About the Agency
This position is located in the Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division. The Research to Practice Division (RTP) provides leadership and oversees the implementation of knowledge development, transfer, and use to improve educational results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. The Division, together with parents of children with disabilities, individuals with disabilities, researchers, developers, trainers and service providers, formulates an agenda to improve the quality of early intervention and education for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. The Division is responsible for implementing this agenda through a systematic approach to program improvement through demonstration, outreach, technology development, technical assistance, training, evaluation and service delivery. The Division administers the research to practice programs of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part D to improve and enhance outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
This position serves as a Pathways Student Intern Education Program Specialist in training and performs professional work for an educationally related program (or group of programs) directed towards improving American education. Program objectives are achieved through the management of grants, contracts, and loans, as well as through professional leadership and expertise.
- Must be enrolled at least half time in a qualified educational institution.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- You must complete a background investigation.
- See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
DUTIES: Back to top
As a Student Trainee, you will provide technical assistance in the administration and management of funded projects; advise applicants on requirements for submitting proposals for grants/contracts and on appropriate ways of developing program proposals to be submitted in applications; review and evaluate proposals for completeness, soundness of educational objectives, and suitability in terms of established criteria for judging proposals in the particular program area concerned. You will conduct on-site monitoring visits to funded projects to assess the educational effectiveness and progress and to determine compliance with Department rules an regulations with grant/contract terms and agreements and with proposal objectives; write reports and make recommendations to senior program staff; prepare designated segments of project documentation and other supporting information; participate in the development and conduct of training fro non-Federal panel members who review and rate applications, and serve as a resources to those panels during the review and rating process. You will represent the Assistant Secretary and staff in meetings addressing project administration and management policies and requirements. You will coordinate the following: risk-management activities relative to the discretionary grant process; discretionary grant slate process related to the awarding of new grants; annual discretionary grant continuation process; a variety of administrative functions for the Research to Practice Division; a variety of administrative functions for the Director and Deputy Director of the Research to Practice Division; RTP doctoral internship program, and the grant evaluation process. You will also maintain multiple data bases related to the discretionary grants process.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
GS-9 Grade Level:
Completion of 2 academic years of graduate level education, or a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.
GS-11 Grade Level:
Completion of all requirements fora PhD or equivalent degree.
Applicants must be current students or individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications requirements will be referred to the selecting official. If there are qualified preference eligible veterans, they will be referred first for consideration.
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BENEFITS: Back to top
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OTHER INFORMATION: As a part of the Pathways Student Program, the appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may be converted to a permanent appointment but the there is no guarantee.
Veterans interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, may send an email to Iwork@ed.gov to schedule an appointment for a session with a career counselor. Veterans Counseling Session must be placed in the subject line of the email.
The Federal Government is committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing technical assistance and information on reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and identifying and removing barriers to work. People with disabilities who are selected for a Federal job must meet the qualification requirements for the position and be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.
Male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act must be registered (or must have registered at the time that they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment under this program. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register .
THE SELECTION CERTIFICATES MAY BE SHARED AMONG PROGRAM OFFICES ACROSS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE WITHIN 90 DAYS FROM THE OPENING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT SHOULD VACANCIES OCCUR.
HOW TO APPLY: Back to top Please carefully read the information provided under the link listed below. The section entitled "