Education Program Specialist (Evaluation Specialist)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 08, 2022
Closes
Aug 11, 2022
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is located in the Education Review Section of the Program Review Division in the Bureau of Prisons Central Office.

Serves as an independent manager and is required to develop evaluation methods and detailed procedures, as well as plan and conduct evaluations, in fulfilling the mission of the section.

Plans, organizes, conducts and reports on evaluations of agency programs and operations within the area of Education. Findings and recommendations are aimed at substantive improvements to operations or program efficiency.

Develops or modifies evaluation objectives, work plans, guidelines, scope, methods, staff requirements and time schedules to meet project needs. Schedules evaluations to effect the most efficient and economical use of resources.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.

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.

OR

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.

OR

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.

OR

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.

AND

in addition to the above basic requirements:

Education

There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

Experience

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service. This experience must have equipped you 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 filed.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
  • Experience in planning, organizing, conducting and reporting on evaluations of agency programs and operations within the area of Education.
  • Experience in giving direction to a team of evaluators at the department head level or who are specialists in a particular component of the discipline.
  • Experience reviewing work in progress as well as draft reports, working papers, and summaries for compliance with evaluation objectives and policy guidelines.
  • Experience drafting suggested plans, approaches, and objectives as well as recommending areas where additional review would have a significant benefit.
  • Experience reviewing problem areas with agency program managers and recommending changes in policies and program directives to correct deficiencies and improve operational efficiency.

If applicable, credit will be given for experience gained in community, cultural, social service, and professional association on the same basis as paid work experience.

To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. 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, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). 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. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here .

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications .

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

Additional information

This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.

The representative rate for this position is $117,505 per annum ($56.30 per hour).

Special Conditions of Employment Section:

The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:

Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.