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Job Title:Instructor (Mathematics), GS-1701-11

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:BIE-MP2-12/06 (750162)

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 20, 2012 to Friday, October 19, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1701-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Albuquerque, NM United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All Indian Preference Eligibles or Government-Wide Current Status Employees

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes’ needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.

MISSION STATEMENT:  Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute is a National Indian Community College that prepares Native American students to be productive life-long learners as tribal members in an ever-changing global environment.  As a land grant institution, SIPI partners with tribes, employers, and other organizations with a stake in Indian education.  An enduring commitment to student success is the hallmark of SIPI's operations. 

 

The purpose of this position is to provide college level instruction in the field of Mathematics to meet the education goals and objectives of Academic Programs, Liberal Arts and Business Education Department at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

NOTE: POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER COMPETITIVE ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER BIE-DE2-12/06 (750093). APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT. YOUR APPLICATION UNDER THIS NOTICE CONSTITUTES CONSIDERATION ONLY FOR THE MERIT PROMOTION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

 

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here.  

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
  • APPOINTMENT SUBJECT TO A 1 YR PROBATIONARY PERIOD
  • VALID STATE DRIVERS LICENSE IS REQUIRED
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.
  • APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX

DUTIES:

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As an Instructor of Mathematics you will serve as a faculty team member. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning classroom instruction by developing, annually updating, and maintaining course syllabi aligned with instructional and professional standards. Develops interdisciplinary instructional materials through a team approach with other faculty members.

  • Learning and utilizing an awareness of the unique background of students with American Indian and Alaska Native heritage to incorporate related native materials or perspectives into instruction where appropriate.

  • Developing criteria for testing, assignments, and other instruments to evaluate student proficiency; administers tests, written assignments and other evaluative materials on a regular basis; and advises students concerning their progress to meet course objectives.
  • Conduct classroom learning activities, including but not limited to lectures, activities and exercises, audio-visual media, technology, field trips and exchanges, group discussions, and other appropriate measures to stimulate student attention and interest.
  • Represents Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute at professional conferences, workshops and seminars. Serves as a faculty advisor for students and on faculty committees, advisory committees and accreditation committes.  Proposes and administers grants that support students and/or university programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position (typically a degree in the area of Mathematics).     
OR

Combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, candidates must have specialized experience as identified below.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.

 

For GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service, OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree.

Examples of qualifying experience include: full-time Instructing in a college or university developing, researching, and administering course syllabi, materials, labs and activities; delivering lectures and presentations for upper level mathematics courses in a college or university; evaluating students' progress on standards based approach; collaborated with college and university faculty on maintaining accreditation requirements; serving on or chairing numerous committees which dealt with issues such as curriculum, goals and objectives, standardized testing, staff selection, and policy.

Status applicants MUST meet Time-In-Grade requirements and Time after competitive requirements by 11:59 PM EST Friday, October 19, 2012.


EDUCATION: This position has a positive education requirement, to qualify you must submit a copy of your transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned.

 

A Masters Degree is preferred for this position, but not required.

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

DRIVING REQUIREMENT: The incumbent is required to drive a motor vehicle, and must possess a valid State Driver’s License. Applicants MUST submit a current GSA 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record in order to receive consideration.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

BASIS OF RATING:  As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  •       - Teaching Others

      - Planning & Evaluating

      - Education & Training

      - Interpersonal Skills

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questionnaire. The Occupational Questionnaire should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete.  After review, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities. Please ensure that your resume is detailed to include specific experience that pertains to this position, and dates of past employment.  

 

Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

CTAP/ICTAP: Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:

a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);

b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);

c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;

d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;

e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;

f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;

g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);

h) To be considered well-qualified, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.

 

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  

 

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.



HOW TO APPLY:

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APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED LATE OR BY E-MAIL, MAIL, OR IN PERSON.

To apply for this position, a complete Application Package must be received by 11:59PM EST, Friday, October 19, 2012, and include:

1. Your Résumé - Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

      - Job Title (include series and grade of Federal Job)

      - Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

      - Employer's name and address

      - Supervisor name and phone number

      - Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. mm/yy - mm/yy)

      - Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

      - Salary

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. All supporting documents (See Required Documents).

 

To begin, click "Apply Online" to create or access your USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you review your answers for accuracy and click "Submit My Answers" at the end of the process. To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application go to https://applicationmanager.gov/.

 

To fax Supporting Documents you are unable to upload, you must complete this cover sheet using the following Vacancy ID 750162 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click "View Occupational Questionnaire" to print the assessment,

2. Print form 1203FX to provide your response to the assessment,

3. Fax the completed 1203FX with all supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX serves as the cover page for your faxed application when you did not submit the assessment online.  If you submitted your assessment online, please use the coversheet above, not the 1203FX.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by 11:59PM EST Friday, October 19, 2012.

1.       Your Résumé

2.       A complete Online Questionnaire

3.       Applicant Screening Questionnaire

4.       Authorization for Release of Information

5.       OF 306 – Declaration for Federal Employment

6.         Form GSA 3607 Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record. No supervisory signature required.

7.       Other supporting documents:

  • Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
  • Copies of your College transcript(s).  Refer to “Qualifications” to see if they are required.
  • SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action, if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service experience.
  • Form DD-214, if claiming 5 point veteran's preference. If claiming 10 point or more veteran’s preference, submit Form DD-214, Standard Form 15 and required proof of entitlement from the VA.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jennifer Ross
Phone: (505)346-2339
Email: JENNIFER.ROSS1@BIE.EDU
Agency Information:
Bureau of Indian Education
Human Resources Office-SIPI
9169 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM
87120

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. 


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Job Announcement Number:

BIE-MP2-12/06 (750162)

Control Number:

326905800