Director, Religious Education


Vacancy ID: 2003264   Announcement Number: SWEK173106862003264D   USAJOBS Control Number: 479232400

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 2003264


1. Title of Job

Director, Religious Education


2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

How did you find out about this position?  Your response will help us to focus future recruitment efforts to areas which work well to reach talented applicants.
822 Army Civilian Service website (www.armycivilianservice.com)
823 USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov)
824 Social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook (please identify social media source in the box below)
825 Another internet source (please identify internet source in the box below)
826 Job supervisor
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829 School Placement/Career Office
830 Employment Office
831 Advertisement (please identify advertisement source in the box below)

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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

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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

Select the occupational specialty code. The specialty code for this position is 001. Please note that you must select the specialty code before proceeding to the next question.


001 Director, Religious Education

21. Geographic Availability

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401698031 Fort Sill, OK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Director of Religious Education, GS-1701- 11 Target 12 position with Department of the Army.  Your resume and responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position.  Your responses are subject to verification.  Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Select the one statement below that best describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Director, Religious Education at GS-11 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. I have a Masters Degree in Religious Education and a minimum of 5 years documented professional experience conducting Religious Education programs. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. *You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
B. I possess a Masters Degree (in any discipline) with a minimum of 24 graduate credits in Religious Education and a minimum of 5 years of documented professional experience conducting Religious Education programs. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. *You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
C. I do not possess any of the experience and/or education described in statements A and B above.

2. Select the one statement below that best describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Director, Religious Education at GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. I have a Masters Degree in Religious Education and 5 years of full time experience, conducting Religious Education programs while serving as an Army Director of Religious Education, GS 1701-11. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. *You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
B. I possess a Masters Degree (in any discipline) with a minimum of 24 graduate credits in Religious Education and a minimum of 5 years of documented professional religious education experience conducting Religious Education programs. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. *You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
C. I do not possess any of the experience and/or education described in statements A and B above.

This position has requirements which must be met prior to employment, and conditions for continued employment.  Your answers to the questions in this section will indicate your understanding of, or possession of, these requirements and conditions.

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes.
B- No.

3. This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.   Do you possess or are you able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance for the duration of your employment in this position?

4. This position has specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements because the duties for this position require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age on a reacurring basis. Do you possess or are you able to obtain and maintain a Child Care Criminal History background check for the duration of your employment in this position?

5. This position requires incumbent to work on Sundays and may require working nights, weekends and holidays. Do you agree to this condition of employment for the duration of employment in this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the 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 closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
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 am considered an expert in performing this task. 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.

6. Coordinate a children's religious education program for a place of worship.

7. Lead a vacation bible school program.

8. Demonstrate knowledge of religious education requirements or standards for all major denominations and faith groups such as Christian, Muslim, Catholic, and Protests.

9. Review policy for religious education and youth ministry programs.

10. Direct a religious youth ministry program for a place of worship.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

11. Compile reports pertaining to funding and resources for religious education programs.

12. Develop trainings curriculum for volunteer requirements.

13. Develop curriculum for teacher training for religious education programs.

14. Prepare a critique of commercial religious education curriculum.

15. Develop marketing and advertising plan for religious education and youth ministry.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).   If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

16. Train volunteer in conducting religious education classes.

17. Train youth ministry coordinators on leadership and instruction skills.

18. Brief the chaplain on the status of religious services and community events.

19. Deliver program announcements during religious services and community events.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).   If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

20. Demonstrate proficiency for determining the basic religious educational requirements for laity in the major denomination and faith groups.

21. Deliver religious instructional training to religious groups, such as, Sunday school classes and youth groups.

22. Teach courses to Unit Ministry Teams (pastoral staff), volunteers and program participants on the major religions.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

23. Review job descriptions for religious education and Youth Ministry volunteer for accurate and current duties performed.

24. Develop marketing plan for recruitment of volunteer participants.

25. Track volunteer hours of members of the volunteer program.

26. Coordinate work schedules for volunteer program members.

27. Obtain background investigations for members of the volunteer program.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).   If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

28. Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy.   Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.  
Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration.  

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.