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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:

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. Submit attachments in .doc or .pdf files only.

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
Announcement - 12-78 All Job Openings
Job Title:Accounting Clerk (Race to the Top)
Post Date:November 13, 2012
Apply by:Until filled
Job ID:Two (2) new federally-funded positions
Location:Suites 1556 East and 1854 East, Georgia Department of Education, Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Race to the Top Implementation Office (one position) and Teacher & Leader Effectiveness Division (one position)
Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, provides accounting-related clerical support for Race to the Top grant-funded initiatives that requires familiarity with basic accounting functions. There are two positions, one in the Race to the Top Implementation Office and one in the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Division in the School Improvement Office. Duties include, but are not limited to, verifying data, coding and posting/data entry of account information; preparing routine reconciliations; processing receipts and forms for travel reimbursement, car rentals, and leases; preparing requests for payments, entering budget and expense data in electronic spreadsheets, PeopleSoft Financials, and other systems; preparing and processing purchase orders and ordering office and recruitment supplies using the State Purchasing Card, when appropriate;  and assisting program managers with the initiation of contracts; and monitoring and processing contracts for payment.  While most job duties are accounting-related, these positions also regularly perform a limited number of routine clerical duties such as answering phones, greeting visitors, and typing correspondence. A successful candidate for these positions will be an individual who is reliable, very detail-orientated, and  comfortable multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced office environment.   Note:  These positions are time-limited, funded through the federal Race to the Top grant through September 30, 2014. 
Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED and one year of experience performing accounting-related clerical tasks that included filing, posting, completing forms, and bookkeeping.  Note: A criminal background check and credit check will be conducted for the candidate selected for this position, as required for state purchasing card holders.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint)
• Experience with PeopleSoft Financials
• Two or more years of experience with governmental accounting at the paraprofessional or professional level
• Experience preparing detailed accounting and budget reports
• Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) certification
Pay grade 9 – Annual salary range is typically $20,039.92 (minimum) to $35,061.61 (maximum).  Hiring salary is based on  employment and salary history, 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.