Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Education Program Specialist (Native Language/History/Culture) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
This position is part of the ADD Bureau Operated Schools, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Education Program Specialist (Native Language/History/Culture) you will be responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the curriculum and instruction of Language, History and Culture programs.
As a Education Program Specialist (Native Language/History/Culture) GS-1720-12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision: Serve as the expert consultant and provides leadership to schools on the full range of matters and issues pertinent to the Native Language, History and Culture programs by planning and developing model program based on best practices of instruction methodology, techniques and instructional media in specialty areas. Responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Native Language, History and Culture program focusing on the curriculum and instruction. Conduct research of and consult with various Native Language, History, Culture resources to strengthen and integrate the results into curriculum and instruction. Establish quality standards for instruction development projects. Provide on-going guidance to school personnel on curriculum and instruction development. Review class material for adherence to quality standards and pedagogical soundness; recommend improvements and provide additional training.
Conditions of Employment
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below. INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS GS-1720 SERIES - BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A. Degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, of which at least 9 semester hours must have been in education courses. Submit a copy of your official transcripts.
B. Combination of education and experience - at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, of which at least 9 semester hours must have been in education courses, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience must reflect the level and kind described in C below. Submit a copy of your official transcripts.
C. Four years of experience that demonstrated a thorough understanding of the principles and practices underlying the work of this series. This experience must have been of such character and diversity to demonstrate that the applicant possesses an understanding of the field comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university.
D. At least 1 full academic year of professional teaching experience. This experience is defined as full and primary responsibility, under general supervision, for instruction of assigned students in an accredited school or institution. This includes responsibility for preparing and presenting lessons and for evaluating students' progress, including a determination of the students' success or failure according to established criteria. Serving in an assistant capacity to a professor without the authority to determine the students' success or failure to meet course requirements does not meet this criterion. In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements - Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications Requirements below. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: GS-12: One (1) year of specialized experience that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service that includes: Provide technical assistance and guidance in developing a Native Language and Culture curriculum and instruction program; recommend model programs based on best practices and instruction methodology and techniques and instructional media; Assist schools in the selection of teaching materials and methods; Recommend quality standards for instruction development projects; Maintain a cooperative working relationship with schools, families, communities, tribes, public, state, federal and other service providers. GS-13: One (1) year of specialized experience that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that includes: Serve as an expert analyst and advisor in developing a comprehensive Native Language and Culture curriculum and instruction program; Plan and develop model programs based on practices of instruction methodology and techniques and instructional media; Assist schools in the selection of teaching materials and methods; Establish quality standards for instruction projects; Provide training and guidance to school personnel on curriculum and instruction development; Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with schools, families, communities, tribes, public, state, federal and other service providers. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year (52 weeks) of service at the next lower grade level.
EDUCATION: Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking, degree and date awarded. All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the educational requirements have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of your transcripts. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education. Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For further information on creditable education visit:
CTAP/ICTAP: Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:
a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);
b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);
c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;
d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;
e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;
f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;
g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);
h) To be considered well-qualified, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable scheduled, situational and for emergency telework. STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 (Member Copy 4) for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here. FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment. NOTE: Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.