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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 - 13-01 All Job Openings
Job Title:Migrant Education Data Specialist
Post Date:January 11, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00184574 (federally-funded)
Location:Georgia Department of Education Migrant Education Program, Region 1 Office, Brooklet, Georgia
Program/Unit:Migrant Education Program/Outreach Programs Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under general supervision, operates Host Computer/COEstar data management system in the migrant education program (MEP) regional office.  Duties include entering and verifying for accuracy eligible student data from the Certificate Of Eligibility (COE); managing, maintaining, and coordinating the delivery of COEstar student records information to migrant staff and school system administrators in regional area, as well as to State Data Specialists; attending and participating in training on hardware and software as needed for optimal use of the system; transferring records as requested by other states/schools outside regional area - mail, fax, or e-mail; develops and maintains logs and reports; provides job-related program specific assistance, and occasional training, to school district personnel; provides administrative support to regional office staff by answering phone(s), taking and relaying messages, greeting visitors, and answering routine questions; preparing program reports as required; assisting in the maintenance and maintaining of regional office files and paperwork; and performing other duties as assigned.  This position requires occasional regional and/or statewide travel.
Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED and two years of related experience OR One year at the lower level or at an equivalent position OR Two years of college or Associate degree.  Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• High school diploma
• Knowledge about federal and state migrant education program guidelines and requirements
• Three or more years of experience in working with computer information systems and electronic database management
• Excellent organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with school personnel, staff, students, and other support agencies
• Demonstrated competency in self-motivation/initiative
• College-level coursework/study in computer information systems and programming
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
• Experience working with local or state migrant education program services
Pay Grade 10 - Annual salary range $22,077.93 (minimum) to $38,661.83 (maximum).  Starting salary is typically between $22,077.93 and $30,000.00, 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.