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Announcement - 13-16 All Job Openings
Job Title:Testing/Assessment Specialist 1 or 2 (End-Of-Course Tests – EOCT)
Post Date:April 4, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00054852 (state-funded)
Location:1554 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia, 30334
Program/Unit:Assessment Administration Division/Assessment and Accountability/Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, applies professional expertise to activities and projects for the End-Of-Course Tests (EOCT).  Duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating and evaluating work plans, procedures, documents, and program activities for the development, implementation, and administration of a large-scale state assessment program; providing assistance to local school systems and Georgia Department of Education staff; overseeing and directing item and form development activities, administration procedures, scoring, and reporting; developing, implementing, reviewing, and/or revising sound psychometric research designs for the EOCT; insuring curricular alignment of the assessment; interpreting data, communicating results, producing reports, monitoring contracts, and developing support activities regarding test administration and the use of test data; and providing assistance with other testing programs within the department.
Minimum Qualifications:
Testing/Assessment Specialist 1 - Master’s degree in educational administration, educational measurement/research, psychology, or a related field and two years professional work experience in large-scale assessment, curriculum development and implementation, and/or education program evaluation.
Testing/Assessment Specialist 2 - Master’s degree in educational administration, educational measurement/research, psychology, or a related field and five years professional work experience in large-scale assessment, curriculum development and implementation, and/or education program evaluation.
Note - Doctorate-level coursework in educational measurement/research, psychology, or a related field may be substituted for the experience requirement on a year-for-year basis.  Position will be filled as Level 1 or 2 based on candidate’s qualifications and available funding.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• System or school experience in K-12 education
• Experience in contract management
• Experience in educational research
• Experience with district and/or state-level test administration
• System or school experience in K-12 education
• Doctorate degree in education administration, educational measurement/research, psychology, or a related field
Hiring salary commensurate with current employment and 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