RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Eustis, Virginia
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 21, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Advises the ABW and Installation Chaplains on matters of religious education and youth ministry for multiple faith groups.
  • Analyses demographic data and determines the religious education and youth ministry needs and requirements of various faith groups.
  • Serves as focal point for policies and practices in religious education and youth ministry across the Installation.
  • Provides supervision to all religious education and youth ministry personnel - one civilian employee, contractors, volunteers.
  • Assesses resource needs and deficits in order to meet the needs of religious education and youth ministry programming across the installation.
  • Evaluates the Installation Training Plan for religious education and youth ministry personnel.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Must be able to obtain appropriate security clearance if required or pass applicable background checks
  • Position is Not Centrally Managed and PCS is not authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Master's Degree in religious Education is required, with 3 years full time paid religious education experience or master's Degree in any discipline with 24 hours in Religious Education academic (cont'd)
  • (cont'd) coursework and 4 years full time paid religious education experience.
  • Must be able to obtain certification from the Army Chief of Chaplains
  • Persons assisting Chaplains including Chaplain Assistants and chapel office staff are bound by the same constraints of confidence and privilege as are Chaplains
  • All positions are considered professional religious educators who serve in the capacity of Directors of religious Education on the staff of Chaplains in the military services. These positions are excepted appointments
  • TDY may be required
  • May be required to travel on commercial or military aircraft
  • Work schedule may require' other than normal duty hours for planning, training, activities over lunch, as well as Sunday and Saturday religious service related activities
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-1701, General Education and Training Series.

Basic Requirement for GS-1701 Positions: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.
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: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.
AND
Specialized Experience:
Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 (or higher) grade level or equivalent pay systems (may have been obtained in the federal service, military, public or private sector) which includes knowledge in theology, education, social science and skill in developing curriculum, volunteer management, instruction and general administration. Ability to apply the knowledges, principles, methods and regulations for the operation of the religious education program. Ability to recruit volunteers for all phases of the program and provide appropriate training as required. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to gain cooperation from others through tact, courtesy and diplomacy. Ability to access or locate information through the use of a personal computer and software programs. Basic knowledge and ability to carry out financial responsibilities as instructed to include compliance with Internal Management Control principles and procedures. Ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks. Skill to apply leadership and management principles to effectively manage subordinates and volunteers.
OR
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.
OR
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in­-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge in theology, education, social science and skill in developing curriculum, volunteer management, instruction and general administration.
2. Ability to apply the knowledges, principles, methods and regulations for the operation of the religious education program. Ability to recruit volunteers for all phases of the program and provide appropriate training as required.
3. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to gain cooperation from others through tact, courtesy and diplomacy.
4. Ability to access or locate information through the use of a personal computer and software programs.
5. Basic knowledge and ability to carry out financial responsibilities as instructed to include compliance with Internal Management Control principles and procedures.
6. Ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks. Skill to apply leadership and management principles to effectively manage subordinates and volunteers.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11336732.

Department of the Air Force has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as "fully vaccinated" prior to issuance of a firm job offer. Air Force will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. More information on COVID requirements may be found here . Additionally, please do not disclose your vaccination status on your resume.

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