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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


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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.
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Job Title:Education Program Specialist (Positive Behavior Supports)
Post Date:November 4, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00055823 (federally-funded position)
Location:1870 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Special Education Division/Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision and aligned with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), provides professional learning on and support for positive behavior supports at a system-wide, targeted group, and intensive individual level in order to improve the performance of students with disabilities or students who are at high risk for school difficulties with behaviors that impede their learning or that of others. Duties include, but are not limited to, collaborating with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) team by building professional learning structures, leading strategic planning activities including presentation materials and mechanisms, for ongoing support and coaching during implementation; designing and implementing evaluation procedures to gauge the success of implementation and to make mid-course adjustments to adult learner initiatives; designing and implementing summative evaluation procedures that document the impact of systems change, targeted group change, and intensive individual change initiatives on adult practices and the performance/achievement of students; and working collaboratively with other internal and external partners including Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs), the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic support (GNETS), other state agencies, other GaDOE divisions and offices, the Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS), and colleges/universities.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education, education administration, special education, school psychology or a related field and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in an leadership role at the K-12 school, local school system, or state level in the special education field or with responsibility for special education programs. Must have expertise in special education and a working knowledge of current research on positive behavior supports and special education. Must hold Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator certification. Note: Must submit a copy of GaPSC certification with resume and cover letter or with application; applicants who fail to submit this required documentation will not be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Successful experience with leading or assisting schools to develop positive behavior supports, functional behavior assessment, data-based decision making supported by high-quality professional learning experiences that are job-embedded and focused on impacting student achievement and behavior change
• Experience with training and supporting professional staff
• Experience in designing and/or implementing professional learning initiatives that resulted in adults improving their practices and students exhibiting growth in academic performance
• Education Specialist or Doctorate degree
Salary/Benefits:
Pay grade 18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum).  Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training, 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.