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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:

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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
recruiter@doe.k12.ga.us


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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 www.gapsc.com.
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
Salary/Benefits:
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 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.