Education Technician, GS-1702-05
Department Of Homeland Security - Kodiak, AK

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Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 13-1432-WE-RW-M. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.

NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, US Coast Guard, Base Kodiak, Child Development Center, Kodiak, AK.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
  • Employees are required to obtain mandatory vaccinations.
  • Must obtain a pre-employment physical and follow on physicals.
  • The position requires a valid state driver's license.
DUTIES: The incumbent reports directly to the CDC Director and will perform a range of lead caregiver functions for infants and children up to 5 years old.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team.

Typical work assignments include:

-providing specialized developmental care and instruction for children enrolled in a program setting;

-performing daily planning activities and providing oversight to co-workers in a designated classroom;

-maintaining records of progress. in areas such as growth and motor skills development;

-preparing progress reports on each child;

-observing and reporting significant individual and group behavior of children to management ad parents;

-conducting parent/caregiver conferences.

-providing input to the Director in evaluating and reviewing NAF caregiver's job performance.

-participating in training programs, conferences, courses and other activities aimed at promoting professional growth and mandated training hours.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: All applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level or 4 years above high school. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is experience in an early childhood developmental program for children of various ages; accomplishing support processes for education and training programs; maintaining records of progress in areas such as growth and motor skills development; preparing progress reports; and conducting parent/caregiver conferences.

Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements at grades GS-5. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.

This position does not have a positive education requirement.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

1. Knowledge of providing developmental care and instruction to children enrolled in a program setting.

2. Ability to maintain records of children progress in areas such as growth and motor skills development.

3. Ability to communicate orally.

Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

To preview questions please click here .

BENEFITS: DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."

OTHER INFORMATION: Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration

Moving expenses will not be paid.

Employees are entitled to a 7.18% COLA.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.

For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources

Competitive status is not required if the person selected is an individual with a disability who is eligible for appointment under Schedule A of the excepted service. Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors.

USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 703-872-6329. Decisions on granting
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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