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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
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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 Program Specialist (Coordinator, Common Core Curriculum – Race to the Top)
Post Date: 01/20/2012
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: 00200038 (federally-funded)
Location: 1754 Twin Towers East Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Department of Education
Description of Duties: Under limited supervision, provides leadership and support for communication and implementation of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards as part of Georgia’s Race to the Top grant program. Duties include coordination and/or support for common core infusion within academic standards, CTAE, Special Education, English Language Learners, School Improvement initiatives, and Turn-Around Schools. Duties would also include developing and fostering effective relationships with local school systems and other education entities; reviewing, developing, and updating web-based content, resources, and assessment for Common Core Georgia Performance Standards; creating, interpreting, and communicating implementation plans; coordinating professional learning for delivery of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards; evaluating and monitoring professional learning effectiveness; and planning and providing services to schools and school systems. . Note: This position is funded with the federal Race to the Top grant.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in education, educational administration, or a related field and three years of professional education experience in the implementation or delivery of Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) curriculum instruction at the school, district, or state level. Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission educator 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: • Experience as a school administrator implementing GPS curriculum • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Excellent presentation skills • Experience managing professional learning programs/activities • Experience with implementation of GPS standards/programs • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) • Supervisory experience as instructional leader
Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade 18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum) paid through the Race to the Top grant. Hiring salary is 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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