Education Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Closes
Sep 22, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Asian Pacific American Center (APAC), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The employee plans, coordinates, and directs public programs (e.g., lectures, demonstrations, performances). Responsibilities include writing and/or editing content material for programs for a variety of audiences, conceiving, developing, and implementing innovative and creative education programs for schools, teachers, and K-12 student; and creating and managing evaluation methodologies, techniques, and exercises to continuously improve APAC’s programs.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

    You must meet these Basic Education 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 above.

    In addition to the Basic Requirements above you must have the following:

    Experience:

    You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as planning and implementing public programs dealing with the Asian Pacific American community and overseeing the training of interns, volunteers, and contractors.

    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.

    Or Education:

    2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree

    or

    Master's or equivalent graduate degree

    Completion of graduate level education in the amounts shown above, in addition to meeting the basic requirements, is qualifying if it provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

    Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying.

    Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

    Please see Benefits at www.sihr.si.edu for a complete
    description.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    1. Skill in planning and conducting teacher training, including school curricula guidance.
    2. Knowledge of Asian Pacific American art, history, and culture and specific knowledge of planning, developing, and implementing applicable public programming both online and in-person, teacher training/curricula, and written material for diverse audiences.
    3. Knowledge of educational procedures and practices, curriculum development, and of SI rules and regulations.
    4. Ability to supervise, plan, and evaluate public programs and trainings.
    Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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