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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 - 14-01 All Job Openings
Job Title:Secretary 2 (School Nutrition)
Post Date:January 10, 2014
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:New, federally-funded position
Location:1666 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 program manager, uses independent judgment and initiative to perform a variety of clerical, office management, and advanced secretarial duties in support of management, staff, and operations for the School Nutrition Division. This fast-paced, accountability-driven environment requires an organized and positive individual who is a team player and is comfortable multitasking and receiving direction from the program manager, the division director, and specialists/consultants. Duties include, but are not limited to, composing, editing, proofreading, copying, and distributing correspondence, reports, and other materials; serving as a positive and effective communications link between School Nutrition  programs and internal/external contacts; conducting comprehensive clerical research using a variety of resources to generate reports and respond to requests; completing tasks and assignments associated with administrative support functions in areas such as basic bookkeeping; establishing and maintaining filing and record-keeping systems and reference manuals/materials; coordinating personnel action paperwork for assigned unit/program; scheduling and preparing meetings and conferences; coordinating staff travel and lodging arrangements; monitoring, purchasing, and maintaining office supplies, equipment, and/or facilities; entering data from forms, records, and/or reports using a computer; greeting visitors and answering phone calls and redirecting calls in staff absence; projecting a positive, polished, and professional image in all internal and external interactions; attending appropriate training related to duties and responsibilities as directed by the program manager or division director; and completing other duties/assignments as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Two (2) years of related clerical, secretarial, or administrative support experience OR an Associate’s Degree in a business-related field OR one (1) year of experience as a Secretary 1.  Must have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and effective communication and teamwork skills. Note:  A criminal background check and a credit check will be conducted for the candidate selected for this position, as required for state purchasing card holders. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Documented experience effectively working as key support to multiple personnel in a busy office environment
• Three (3) or more years of experience providing administrative/clerical support for a state government agency or a local school system 
• Proficiency in PeopleSoft Purchasing/Procurement financial modules and FileMaker Pro
• Experience effectively using the internet to research information
• Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in business administration or a related field
• Proven successful experience working in a team environment with other support staff
Pay grade 9 – Annual salary range is $20,039.92 (minimum) to $35,061.61 (maximum).  Hiring salary range is typically $20,039.92 - $28,000.00, commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and 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.