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Job Title:Education Services Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:WTET13239501820932R

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$63,945.00 to $83,126.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to Monday, March 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1740-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE 2 YEARS

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
San Diego, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

STATUS APPLICANTS

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: This position works independently, under the general supervision of the Commanding Officer/Executive Officer, who defines general priorities and overall objectives. The position provides education support in all areas of recruiting and is a resource used in accomplishing the overall mission. This Position is located at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California, with a population of more than 1.25 million people, San Diego is the seventh largest city in the United States and the second largest in California. Where blue skies keep watch on 70 miles of beaches and a gentle Mediterranean climate begs for a day of everything and nothing. Bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains, San Diego county's 4,200 square miles offer immense options for business and pleasure. It is located about 17 miles north of the Mexican border and 121 miles south of Los Angeles. For more information you can go to the following web sites: www.sandiego.gov and www.sandiego.org

Who May Apply:

  • Current Army employees with competitive status (includes Army employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment).
  • Reinstatement eligible's.
  • Veterans eligible as 30% Disabled Veterans.
  • Veterans' Recruitment Authority (VRA).
  • Employment Program for People with Disabilities eligible's ( Schedule A).
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible's.
  • Family member employees eligible under Executive Order 12721.
  • Military spouses eligible under EO 13473.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • TERM POSITION NTE 2 YEAR MAY BE EXTENDED FOR A TOTAL OF 4 YEARS
  • MUST OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN PERSONAL SECURITY INVESTIGATION

DUTIES:

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Providing professional educational counseling, learning support (testing/learning center/MOS library/distance learning), Basic Skills Education Program, High School Completion, Post secondary Programs, vocational-technical, credentialing, and Education Incentives. The programs list may be modified, as necessary, as programs are revised, added or deleted. Incumbent is responsible for the execution and implementation of Army policy, determination of specific Army-wide educational program and service needs, program administration and review and analysis for Regional Offices and installation implementation. Program is coordinated with Army Education Centers with Army Learning Centers throughout the Army for military, adult family members. Conduct survey, assessments, studies and analyses to identify the wounded warriors (WT) educational needs. Determine resource requirements and the development of statistical support for program budget preparation for assigned programs and evaluates requirement submissions. Participate in a variety of educational conferences, professional meetings, and education review boards. Prepare handouts for use.

 

The Education Services series has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under the document type 'Transcripts').


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The Education Services series has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under the document type 'Transcripts').

Basic Requirements:
Degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the position to be filled in one or a combination of the areas described below. At least one course must have been from (1) or (2) below.
1. Tests and measurement: Study of the selection, evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation, and uses of group and individual aptitude, proficiency, interest, and other tests.
2. Adult education: Study of the adult as a learner, teaching-learning theories for adults, models and procedures for planning, designing, managing, and evaluating adult learning activities.
3. Educational program administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs.
4. Curriculum development or design: Study of the principles and techniques for development of curricula for adult or vocational education programs.
5. Teaching methods: Study of teaching strategies and learning styles of the adult learner.
6. Guidance and counseling: Study of the purposes and methods in counseling and guidance, the role of the counselor in various settings, approaches to counseling, and the uses of tests in the counseling situation.
7. Career planning: Study of career development, learning activities, systems, approaches, program coordination, use of educational and community resources, and vocational counseling systems.
8. Occupational information: Study of theories of occupational choice and vocational development and their application to the guidance process. Identification and utilization of various types of occupational information and resources.

 

Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-09. Specialized experience is defined as applying education and training theory, principles and techniques to establish education services programs, evaluate educational programs, determine training needs, develop and present educational materials and programs, and conduct surveys to determine the educational needs and monitor the quality and cost effectiveness of the education services programs.

 

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.
Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (or equivalent).



Education may be substituted for experience only if Basic Education Requirement is met.
To substitute education for experience, in addition to the basic education requirement, applicants must possess 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. Degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree.

Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirements at the GS-11 level.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and
http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  •  One year trial/probationary period may be required.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility, qualification, and quality ranking for this position. If your responses to the eligibility and qualification questions result in a determination that you are not eligible or not qualified, you will receive no further consideration. If your responses result in a tentative determination that you are eligible and qualified, your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.  Annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They are not eligible for retirement contributions or to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, nor to a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
Your complete application packages must include:

1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Documents to support your eligibility category(ies) (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 25, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents. If you are unable to upload your documents, you may submit them by fax.  Download and complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 853734.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which support your eligibility category or categories. If your eligibility category is listed below, you must provide the documents described for that category.  If your eligibility category is NOT listed below, contact the Central Resume Processing Center for assistance.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. 

Applicants Relying on Education to Qualify: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified”.

Eligibility Categories

Veterans.  The documentation you submit MUST show the characterization of your discharge (Honorable, General, etc.).  If your documentation does not show your discharge characterization, your veteran's status will not be used to determine your eligibility for this job.  If you are not eligible under any other category, you will not receive further consideration.  Required veterans documentation includes:

  • Veterans' Readjustment Appointment (VRA) eligible or Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998 eligible: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).
  • Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4), a completed SF-15, Claim for 10-Point Veteran Preference, AND a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying an OVERALL SERVICE- CONNECTED DISABILITY of 30%or more. The OVERALL rating must be identified on your certification letter.
  • Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave letter OR certification document**.
  • Future Military Separatees*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).

* Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave before the effective date of employment.
** The “certification” is 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.

More information about Veteran's Preference is available at http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.

Current Permanent Federal Employee: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your current Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series/Occupational Code, and Grade/Pay Band. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a permanent Federal position see below.
Former Permanent Federal Employee: You are required to submit a copy of the most recent SF-50, which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your tenure in Block #24 of the SF-50 will be 1 if you attained career status OR Block #24 will be 2 if you were a career-conditional employee.
Applicant with Disability(ies): You are required to submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
ICTAP Eligible: You are required to submit a copy of your reduction-in-force notice and a copy of your most recent SF-50 showing your current pay plan/pay schedule, series/occupational code, grade/pay band, and duty location.
Military Spouse Preference:

  • E.O.12721:  You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 and the copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent.
  • E.O. 13473: You are required to submit a copy of your marriage certificate and a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent. If you are exercising this eligibility due to the disability or death of your spouse, you must provide documentation to support this eligibility (death certificate, VA disability determination, etc.)
Interchange Agreement: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (or equivalent) providing information pertinent to your appointment eligibility for the position to which you are applying.
Overseas Family Member Appointment: You are required to submit a copy of your sponsor's PCS orders.
Former Overseas Family Members Eligible for Career-Conditional Appointment under E.O.12721: You are required to submit a copy of your SF-50(s) and sponsors PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than yourself. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected, to confirm your eligibility.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
DA WER Fort Irwin
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
Fort Irwin
314 Johnson Street
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
21005-5283

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you provided an email address, you will receive email notification as soon as you submit your application.  Your responses to the online questionnaire will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  Based on your responses, if you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, you application will receive no further consideration.

Your responses may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil, or (410) 306-0137.


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Job Announcement Number:

WTET13239501820932R

Control Number:

339203100