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To apply to the Georgia Department of Education an applicant should review our advertised job postings and apply for the position(s) that best fit their employment history and qualifications.

Please apply to each job separately by submitting - via Fax, U.S. mail, or Email - a cover letter, resume, and salary history OR a State of Georgia Standard Application for Employment 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

Reference the job announcement number in the email subject line or cover letter. All documents submitted must be in .doc (WORD) or .pdf files only. Do not send links and/or downloads.

NOTE: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional educator’s certification. Official documentation of certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume received will not be considered for a position without certification documentation if required. 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 - 12-83 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Specialist (Teacher & Leader Effectiveness/Title II-A)
Post Date:November 20, 2012
Apply by:Until filled
Job ID:00180875 (federally-funded)
Location:1870 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, provides leadership and support in the development and implementation of teacher and leader effectiveness training programs, ongoing regional support, and in collecting, summarizing, and analyzing progress data related to teacher and leader evaluation tools.  Additional duties include, but are not limited to, facilitating an effective system of internal and external communication;  maintaining current knowledge and professional expertise and applying this knowledge to the performance of program job responsibilities; using current and widely accepted management principles to maximize human, financial, and technical resources and to adhere to state, federal, and department rules, regulations, and procedures; creating and maintaining a high performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation; and collaborating with Title I, School Improvement, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Policy, and Technology offices/divisions to meet the Georgia Department of Education goals for improving student achievement; and working collaboratively with other local, state, and federal agencies, as assigned.  State-wide travel required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration, or a related field and three years of professional education experience which includes coordinating/conducting school and/or system-wide professional learning activities.  Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission 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:
• Administrative experience (assistant principal and/or principal) in school leadership, professional development, and/or curriculum and instructional improvement at a system, regional or state level.
• Five or more years experience in professional learning and/or school improvement and/or data analysis.
• Experience in educational leadership as it relates to teacher effectiveness, leader effectiveness, and instructional improvement.
• Experience collaborating within and across organizational lines. 
• Knowledge of Professional Learning and best practices associated with adult learning and knowledge of current research on scientifically-based research practices for improving teaching and learning.
Pay grade 18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (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 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.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

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