Education Specialist


Vacancy ID: 796383   Announcement Number: JD796383DGA   USAJOBS Control Number: 332382700

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796383
1. Title of Job

Education Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


12

11. Miscellaneous Information

 

Note: You may select more than one of the following, but you will only be considered for the areas of consideration you select.

 

001 – Competitive/All US Citizens.  You must be a United States citizen.

 

002 – Noncompetitive/Schedule A.  You are eligible to be hired under the special hiring authority addressed in 5 CFR § 213.3102 (u) that covers applicants with cognitive developmental disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities.  In order to be considered under this special hiring authority, applicants need to provide proof of disability and job readiness certification.  The proof of disability and job readiness certification can be provided by the following:  1) a statement or letter from a licensed physician or medical professional issued on their office letterhead; 2) statement, record or letter from a Federal government agency that issues or provides disability benefits; 3) statement, record or letter from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency counselor; or 4) certification from a licensed private Vocational Rehabilitation or other Counselor that issues or provides disability benefits.  For additional information regarding Schedule A appointment eligibility, visit:  https://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

003 – ICTAP/CTAP. Surplus or Displaced employees: If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position.

 

To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. CTAP eligibles must submit the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority:

 

OR

 


001 Competitive Applicants / All U.S. Citizens
002 Non Competitive / Schedule A
003 ICTAP/CTAP

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date


17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties


001 Education Specialist

21. Geographic Availability


293940095 Independence, MO

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

The following questions will be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

1. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and education as it pertains to the basic requirements for Education Specialist positions?

A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree that included or was supplemented by a major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position (i.e. history, museum education, political science, social studies).
B. I have successfully completed courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above.
C. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

2. The following statements will be used to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the Education Specialist position at the GS-12 level. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements. (Note: Experience is based on a 40-hour workweek. If you have worked less than 40 hours per week, you must prorate your experience). Select the statement that best reflects your background:

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level that included activities such as teaching and developing curriculum and educational materials in the field of history, social studies, or political science; or creating class visit and outreach programs in the fields reflected above, for a wide range of faculty and students at various levels, such as in a history museum education department. This experience should also reflect involvement in planning and implementing archival and museum studies programs.
B. My experience and/or education are not reflected in any of the above statements; therefore, I am not eligible at the GS-12 grade level.

3. Which of the following best describes your experience communicating orally with various levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information?

A. I have greeted visitors, relayed messages, or answered and redirected phone calls.
B. I have talked to other staff members to arrange phone coverage or other clerical duties. Or I have made arrangements for meetings or travel. Or I have arranged for in-house training sessions. Or I have relayed information about payroll issues/problems.
C. I have questioned, interviewed, or conferred with others to obtain or verify information; or participated in debate or speech programs. Or I have explained non-technical procedures to customers.
D. I have given short presentations at briefings and meetings (e.g., staff meetings, small project work group meetings in-house, meetings with fellow team members), or acted as the main liaison with other departments or organizations regarding clerical or administrative matters.
E. I have given in-depth, technical presentations to an audience (e.g., large departmental organizations, professional conferences). Or I have taught students in a classroom setting.

4. Select the choice which best describes the extent to which you have prepared correspondence and other documents in proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and format.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have completed standard forms and copied information from one source to another.
C. I have written short memos, transmittal letters, and inserted key information into existing form letters.
D. I have taken meeting notes and prepared minutes, and drafted responses to requests for information.
E. I have written or drafted complete documents covering information such as office procedures or policies, training manuals, etc.

5. Indicate the extent to which you have reviewed correspondence for proper format, conformance with instructions or manuals, grammar, typographical accuracy, and spelling.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have only reviewed correspondences for proper spelling and typos.
C. I have reviewed correspondences for proper grammar, typos, and spelling.
D. I have reviewed correspondences for proper grammar, typos, spelling, and formatting.
E. I have reviewed correspondences for proper grammar, typos, spelling, formatting, and the degree to which they follow a formal style guide or convention.

6. Have you led teams composed of several members representing different work units, divisions, or offices?

A. No
B. Yes

7. Have you led teams where the specific team objectives and deliverables were not clearly defined from the outset?

A. No
B. Yes

8. Have you led teams where membership or members' roles, responsibilities, and assignments were somewhat fluid, evolving in response to changing conditions and priorities?

A. No
B. Yes

9. Have you led teams where the members possessed differing or competing agendas or priorities?

A. No
B. Yes

10. Which of the following best describes the most challenging kind of teams you have led?

A. I have never or rarely led any kind of team.
B. I have successfully led ad hoc or informal teams working to accomplish projects or work assignments.
C. I have successfully led one or more formal teams working to accomplish relatively simple projects or work assignments.
D. I have successfully led one or more formal teams on a complex project.
E. I have successfully led one more formal teams working on a complex project or in a high stakes environment where they were subject to scrutiny.

11. Which of the following best describes your experience developing team members professionally?

A. I have never or rarely done this.
B. I have helped someone else coach a team member by providing group feedback.
C. I have provided coaching and/or mentoring to team members as the need arises.
D. I have proactively coached and/or mentored team members to meet developmental goals and improve current skills.
E. I have proactively coached and/or mentored team members to ensure coverage during unexpected absences and as a function of succession planning.

12. Which of the following best describes your experience leading a team through obstacles and other problems?

A. I have never or rarely done this.
B. I have helped others assist team members with overcoming obstacles to achieving team goals as they arose.
C. I have assisted team members with overcoming obstacles to achieving team goals as they arose.
D. I have identified and addressed obstacles interfering with the achievement of team goals, and took steps to prevent them from recurring.
E. I have identified and addressed obstacles interfering with the achievement of team goals and negatively impacting team member commitment, and takes steps to correct and prevent them from recurring.

