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Announcement - 12-62 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Data & Statistics Analyst (Teacher and Leader Effectiveness - Race to the Top)
Post Date:August 30, 2012
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:New, federally-funded position
Location:1854 Twin Towers East
Program/Unit:Evaluation, Data, and Documentation Program/Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, performs work of considerable difficulty in providing and analyzing descriptive statistics concerning statewide and disaggregated education and education related data. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting analyses using various analytical and statistical tools which frequently have statewide  impact; creating reports, graphs, charts, and spreadsheets to summarize and explain data as required; preparing recommendations based on statistical data analyzed; interpreting and explaining in language which is clear to the non-technical reader; considering and adjusting for, historical and other factors which may impact data interpretation; participating in special projects and coordinating with other staff as necessary to bring projects to completion; coordinating the development of any programs and procedures necessary to fully implement such projects.  This position will report to the Program Manager for Evaluation, Data, and Documentation (Race to the Top)  Travel required.  Position headquartered in Twin Towers East, Atlanta.
Note:  A successful candidate will have demonstrated previous success in analyzing and synthesizing data using multiple analysis tools.  The successful candidate will also have demonstrated expertise in designing, writing, and providing accurate, succinct, and effective data reports.  In addition, a successful candidate will have a demonstrated the ability to build capacity in colleagues, to think analytically, to troubleshoot implementation processes and data, and to assist in designing, developing and implementing appropriate solutions.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in education policy, educational psychology, statistics, mathematics or a related field and one year of related experience.  Must be able to show demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including higher level knowledge in Microsoft Access and Excel), and statistical software package(s).
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of
 the following:
• Masters or higher degree in a related field    
• Experience with Teacher and Leader Keys Evaluation Systems, GAPSS, School Keys, CLASS Keys, and/or Leader Keys
• Highly effective interpersonal, group, verbal and written communication skills 
• Strong knowledge base of best practices in educational statistical analysis and reporting
• Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major educational or public agency initiatives
• Experience in developing and executing queries in an ORACLE and Microsoft SQL environment
• Three or more years of experience using SPSS data analysis software    
• Strong work ethic, self-directed, and self-motivated   
• The ability to manage multiple, overlapping high priority tasks in a fast paced environment
• Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
• Demonstrated success in team building and the continuous improvement processes
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum).  Hiring salary 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 may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information.

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.

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GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420
Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007