This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development (OPEPD), Office of Education Technology (OET) in Washington, DC. The OET develops national educational technology policy and establishes the vision for how technology can be used to transform teaching and learning and how to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible for early learners through K-12, higher education, and adult education.Learn more about this agency
APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 75 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 75th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.
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As an Education Program Specialist, GS-1720-12, this position’s responsibilities include:
- Researches and develops program criteria for selection, funding, evaluation and other grant/contract processes, and where applicable, the competitive selection of awardees. Develops, writes, and obtains necessary clearances for the technical review plan to be used for evaluation and grant/contract review processes.
- As assigned, conducts projects involving the analysis of policy related issues. Elicits 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.
- Establishes monitoring criteria and monitoring plans. Conducts 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.
- Advises on the selection of procurement and grant/contract review panel members for the application review process. Selects members and ensures that they are knowledgeable in all areas necessary to the competitive process. Coordinates the overall procurement and grant/contract review process. Conducts briefings for panel members.
- Initiates, plans 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. Represents the Office in a variety of meetings and conferences and maintains effective relations with lay and professional organizations and education officials at the Federal, state and local levels.
As an Education Program Specialist, GS-1720-13, this position’s responsibilities include:
- Develops and leads initiatives and special projects to provide engaging and empowering learning experiences through technology that improve learning outcomes, evidence-based practices, and further the research and development of the learning sciences. Promote evidence-based adoption of emerging technologies and innovations for learning.
- Conducts projects involving the analysis of policy related issues. Elicits and complies other viewpoints and options from program offices which afford management a complete perspective. Consults literature in the field, regulations, program records, and other Department offices to interpret then develop the analysis and support conclusions drawn.
- Plans, organizes, and conducts all phases of projects, determining the scope of the assignment, which includes the interpretation of priority objectives and study procedures, and the application of new methods.
- Analyzes, advises, and recommends solutions to ED programs involving educational technology, which includes advising senior leadership at the Department as well as outside organizations. Additionally, as needed, advises on discretionary grant planning, procurement and grant/contrasts, including all the necessary steps to ensure that these processes are carried out to their fullest extent.
- Meets and consults with staff and program officials to obtain their cooperation and input. Elicits and complies viewpoints and alternatives that afford management the benefit of several views and options. Represents OET in a variety of meetings and conferences and maintains effective relations, with diverse groups of stakeholders, with lay and professional organizations and education officials at the Federal, state and local levels.
Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.
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