Western Heights Public Schools

General Counsel (208)

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TitleGeneral Counsel
Posting ID208


  • Current Administrator Certification from Oklahoma State Department of Education.
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited University required.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience as a teacher or administrator in Public Education.
  • Experience with government relations and external relations.
  • Must be licensed to practice law in Oklahoma. 

Job Summary:

The General Counsel is responsible for providing legal opinions to the Board of Education and for providing legal counsel to the Superintendent and staff.  The General Counsel must possess special knowledge of Constitutional law and Oklahoma school law, knowledge of Oklahoma’s statutes pertaining to schools, and knowledge of the regulatory powers, limitations, authorities, and responsibilities of the Superintendent.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal opinions, legal interpretations, and recommendations to the Superintendent and district administration for the purpose of ensuring the district maintains compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Reviews, edits, and creates district documents for the purpose of conveying information to both internal and external entities in a legally compliant manner.
  • Exercise considerable judgment in his/her capacity with the responsibility for analyzing policy issues, identifying District-wide impacts and coordinating responses to the Superintendent on strategies and alternatives for dealing with the issues.
  • Coordinate and play a lead role in government relations with the Superintendent’s office and the District.
  • Advises district staff concerning legal matters for the purpose of maintaining the district in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Participates in key meetings with faculty, administrators and others as needed and delegated by the Superintendent.
  • Accurately represent the Superintendent‘s position in internal meetings and discussions to help drive understanding and move decision-making forward.
  • Provides staff development for the purpose of educating others on their legal responsibilities.
  • Maintains and catalogues legal documents and contracts for the purpose of ensuring accurate reference materials.
  • And all Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.


Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions:

The working conditions and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

  • Able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time,
  • Exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer,
  • Ability to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids,
  • Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone,
  • Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone,
  • Physical agility, able to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds

Primary Location:

Western Heights Administration Building

Salary Range:  Dependent upon qualifications

Full-Time with Benefits (as provided to all other Administrators)


This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the supervisor or appropriate administrator.  Western Heights Public Schools reserves the right to, update, revise or change job duties as the need prevails. This document is for communication only and not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment. The Board of Education and Superintendent may approve alternatives to the listed qualifications.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangeDetermined by School Board
LocationCentral Office

Applications Accepted

Start Date08/22/2019