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Announcement - 20-50*GaDOE*Click here for job details*/00054819/State Funded All Job Openings
Job Title:Career Guidance & Counseling Education Program Specialist (CTAE)
Post Date:September 9, 2020
Apply by:September 23, 2020
Job ID:
Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Description of Duties:

Under limited supervision, develops and implements a statewide comprehensive K-12 school counselor program which impacts student growth in these three domain areas:  career development, academic development, and social/emotional development. The focus will be placed on career development with academic development and social/emotional development supporting the career development area.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting local systems with the implementation of a comprehensive K-12 career guidance and counseling program

  • Developing and implementing programs that promote career awareness at the elementary level, career exploration at the middle school level and career development at the high school level

  • Providing technical assistance and professional learning for local school systems on the implementation of seamless student transitions from K-12 to post-secondary and career opportunities

  • Providing technical assistance to local school systems on the effective use of the counselor companion, interest & aptitude assessments, career pathways, career centers, individual student graduation plans, and serving as a team member or leader for onsite compliance reviews and/or technical assistance site

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 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.
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, career, technical, and agricultural education, or a related field

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), and five (5) years of experience in the career guidance/counseling area at the local K-12 school system or state agency level (this experience includes guidance/counseling experience promoting career, technical, and agricultural career pathways)

  • Previous successful experience as a K-12 classroom teacher

  • Previous successful administrative experience in K-12 education

  • Considerable knowledge of and experience with CTAE programs, students, and teachers

  • Previous successful experience with implementing and maintaining a career center

  • Specialist degree or higher in education

  • Previous success providing professional development in school counseling

  • Excellent writing skills, verbal communications, and research experiences

  • Ability to analyze and use data for decision making related to career guidance and counseling

  • Previous successful experience in the development and implementation of innovation guidance and counseling programs

Essential Job Functions:
Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade NAnnual salary range is $52,331 (minimum) to $91,579 (maximum).  **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​​