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Announcement - 16-92*RE-POST* All Job Openings
Job Title:Science Education Program Specialist- (Curriculum & Instruction)
Post Date:December 13, 2017
Apply by:January 12, 2018
Job ID:00054462, (state-funded)
Location:1758 Twin Towers East; Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:Office of Curriculum and Instruction
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision, provides leadership and support for communication, revision, resource development, and implementation of the statewide K-12 Science Program in accordance with the Georgia Department of Education's (GaDOE) vision, mission, and goals.  Duties include, but are not limited to, creating, interpreting, and communicating implementation plans; developing and coordinating professional learning for delivery of the K-12 Science standards; evaluating and monitoring professional learning effectiveness; planning and providing services to schools and school systems; developing and fostering effective relationships with local school systems, all 16 Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs) and other education entities; reviewing, developing, and updating Science web-based content, instructional resources, and assessment items aligned to the standards.  In addition, duties include serving as the science liaison between Curriculum and Instructional Services, Assessment, and Policy divisions to coordinate the implementation, development and administration of the Science standards, Milestones Assessment Program, establishing an effective communication network for disseminating pertinent science education information; providing technical assistance to local school system personnel; developing and conducting professional learning/staff development activities; and maintaining and applying current knowledge and professional expertise in Science.  Statewide travel is required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Must have or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator certification in a science field.  A Master’s degree in education, education administration, science, or a related field and five (5) years’ experience in a professional capacity in K-12 science education. Considerable knowledge of the federal and state education law and policies is required.  Note: Must submit a copy of GaPSC certification with cover letter, resume, (or application) and salary history.  *Applicants who do not submit the required GaPSC document 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 K-12 testing/assessment programs
• Experience with professional learning/staff development
• Excellent presentation and communication skills
• Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
• Familiarity with national education research
Pay grade N – Annual salary range $52,331 (minimum) 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