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To apply to the Georgia Department of Education an applicant should review our advertised job postings and apply for the position(s) that best fit their employment history and qualifications.

Please apply to each job separately by submitting - via Fax, U.S. mail, or Email - a cover letter, resume, and salary history OR a State of Georgia Standard Application for Employment 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

Reference the job announcement number in the email subject line or cover letter. All documents submitted must be in .doc (WORD) or .pdf files only. Do not send links and/or downloads.

NOTE: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional educator’s certification. Official documentation of certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume received will not be considered for a position without certification documentation if required. 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 - 13-62 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
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 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