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Education Program Specialist, GS-1720-12 (DE) (INDIAN PREFERENCE) – Washington DC, District of Columbia
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Job ID: 13487Start Date: 11/02/2018End Date: 11/19/2018
Minimum Qualification Requirements Basic Requirements: A. Degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of coursework in a field related to the work of the position to be filled (as presented in the description of duties), of which at least 9 semester hours were in education courses. OR B. Four (4) years of experience that demonstrated a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of the work in the education program specialist series. This experience must have been of such character and diversity to demonstrate that the applicant possesses an understanding of the field comparable to that acquired through completion of a degree from an accredited college or university. OR C. Combination of education and experience – (including at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, of which at least 9 hours must have been in education courses.) OR D. At least one (1) full academic year of professional teaching experience. This experience is defined as full and primary responsibility, under general supervision, for instruction of assigned students in an accredited school or institution. This includes responsibility for preparing and presenting lessons and for evaluating students’ progress, including a determination of the students’ progress, including a determination of the students’ success or failure according to established criteria. Serving in an assistant capacity to a professor without the authority to determine the students’ success or failure to meet course requirements does not meet this criterion. Specialized Experience for the GS-12 One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments: 1. Experience in developing and implementing educational (or related) programs and/or policy at the Federal, state, and/or local levels. 2. Experience in writing detailed documents, analyzing data, producing presentations for the purposes of explaining topics to a variety of audiences. 3. Experience with social and/or academic challenges that at-risk students (including but not limited to American Indian or Alaska Native students) experience in various types of educational settings. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement). 1. Ability to apply education theories principles and practices and the roles of the federal, state and local governments sufficient to plan, evaluate and advise on funded educational programs, their requirements and problems. 2. Skill in adapting education principles to projects and problems for which there are no closely related precedents 3. Skill in facilitation of groups, conflict resolution, presenting and public speaking, analysis of grant/contract and strategic thinking.
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