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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 email - a cover letter, resume, and salary history OR a State of Georgia Standard Application for Employment to:

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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 - 17-73 *Location Updated* All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Specialist- Title IV, Part A
Post Date:September 22, 2017
Apply by:January 12, 2018
Job ID:tbd, (federally-funded)
Location:1866 Twin Towers East; Atlanta, GA 30334 -OR- Field-based
Program/Unit:Office of Federal Programs
Description of Duties:Under general supervision, serves as the primary point of contact for providing and/or coordinating technical assistance and support services to local school systems on comprehensive program planning/implementation and staff development for Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program services. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, providing direct technical and implementation support services to local school systems for the SSAE grant program in accordance with federal regulations, policies, guidance, and instruction, and with state rules and State Board of Education policy; monitoring progress of state wide program implementation, evaluating results, and recommending changes and improvements; facilitating the improvement of student achievement in local school systems through coordination of the SSAE program with other programs, agencies, and community partners; reviewing, supporting development of, and approving consolidated applications for annual local school system SSAE grant funding; participating on cross-functional monitoring teams; preparing accurate reports, position papers, memoranda, guidelines or other documents related to the SSAE grant that communicate information clearly and adequately; and, presenting at state and regional events/conferences. Note: Statewide travel is required.
Minimum Qualifications:

Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator’s certification; a Master’s degree in education or a related field and five (5) years of experience in a professional education capacity in coordinating or administering federal programs at a local or state level.

Note: Applications/resumes reflecting details of considerable knowledge of the federal ESSA and state education law and policies is required.

*Must submit a copy of GaPSC certificate/certification or GaPSC eligibility certificate/certification with cover letter, (application) resume and salary history; 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 with the coordination or administration of Gifted, AP, Music, Art, CTAE, and/or other program(s) that contribute to student well-roundedness and exposure to a broad array of opportunities at a local or state level • Experience in a local school system central office with responsibility for managing a federal grant program(s) • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word • Advanced skills in collaborative school system wide planning and s engagement • Excellent oral and written communication
Salary/Benefits: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