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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:

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2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: 404-656-2510
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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 Research & Evaluation Specialist (Striving Reader Grant)
Post Date: 10/24/2011
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: New, federally-funded
Location: 1758 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Department of Education
Description of Duties: Under limited supervision, conducts program monitoring, education-based research and evaluation activities for the Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Project (SRCL) program. Duties include adapting the SRCL data portal for use in the data collection process; providing technical assistance to sub grantees in data collection and transfer; working with GaDOE student records to ensure that necessary assessment and demographic are available and compiled; collaborating with the outside evaluator to establish a comprehensive disaggregated database for all cohorts; overseeing updates to this database; providing assistance to the project in preparing reports; developing forms, brochures, letters, and other pertinent documents; planning/organizing meetings and conferences; providing technical assistance to parents, local educational agencies, providers and the general public; preparing accurate reports, position papers, memoranda, guidelines or other documents related to areas of responsibility that communicate clearly and adequately; increasing familiarity with technology (hardware and software) available for use by Georgia Department of Education staff. Note: Statewide travel is required.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in statistics, public or educational policy, measurement and evaluation, or a related field and three years of experience conducting program evaluations/audits, conducting comprehensive educational research and/or management of complex research projects. Experience must include preparing and presenting both technical documents and research reports.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate preferred, (ABD doctoral candidates accepted). • Advanced knowledge of quantitative research methods, including statistical analysis, data collection, manipulation, and management of large-scale datasets • Experience working with large scale data bases • Experience with the development, validation, and utilization of program evaluation instruments • Familiarity with psychometrics and state-level assessments. (Specific consideration given to Georgia’s Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT), and End of Course Tests (EOCT) • Strong organizational skills with attention to details • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously • Ability to work independently while developing relationships with staff from divisions within the agency as well as school personnel in order to drive collaboration and project success • Experience with managing and overseeing sub-contracted personnel and projects • Advanced skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access • Experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS or STATA • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Salary/Benefits: Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum). Hiring salary commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and 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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