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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 - 13-71 All Job Openings
Job Title:Communications Specialist
Post Date:November 26, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00055080 (state-funded)
Location:2062 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Communications Division
Description of Duties:
Under general to limited supervision, assists the Director of Communications with the development and implementation of the communications plan for the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).  Duties include, but are not limited to, writing and proofreading press releases, opinion editorials, articles, and letters for the agency; assisting with social media (Facebook , Twitter, etc.) outreach for the GaDOE; developing and overseeing all GaDOE marketing materials; overseeing video/multimedia projects for the website; coordinating or assisting with the coordination of external communications efforts (such as publications, articles, brochures, external e-newsletter) to convey a positive identity of the GaDOE; working with GaDOE staff to promote activities  and initiatives within each GaDOE division; developing PowerPoint presentations and talking points for the State School Superintendent; assisting the Director of Communications with website content, media requests, organizing press events, and with internal communications to build employee awareness and support of GaDOE programs, activities, and initiatives; corresponding and sharing information with local school system personnel, namely public information officers; and assisting the State School Superintendent’s assistant with planning school visits.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, business, public administration, or a related field and one (1) year of experience in communications, public relations or journalism.  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and strong computer skills.  Must be able to successfully multi-task a fast-paced office environment with competing priorities and deadlines      
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 government agency communications
• Excellent technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, social media, and other innovative technology
• Experience in developing presentations
• Demonstrated competency in self-motivation/initiative
• Ability to work with a variety of agencies and individuals
Pay grade 15 – Annual salary range $35,569.36 (minimum) to $62,301.82 (maximum).  Hiring salary range is typically $35,569.36 to $45,000.00), commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and 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 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.