ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
Basic Requirements: A. Degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of course work 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.
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-11 in the Federal government (Examples of such experience include providing technical assistance on education projects; advising applicants on the requirements for submitting contract or grant proposals; reviewing proposals for completeness, technical quality, and consistency with the statement-of-work; conducting on-site monitoring of projects; assisting in the training of grant review panel members; and reviewing progress and final project reports)
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Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.
Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies (KSAs):
1. Knowledge of state and local school district education reforms, particularly the four core reform areas.
2. Ability to develop program criteria for selection, funding, evaluation and other grant/contract processes.
3. Ability to analyze policy related issues.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
WARNING! High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.
Eligible candidates will be placed for selection consideration into three (3) categories as described below:
1 - Qualified Category
2 - Well Qualified Category
3 - Best Qualified Category
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.
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