Title II - Part A Education Sp
OPB - Gordon County, GA

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The mission of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) is to build the best prepared, best qualified, and most ethical workforce in the nation. PSC sets and applies high standards for the preparation, certification, and conduct of Georgia public educators. For additional information about PSC, please see www.gapsc.com.

This announcement covers one opening for a 75% Title II, Part A Education Specialist serving the northwest corner of Georgia (currently configured as Northwest GA RESA and North Georgia RESA, subject to change). The position is field-based and requires extensive, mostly non-overnight travel within the assigned service area. This is a federally-funded and time-limited position, with employment contingent upon continued funding.

The successful applicant will join a team of professionals in the Educator Preparation Division. This division is responsible for establishing and enforcing educator preparation standards and approving education providers and programs that prepare educators; overseeing the administration of the basic skills assessment and subject area content assessments used for educator state certification; providing recruitment support to increase the applicant pool of highly qualified, effective teachers available to local systems; meeting Title II federal reporting requirements and providing data to program providers for program improvement; and providing monitoring and technical assistance to Georgia school systems to help systems meet the teacher quality and equity requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.

The successful applicant will become one of 11 Title II, Part A Education Specialists who plan and implement relevant policies and procedures for school systems and schools to ensure compliance with NCLB Title II, Part A federal requirements.

Specifically, Title II, Part A Education Specialists:
• Provide Title II, Part A technical assistance and consultation to school systems
• Monitor Title II, Part A program activities to ensure that PSC and USDOE standards and expectations are adhered to by assigned school systems
• Collaborate with other staff in planning, developing, and delivering workshops, conferences, meetings, and other initiatives designed to promote and maintain full implementation of Title II, Part A requirements for individual school systems and the state
• Participate in policy and procedure development and interpretation
• Collaborate in the development and implementation of monitoring tools, handbooks, training materials, website documents and other information sources designed to effectively implement the program
• Review and critique materials developed by other Title II, Part A staff
• Participate in appropriate meetings on a regular basis to ensure continuity and a better understanding of Title II, Part A and PSC goals and procedures
In addition, the successful candidate must possess the following competencies:
• Demonstrate high level of skill in effectively and professionally communicating thoughts, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing
• Work cooperatively with others in team settings to complete assignments and achieve common goals; encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust, group identity, and by fostering team commitment
• Have the ability to instruct and coach others to promote learning of policies, procedures, and technology applications by explaining rationales, modifying instructional style and strategies depending on situation/audience, and providing comprehensive feedback to supplement instruction
• Consistently focus on the critical few priorities and manage those to achieve expected results; prioritize tasks with respect to importance and time available; establish realistic timelines; adequately monitor and communicate progress toward milestones; take action to ensure timelines are met or exceeded
• Analyze and use information in order to gain insight, determine causality, and develop varying contingencies in order to solve problems and make decisions
• Take initiative and responsibility for team projects from start to finish, including establishing and building agreement among team members for project milestones, resource requirements, timelines, and measures of success
• Work independently with minimum direction; follow through and meet personal commitments with appropriate actions and on time
• Consistently meet the public's expectations for quality, service, and professionalism, and consistently present a calm, competent, and professional image and willingness to assist
Minimum Training & Experience: Bachelor's degree in education or a related field and six years of related experience Or Master's degree in education or a related field and four years of related experience

Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
• Six years of related experience in a professional leadership role in a public school, school system, or Regional Education Service (RESA) or other educational organization
• Completion of a Doctoral Degree (PhD or EdD) in an education-related field of study from an accredited college or university
• Knowledge of Title II, Part A state and federal guidelines and program implementation, or professional background in human resources or professional development in a school system
• Ability to work collaboratively with personnel in educational agencies, local school systems and schools, RESAs, and colleges and universities to achieve common goals
• Experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating instruction, professional development activities, and instructional resources and materials
• Ability to make recommendations for improvement of professional development plans, budgets, equity plans, and other accountability measures
• Ability to effectively and independently prioritize time and resources
• Ability to navigate local and state databases and other technology related to Title II, Part A
• Knowledge of educator certification requirements in Georgia
• Proficient use of MS Word and PowerPoint
Additional Information: Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process.

Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification..

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Preference will be given to applicants who meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications. In addition, the hiring agency also requires the following:

Use the Comments Section of the careers.ga.gov application to include a COVER LETTER indicating your reasons for interest in the position and any other job-related information you want us to consider in evaluating your candidacy for this position. Resume may be requested at a later time.

Successful candidates for this position must pass a criminal background check.

Only applications received via www.careers.ga.gov will be considered.

Please submit only completed applications as screening may begin before the end of the recruitment period.

For more information about this job contact: *
Sabrina Armour

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