13. Which of the following best describes your experience motivating teams?

A. I have never or rarely done this.
B. I have recognized team accomplishments and individual contributions toward achieving team goals.
C. I have informally celebrated team successes in ways that stimulate commitment to achieve team goals.
D. I have utilized an unstructured or ad hoc reward system to recognize team progress and accomplishments.
E. I have utilized a structured reward system to provide a team with incentives to promote effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity, going beyond the team's stated goal.

14. Which of the following best describes your experience managing a project with multiple tasks and limited resources (i.e., people, money, materials)?

A. I have never done this.
B. I have managed one or more projects that involved performing simple tasks on a checklist or schedule.
C. I have managed one or more projects that were basic in nature. That is, there were few objectives, project team members were from within my immediate department, resources were readily available, deadlines were feasible, etc.
D. I have managed one or more projects that were moderately complicated in nature. That is, there were multiple objectives, limited but available resources, tight deadlines, and participation from people in different work groups etc.
E. I have managed one or more projects that were highly complicated in nature. That is, there were many objectives, a long-term schedule, scarce resources, difficult deadlines, participation from many people across the organization, and significant impact on the organization’s goals.

15. Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience tracking progress towards project objectives?

A. I have never done this.
B. I have provided status reports in a non-technical narrative form (e.g., described the project status in a conversation or e-mail).
C. I have used formal but basic and non-structured methods like a log book or project notes.
D. I have used formal, structured methods like a checklist, a "to do" list, a spreadsheet, etc.
E. I have used formal, automated methods such as software specifically designed for project management.

16. Which of the following best describes your experience with project team leadership?

A. I have never participated in project teams.
B. I have worked on team projects, but had my work planned and organized for me by someone else.
C. I have planned, organized, and worked on a team project, but was not in the formal leadership role.
D. I have had a leadership role on one or more small (e.g., 6 or fewer members) project teams, assuming responsibility for the project.
E. I have had a leadership role on one or more large (e.g., more than 6 members) project teams, assuming responsibility for the project.

17. Which of the following best describes the longest-term project you have managed and been fully responsible for?

A. I have never been fully responsible for the management of a project.
B. I have managed projects scheduled to last up to a week.
C. I have managed projects scheduled to last up to a month or two.
D. I have managed projects scheduled to last up to several months.
E. I have managed projects scheduled to last a year or more.

18. Which of the following best describes your experience formally coordinating the activity of other project team members?

A. I have never done this.
B. I have made suggestions about who should do what, but not in a formal role.
C. I have divided up work assignments or resources among team members.
D. I have formally coordinated the efforts of team members to maximize the use of resources so as to complete the project on schedule and/or within budget.
E. I have formally coordinated the efforts of team members to maximize the use of resources so as to complete the project ahead of schedule and under budget.

19. Select the statement that best describes your experience using computers to search for and access information, files, or documents from a variety of electronic sources.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedure.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

20. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in preparing and giving customized tours for high profile and targeted audience (e.g., government officials, executives, donors).

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

21. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in developing programs and events (e.g., exhibits, educational, public, and volunteer programs, workshops, open houses, funding, sponsorship).

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

22. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in assessing the effectiveness of programs/events and revising them as needed.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

23. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in developing content for educational/public programs (e.g., workshops, symposia, institutes, conferences) .

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

24. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in managing logistics (e.g., scheduling, booking travel arrangements, security, crowd control, use of facilities/space) for educational/public programs (e.g., workshops, symposia, lectures, institutes, conferences) .

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

25. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in presenting educational/public programs.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

26. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in researching and compiling audience appropriate materials (e.g., curriculum materials, pre- and post-visit activities, family guides, gallery guides, etc.) for in-person, offsite, and/or online presentation.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

27. Have you had audience-appropriate materials edited and published for larger audience (e.g., in a magazine, as a visitor guide for an institution, etc.?)

A. No
B. Yes

28. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in developing and maintaining partnerships to further the reach of educational and/or public programs.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

29. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in reviewing and/or evaluating the effectiveness of educational and/or public programs.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

30. Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of American history and principles of American government.

A. I have no knowledge of this area.
B. I have the knowledge to understand general issues and/or to contribute opinions during casual conversations concerning topics in this area.
C. I have the knowledge to teach at the high school level OR train novices about issues in this area.
D. I have the knowledge to teach at the college undergraduate level or to train entry-level professionals about issues in this area.
E. I have the knowledge to teach at the graduate level or to train professionals in this area.

31. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in making topics from American history and principles of government relevant to contemporary issues for a variety of audiences.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

32. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in writing and releasing materials for public consumption (e.g., press releases, news releases, articles, official use of social media, etc.).

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

33. Select the statement that best describes your experience in representing an organization to the media (e.g., giving interviews, responding to media inquiries).

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

34. Have you developed a formal, itemized budget in a work setting?

A. No
B. Yes

35. Have you had formal budget management responsibilities as a part of your job?

A. No
B. Yes

36. Have you managed a budget with multiple funding sources?

A. No
B. Yes

37. Have you managed a budget that spans multiple years?

A. No
B. Yes

38. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in recruiting volunteers and other unpaid staff.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

39. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in training volunteers and other unpaid staff.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

40. Select the statement that best describes your experience managing volunteer programs.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

41. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in managing a space (e.g., scheduling, planning activities, developing resources) used for public programs or educational purposes.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.

42. Select the statement that best describes your experience and/or education in collaborating with staff, volunteers, or stakeholders to ensure proper use of a facility for public or educational programs.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in this task.