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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.

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NOTE: Position announcements are subject to close at any time, once a suitable list of applicants has been compiled.  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

Applicants who obtain degrees(s) from a foreign college or university must submit with their application an international Education Evaluation Letter showing the degree obtained is equivalent to degree(s) obtained at a college or university inside the USA.  Internal Educational Services ( or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators ( 

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 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