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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.

Announcement 11-125 All Job Openings
Job Title: Secretary 3 - Division of School Improvement
Post Date: 12/12/2011
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: One state-funded position
Location: 1854 Twin Towers East Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Department of Education
Description of Duties: Under limited supervision, uses independent judgment and initiative to perform a variety of clerical, office management, and advanced secretarial duties in support of management, staff, and/or operations for the Divisions of School Improvement and Teacher and Leader Effectiveness. This accountability-driven environment requires an organized individual who is skilled at multitasking and receiving direction from director mid-managers level superiors. Duties include composing, editing, proofreading, copying, and distributing correspondence, reports, and other materials; serving as communications link between the Education Support Divisions and internal/external contacts; conducting comprehensive clerical research using a variety of resources to generate reports and respond to requests; completing tasks and assignments associated with administrative support functions in areas such purchasing, establishing and maintaining filing and record-keeping systems and reference manuals/materials; scheduling and preparation of meetings and conferences; coordinating staff travel and lodging arrangements; monitoring and maintaining office supplies, equipment, and/or facilities; entering data from forms, records, and/or reports using a computer; preparing invoices for payment; and answering/redirecting calls in staff absence; attendance at appropriate training related to duties and responsibilities as requested by the Division Director; preparing information for the monthly State Board of Education meetings; and assisting other divisions within the Office of Education Support and Improvement as assigned by the Director. Note: A criminal background check and credit check will be conducted for the candidate selected for these positions, as required for state purchasing card users.
Minimum Qualifications: Two years related experience OR Associate degree OR One year at the lower level or position equivalent (GSS05).
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in business administration or a related field • Three years experience providing administrative/clerical support for a state government agency or a local school system • Excellent typing skills • Proficiency in PeopleSoft Purchasing/Procurement • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically: Word, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Lotus Notes, and FileMaker Pro • Experience using the internet to research information • Effective written and verbal communication skills • Experience as key support to multiple personnel in a busy office environment
Salary/Benefits: Pay grade 11 – Annual salary range $24,322.01 (minimum) to $42,643.98 (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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