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Announcement - 20-32*GaDOE*Click here for job details*/*00201999, 00205004/Federally Funded All Job Openings
Job Title:Education Program Specialist 3/Area Consultants - North Georgia
Post Date:June 24, 2020
Apply by:July 8, 2020
Job ID:
Location:1570 Twin Towers East Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit:School Nutrition/Coordinated Support and Services Unit
Description of Duties:

The Education Program Specialist position oversees and develops statewide nutrition activities including district level support, program development, and public relations. The Specialist serves as a liaison with internal and external partners and represents the GaDOE School Nutrition Program on national and state level committees.

Duties include but are not limited to:

·         Provides technical assistance to school systems which are deficient and/or non-compliant in federal accountability standards for the National School Lunch, Breakfast, After School Snack and Seamless Summer programs

·         Responsible for planning and overseeing the Administrative Review Process

·         Responsible for conducting a second party review of the Administrative Reviews, communicating with School Food Authorities the results and corrective actions necessary, and managing fiscal action as required

·         Responsible for assigned Administrative Reviews (AR) either as the Lead AC or assisting AC and completes the review within the USDA required time limits 

·         Monitors compliance and progress of grant recipients’ program through off-site and on-site evaluations and reviews of plans and reports

·         Interprets state and federal laws, regulations, instructions and policies for local, state, and federal agencies and allied organizations

·         Serves as team-lead on various projects as required

·         Successfully interacts with all appropriate levels of federal, state, and local government in a way that promotes respect, encourages cooperation and contributes to excellent performance of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program

·         Provides support and resources as they pertain to the School Nutrition Program both internally and externally

·         Collaborates on the completion and submission of required USDA reports

·         Assists directly or indirectly local systems and boards in the implementation of overall goals of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program by interpreting applicable state and federal laws, regulations and policies, financial and participation reports for state staff, public and private school personnel

·         Analyzes technical data to help monitor the programs

·         Evaluates programs using required data and tools to verify compliance

·         Completes special projects and other duties as assigned 

·         Displays a high level of effort and commitment to the vision/mission of the Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent in all interactions and job performance

·         State-wide travel is required

Submit a copy of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator certification.  Applicants who fail to submit the required documentation will not be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:Master's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Four years of related experience OR Bachelor's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Six years of related experience.
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 from an accredited college or university in Education, Education Administration, Nutrition, or a related field with strong emphasis on school nutrition programs AND Five years of related experience

·         Registered/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

·         Georgia Professional Standards Commission School Nutrition Directors certification in P-12 school nutrition

·         Experience managing federal grants and state/local programs and contracts

·         Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

·         Experience in planning and conducting training

·         Experience in interpreting state/federal laws

·         Experience with local school policies and procedures

·         System level experience with school nutrition programs

·         ServSafe Certified         

Essential Job Functions:
Salary/Benefits: 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​​