Attorney 3, Supervisory, PHRC – [$62,181-$94,533]
This position serves as manager of PHRC’s Division of Education and Community Services. In this capacity, the position performs highly responsible legal, administrative, and program management work in ensuring equal educational opportunity for all Pennsylvanians. This position: Supervises one Attorney 2.
Develops and directs programs and initiatives aimed at ending discriminatory practices and promoting diversity and multiculturalism at all levels within education.
Develops and recommends educational programs, technology, techniques, and practices to achieve these goals. In all initiatives, ensures compliance with the PA Human Relations Act and the PA Fair Education Opportunity Act and ensures that the objectives of the Executive Director and the agency are being achieved.
Interprets the PA Human Relations Act and the PA Fair Education Opportunity Act and provides legal counsel to the Executive Director, PHRC Commissioners, and nother PHRC staff on the requirements of these statutes as they pertain to education.
Makes speeches, conducts presentations and training, and organizes/coordinates seminars and workshops for educational leaders, community organizations, and other stakeholders regarding equal opportunity in education.
Provides technical assistance to educational administrators, private industry executives, local human relations commissions, citizens’ councils, ethnic groups, and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with the PA Human Relations Act and the PA Fair Education Opportunity Act.
Develops and conducts studies and surveys to promote human relations programs and aids in finding ways of resolving and responding to tense racial, ethnic, and religious situations within educational institutions and communities.
Conducts legal research and renders legal opinions on the legality and propriety of practices within educational institutions.
Makes recommendations for and implements rules, regulations, policies, and procedures within the PHRC as they pertain to education.
Reviews and provides input on proposed legislation that has an impact on education:
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Five years of professional experience in civil rights, education, community relations, or a related field and graduation fromn an accredited school of law. Candidate must be a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and must maintain membership on a continuous basis during employment.
Apply online at www.employment.pa.gov. Click on the “Apply Now” tab, then “Job Opportunities.” Click on “Attorney 3, Supervisory, PHRC” to learn more about this opportunity and if interested, click on “Apply.” When applying, please also include a writing sample, e.g., a court brief, pleading, or similar document.