Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.
To qualify for this position, applicants MUST meet the required basic entry qualification requirements described below:
Basic Requirements: Degree: 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 4 of the following 5 areas:
- Learning theory, psychology of
- learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.
Some positions in this series may specialize in one or two functional areas, where more specific academic preparation may be
necessary. For such positions, it may require course work in the applicable functional area(s) as part of the above-required 24 semester hours. For positions that require this additional
academic preparation, it will be noted in the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement.Note:
All applicants are REQUIRED
to submit transcripts of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. You MUST (1) submit a
copy of your college transcript(s) with your application, and if selected, an official
college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment; (2) transcripts MUST be legible AND include your
name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade, and number of credits earned; (3) if you attended
more than one college you MUST submit a transcript from each institution if you wish your education to be considered in qualifying
you for this position; (4) all college coursework that may be pertinent to qualifying you for the position MUST be included on the
transcripts. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you
WILL lose consideration for this position.IN ADDITION
to meeting ONE of the basic entry qualification requirements listed above, the applicant MUST have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Experience in designing, developing curriculum and course materials in a training programs for adult professi
Experience in evaluating training, analyzing evaluation data, writing reports and developing recommendations.
Experience in delivering course in a classroom and/or in a eLearning environment. Note: All applicants ARE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you
submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:
Knowledge of curriculum development and course design.
Ability to develop course evaluation and data analysis.
Ability to deliver formal classroom training and distance learning course.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Please visit the following website for more information on required resume content: click here
Qualified candidates are assigned a score between 70 and 100. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position and earn a score of at least 85 (when applicants are rated in a range of 70 to 100) to receive consideration for special priority.
If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lower score, which may also eliminate you from consideration for this position.
Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.
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