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Announcement - 17-89 All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Specialist (Dispute Resolution)
Post Date:November 8, 2017
Apply by:December 15, 2017
Job ID:00055742 (federally-funded)
Location:1854 Twin Towers East; Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:Division for Special Education Services & Supports/Federal Programs
Description of Duties:
Provides leadership and coordination in the administration of the dispute resolution processes of IEP Team meeting facilitation, mediation, formal written complaints, and due process hearing requests.  Duties include assisting in the continuous improvement of the four dispute resolution processes to support school districts and families of students with disabilities.   Providing oversight for IEP Team meeting facilitation, including but not limited to, reviewing IEP Team meeting facilitation requests, coordinating the assignment of IEP facilitators, communicating with parents and school districts who request IEP Team meeting facilitation, and maintaining the IEP Team meeting facilitation database.  Providing oversight with regard to formal written complaints, including but not limited to, reviewing investigator reports, developing corrective action plans, reviewing the policies, procedures, and practices of school districts, and ensuring school district correction of noncompliance in a timely manner.  Conducting training and professional development activities for mediators, investigators, and IEP Facilitators.  Must also be able to prepare memoranda, reports, and presentation materials.  Personnel must be able to complete required job duties with limited supervision. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator’s certification; a Master’s degree in education, education administration or a related field and five (5) years of experience in a professional capacity in K-12 general or special education.  Note:  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 in dispute or conflict resolution in special education, general education, or post-secondary education
• Experience at the school, local district, or state level in supervising/monitoring for compliance with federal and state rules and regulations
• Georgia professional educator certification in special education
• Doctoral degree in education or law
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Excellent presentation skills
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