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Education Program Specialist- Dispute Resolution

Company name
Georgia Department of Education

Atlanta, GA
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Divison for Special Education Services and Supports

Description of Duties:

Provides leadership and coordination in the administration of the special education help desk, including but not limited to, responding to telephone and email correspondences from persons requesting information on various special education related issues, developing operational policies, procedures, and practices, and collecting and analyzing user data. Assists with IEP Team meeting facilitation, including but not limited to, reviewing IEP Team meeting facilitation requests, coordinating the assignment of IEP facilitators, communicating with parents and school districts who request IEP Team meeting facilitation, and maintaining the IEP Team meeting facilitation database. Assists with formal written complaints, including but not limited to, reviewing investigator reports, developing corrective action plans, reviewing the policies, procedures, and practices of school districts, and ensuring school district correction of noncompliance in a timely manner. Assists in the continuous improvement of the special education help desk, IEP Team meeting facilitation, mediation, formal written complaints, and due process hearings. Conducts training and professional development activities for mediators, investigators, and IEP Facilitators. Prepares memoranda, reports, and presentation materials. Personnel must be able to complete required job duties with limited supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a Current GaDOE employee

. Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator’s certification; a Master’s degree in education, education administration, or a related field and five (5) years of experience in a professional education capacity in K-12 general or special education. *Must submit a copy of GaPSC certificate/certification or a GaPSC eligibility certificate/certification with cover letter, (application) resume and salary history;

applicants who fail to submit required GaPSC documentation will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • Experience in dispute or conflict resolution in special education, general education, or post-secondary education • Experience at the school, local district, or state level in supervising/monitoring for compliance with federal and state rules and regulations. • Georgia professional educator certification in special education • Doctoral degree in education or law • Excellent oral and written communications skills • Excellent presentation skills


Pay grade N – Annual salary range $52,331 (minimum) to $91,579 (maximum). Salary is commensurate with current employment, 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.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are 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, sex, national origin, disability, 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

Company Profile
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) oversees public education throughout the state. It ensures that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly allocated to local school systems. We also provide education-related information to students, parents, teachers, educational staff, government officials, and the media. We hope this information will help answer people's questions, empower them with resources, and allow them to navigate the state's educational infrastructure with a minimum of difficulty.

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