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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: Education Program Specialist (Striving Reader Grant)
Post Date: 10/24/2011
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: Two, new federally-funded
Location: 1758 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Human Resources/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties: Under limited general supervision, provides leadership to local school systems receiving Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Project grant funds. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing technical assistance to local school system personnel; collaborating with teachers, other instructional staff, administrators, community members, and relevant service providers to ensure the implementation of program goals and guidelines; maintaining clear and positive communication between the State of Georgia Department of Education, Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs), local school systems, and schools. Note: Extensive statewide travel is required
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in education, education administration, reading or a related field and three years of full-time experience with K – 12 ELA, reading, and/or literacy programs. Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification. Note: Must submit required certification documentation with resume and cover letter or application.
Preferred Qualifications: • Georgia professional educator certification in Reading Specialist • Education Specialist or higher degree • Five years of full-time experience with K – 12 ELA, reading, and/or literacy programs • Experience supervising professional staff • Experience in a leadership role in K-12 public education at a state, regional, or system level • Experience managing federal grants • Strong knowledge of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Access
Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade 18 - Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum). Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training, work experience, and available funding. 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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