Education Services Specialist

Department Of Defense Eielson Air Force Base , AK 99702

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to function as the installation Test Center Manager (TCM). Responsible for management, counseling, and administration of the Air Force Military Personnel Testing System (AFMPTS) and USAF Voluntary Education Testing Program to include Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) and other exams.

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Responsibilities

  • Counsels/Advises military personnel, their dependents, and/or eligible civilian personnel regarding military and academic testing programs and how they apply to career development and degree programs.

  • Manages the installation level testing program for military tests (W APS, DLPT, ASV AB, etc.), academic tests (DANTES, DL college courses, etc.), and A4/6 tests (CDC, PME, etc.).

  • Administers tests to eligible personnel as authorized by DANTES, A4/6, AF, colleges, and local instructions, to include but not limited to:

  • (cont) All DANTES-approved examinations; college entrance exams; tests for college credit (CLEP, DSST, Excelsior, GRE Subject); professional certification exams (PRAXIS, ASE); interest batteries (SII) and career assessment inventories.

  • Administers the installation's military personnel tests for a variety of military purposes to include procurement, aptitude, promotion, proficiency, and qualification tests including the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery,

  • (cont) the Armed Forces Classification Test , the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, the Electronic Data Processing Test, the Test of Basic Aviation Skills Defense Language Proficiency Test, and Air Force W APS.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

1740 Education Services

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov

  • Position is Centrally Managed and PCS is authorized

  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized

  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station in order to administer tests to personnel assigned to GSUs or conduct briefings in various settings such as conferences.

  • Personal data, to which the incumbent has access, are controlled by the Privacy Act of 197 4 and must be safeguarded appropriately.

  • Promotion data are For Official Use Only (FOUO) and are not releasable except as prescribed.

  • Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance for access to W APS material.

  • Incumbent must annually review test control videos.

  • Knowledge of applicable Air Force Instructions (AFI) is desired.

  • Incumbent is required to obtain network access, to include administrator privileges to maintain test room.

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-1740, Education Services Series.

BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR GS-1740 POSITIONS: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the position to be filled in one or a combination of the areas described below. At least one course must have been from (1) or (2) below.

1.Tests and measurement:

2.Adult education

3.Educational program administration

4.Curriculum development or design

5.Teaching methods (Study of adult learner)

6.Guidance and counseling

7.Career planning

8.Occupational information

NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts with your application.

AND

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized includes professional knowledge of a wide range of education theories, principles, procedures, and practices of secondary, adult, or continuing education in order to counsel on the applicability of each academic test as well as other required tests; extensive knowledge of a number of standardized military personnel rules, procedures, or program operations in order to counsel on military careers and the impact of the military personnel testing program has on careers; broad knowledge of Air Force career development and training concepts, principles, and policies in order to counsel with establishing professional goals; practical knowledge of regulations, directives, policies, and procedures to accomplish responsibilities regarding the receipt, storage, handling, packaging, mailing and destruction of controlled test material; working knowledge and experience with updating and maintaining military records in automated systems; skill to develop working relationships and administer programs with diverse military, civilian, professional, and technical populations; verbal and writing skills to prepare publicity, recruitment, and other presentations/briefings.

OR

EDUCATION: Completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree or equivalent graduate 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 with your application.

OR

COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 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%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts with your application.

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-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

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.Extensive knowledge of military policies and procedures relating to the enlisted and officer promotion programs, military testing programs, Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus Program (FLPB), and an understanding of the coding system and verification data applicable to eligibility requirements.

2.Professional knowledge of college degrees, curriculum, and education theory and practices of continuing education.

3.Knowledge of the regulations, directives, policies, and procedures regarding the receipt, storage, handling, accountability, and destruction of CONTROLLED TEST MATERIALS.

4.Skill to access, input, analyze and modify automated data impacting the adequacy and/or deficiencies of testing program and accuracy of testing-related data.

5.Ability to utilize counseling principles, concepts, and methods to advise individuals on the applicability and availability of various testing programs.

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.

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Education Services Specialist

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