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Announcement - 13-28 All Job Openings
Job Title:Administrative Assistant to the Associate Superintendent for School Improvement
Post Date:September 4, 2013 (*reposted - originally posted on June 14, 2013)
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00180872 (state-funded)
Location:GaDOE Atlanta Offices, 1854 Twin Towers East, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under the direction of the Associate Superintendent for School Improvement, uses independent judgment and initiative to perform advanced administrative and professional-level support and office management duties in support of management, staff, and/or operations for School Improvement, Title Programs, and Outreach Programs. This accountability-driven environment requires an organized individual who is skilled at multitasking, receiving direction from the Associate Superintendent and division directors, while consistently projecting a positive and professional impression. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, creating and proofing  monthly State Board of Education (SBOE) items, and posting to eBoard when required; assisting with the creation and monitoring of contracts; assisting with budget preparation and monitoring activities; maintaining the Associate Superintendent’s calendar; coordinating staff travel and lodging arrangements; establishing and maintaining filing and record-keeping systems and reference manuals/materials; scheduling meetings, conferences, and training activities; assisting with set-up and registration at conferences and training sessions and preparation of conference/training materials; creating and maintaining electronic databases and spreadsheets; composing, editing, proofreading, copying, and distributing correspondence,  reports, and other materials; completing tasks and assignments associated with administrative support functions in areas such purchasing and personnel; preparing invoices for payment via TeamGeorgia Marketplace; monitoring and maintaining office supplies, equipment, and/or facilities; serving as communications link between the Associate Superintendent and internal/external contacts; providing exemplary customer service to customers, callers, and visitors; conducting comprehensive clerical research using a variety of resources to generate reports and respond to requests; attending training as required and as related to duties and responsibilities; and completing special projects as assigned.  *Note: This position has been reposted. Applicants who applied previously do not need to reapply.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree Or Three years of work related experience providing advanced-level administrative support to mid- or senior-level management. Must have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.  Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Proficiency in PeopleSoft Purchasing/Procurement
• Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in business administration or a related field
• Three or more years of experience providing administrative support for a state government agency or a local school system
• Excellent typing skills
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically: Word, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Lotus Notes, and FileMaker Pro
• Experience using the internet to research information
• Experience as key support to multiple personnel in a busy office environment
Pay grade 12 – Annual salary range $26,672.14 (minimum) to $46,816.96 (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 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