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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 - 14-28 All Job Openings
Job Title:Assistant Legal Counsel/Division Director (Contracts, Procurement, and Internal Support)
Post Date:May 7, 2014
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00054874 (state-funded position)
Location:1670 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Contracts, Procurement, and Internal Support Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under limited to broad supervision, manages the Georgia Department of Education’s (GDOE) contracts, procurement, and internal support processes.  Duties include, but are not limited to, supervising professional, technical, and administrative staff; providing legal advice to Georgia Department of Education leadership and other personnel regarding contracts and Requests For Proposal (RFPs); conducting legal research including researching precedents; preparing and reviewing contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, consultants, insurance and other matters; providing recommendations and advice on the legal implications of contracts and current and/or amended business processes; consulting regularly with GaDOE’s General Counsel regarding contract-related issues and litigation;  negotiating and drafting data sharing agreements; developing contracts-related reports or presentations for the monthly State Board of Education Budget Committee meetings; serving as the GaDOE’s tenant coordinator with the Georgia Building Authority and State Properties Commission; overseeing the GaDOE’s compliance and reporting requirements related to public benefits as required by law; managing the GaDOE’s internal support activities; maintaining a consistent, customer-focused orientation to ensure services provided meet internal and external contacts' needs; communicating effectively with diverse individuals internally and externally, both orally and in writing; working as part of a team;  and working cooperatively with others to achieve goals.
Minimum Qualifications:
Licensure to practice law in the State of Georgia and five (5) years of professional legal experience, which includes three (3) years of experience developing, negotiating, and managing contracts, and at least one (1) year of experience supervising staff.   Must have excellent oral and written communications skills and computer skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Experience developing/managing contracts for a state or local government agency
• Experience managing procurement activities for a state or local government agency
• Experience as a legal consultant/attorney for a public education agency
Pay grade 22 – Annual salary range $69,444.17 (minimum) to $121,480.75 (maximum).  Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, 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.