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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:

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

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
Announcement - 13-54 All Job Openings
Job Title:Grants Program Consultant (School Improvement)
Post Date:October 4, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00202051 (federally-funded)
Location:GaDOE Atlanta Offices, 1854 Twin Towers East, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, S. E.
Program/Unit:School Improvement Division/Office of School Improvement
Description of Duties:
Under the direction of the Division Director for School Improvement, and in collaboration with the fiscal analyst, the lead school improvement specialists, and the US Department of Education (US ED) officer, ensures that the components of the Georgia Department of Education’s federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) 1003(g) sub-grants and Race To The Top Lowest Achieving Schools (LAS) are in compliance with all aspects of the federal requirements. 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 desk-top 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; conducting website content maintenance; providing resources and strategies for success to local school systems; analyzing technical  and financial data to help monitor the programs; maintaining ongoing, regular, and open communications with local system staff;  and completing special projects and other duties as assigned.  Note: Regional and statewide travel is required. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree in education, research, education administration, or a field related to the area of assignment, and three (3) years of experience in the analysis or development of grant applications or in the monitoring of programs funded by grants through planning, program administration, program evaluation, and budget development. Must have a strong work ethic and be self-directed and self-motivated.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience planning and conducting adult training/staff development activities
• Experience interpreting state and federal laws and regulations
• Experience in consensus building
• Strong knowledge of best practices in school improvement
• Knowledge of statistical analysis methods and software
• Experience in conducting literature searches and other research using electronic technology
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint)
• Demonstrated success in team building
• Experience in data analysis and the organization and implementation of major school initiatives
• Knowledge of state and federal guidelines, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and ESEA Waiver
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum). Starting salary dependent on current employment, training, experience, salary history, 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 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.