Assessment Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Jun 15, 2017
Closes
Jun 30, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

   Department of Defense (DoD)
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Mission Statement

 

 

 

DoDEA, through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military- connected students and the communities in which they live.  The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence.

DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope.  DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents.  DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories.  DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. 

Visit our website at www.dodea.edu for more information!

 

If you are applying through Merit procedures, the following information applies to you:

 

 

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive). 

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to:  Current or Former Permanent Civilian Federal Employees in the Competitive Service; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: http://archive.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp#6 or www.opm.gov/disability.)

 

If you are applying through Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) procedures, the following information applies to you:


WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All U.S. Citizens

 


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • The Incumbent may be required to travel by military and/or commercial aircraft to a variety of stateside and overseas locations for meetings and conferences.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Authorized

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • This position has a Basic Requirement for the 1701 series: 
    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 above.

    *NOTE:  Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1700/general-education-and-training-series-1701/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES  and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Thursday, June 29, 2017

    You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving 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.  Experience must be reflected in your resume.

    Specialized experience required for this position is: 

    • Experience procuring and managing large-scale assessment contracts, programs and projects.
    • Planning, developing, and conducting system-wide assessments for accountability, to include a wide variety of assessments including, but not limited to: norm-referenced standardized achievement tests, college entrance exams, standards-based assessments, criterion-referenced tests and end-of-course exams (High School).
    • Understanding of both policy and technical issues related to standards-based education, large-scale assessment programs, and classroom assessment.

    NOTE:  Description of experience should be clearly reflected and supported on your resume, and/or supporting application documentation.  Your documentation must accurately reflect that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform the duties of this position.  Description of your experience and education should emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies

    1.Mastery knowledge of PK-12 education system-wide student assessment programs.
    2.Experience with educational policy and regulations.
    3.Ability to communicate orally and in writing to upper level management and senior officials.

    Time-in-Grade Requirements: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade, time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement: Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
    http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. 

    Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link:
    http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time
    OVERTIME: Occasionally
    TOUR OF DUTY:  Flexible
    RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES:  Not Authorized
    FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
    FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Not Required
    TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is telework eligible
    SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT:  Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
    http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

    Other Notes:
    Delegated  Examining -This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    Q - Nonsensitive