Education Research & Evaluation Specialist
Georgia Department of Education - Atlanta, GA

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Under limited supervision, provides a broad array of leadership, guidance, and support services to special education programs at local school districts within an assigned geographic region. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, 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; monitoring progress and applying monitoring standards for special education programs in assigned local school districts; designing and providing technical assistance to current and potential grantees in program planning, implementation, and effectiveness; assisting the state program manager in collecting, summarizing, and analyzing progress data related to implementation and effectiveness of the local programs; recommending changes and improvements to the local programs; reviewing local program budgets and budget amendments; electronically preparing accurate reports; memoranda; guidelines or other documents related to areas of responsibility that communicate clearly and adequately; conducting thorough program investigations, as warranted, including follow-up to state audits; planning and organizing meetings and conferences; and serving on state program teams, as assigned. Note : These positions involve travel within assigned geographic regions, as well as occasional statewide travel.

Minimum Qualifications:
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).

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Georgia professional educator certification
• 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
Pay grade 17 – Annual salary range $43,063.23 (minimum) to $75,523.31 (maximum) commensurate with current employment and 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.

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