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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 - 13-46 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Research and Evaluation Specialist (School Nutrition)
Post Date:September 10, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00055014 (federally-funded)
Location:1662 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:School Nutrition Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, conducts program evaluation activities and identifies statewide technical assistance and training needs for K-12 school nutrition programs.  Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting research; coordinating surveys and polls; conducting needs assessments; analyzing data for use in state planning and budgeting activities; developing materials as outlined in the School Nutrition Division strategic plan; serving as research, evaluation, and training specialist for institutional food and  nutrition services management; evaluating and recommending training development and delivery technology; developing and writing copy for publication; creating and executing contracts as assigned in the Department’s database; coordinating course approval and liaising with designated colleges/universities and the  Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) regarding State Board of Education Rules defining the School Nutrition Director Certification; staying abreast of federal and state rules, regulations, and policy and trends in the food and nutrition arena with regard to training issues; and planning, developing, and evaluating special projects for operational improvement in state and local school nutrition programs.  
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, institutional food service management, or a related field and three years of experience at a local school system, state agency or college/university conducting program research and/or evaluation activities for food service programs.
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 the Georgia educator certification as School Nutrition Director
• Experience planning and conducting adult training/staff development activities
• Experience interpreting state and federal laws and regulations
• Knowledge of school nutrition programs and policies 
• Knowledge of statistical analysis methods and software
• Experience in conducting literature searches and other research using electronic technology
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint)
• Experience constructing and executing contracts
• Experience planning meetings and conferences
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