Supervisory Education Services Specialist

Department of the Army Ft Leavnwrth, KS
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As a Supervisory Education Services Specialist, you are responsible for the overall Education Program which includes basic education, GED, vocational training programs, and offers college level courses through local colleges and independent study.

* Moving expenses are NOT authorized, based on a determination that a move is not in the Government's interest.

* Recruitment relocation and/or retention incentives are NOT being offered for this position.

This position has been designated as a primary/rigorous and is eligible for Law Enforcement (LEO) retirement coverage under the provisions of title 5 USC 8336(c) and 8412(d) by DoD memorandum dated 19 August 2010. The maximum entry age for positions covered under this retirement is 37 years old. Retirement from this position is mandatory at age 57 with 20 years of LEO service. Individuals must be appointed by the last day of the month in which the individual becomes age 37. The maximum entry age may be waived under certain circumstances. Individuals who are past the maximum entry age limit, but previously served in a primary position, MAY be reinstated. Additional information may be obtained from

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* As a Supervisory Education Services Specialist, you are responsible for:

* Implementing a comprehensive inmate program, which includes basic education and life skills training; advanced education; post secondary education; and distance learning education.

* Implementing a Pre-Release Program, which provides essential transition training and reinforces the daily life skills necessary for successful integration back into society or return to military duty.

* Counsel inmates regarding performance, attitude and participation.

* Serve as Test Control Officer with responsibility for procurement, issue, control, use, inspection, disposition and security of all test items.

* Instruct inmates in basic education programs which focus on: reading and comprehension; spelling; grammar and English composition; science and social studies; basic mathematic skills; algebra and geometry; problem solving and social skills, etc.

* Develop a curriculum design and record keeping system to organize and track the inmate's progress through identified course work.

* Conduct reception testing and assessments for educational and vocational support of the institution's inmate assignments and classification program.

* Perform in-depth assessments of inmate records upon entry into the facilities to determine educational level, prior work experience, training, etc.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Expected temporary duty travel is 5% or less.

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* Job family (Series)

1740 Education Services

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* Criminal History Background Check required.

* Appointment is subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed and favorable background investigation.

* Screening for tuberculosis upon appointment and an subsequent screening annually required.

* All facility personnel shall possess a high degree of maturity and emotional stability and have no civilian felony convictions or court-martial convictions for any offense with a maximum authorized sentence to confinement of over one year.

* Temporary duty travel (5% or less) away from the normal duty station.

* The incumbent of this position will comply with all provisions of the 15th MP BDE Regulation 190-3, Rules of Conduct and ACC Policy Letter #17, Standards of Conduct.

* This position requires the employee to complete the ACC Pre-Service Training upon employment and complete a minimum of 40 hours of training annually thereafter.

* Personnel who enter the Military Corrections Complex consent to inspection of their person and property, including their vehicle, at any time their property or vehicle is within any area under the control of the USDB or MWJRCF.

* The maximum entry age for positions covered under the special Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) retirement is 37 years old.

* Individuals must be appointed by the last day of the month in which the individual becomes age 37. Individuals who are past the maximum entry age limit, but previously served in a primary position, may be reinstated

* This position requires frequent, direct contact with inmates convicted of offenses against the punitive articles of the UCMJ. Regularly-assigned contacts expose the incumbent to daily stress and the threat of potentially dangerous situations.

* Completion of a pre-employment physical examination and an annual examination thereafter required.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Executive Order (E.O.) 12721

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

* Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible

* People with Disabilities, Schedule A

* Postal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique Authorities

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

This occupation has specific basic educational requirements which apply to all positions.

Basic Education Requirement:

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's degree or higher 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.

NOTE: At least one course must have been from Tests & Measurement or Adult Education to meet the basic education requirements. You MUST attach a copy of your transcripts to your application to receive consideration.

1. Tests and Measurement: Study of the selection, evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation, and uses of group and individual aptitude, proficiency, interest, and other tests.

2. Adult Education: Study of the adult as a learner, teaching-learning theories for adults, models and procedures for planning, designing, managing, and evaluating adult learning activities.

3. Educational program administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs.

4. Curriculum development or design: Study of the principles and techniques for development of curricula for adult or vocational education programs.

5. Teaching methods: Study of teaching strategies and learning styles of the adult learner.

6. Guidance and counseling: Study of the purposes and methods in counseling and guidance, the role of the counselor in various settings, approaches to counseling, and the uses of tests in the counseling situation.

7. Career planning: Study of career development, learning activities, systems, approaches, program coordination, use of educational and community resources, and vocational counseling systems.

8. Occupational information: Study of theories of occupational choice and vocational development and their application to the guidance process. Identification and utilization of various types of occupational information and resources.


In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, applicants must have the required education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which is defined as experience assisting the with direction of education services such as but not limited to administering of tests, career guidance, counseling and maintaining academic records in support of educational service programs. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).


Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Adult Education, Guidance and Counseling, Education Administration or Education.


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%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Education Management

* Educational Service Programs

* Management Tools

* Managing Human Resources

* Oral Communication

* Written Communication

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09).

All applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade and specialized experience requirements within thirty (30) days after the closing date of the announcements.


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FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: