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The process of application to the Georgia Department of Education is one of a candidate reviewing our advertised positions and applying to those which best fit his/her employment history and qualifications.

Submit either by fax, U.S. mail, or email a cover letter and a resume OR a State of Georgia Application to:

Tracey Glen, Recruiter
Georgia Department of Education
Human Resources Office
2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: 404-656-2510
Fax: 404-657-7840

Please be sure to reference the job announcement number in your email or cover letter.

Please note: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional education certification. Documentation of this certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume will not be considered for the position until this documentation is received in Human Resources. Georgia professional educator certification inquiries can be directed to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission by calling 404-232-2500 or visiting the web site at www.gapsc.com.

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Job Title: Testing/Assessment Specialist I – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
Post Date: 05/27/2011
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: New, federally-funded
Location: 1554 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Testing/Office of Curriculum and Instruction
Description of Duties: Under limited supervision, applies professional expertise to activities and projects related to Georgia’s participation as a “governing state” in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium. The applicant should possess knowledge of design, development, and characteristics of large-scale assessments. Additionally, a knowledge of current issues related to state and national kindergarten through twelfth grade large-scale assessments including: the common core state standards, alignment with post-secondary expectations, development of performance tasks, computer-based assessments, formative assessments, and end of course assessments. This position will require the management of large-scale field testing across Georgia that will occur under the auspices of PARCC. Other required competencies include: ability to establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with professionals from other educational entities (schools, districts, and states), ability to manage multiple projects with many highly complex tasks, skills in the analysis and interpretation of information and data, generation of written reports and presentations using effective written and oral communication using the English language. The applicant should possess the ability to work and complete tasks with minimal supervision and direction, plan and coordinate projects that are large in scope, meet strict deadlines, the ability to think analytically, troubleshoot data anomalies and to identify and implement appropriate solutions.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in educational measurement, educational psychology, educational research, educational leadership or a related area and two years professional work experience in large-scale assessment, curriculum development and implementation, secondary programs, and/or education program evaluation; experience managing projects with multiple, complex tasks that require collaboration and communication with multiple staff and stakeholders; excellent oral and written communications skills; proficient in Microsoft Office . Note - Doctorate-level coursework in educational measurement/research, psychology, or a related field may be substituted for the experience requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • Five years of educational or instructional leadership, management, and supervision leading successful reform efforts involving educational assessments • Doctorate degree in education administration, educational measurement/research, psychology, or a related field • System or school experience in K-12 education • School experience in 9-12 education • Knowledge of high school course requirements and schedule formats • Experience in contract management • Knowledge in educational research • Experience with district or state-level test administration
Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade 20 – $57,172.55 (minimum) - $100,124.90 (maximum). Hiring range is $57,172.55 to $83,500.00 based on current employment and relevant education/training and work experience. Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Department of Education are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.

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