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General Counsel, Vacancy No. 14-025

Thursday, January 23, 2014

General Counsel, Vacancy No. 14-025

This position is located with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

Screening and interviewing of applicants: January 29, 2014.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This position manages legal staff and advises agency leadership on a broad range of complex legal issues. These responsibilities include issues related to local District law as well as federal laws and regulations -- with a primary focus on education, finance, internal controls, and data sharing. The General Counsel coordinates legal support for early childhood development facilities licensing, charter school financing, student educational financing, and District rule revision. OSSE lawyers, including the General Counsel, represent OSSE in administrative hearings related to special education, compliance and enforcement actions. The General Counsel addresses legal issues related to personnel matters for the 250-plus OSSE employees and the 1800 employees in OSSE’s Department of Transportation. The General Counsel is responsible for OSSE’s legal support to the Education Licensure Commission. The General Counsel is the legal liaison to other agencies and their respective counsel, working on issues of mutual legal interest. The General Counsel provides legal support to the Office of Attorney General’s litigators at both the trial and appellate level, in the District’s continuing efforts to exit special education consent decrees.

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