In accordance with the Qualifications Standards for General Schedule (GS) Positions under the General Coverage for Professional and Scientific Positions, the following is being provided to you. This position requires 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level. You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following experience, please address this experience within your resume: Directs systematic review of curriculum/performance/program standards, and methodology; Trains personnel in methods for implementing and maintaining effective instruction and assessment; Monitors program services in a school system; Develops policies, guidelines, and operational procedures as related to program directions and system wide evaluation in a school system.
Candidates must possess the Selective Placement Factor to receive consideration for this position and should address this in either their resume or application.
Selective Placement Factor: This position specifically requires above school level leadership/management experience in the area of Special Education AND Student Support Services in a K-12 school system and a broad knowledge of federal special education regulations and laws and applicable Department of Defense instructions related to special education and student services. Candidates who do not meet the selective placement factor will not receive further consideration for this position. Candidates must possess the selective placement factor to receive consideration for this position and should address this in either their resume or application.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies. Please ensure you address the competencies within your resume:
Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local Special Education laws, regulations, policies, and practices.
Administers and oversees all apsects of the Special Education program, to inlcude curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and works collaboratively with Student Support Services.
Knowledge of related student support services to work collaboratively with the student support branch.
Ability to supervise subordinates
Mastery of interpersonal, team-oriented and motivation skills.
Ability to communicate to upper level management and senior officials.
Substitution of Education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING COMPLETED COURSEWORK IN THE REQUIRED SUBJECT AREAS (You will not receive consideration without this documentation).
Applicants must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS as follows: Bachelor Degree or higher:
Bachelor's Degree or higher that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas:
1. Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material.
2. Instructional design practices: Study of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs, developing design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness.
3. Educational evaluation: Study of the techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments.
4. Instructional product development: Study of the techniques appropriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training.
5. Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.
COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED FROM AN ACCREDITED COLLEG
Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
Education must be from an accredited college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See http://www.opm.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
TDY TRAVEL: Occasionally
TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT: Exempt
DRUG TESTING: Not Required
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Non Sensitive
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FILIING: Not Required
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who currently hold federal Excepted appointments must apply for this position through the Delegated Examining Unit-DEU, which is open to all U.S. Citizens.
College transcripts are required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Time-in-Grade Requirements: You must meet time in grade requirements within 30 days of closing date of this announcment.
How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining:
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.
We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
If you are entitled to veterans preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outline on the SF-15. http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf
NOTE: Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).
How You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as coping portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.
Copying of information from the job announcement or PD will result in automatic disqualification for this position.