Government

Associate Attorney

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 16 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Intermediate
Salary
USD $95,000 - $105,000 / year

Description

About The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB)

Every day, we’re doing the work to ensure that 44,000+ public charter school

students, families, and communities receive a quality education that makes them

feel valued and prepared for lifelong learning, fulfilling careers, and economic

security. DC PCSB is an independent agency of the District of Columbia government.

Our mission, vision, values, and work are rooted in the principles of REDI (Race,

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).


About The Role

The Associate Attorney reports to and supports the General Counsel of DC PCSB in

rendering counsel and advice to the Executive Director, Board members, and

agency staff on legal and policy issues. The Associate Attorney will develop and apply

a wide range of legal and policy knowledge, expertise, and judgment in all phases of

DC PCSB's operations, including but not limited to the application of the DC School

Reform Act, contracts and procurement, ethics, employment issues, data and

privacy, open government laws, and education law. Approximately half of the

Associate Attorney’s time will be focused on policy work. The Associate Attorney will

support subject matter experts in developing, revising, and maintaining agency

policies, including creating strategies for policy-related communication and

stakeholder engagement. Ideally, candidates should have one to three years of

relevant experience and be professionally curious and passionate about laws and

policies related to or impacting charter schools.


Core Responsibilities

• Develop and maintain official agency policies and related materials

• Ensure policies align with relevant laws, regulations, and guidance and

support agency objectives and practices

• Manage the policy development and revision process, including internal and

external stakeholder engagement

• Under the guidance of the General Counsel, provide counsel and legal advice

on all aspects of DC PCSB’s operations, including the application of the DC

School Reform Act, contracts and procurement, ethics, employment issues,

data and privacy, open government laws, and education law

• Draft and review legal documents, including procurement and consultant

contracts and agreements, charter agreements, charter amendments,

memoranda, and correspondence

• Respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests

Competencies and Qualifications

• A Juris Doctor from an accredited school of law is required

• Must be licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia or submit an

application for admission to the Bar of the District of Columbia within 90 days

of employment

• One to three years of relevant experience required (may be a combination of

legal and policy experience)

• Excellent communication skills, including comfort with occasional public

speaking

• Excellent legal research and writing skills, including the ability to write clearly

and concisely for a variety of audiences

• Must demonstrate attention to detail and an ability to proofread and edit both

their own and others’ work product

• Strong organizational skills and project management

• Strong personal judgment

• Skilled in recognizing legal principles and practices pertinent to Federal and

local laws, codes, and regulations

• Must be solution-oriented

• Must express comfort and willingness to discuss, learn, and implement a REDI

framework, using it to build relationships, navigate conversations, and support

the mission, vision, and values of DC PCSB

• Experience with the DC education system is preferred


Compensation and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with prior experience in a similar role. DC

PCSB offers a comprehensive benefits plan covering 100% of the employee’s

insurance premium. If you’re employed by a government or not-for-profit

organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Please visit the studentaid.gov website for eligibility details and requirements.

In connection with our REDI commitments, and to limit pay inequities within our

organization, there is a non-negotiation policy built within our compensation

system. The salary for this role is $95,000 - $105,000.


DC PCSB is an equal-opportunity employer committed to building a culturally

diverse staff. We strive to foster an environment where everyone feels included. We

believe that when people bring their unique identities, backgrounds, perspectives,

and experiences to our community, we can truly achieve excellence in our work.


To Apply

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position

is filled. DC PCSB is not enrolled in E-Verify and does not sponsor individuals for work

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About The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB)

Every day, we’re doing the work to ensure that 44,000+ public charter school

students, families, and communities receive a quality education that makes them

feel valued and prepared for lifelong…

Location

On-site
Washington, DC 20003, US

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