Education Specialist (School Improvement)

Department Of The Interior Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

This position is part of the TCS Nashville Educ Resource Center, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Education Specialist (School Improvement) you will be responsible for working on a team at an ERC to improve outcomes for Indian students in the region through targeted, data-driven, results-oriented professional development and technical assistance to school leaders, teachers and other educators.

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Responsibilities

THIS POSITION IS BEING RE-ADVERTISED TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS. APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED PREVIOUSLY NEED NOT REAPPLY UNLESS SUBMITTING UPDATED AND/OR MISSING INFORMATION.

As a Education Specialist (School Improvement) GS-1701-12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

  • Support school leaders and school-based leadership teams in the effective use of a research based school improvement Model with a proven record of meeting and exceeding proficiency standards.

  • Provide professional development and technical assistance, including coaching and specific tools, to school leaders on a range of topics.

  • Assist school leaders, teachers and other educators in developing and implementing a school curriculum, instruction and assessment, teaching methods, staff professional development aligned to Common Core State Standards and applicable state standards.

  • Facilitate the collaborative effort of school leaders, teachers and other educators in a range of different and appropriate settings, including professional learning communities(PLCs), grade level meetings, vertical (K-12) team meetings.

  • Identify and coordinate other external resources, including experts from other Education Resource Centers (ERCs), Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and other agencies and organizations to support the successful development and implementation of school improvement plans.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

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1701 General Education And Training

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Conditions of Employment

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
  • BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES
  • APPOINTMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO A 2 YR TRIAL OR 1 YR PROBATIONARY PERIOD
  • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE
  • VALID STATE-ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE IS REQUIRED
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE PAID
  • A STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT MAY BE AUTHORIZED
  • RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE PAID WITH A SIGNED AGREEMENT

Qualifications

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

A degree that included or was supplemental by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.

OR

A 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with 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 to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

GS-12: Applicant's qualifications background must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary to perform the work of the position at the next lower grade level (GS-11), examples of specialized experience include: providing technical assistance on implementation and management of School Improvement Program strategies to school administrators, teachers and other educators to meet the goals and objectives to improve student achievement; collaborate with leadership, educators on implementing instructional planning, curriculum, staff development and teaching methods aligned with federal and state standards; collect and analysis data and identified academic issues of concern needing school improvement; developing instructional planning, curriculum, staff development and teaching methods aligned with Common Core State Standards.

GS-13: Applicant's qualifications background must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary to perform the work of the position at the next lower grade level (GS-12), examples of specialized experience include: serving as an analyst and advisor in the implementation and management of School Improvement Program strategies to meet the goals and objectives to improve student achievement; establishing goals, measuring results, report progress in programs in compliance with the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA); evaluates policies and practices concerning the academic improvement; provides guidance of regulations to ensure individuals with disabilities an equality to improve educational results.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Time-In-Grade Requirements:
Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year (52 weeks) of service at the next lower grade level.

Education

EDUCATION: To qualify based on education; submit a copy of your transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned.

Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the educational requirements have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of your transcripts. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.

Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

For further information on creditable education visit:

http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html


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Education Specialist (School Improvement)

Department Of The Interior