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Announcement - 17-91Salary corrected after closed All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Specialist- Budget & Data (Special Education)
Post Date:November 13, 2017
Apply by:February 7, 2018
Job ID:00212127, (federally-funded)
Location:1854 Twin Towers East; Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:Division for Special Education Services and Supports
Description of Duties:
Provides general supervision for local districts to ensure compliant fiscal 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 programs and mandates, such as, Georgia’s State Systemic Improvement Plan. Education Program Specialists in the Budget Unit assists local districts with long range planning and effective use of fiscal resources to promote positive outcomes for students.  Duties include assisting in the fiscal cross functional monitoring process as it relates to federal and state grants and budgets, as well as, providing oversight for the following:  district review of policies, procedures and practices; development of corrective action plans; appropriate development of plans and use of funds as required per state or federal mandates; reviewing local program budgets and budget amendments; preparing Grant Award Notifications for sub-grantees; conducting thorough program investigations, as warranted, including follow-up to state audits; assisting with state level data analysis and federal grant administration activities.  Must also be able to prepare guidelines, memoranda, reports, and presentation materials.  Conduct training and staff development activities for local districts.  Personnel must be able to complete required job duties with limited supervision.
Note:  This position includes frequent 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, education administration or a related field and five (5) years of K-12 experience in a professional education role that includes implementing special education services or other Federal Programs at the local, district, or state level.  *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 staff development/professional learning for special education and/or general education
• Experience at the school, local district, or state level in supervising/monitoring for compliance with federal and state rules and regulations.
• Experience in budget development and management
• Accounting or Finance experience
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
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