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Announcement - 17-67*Updated* All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Specialist- Speech/Language Impairments
Post Date:August 9, 2017
Apply by:November 30, 2017
Job ID:00055816 (federally-funded)
Location:1870 Twin Towers East; Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:Division for Special Education Services and Supports
Description of Duties:

Provides consultative services and technical assistance to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) regarding appropriate speech and language services for students with disabilities. Provides general supervision for local districts to ensure compliant policies, procedures and practices that comply with federal regulations and state rules. Provides leadership and coordination in the development and administration of statewide special education program, especially as it relates to disproportionality and increasing the graduation rate.  Duties include assisting in the continuous improvement monitoring process as it relates to students with disabilities, as well as providing oversight for the following:  district review of policies, procedures and practices; development of corrective action plans; correction of noncompliance in a timely manner; appropriate development of plans and use of funds as required per state or federal mandates; and timely and accurate data submissions. Other duties include: conducting training and staff development activities for local districts, working collaboratively with outside agencies; serving on committees/leadership teams related to services for students with speech/language impairments.  Must also be able to prepare guidelines, memoranda, reports, and presentation materials.  Personnel must be able to complete required job duties with limited supervision. Statewide travel is required.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator’s certification; a Master’s degree in special education, educational leadership and five (5) years of experience in a professional education capacity in K-12 special education.  Note: Must submit a copy of GaPSC certification with cover letter, resume and salary; applicants who fail to submit required GaPSC 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, especially as it relates to children 3-5 with a special emphasis on Section 619 and students with speech/language impairments
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Experience in implementing and monitoring services for young children, children with speech/language impairments and fostering interagency collaboration
• Knowledge of statewide resources for serving young children
• Experience in adult learning/implementation of the Georgia Early Learning Developmental Standards
• Experience in planning, designing, and/or implementing training for adult learners
• Experience in educational program planning, implementation, and evaluation 
Pay Grade N – Annual salary range is $52,331 (minimum) up to $91,579 (maximum).  **Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training and work 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