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Announcement - 20-43*GaDOE*Click here for job details*/00054790/Federally Funded All Job Openings
Job Title:Title I, Part A Education Program Specialist
Post Date:July 31, 2020
Apply by:August 14, 2020
Job ID:
Location:Field Based
Program/Unit:Federal Programs
Description of Duties:

Under general supervision, serves as the primary point of contact for providing and/or coordinating technical assistance and support services to GaDOE, Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), and local school systems on Professional Qualifications (PQ), In-Field, and Equity and program evaluation for Title I, Part A. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing direct technical and implementation support services to GaDOE, GaPSC, and local school systems personnel for the Title I, Part A grant program in accordance with PQ, In-Field, and Equity federal regulations, policies, guidance, and instruction, and with state rules and State Board of Education policies

  • Collaborate with GaPSC on the In-Field platform infrastructure; serve as Infield platform contract manager with GaPSC

  • Collaborate on the implementation/updating of the State Equity Plan

  • Collaborate with Title I staff, attend Title I meetings/conferences/workshops, and complete assigned Title I requirements

  • Monitoring and evaluating the progress of state-wide program implementation, develop and maintain resources, evaluating results, and recommending changes and improvements

  • Reviewing, supporting development of, and approving consolidated applications (CLIP) for annual local school systems’ PQ and Equity for their educators

  • Ensure annual reporting is completed for State Report Card and CSPR

  • Maintain GaDOE PQ/In-Field Website

  • Respond to emails/questions from stakeholders about PQ/In-field/Equity

  • Participating on cross-functional monitoring teams

  • Preparing accurate reports, position papers, memoranda, guidelines, or other documents related to PQ/In-Field and Equity that communicate information clearly and adequately

  • Develop and deliver in-person and virtual training to stakeholders at state and regional events/conferences as well as on-line webinars; and other duties as assigned.


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


Note: Statewide travel is required
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:
  • Working knowledge of existing PQ/In-Field and state Equity Plan requirements in Georgia 

  • Hold Georgia professional educator certification

  • Expertise in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as reauthorized under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015

  • Ability to research and interpret Federal and State Laws, Agency Rules and Guidance

  • Experience with the coordination or administration of Title I, Part A programs at a local or state level

  • Experience in a local school system central office with responsibility for managing a federal grant program(s)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Advanced skills in collaborative planning and engagement

Excellent oral and written communication skills
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​​