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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.

Please apply to each job separately by submitting - via Fax, U.S. mail, or Email - a cover letter, resume, and salary history OR a State of Georgia Standard Application for Employment 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

Reference the job announcement number in the email subject line or cover letter. All documents submitted must be in .doc (WORD) or .pdf files only. Do not send links and/or downloads.

NOTE: 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

Announcement - 14-02 All Job Openings
Job Title:Program Associate (School Nutrition)
Post Date:January 10, 2014 (*Updated January 13, 2014)
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:New, federally-funded position
Location:*Moultrie Field Office, 20 First Street, SW, Moultrie, Georgia 31768
Program/Unit:School Nutrition Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under general supervision of the program manager and assigned area consultant(s), provides administrative support and technical assistance for School Nutrition staff.  Duties include, but are not limited to, providing technical support for users of the USDA ordering system; actively participating as a member of the staff team responsible for conducting the required federal reviews of local school districts; providing basic technical assistance to local school system personnel on the use of various computer software programs utilized by the school nutrition program; conducting basic research into program requirements and technical areas of program management for effective program management;  monitoring procedures required of school systems, such as the inspection reports, inventory balances, wellness policies, etc.; formatting, typing, and editing complex manuals and documents for publication; performing general office functions as needed and requested; and performing other duties as assigned. This fast-paced, accountability-driven environment requires an organized, positive individual who is a team player and is comfortable multitasking and receiving direction from the program manager, the division director, and area consultants.  This position may require some in-state travel.
Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED and two (2) years of experience related to area of assignment OR an Associate’s Degree in business administration or a related field.  Must have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and effective communication and teamwork skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Experience providing technical assistance to end users
• Experience with electronic database management
• Working knowledge of Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition business processes and specialized computer systems used to capture and report local system nutrition data.
• Two years of full-time administrative support experience with the  Department of Education or comparable position with another state agency or local school district
• Associates degree or two or more years of post-secondary education
Pay grade 10 – Annual salary range $22,077.93 (minimum) to $38,661.83 (maximum).  Hiring range is $22,077.93 to $30,500.00.   Starting salary dependent on current employment, training, 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 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