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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 - 13-23 All Job Openings
Job Title:Grants Program Consultant (School Nutrition)
Post Date:May 2, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00055003 (federally-funded)
Location:Regional/field-based position serving the Coastal Plains/Okefenokee RESA regions
Program/Unit:School Nutrition Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, advises local education agencies in the development and implementation of grant applications, proposals, budgets, and program plans. Duties include, but are not limited to, approving grant applications and agreements; monitoring compliance and progress of grant recipients’ programs through on-site evaluations and reviews of plans and reports; interpreting state and federal laws, regulations, instructions and policies for local education authorities and/or sponsoring agencies; serving as team lead on various projects, including nutrient analysis second-party review; assuming primary responsibility as contact for assigned foodservice management training, nutrition, and nutrition education; collaborating with local customers and local, state, and federal agencies and organizations to utilize available resources for increasing the nutrition education component for students and the nutrition services provided for students; serving as liaison to local and state agencies and allied organizations in the area of nutrition, nutrition education, and the provision of nutrition services, including collaborating with parent groups on nutrition projects and programs; conducting website content maintenance; providing resources and strategies for success to local school nutrition directors and staff; analyzing technical data to help monitor the programs; evaluating programs using required data and tools to verify compliance; maintaining ongoing, regular, and open communications with local system staff;  and completing special projects and other duties as assigned.  Regional and statewide travel is required.  Note: This position is eligible for participation in the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) telework program.  Candidates for these positions must comply with the GaDOE telework policy. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration, nutrition or a related field and three years experience in a professional education capacity in a nutrition-related field which provided a working knowledge of grant administration and/or budget preparation and management.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one
or more of the following:
• Eligibility for Georgia School Nutrition Director Certification by the Professional Standards Commission
• Professional registration and licensure in dietetics
• Proficiency in the use of the NutriKids Software used for school meals nutrient analysis
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Experience in planning and conducting training
• Experience in interpreting state/federal laws
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum). Starting salary dependent on current employment, training, experience, and available funding.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Teachers Retirement or Employees’ 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