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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
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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.

Announcement 11-127 All Job Openings
Job Title: Testing/Assessment Specialist 1 (Growth Model /Race to the Top)
Post Date: 12/16/2011
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: 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 for Georgia’s implementation of a growth model which will be used as part of an educator effectiveness evaluation system. Duties include supporting the implementation of a growth model; developing and implementing, in collaboration with others, a comprehensive set of business rules for the model; assisting with data analysis and quality control procedures; developing, managing, and analyzing large data sets using applications such as SPSS and Excel; conducting research and preparing reports; providing technical assistance to local school system staff; interpreting data and communicating results; and working with multiple stakeholders and divisions across the Georgia Department of Education.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in educational measurement/research/statistics, education administration, psychology, or a related field and two years professional work experience in large-scale assessment, educational research/statistics, and/or education program evaluation. Note - Doctorate-level coursework in educational measurement/research/statistics, 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: • Doctorate degree in measurement, research, statistics, or a related field • Experience in educational research, measurement, and statistics • Experience with large-scale education assessments • Experience with growth/value added models • Knowledge of SPSS • System or school experience in K-12 education • Experience with district or state-level test administration
Salary/Benefits: Hiring salary commensurate with 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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