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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 - 13-12 All Job Openings
Job Title:Secretary 3 - Open to current GaDOE employees only
Post Date:April 3, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:One (1) position
Location:GaDOE Atlanta Offices, 1854 Twin Towers East, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, S. E.
Program/Unit:School Improvement Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under the direction of the School Improvement Director, uses independent judgment and initiative to perform a variety of clerical, office management, and advanced secretarial duties in support of management, staff, and/or operations for the School Improvement Division. This accountability-driven environment requires an organized individual who is skilled at multitasking, receiving direction from the director and managers, while projecting a positive and professional impression of the School Improvement Division. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, composing, editing, proofreading, copying, and distributing correspondence,  reports, and other materials; serving as communications link between the School Improvement Division and internal/external contacts; providing exemplary customer service to customers, callers, and visitors to School Improvement; conducting comprehensive clerical research using a variety of resources to generate reports and respond to requests; completing tasks and assignments associated with administrative support functions in areas such purchasing; establishing and maintaining filing and record-keeping systems and reference manuals/materials; scheduling and preparation of meetings and conferences; coordinating staff travel and lodging arrangements; monitoring and maintaining office supplies, equipment, and/or facilities; entering data from forms, records, and/or reports using a computer; creating and maintaining electronic databases; preparing invoices for payment; and answering/redirecting calls in staff absence; attendance at appropriate training related to duties and responsibilities as requested by the director; preparing information for the monthly State Board of Education meetings; and assisting other divisions and programs within the Office of School Improvement as assigned by the director.  Note: A criminal background check and credit check will be conducted for the candidate selected for this position, as required for state purchasing card users.
Minimum Qualifications:
Two years of related experience in advanced administrative/secretarial support duties, which included using independent judgment to process information  OR an Associate's Degree in a business-related field.  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. Note:  This job announcement is open to current GaDOE employees only.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in business administration or a related field
• Three years experience providing administrative/clerical support for a state government agency or a local school system
• Excellent typing skills
• Proficiency in PeopleSoft Purchasing/Procurement
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically: Word, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Lotus Notes, and FileMaker Pro
• Experience using the internet to research information
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Experience as key support to multiple personnel in a busy office environment
Pay grade 11 – Annual salary range $24,322.01 (minimum) to $42,643.98 (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 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.