Georgia Department of Education
Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE)
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 postsecondary 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 visits.
A Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) professional educator’s certification; a 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, Work, 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. The 5 years’ experience in career guidance/counseling includes guidance/counseling experience promoting career, technical, and agricultural career pathways. Note: Must submit a copy of GaPSC certification with cover letter, resume and salary; applicants who fail to submit required GaPSC documentation will not be considered.
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: • 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
Pay Grade N – Annual salary range is $52,331 (minimum) up to $91,579 (maximum). **Hiring 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
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