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205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
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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 12-08 All Job Openings
Job Title: Human Resources Specialist
Post Date: 01/23/2012
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: 00054909
Location: 2052 Twin Towers East Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Department of Education
Description of Duties: Under limited supervision, performs analysis and research and provides technical expertise in multiple areas of human resources. Duties include, but are not limited to, developing and updating agency human resources policies and procedures; coordinating or providing training on human resources policies and procedures; serving as the agency recruiter, posting job announcements and evaluating applications against job qualifications; providing technical assistance to managers and supervisors; serving as the agency coordinator for performance management activities and procedures; coordinating the agency telework program; coordinating workforce development projects and activities; developing and maintaining electronic records and databases; conducting job/position classification analyses and making classification recommendations; processing position actions in PeopleSoft HRMS; conducting data analysis of agency personnel data; running PeopleSoft queries and reports; conducting research and developing reports; processing agency criminal background and credit checks, assisting with new employee orientation; and completing special projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of related professional human resources experience in one or more of the areas of assignment OR completion of Master’s degree in a related area and one year of related professional human resources experience in one or more of the areas of assignment. Note: This position may be filled at lower level based on candidate’s qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) • Excellent interpersonal skills • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills • Experience as an human resources specialist/analyst with a State of Georgia agency • Experience collecting and analyzing data
Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade 15 – Annual salary range $35,569.36 (minimum) to $62,301.82 (maximum). 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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