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Announcement - 17-101 All Job Openings
Job Title:GNETS Program Manager
Post Date:November 29, 2017
Apply by:December 29, 2017
Job ID:00209324 (federally-funded)
Location:1870 Twin Towers East; Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:Division of Special Education Services and Supports/Office of Federal Programs
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision and aligned to general supervision of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) provide leadership and general supervision to the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Supports (GNETS).  This position requires leadership to the GNETS program in the areas of effective management and organizational structures, requires knowledge of budget development and fiscal management, and collaboration with local school districts, the implementation of the instructional program, the provision of therapeutic supports to students and families and the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at the system, targeted group and individual levels, and requires collaboration with local education agencies.  Oversight of compliance with all requirements of federal regulations and state board rules applicable to student with disabilities.  Duties include collaborating with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) team by building professional learning structures, providing technical assistance with strategic planning and implementation activities including presentation materials and mechanisms to ensure common standards of practice across the GNETS network are followed with fidelity; designing and implementing evaluation procedures to gauge the success of implementation and to make mid-course adjustments to adult learner initiatives; designing and implementing summative evaluation procedures that document the impact of the programs.  Using data to inform targeted group change, and intensive individual change initiatives on adult practices and the performance/achievement of students; and working collaboratively with other internal and external partners including Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs), other State Agencies, the office of Curriculum and Instruction, the Georgia Learning Resources System, and colleges/universities.
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, special education, school psychology or a related field and two (2) years of professional-level experience in an administrative role at a K-12 school, system, or state-level.  Must have expertise in special education and a working knowledge of current research on positive behavior supports and special education.  *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. 
NoteMust demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills and technology competencies to administer the grant activities as well as a basic understanding of assessment, data analysis and program evaluation strategies.
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 training and supporting professional staff
• Experience or specialized training in working with students who exhibit severe and intense behavioral, social, and/or emotional difficulties.
• Successful experience with leading or assisting programs with ensuring functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, data-based decision making, and systems level change are implemented through high-quality professional learning experiences that are job-embedded and focused on impacting student achievement and behavior change
• Experience in fiscal oversight of IDEA and/or state education funds
• Experience in designing and/or implementing professional learning initiatives that resulted in adults improving their practices and student exhibiting growth in academic performance
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