Education Services Specialist
Naval Education and Training Command - Virginia Beach, VA

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The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

Virginia Beach is a resort city with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront. Every year the city hosts the East Coast Surfing Championships as well as the North American Sand Soccer Championship, a beach soccer tournament. It is also home to several state parks, several long-protected beach areas, three military bases, a number of large corporations, two universities, Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. and numerous historic sites. Near the point where the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, Cape Henry was the site of the first landing of the English colonists, who eventually settled in Jamestown, on April 26, 1607. TRAVEL REQUIRED
Occasional Travel
Travel is dependent on the position description and funding. RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a US Citizen.
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. DUTIES: Back to top

  • Implementing policies, procedures and regulations regarding vocational testing
  • Authorizing expenditures of Tuition Assistance as needed to eligible personnel
  • Monitoring the quality and cost effectiveness of the educational service program
  • Providing information and planning services regarding educational programs. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

In order to be qualified for this position, you must meet both the basic requirements and minimum qualifications identified below:

Basic Requirements for Education Services Specialist, 1740:
YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS OR AN ITEMIZED LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES WHICH INCLUDES EQUIVALENT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSCRIPT.

Must have completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the position to be filled in one or a combination of the following areas: Tests and measurement, adult education, educational program administration, curriculum development or design, teaching methods, guidance and counseling, career planning and occupational information. At least one course must have been from tests and measurement and adult education.

Minimum Qualifications for GS-07: Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 level in the Federal Service assisting with or performing any of the following types of tasks: gathering information to determine educational needs, assisting with the development of educational plans and assisting with creating reports and presentations. OR a degree that meets the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement through one of the following methods. No more than 10% of academic credit can be based on pass/fail or similar non-traditional grading systems. 1)2.95 GPA overall or higher or in last 2 yrs (=or less than 10% Pass/Fail) 2)3.45 GPA or higher in major or in last 2 yrs in major (=or less than 10% Pass/Fail). 3) Upper 1/3 ranking in graduating class (you must submit proof with your application). 4) National Scholastic Honor Society. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision. (You must submit proof with your application). OR O ne full year of graduate education in a field directly related to this position. OR A combination of experience as described under letter A above and education as described under letter B above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.

Minimum Qualification for GS-09 : Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing any of the following types of tasks: determining educational needs, developing education plans and providing educational counseling. OR Have completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree at an accredited college or university in a field directly related to this position as described in the Basic Requirements. YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS OR AN ITEMIZED LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES WHICH INCLUDES EQUIVALENT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSCRIPT. OR Have a combination of experience and education as described above under Minimum Qualifications, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS OR AN ITEMIZED LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES WHICH INCLUDES EQUIVALENT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSCRIPT

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs1700/1740.htm

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

EDUCATION: This position has a positive education requirement , you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) . See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education .

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying f or further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

REQUIREMENTS:
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A Trust Background clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Physical Demands : The work is mostly sedentary; however, walking, bending, lifting, and climbing are required when providing outreach services to other commands. May be required to go onboard naval vessels. Physical agility is a necessity in order to work aboard ships.

Work Environment : Occasional travel may be required. The incumbent normally works in an office. However, the incumbent must be able and willing to work aboard naval vessels in port or at sea for periods of several days including overnight stays away from home port. Environment aboard ships may require working in cramped and confined quarters. I ncumbent may also be required to travel occasionally to attend conferences/seminars/training and to provide services to various Navy commands.

May be required to go on board vessels to administer educational services as required.

The incumbent is employed with the understanding that at any time he/she is subject to reassignment to another Navy College Office within the same commuting area within the 30 mile radius.

A tentative job offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

This position has promotion potential to GS-09. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, andupon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor gauaranteed.

May be required to work shift hours. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire , along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

1. Skill in developing and implementing educational programs

2. Ability to manage educational programs and contracts

3. Skill in applying academic counseling techniques/practices related to educational opportunities

4. Ability to Communicate in writing

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veteransÂ’ preference; however, preference is still applied. A pplicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. BENEFITS: Back to top
Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses may be authorized.

Males born after December 31, 1959, will be required to certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System. If you fail to do so, you will be required to certify that you did not knowingly and willfully fail to register. This requirement must be met before you can be appointed to this position.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Federal Annuitant Information:
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):
http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Mil_Spouse_Pref_Statement.pdf

VeteranÂ’s Preference Information:
http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf
HOW TO APPLY: Back to top
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Complete Resume.
  • Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the " REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 .

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed.

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_

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