Select Occupational Code 001 Competitive (External Applicants) for consideration as an external applicant (all United States citizens).
Select Occupational Code 002 Merit Promotion (Internal Applicants) for consideration as an internal applicant. Applicants eligible under Merit Promotion include Current or Former Federal Civil Competitive or Excepted Service Employees. A copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF 50) is required as part of this application for this consideration.
You may be considered under both Occupational Codes if you are eligible and if you have selected both codes.
1. From the description listed below, select the letter that best describes your level of education.A. I possess a Master's degree or higher in educational administration, or a Master's degree or higher with not less than 30 semester hours of graduate credit in professional education course work which includes a course each in educational administration, curriculum development/design, educational philosophy and education supervision.
2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that best describes your level of generalized experience.A. I have 3 years of general experience in the Federal service or in the private sector which has given me the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position successfully, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled (as described in the "Qualification Requirements" section of this announcement).
3. From the descriptions below, select the letter that best describes your level of specialized experience.A. I have 4 years of specialized experience in a staff or supervisory position which clearly demonstrated the ability to administer PreK-12 grade school programs and to effectively supervise educators and support personnel. At least 1 year of my specialized experience is at the next lower level in the normal line of progression of the organization. For this position, this is considered to be that of an Assistant Superintendent, or a supervisory position with district-wide curriculum, instruction, or assessment responsibilities.
4. From the description listed below, select the letter that best describes your level of specialized experience.A. I possess at least one year of district level leadership and management experience in a Pre-K to 12 grade school setting.
In this part, you will respond to questions about experience you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the level of descriptions listed below. For each statement, select the ONE response description that best describes your experience and record your selection.
5. Analyzes, develops, applies, evaluates and/or modifies results-producing strategies and techniques of instruction within a PreK-12 system.
6. Analyzes, develops, applies, evaluates and/or modifies results-producing strategies and techniques in curriculum development, implementation and assessment within a PreK-12 system.
7. Analyzes, develops, applies, evaluates and/or modifies results-producing strategies and techniques education administration within a PreK-12 system.
8. Evaluates and implements educational programs at the headquarters, area, or district level, that include curriculum standards and alignment, current and proposed educational programs, instructional methods and practices, and use of educational technology within a PreK-12 system.
9. Designs and implements results-oriented programs to increase student achievement and decrease the minority achievement gap.
10. Implements district improvement plans which support and enhance curriculum and programs implementation, and goal setting processes; e.g. accreditation, curriculum cycles, system-wide goals, staff development, special program mandates, student assessment data, parent/community data and local needs.
11. Monitors student performance and works with leadership to address areas of concern.
12. Reviews results for standardized tests, grade reports, attendance records, and other sources to identify comparison and trend data about student learning, instruction, and program evaluation.
13. Establishes evaluation methods to determine progress and accomplishments.
14. Manages the research, evaluation and accountability functions of the district.
15. Ensures all instructional activities are directed to accomplishing goals and objectives.
16. Coordinates and analyzes the collection of data to ensure accountability of the district's education system.
17. Provides technical assistance in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, assessment administration and the school improvement process.
18. Promotes alignment of district-wide processes with the vision, mission and overall goals.
19. Experience with a variety of education delivery systems within a PreK-12 system, to include distance learning and/or technology initiatives.
20. Experience with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) implementation in a PreK-12 system.
21. Experience with Common Core Standards or Standards-based implementations at a district level.
22. Experience with technology integration into both the teaching and learning process.
23. Implements and supports technology project planning, infrastructure and administrative support.
24. Knowledgeable of 21st Century teaching and learning skills to drive instructional practices in the district.
25. Influences, motivates, or persuades persons or groups to accept plans and recommendations for improvement and program changes.
26. Interacts with senior military/civilian management and diverse groups consisting of labor representatives, business groups, associates, teachers, students, and parents.
27. Resolves diverse and complex issues and maintains the focus on teaching and learning.
28. Maintains cooperative relationships with labor organizations and resolves district level labor management issues.
29. Facilitates decision making by on-going contact with stakeholders, school system leaders, and/or school boards to solicit information and recommend solutions.
30. Establishes a network of service organizations within the school district community to provide support and services to the district schools.
31. Experience in reaching out to all community groups using a variety of highly skilled oral and written communication strategies such as negotiation, conflict resolution and active listening to influence, motivate and persuade incumbents to take actions to obtain results with district's teaching and learning goals.
32. Promotes a positive climate of mutual trust among all stakeholders.
33. Manages the administration of professional development programs for educators within a PreK-12 system at various organizational levels.
34. Designs, develops and/or manages the implementation of professional and non- professional development programs, such as, new teacher training, research based instructional best practices, and standards-based curriculum.
35. Engages in programs of on-going growth and development which are relevant to the implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of district instructional programs and initiatives.
36. Encourages staff members to experiment with innovative educational practices.
37. Ensures professional development curriculum at the district level includes conflict resolution, decision-making, supervision and evaluation and fiscal responsibility.
38. Experience with developing and implementing district-wide improvement plans.
39. Experience with the successful administration of a school system.
40. Aligns decisions and actions toward continuous improvement to achieve district teaching and learning goals.
41. Implements and manages programs, regulations, policies, and other significant guidelines as it relates to the Federal school system.
42. Experience with programming funds for school improvement projects.
43. Experience with facilities management, staffing allocation and financial planning.
44. Experience with the preparation, submission, and administration of the annual operating budget.
45. Maintains sound management practices to control appropriation and expenditure of funds.
46. Conducts comprehensive evaluations of schools to identify problem areas and test the validity of policies and procedures.
47. Assesses staffing needs to support regular and special education programs.
48. Reviews, adjusts and approves future staffing plans.
49. Makes, approves, or recommends selections for positions, details, reassignments and similar personnel management actions.
50. Provides leadership and supervision to school principals which includes growth conferences and support strategies and resources.
51. Develops performance plans and rates employees.
52. Aligns developmental and training needs of employees based on analysis of performance and district and system priorities.
53. Assures reasonable equity of individual employee performance objectives, standards and ratings among subordinate organizations.
54. Leads, guides, and exercises supervisory authority over school principals and is a highly visible leader educational environment.
55. Addresses disciplinary, developmental and incentive award needs of staff.
56. Establishes systems of incentives and rewards to build strong motivation and excellence in student and staff performance.
57. Models, monitors and demonstrates sensitivity to the needs, values, ethnic and gender diversity of all members of the school community.
58. Ensures adherence to Equal Employment Opportunity program requirements and complies with affirmative action goals and objectives.
Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.
59. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal Service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.A. Yes. I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.