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Announcement - 18-05 All Job Openings
Job Title:Ed Program Specialist-(SPDG) Professional Learning and Technical Assistance
Post Date:January 18, 2018
Apply by:February 9, 2018
Job ID:00216089 (federally-funded)
Location:1754 Twin Towers East; Atlanta, GA 30334
Program/Unit:State Personnel Development Grant/Office of Federal Programs
Description of Duties:
The Professional Learning and Technical Assistance Specialist, as a member of the SPDG team, will work to develop, implement and sustain the Georgia Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework.  The primary function of this position is to support the professional learning and technical assistance requirements as outlined in the state grant for each of the new cohorts of districts and schools. Duties will include participating on the SPDG state leadership team and implementation team with planning and aligning the work scope for coaching, training, implementation, and monitoring activities throughout the project.  Working closely with the MTSS Project Director to manage project activities, milestones, and timelines, and sharing progress towards project goals.
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, curriculum and instructional leadership or a related field. and five (5) years of experience professional experience which includes, managing/coordinating professional learning communities for a school, school system, Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), federal agency, or other state agency.  *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. 
Note:  Experience must include developing, implementing and sustaining job embedded professional learning.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• A doctorate degree or education specialist degree in educational leadership or a related field
• Experience in an increasingly responsible experience in K-12 education developing and designing professional learning supports 
• Experience implementing district and/or school improvement processes, providing technical assistance at the school and district level, and delivering professional learning to broad audiences
• Strong knowledge and skill in RTI, PBIS, SST, evidence-based instruction and interventions, as well as supporting districts with equitable discipline practices. 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• The ability to manage multiple, overlapping high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrated success in team building and the continuous improvement processes
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