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Announcement - 21-03*SCSC*Click here for job details*/00218984 /State Funded All Job Openings
Job Title:Associate General Counsel
Post Date:February 11, 2021
Apply by:March 16, 2021
Job ID:
Location:Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit:State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia
Description of Duties:

Under limited supervision, provides legal advice to the agency on an array of education-related matters, government operations, and general legal issues; manages all SCSC contracts and procurement; manages and responds to Open Records requests as the agency’s records officer, and conducts reviews of charter petitions for legal compliance and substantive quality.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Counseling the agency in legal matters
  • Developing agency rules and guidance and counseling state charter schools on implementation and application
  • Serving as primary support and management for state charter schools that have been closed or nonrenewed
  • Manages the agency’s complaint process
  • Conducts annual onsite visits to state charter schools to monitor and determine the operational compliance of schools
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university AND license to practice law in the State of Georgia OR eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination OR reciprocity AND Three years of relevant legal experience OR Three years of experience required at the lower level Attorney 3 (LEP022).
Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, have the following experience or credentials:

  • Experience working within an organization focused on academic achievement
  • Demonstrated experience in education policy and with charter school initiatives
  • Thorough understanding of P-20 education reform efforts, especially those of Georgia
  • Experience working with LEA charter school oversight, especially state charter schools in Georgia


Pay Grade N—Annual salary range: $52,331.12 (minimum) to $91,579.45 (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 has been established.  Resumes/Applications will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered.  Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.  Notification will only be sent to applicants 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, creed, disability, citizenship, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or other related conditions, national origin, religion, military or veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information 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​​