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    This position serves as an Education Program Specialist in the United States Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Office of Indian Education (OIE). The Office of Indian Education supports the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Natives.

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    Qualified persons with Indian Preference are given priority for this position.

    As an Education Program Specialist, GS-1720-12, you will be responsible for the following duties:

    Research and develop program criteria for selection, funding, evaluation and other grant/contract processes. Develop, write, and obtain necessary clearances for the technical review plan to be used for evaluation and grant/contract review processes. Elicit and compiles other viewpoints and options from program offices which afford management a more complete perspective. Consults literature in the field, regulations, program records, and other Department offices to develop the analysis and support conclusions drawn. Establish monitoring criteria and monitoring plans. Conduct onsite monitoring visits to funded projects to assess the educational effectiveness and progress, and to determine compliance with Department rules and regulations, with grant/contract terms and agreements, and with proposal objectives. Advise on the selection of procurement and grant/contract review panel members for the application review process. Select members and ensure that they are knowledgeable in all areas necessary to the competitive process. Coordinate the overall procurement and grant/contract review process. Conduct briefings for panel members. Initiate, plan and participates in national, state and local meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences for the purpose of providing training to professionals on grant/contract management matters. Interpret program requirements, criteria, rules and regulations, and as directed, comments on proposed regulations and policies. Meets and consults with staff and program officials to obtain their cooperation and input. Elicits and compiles viewpoints and alternatives that afford management the benefit of several views and options. Represent the Office in a variety of meetings and conferences and maintains effective relations with lay and professional organization and education officials at the Federal, state and local levels.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1720 Education Program

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530886600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.