Jason S. Miyares
Attorney General of Virginia

The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced attorney.  We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional environment, and competitive salaries and benefits.

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

EDUCATION SECTION

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ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

This attorney will serve as counsel to State education agencies responsible for K-12 education:  the Board of Education and Department of Education (other than special education).  The attorney will advise on K-12 issues (e.g., FERPA, teacher licensing, etc.), as well as matters more generally related to the administration of government (e.g., FOIA, personnel, and procurement). 

DUTIES: This individual will report to the Chief of the Education Section, handling a broad range of legal issues related to K-12 education, and specifically including early childcare licensing.  The individual will work closely with the attorney responsible for advising on special education matters.   The individual will also provide more general legal services to the assigned clients, such as FOIA, FERPA, administrative process, and policy development and review.  This individual may also appear in the appropriate state or federal court as necessary.  Occasional travel may be required.  Additionally, this individual will provide other legal services to agencies in the Education secretariat as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidate will have excellent analytical and writing abilities and oral communication skills.  While no minimum experience in the practice of law is required, experience in State government practice is preferred; and knowledge of and experience with education law is highly preferred.  Excellent interpersonal skills are also required.  High level of organization skills, an ability to manage large numbers of projects simultaneously and to work under pressure is required.  Must be admitted to the Virginia bar or eligible for admission.  Salary commensurate with qualifications.

TO APPLY:  For consideration, apply on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com.  Job Posting Number 00334.  To ensure consideration, applications and materials must be submitted by October 7, 2022. 

EEO/M/F/D

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION ON REQUEST