administrative paralegal support for the Legal Services Division.  Litigation support duties include, but are not limited to, drafting and preparing discovery responses and other legal documents for review; preparing responses to subpoenas including document production; witness coordination; file management and legal research.  Other duties include responding to open record requests and inputting related database entries; assisting with citizen inquiries and drafting proposed responses; providing assistance to internal attorneys as needed; communicating with external attorneys, paralegals, and others regarding legal matters; and assisting with office management. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Two (2) years of experience as a legal assistant in a legal environment OR a certificate from a paralegal training program and one (1) year of experience in a legal environment OR an Associate Degree in Paralegal studies. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Paralegal certification from an American Bar Association approved school
• Experience responding to open records requests
• Experience in public schools or public education environment
Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 12 – Annual salary range $26,672.14 (minimum) to $46,816.96 (maximum). Hiring salary is dependent on current employment, training, experience, and certification.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Teachers Retirement or Employees’ 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.