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Human Resources Specialist - Licensure

Job Title:

Licensure Specialist

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Grade 115/260 day contract

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Talent Office

Immediate Supervisor:

Senior Licensure Specialist

General Description:
The Licensure Specialist is responsible for supporting the licensure process for all professional level instructional staff within Richmond Public Schools (RPS).  This position is an individual contributor within the Talent Office and typically collaborates with leadership, staff and candidates.  The Licensure Specialist maintains an effective level of teacher licensure knowledge which impact the acquisition and retention of top education talent, and positions RPS as the employer of choice.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receives, reviews and processes licensure applications, official college/university transcripts, verification of experience forms, and related documents
  • Conducts activities related to licensure to ensure that professional instructional employees are in compliance with the VDOE’s licensure regulations
  • Evaluates applicant information and transcripts to assess an applicant's ability to obtain Virginia teaching license and appropriate required endorsement(s)
  • Serves as a secondary contact person and division resource for RPS employees’ questions and guidance needed on licensure (including Praxis II, VRA, VCLA and School Leaders License Assessment) and endorsements
  • Communicates licensure regulations, procedures, and deadlines to instructional staff and leaders
  • Collaborates with Senior Licensure Specialist and Recruiters to ensure appropriate tracking of all licensure activity and timely completion of state reports (i.e., IPAL and Title I reporting)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Associate’s degree in related field or equivalent training and experience
  • At least two years of human resources experience in a regulatory environment
  • Working knowledge of licensure policies and procedures for public school instructional and leadership staff
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports
  • Technical experience with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lync), HRIS systems and VDOE licensure database/tools