Program Specialist (EDSITEment)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 18, 2020
Closes
Nov 25, 2020
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position serves as a Program Specialist located in EDSITEment, which is a part of the Division of Education Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities. EDSITEment was established in 1997 to enhance, augment, and advance the teaching and learning of the humanities.
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Responsibilities

  • The Program Specialist works with Division of Education Program staff to develop the EDSITEment project and increase its impact both within and outside of the agency and performs the following:
  • Develops, evaluates, approves, and promotes educational content in EDSITEment's primary subject areas of history and social studies; assumes increased responsibilities for the project's secondary subject area, English language arts; and oversees the topical areas of art and culture, as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains a network of K-12 master teachers, educators, and curriculum developers; advises vendors and curriculum writers, as well as teacher and scholar reviewers, on the agency's mission and the criteria for developing educational content.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with cultural, educational, and other institutions and organizations that support humanities programs.
  • Invites and enhances collaborative opportunities for EDSITEment within the division, and works with supervisory and program staff to achieve the successful integration of project goals into the work of the division.
  • Coordinates with other NEH divisions and offices in order to collect, develop, and promote relevant agency-funded projects on the EDSITEment website.
  • Identifies new users for the EDSITEment website, and assists in identifying new sources of content for the site.
  • Creates strategies for effective project promotion; writes regular promotional pieces for the EDSITEment website, and social media platforms, highlighting EDSITEment and agency initiatives.
  • Performs ongoing evaluation and assessment of all educational resources for the EDSITEment project.
  • Monitors the general health of the website, providing for appropriate oversight over all back end content upload, from final editing to tagging and 508 Compliance.
  • Uses expertise in K-12 classroom and digital education to assess the feasibility of new Internet-based tools for students and provides extensive feedback in the review and testing phase of new tools and elements proposed for the EDSITEment website.
  • Coordinates project website duties among content providers and reviewers, consulting with relevant NEH staff, as needed.
  • Contributes to the development of guidelines for the EDSITEment project, and cooperates in developing long-range planning and policy development and more effective administrative procedures for the project.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant experience and/or education
  • Favorable background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service


Qualifications

As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:
  • Education and Training
  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Competence
  • Writing


At the GS-11 level Qualified candidates must possess:
One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level or equivalent experience.

Specialized experience is experience that is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For example, experience teaching in the humanities at the pre-collegiate level; evaluating humanities curriculum, working with K-12 humanities teachers and/or administrators; and proofreading and editing web-based educational content.

At the GS-12 level Qualified candidates must possess:
One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level or equivalent experience.

Specialized experience is experience that is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For example, experience teaching in the humanities at the pre-collegiate level; developing and/or evaluating humanities curriculum, working with K-12 humanities teachers and/or administrators; and developing, proofreading and editing web-based educational content.

Education

Possess an advanced degree (masters or beyond) in a discipline of the humanities. For example, a masters or beyond in history, government/political science, or an interdisciplinary humanities field in which history plays a major part.

Additional information

1. Veterans' preference rules does not apply to this position however, veterans who are deemed best qualified will receive consideration amongt other candidates. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 (Member-4 copy) or other proof of eligibility. If you are a 10-point (CP or CPS) veteran, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

3. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1700/general-education-and-training-series-1701/.

4. This position may require completion of a 1-year trial period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your résumé and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You will be further evaluated against job-related criteria and placed in one of three pre-defined categories:
  • Best Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position.
  • Better Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.
  • Qualified Category - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.
Any exaggeration of an applicant's experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating an applicant ineligible, not hiring the applicant, or for termination after he/she begins work. If a determination is made that in responding to the competency-based question an applicant has rated themselves higher than is evident in their resume, experience, and/or education, the applicant's score may be manually adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, etc.

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

NOTE: A writing sample of at least 800 words on a humanities topic is required and must be submitted in addition to the online application process described above. (Please upload this document through application manager in the area of the document section labeled Writing Sample). Failure to submit this document may disqualify you from further consideration.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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