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Job Title:Education Program Specialist (IDEA Part B Data Manager)
Post Date:August 12, 2019
Apply by:August 26, 2019
Job ID:
Location:1870 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Special Education Division/Federal Programs
Description of Duties:Under limited supervision, provides a broad array of leadership, guidance and support services to special education programs in local school districts. Contributes to the design of data collections and the use of data to assist the validation of effective technical assistance or new technical assistance to close achievement gaps of students with disabilities.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Analyzing special education compliance and performance data
• Developing and conducting root cause analyses to support administrative units in their self-audits and self-assessments
• Supporting administrative units to develop and implement improvement activities, particularly related to compliance and student outcomes by analyzing their own trend data to make informed decisions regarding instructional practices
• Providing technical assistance at the state and local level, cross validates student achievement data with school improvement and federal programs personnel
• Supporting Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) data collections staff in providing technical assistance to administrative units and state-operated programs, as needed, to assist them in collecting timely, valid, and reliable special education data
• Collaborating with data warehouse to develop and verify special education data reports requested for indicator reporting as well as those submitted to the Office of Special Education Programs (i.e., EdFacts reports)
• Assisting with the analysis and interpretation of data, particularly data related to the State Performance Plan Indicators and the State Systemic Improvement Plan required by Part B Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
• Responding to special education data requests from GaDOE, other agencies, or the public; and administering the special education programs in accordance with federal regulations, policies, guidance, and instruction, as well as, with state and State Board of Education policy. ,br>• This position involves travel
Minimum Qualifications:Master's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Five years of related experience OR Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Seven years of related experience. Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator certification. Submit a copy of GaPSC certification with resume and cover letter or with application. Applicants who fail to submit the required 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:
• Master’s degree in education, education administration or a related field and a minimum of three (3) years of professional-level education experience in a role that includes implementing special education services at the local, district or state level(s); experience must include performing education data analysis and reporting at the state or local level. Must have the ability to gather information, analyze and synthesize into a comprehensible written report.
• Knowledge of basic computer operating systems
• Teaching and/or administrative experience in a public school or system setting
• Excellent organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with school personnel, staff, students, and other support agencies or organizations
• Demonstrated competencies in self-motivation/initiative and leadership
• Successful experience promoting and implementing positive organizational change
• Knowledge of applicable federal and local law and Departmental policies and regulations
• Ability to communicate orally and in writing through such forms of correspondence as memoranda, letters, and reports and during the delivery of technical assistance to stakeholders (e.g., teachers, school staff, district personnel, administrators)
• Ability to establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with members of the public
• Ability to conduct research and apply research to tasks such as the provision of technical assistance
• Ability to respond effectively to questions regarding any presentation, such as technical assistance or dissemination of programmatic information
Salary/Benefits: Pay grade N – Annual salary range $52,331.00 to $91,579.00. Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment, relevant education/training and work experience. 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 has been established.  Resumes/Applications will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered.  Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.  Notification will only be sent to applicants 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, creed, disability, citizenship, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or other related conditions, national origin, religion, military or veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information 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​​