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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
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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 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.