Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.
Masters Degree or Ph.D. that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position (typically a degree in the field of English).
In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, candidates must have specialized experience as identified below.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.
For GS-09: Two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters degree or masters or equivalent graduate degree.
For GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service, OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Examples of qualifying experience include: full-time Instructing in a college or university developing, researching, and administering course syllabi, materials, labs and activities; delivering lectures and presentations for upper level courses in a college or university; evaluating students' progress on standards based approach; collaborated with college and university faculty on maintaining accreditation requirements; serving on or chairing numerous committees which dealt with issues such as curriculum, goals and objectives, standardized testing, staff selection, and policy.
EDUCATION: This position has a positive education requirement; to qualify you must submit a copy of your transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned.
A Masters Degree is required for this position.
SUITABILITY & CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
DRIVING REQUIREMENT: Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection process. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum requirements established for the position and whose job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities have been assessed are ranked in two or more predefined qaulity categories. The final certificate will group applicants into the top category, applying veteran's preference as appropriate, instead of ranking the applicants in numeric score order.
If basically qualified, you will be further evaluated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience and education in relation to the job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position and placed in one of the following categories:
BEST QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess all of the job related competencies identified as important for successful job performance.
WELL QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess a majority (i.e., more than half but not all) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance.
QUALIFIED: Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified or Well Qualified as described above.
Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veteran's preference is absolute within each quality category. Compensable veterans (CPS and CP) will "float" to the top of the highest category regardless of their final rating, except for Professional positions at GS-9 & above where they would be placed at the top of the category determined by their final rating. Non-compensable veterans (XP and TP) will go to the top of the category provided their final rating meets the cut-off rating for that category.
BASIS OF RATING: As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Teaching Others
- Planning & Evaluating
- Education & Training
- Interpersonal Skills
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questionnaire. The Occupational Questionnaire should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. After review, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities. Please ensure that your resume is detailed to include specific experience that pertains to this position, and dates of past employment.
Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.