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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: External Affairs Specialist
Post Date: 01/31/2012
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: 00054921
Location: 2070 Twin Towers East Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Department of Education
Description of Duties: Under the general to limited supervision of the Director of Governmental Affairs, provides professional level support to Georgia Department of Education leadership in the areas of legislation, communications, and external affairs. Duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating all activities for the State School Superintendent’s teacher, principal, and student advisory groups; responding to constituents referred to the Georgia Department of Education by Members of the General Assembly; tracking all proposed education-related legislation; developing reports and providing information in response to General Assembly data requests; representing the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) at education-related committee and subcommittee meetings of the General Assembly; testifying in subcommittee meetings; serving as main GaDOE point-of-contact for the General Assembly; assisting the Communications Division with creating presentations for the State School Superintendent and writing/developing press releases and other communications materials; conducting research on legislative proposals and project-related assignments, and assisting the Director of Governmental Affairs with presentations at and meetings with external organizations (e.g. Regional Educational Service Agencies, professional education associations, etc.).
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business, education, public administration, or related area OR Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in business, education, public administration, or related area and two years of related experience
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • Experience with the Georgia General Assembly legislative process • Experience tracking and analyzing legislation • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Excellent interpersonal skills • Excellent organizational skills • Excellent technology skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint • Ability to work with a variety of agencies and individuals • Demonstrated understanding of current education legislative issues
Salary/Benefits: Pay grade 14 – Annual salary range $32,000.00 (minimum) to $56,724.32 (maximum). 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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