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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 12-01 All Job Openings
Job Title: Project Manager - School Improvement Grants (SIG )
Post Date: 01/11/2012
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: New, federally-funded
Location: Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: School Turnaround
Description of Duties: Under the limited supervision of the Associate Superintendent for School Turnaround and Director of School Improvement Grants (SIG), serves as the lead project manager for multiple highly-visible projects under the Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) School Turnaround Initiative. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing appropriate project oversight for all projects necessary for the successful implementation of Georgia’s School Turnaround plan; developing detailed project plans, milestones, and timelines; ensuring that all projects meet plan objectives; making strategic decisions; ensuring that projects stays on schedule and within budget; providing detailed project updates, conducts quarterly site visits; establishing procedures in collaboration with School Turnaround leadership staff for proposing, reviewing, approving, implementing, and communicating modifications and changes to various aspects of the project; providing detailed School Turnaround project updates and reports to senior management and leadership groups; providing quality technical expertise to support all of the projects; effectively managing the projects’ budgets and contracts; facilitating an effective system of internal and external communication; effectively monitoring local school districts on progress in SIG Transformation and Turnaround intervention model areas; maintaining current knowledge and professional expertise and applying this to the performance of job responsibilities; creating and maintaining a high performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation; and effectively collaborating with other agencies, local school districts, and GaDOE staff to meet project objectives.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, information systems, or a related field and three years of directly related project management experience which includes successfully managing large-scale projects from conception through implementation OR Associate’s Degree and five years of aforementioned experience. Experience must include negotiating and managing of contracts, the ability to effectively prioritize and establish guidelines, and the ability to effectively collaborate within and across organizational lines. Note: Relevant project management experience may substitute for education 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: • Master’s Degree or higher in information systems, business administration, or a related field. • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent credentials • Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major school initiatives • Experience with K-12 school improvement programs • Excellent communication skills
Salary/Benefits: Pay grade 20 - $57,289.84 (minimum) to $100,124.90 (maximum). Hiring salary range 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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