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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:

Recruiter
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


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 www.gapsc.com.
Announcement - 13-43 All Job Openings
Job Title:Accountant 1, Professional (School Nutrition)
Post Date:September 6, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00054997 (federally-funded)
Location:1570 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:School Nutrition Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under the general supervision of the Finance and Budget Program Manager in the School Nutrition Division of the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), this position processes, balances and monitors functions for various Federal School Nutrition Programs (SNP).  Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing and reconciling cash analysis reports, monthly exceptions, and month-end reports in compliance with USDA and GaDOE policies and procedures; performing reviews and approving of invoice Fresh Fruit and Vegetable (FFVP) claims; making mathematical computations; maintaining  basic business and governmental accounting terminology, principles, and procedures sufficient to record, post and code information; posting and balancing vendor distribution report and financial transaction report; resolving minor bookkeeping and accounting errors; maintaining current files on all vendors; maintaining  accurate accounting records; resolving vendor discrepancies;  maintaining basic billing and bookkeeping practices; reviewing, posting, and balancing procedures; effectively communicating with vendors verbally and in writing; preparing reports and correspondence necessary to document activities related to job activities; preparing  reports for management, peers and others in response to requests for information; copying, retrieving, and distributing documents and information as required; performing  work in a timely manner utilizing appropriate theory and judgment and ensuring conformity  with specified principles, measurement focus, policies and regulations; analyzing complex reconciliation documents and other information to arrive at logical and accurate conclusions; determining appropriate corrective action to take when faced with discrepancies; adequately analyzing the effects of transactions on reports; participating in professional continuing educational programs when available; attending regular meetings of applicable  professional organizations;  reading and evaluating professional literature on a continual basis; incorporating knowledge of pertinent new trends and developments into section procedures and making recommendations  for any related organizational changes; effectively interacting with Fresh Fruit and Vegetable representatives, GaDOE and state government staff, as well as external clients; and completing other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from an accredited college or university OR completion of Bachelor’s Degree in a business curriculum which included the completion of introductory and intermediate accounting sequence.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one
or more of the following:
• Experience in governmental accounting
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting
• Participation in the State Financial Management Certificate Program
• Experience utilizing PeopleSoft Accounting modules
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access)
Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 12 – Annual salary range $26,672.14 (minimum) to $46,816.96 (maximum).   Hiring salary is based on current employment, relevant education/training, previous work experience, salary history, 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.