You must possess successful completion of a degree that included or was supplemented by a major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
You must possess a combination of education and experience; specifically courses 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 in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
You must have specialized experience and/or education directly related to this position, which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the assigned duties. When answering the questionnaire, remember that your experience and/or education is subject to verification by investigation. You must show this experience in your resume/application, you may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience or response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.
One (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position successfully that is equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: developing and maintaining core education and training programs and a system for tracking educational activities, attendance and participant satisfaction; serving as a resource and advisor to both clinical and administrative staff in the development and review of training and education plans and strategies; employing a wide variety of teaching methods ranging from the traditional classroom setting to self-directed, learner-centered techniques; identifying and advocating for resources to maintain and enhance both clinical and non-clinical learning environments; serving as the primary educational liaison; and ensuring facility performance monitors and measures related to learning organizations and other educational endeavors are met.
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
1. ABILITY TO ASSESS/DESIGN/IMPLEMENT AND EVALUATED EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS/SERVICES/ACTIVITIES
2. ABILITY TO ASSIST IN THE PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF LEARNING INTERVENTIONS
3. SKILL IN CUSTOMER SERVICE AND CLIENT RELATIONS
4. ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITING IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS
5. ABILITY TO DEVELOP PROJECT BUDGETS AND MONITOR PROGRAMS
The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items. Fieldwork may involve traveling to interviews, meetings and sources of information.
Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. May require occasional travel.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.