Education Director

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 21, 2023
Closes
Jan 29, 2023
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is responsible for strategically leading and managing an SI-wide educational technology program that embraces and addresses the needs of more than 300
Smithsonian educators and external stakeholders across the nation.
  • Oversees the strategic direction of the Office of Educational Technology.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, supervises, and manages the personnel and activities of the unit.
  • Develops a digital strategy for the delivery of educational content and equitable access to educational resources and digital content.
  • Plans for and manages Information Technology (IT) projects to facilitate the introduction and use of new technologies that supports instructional learning and equitable access to educational resources.
  • Oversees analytics, which include creating and producing analysis and reports regarding trends, preferences, and other information on OET's online activities.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


Conditions of Employment

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:

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Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions on OPM website .

Qualifications

ALL Applicants must meet the basic education requirement for this position

Basic Requirements:

Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.

or

Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above.

In addtion to the basic education requirement above, applicants must also meet the following:

Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as developing, implementing and maintaining an educational technology strategy including engagement with digital and media platforms for general and specialized audiences in a museum, educational or cultural institution setting; developing and managing web and emerging media programs for varied digital channels; long- and short-term planning; digital lifecycle management; and evaluating and implementing of platforms and tools.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

NOTE: The Smithsonian does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from Federal employment to removal from Federal service.
  • Unofficial school transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) must be submitted with your application package by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • If you have foreign education, you must show proof by the closing date of the vacancy announcement that education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials. Transcripts and proof of the evaluations must be submitted within your application package as indicated under "Required Documents". Applicants may use the following websites http://www.naces.org/ , 0r www.ies.aacrao.org to obtain these evaluations.


Additional information

This position is not included in the bargaining unit.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Office of Human Resources. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
  • Position title;
  • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
  • Agency; and,
  • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.

Recruitment Incentive: Recruitment incentive(s) may be authorized for this position. However, approval for incentives are contingent upon various availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require the incumbent to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a certain time period.

Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid.