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Announcement - 14-39 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Specialist (Special Education - Compliance Review)
Post Date:June 3, 2014
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:00055823 (federally-funded)
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, provides support for the development and implementation of the electronic statewide Individualized Education Program (IEP). Duties include, but are not limited to, working collaboratively with other Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) divisions on the data requirements and federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) compliance requirements for the statewide IEP; identifying staff development training needs that relate to the electronic IEP and designing, developing, conducting, and evaluating staff development during implementation; actively communicating with user districts face-to-face and online; coordinating external communications efforts (i.e., publications, articles, brochures, manuals, and meetings) to convey a positive identity for the IEP application; overseeing internal communications relative to the IEP application to build employee awareness and support of activities related to the electronic IEP; providing ongoing technical assistance to local school districts on the planning and usage of the IEP application to improve performance of students with disabilities; serving as district liaison; and developing, implementing, and evaluating special projects.  
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in a special education field or educational leadership and three (3) years of experience in a professional education capacity in special education.  Must hold Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification.   Note:  Must submit documentation of required certification with resume and cover letter or with application. Applicants who fail to submit the required certification 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:
• Experience in a leadership or administrative role in special education at the state or local school level
• A strong familiarity with special education policies at the state and federal level
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Experience in an electronic IEP project in a K-12 local school district
• Experience in planning, designing, and/or implementing training
• Experience in educational program planning, implementation, and evaluation 
Pay grade 18 – Annual salary range $47,280.21 (minimum) to $82,962.30 (maximum).  Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience.  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