Description:

General Statement of Duties:
Closing Date: This position closes Monday, June 3, 2024.

Assists the Deputy County Attorney and the County Attorney in providing general legal services for the County School administration and all other boards, commissions, authorities and agencies of the County; does related work as required.

Essential Duties:
A Government Entity is seeking to hire a full-time attorney to join our education law team! This position works closely with two other attorneys as legal counsel to A Government Entity's world class public school system and offers the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 students and dedicated education professionals across 72 schools.

A successful applicant may expect to advise central office leadership and individual school administrators regarding a wide variety of legal issues related to employment matters, student matters, ensuring compliance with federal and state laws, court rulings, and regulations, providing legal review and assistance with FOIA requests, and drafting and reviewing agreements/contracts. In addition, the position will assist the education law team in providing proactive legal advice and trainings to leadership and administrators on all matters affecting the operation of the school system. This position may also assist with employee grievance hearings or special education due process hearings. This position offers a challenging, fast-paced and varied practice on a wide range of legal issues while working with highly educated clients.

Applicants should have a strong academic background and excellent research and writing skills. The ideal candidate will have excellent advocacy skills; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, public officials and the general public; and good professional judgment.

Knowledge of general law, State and federal laws and regulations; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to legal problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and the general public; good professional judgment; good legal research and writing skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited school of law; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.