Education Program Specialist

Washington, D.C
Sep 15, 2023
Sep 22, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time

The detailee will join the Office of Citizenship, which oversees, plans and implements policies related to the naturalization test and designs activities related to adult citizenship education, and promotes the rights and responsibilities of US citizenship with networks of internal and external stakeholdres.

The detailee provides technical assistance to citizenship educators, volunteer program administrators, librarians, and museum educators; designs adult citizenship education instructional strategies, citizenship education classroom materials; and designs and facilitates citizenship education and capacity-building seminars for citizenship educators, volunteers, program administrators, librarians, and museum educators. for those who teach or offer adult citizenship education courses to immigrants preparing for
citizenship. The detailee designs and implements projects from conception to
completion, including developing a project plan and deliverables table, coordinating with all internal and external stakeholders. The detailee will perform other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Professional knowledge of adult citizenship education to include instruction in ESL, history and civics, and the naturalization process in a variety of settings.
  • Working knowledgeable of the issues involved in immigration policy, the naturalization process and testing, and immigrant integration.
  • Ability to plan and organize projects, estimate resources, coordinate with management, and conduct all phases of the projects.
  • Ability to interpret regulations and procedures and apply new methods.
  • Communicate with the supervisor of potentially controversial findings, issues, or problems with widespread impact.
  • Ability to develop advanced plans to ensure timely introduction of new or revised procedures, techniques, or operational concepts into the training program.
  • Ability to conceive, develop, and introduce new program objectives, goals, systems, and concepts.
  • Ability to propose new performance standards and evaluate ways and means of achieving objectives.
  • Ability to design evaluation and quality control means to measure the effectiveness of program concepts or techniques.
  • Ability to work remotely with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Last rating of record should be achieved excellence or equivalent.
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.