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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:

Tracey Glen, Recruiter
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2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: 404-656-2510
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Please be sure to reference the job announcement number in your email or cover letter.

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 11-121 All Job Openings
Job Title: Legal Secretary (Legal Services)
Post Date: 11/16/2011
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: 00176555
Location: 2052 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Legal Services/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties: Under general supervision, provides secretarial and administrative support for the General Counsel and Legal Services staff. Duties include but are not limited to organizing and maintaining an effective filing system; conducting simple legal research utilizing the Internet and other readily available information sources; coordinating calendars and scheduling meetings and appointments for legal services staff; assisting in the administration of the appeals process by filing and docketing appeals, scheduling oral arguments, and maintaining electronic logs; typing legal documents and correspondence; copying documents; assisting legal staff in preparation for hearings or mediations; preparing reports for the State Board of Education and other entities; monitoring division budget and expenditures; assisting legal staff in responding to records requests; processing purchase orders electronically and ensuring timely payment; maintaining strict confidentiality of information; performing routine office functions such as answering telephones, ordering supplies, maintaining inventory, answering the phone, and greeting visitors. This is a fast-paced, active office environment which requires an organized individual who is comfortable multitasking and receiving direction from multiple managers.
Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience in a legal setting using computer software OR Two years of experience in an office setting using computer software.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • Five years experience as a legal secretary providing support for multiple managers • Experience or training as a Paralegal • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials and/or Lotus Notes • Experience with transcription, dictation or shorthand • Experience filing briefs, motions and other documents with state and federal courts • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Salary/Benefits: Pay grade 11 – Annual salary range $24,322.01 (minimum) to $42,643.98 (maximum). Hiring salary range is dependent on current employment, training, experience, and available funding. 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.

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