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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 12-03 All Job Openings
Job Title: Education Program Specialist (Teacher and Leader Effectiveness)
Post Date: 01/13/2012
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: Three federally-funded positions (00201818, 00201819, and 00201821)
Location: 1854 Twin Towers East Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Department of Education
Description of Duties: Under limited supervision, provides leadership and support in the development and implementation of teacher and leader effectiveness training programs, ongoing local school system and regional support, and in collecting, summarizing, and analyzing progress data related to teacher and leader effectiveness projects. Additional duties, include but are not limited to, facilitating an effective system of internal and external communication; maintaining current knowledge and professional expertise and applying this knowledge to the performance of program job responsibilities; using current and widely accepted management principles to maximize human, financial, and technical resources and to adhere to state, federal, and department rules, regulations, and procedures; creating and maintaining a high performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation; collaborating with Title I, School Improvement, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Policy, and Technology divisions/programs, as well as external agencies, to meet the goals of improving student achievement; and working collaboratively with other local, state, and federal agencies, as assigned. State-wide travel required. Note: These positions are funded with the federal Race to the Top grant. Positions may be filled as full-time or part-time.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in education, education administration, or a related field and three years of professional education experience which included coordinating/conducting school and/or system-wide professional learning activities. 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: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • Administrative experience (assistant principal and/or principal) in school leadership, professional development, and/or curriculum and instructional improvement at a system, regional or state level. • Five or more years experience in professional learning and/or school improvement and/or data analysis and/or budget management. • Experience in educational leadership as it relates to teacher effectiveness, leader effectiveness, and instructional improvement. • Experience collaborating within and across organizational lines. • Knowledge of Professional Learning and best practices associated with adult learning and knowledge of current research on scientifically-based research practices for improving teaching and learning.
Salary/Benefits: Pay grade 18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum) for a full time hire. Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, 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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