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Education Services Specialist

Company: U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command
Location: north chicago
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SummaryAbout the Position: The U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command, headquartered in North Chicago, IL, is a jointly staffed command, staffed by representatives of all branches of the Armed Forces. The command, through its 67 military processing locations (Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS)/Remote Processing Stations (RPS)), determines whether applicants are qualified for enlistment based on standards set by each of the services.This position will be filled on a permanent basis. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Develop, implement, and disseminate Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program (CEP) policies and technical guidance. Prepare reports, briefings, and information papers pertaining to all programmatic aspects. Prepare sample program marketing materials such as scheduling letters, thank you letters, testing announcements, advertisements, etc. for use by Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Education Services Specialists (ESSs). Develop training programs and materials for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Education Services Specialists (ESSs), service recruiters, school counselors, and counselor educators. Travel Required Occasional travel - Business travel is up to 10% of duty time.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 1740 Education Services Similar jobs Counselors Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. This position has been designated as non-sensitive and requires a personnel security background check. Qualifications Who May Apply: US CitizensIn order to qualify, you must meet the 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.Basic Requirements: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. For guidance counselor positions, a college or university-sponsored practicum in counseling is also required.Tests and measurement: Study of the selection, evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation, and uses of group and individual aptitude, proficiency, interest, and other tests.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.Educational program administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs.Curriculum development or design: Study of the principles and techniques for development of curricula for adult or vocational education programs.Teaching methods: Study of teaching strategies and learning styles of the adult learner.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.Career planning: Study of career development, learning activities, systems, approaches, program coordination, use of educational and community resources, and vocational counseling systems.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 requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:Specialized Experience: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11). Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, including: Coordinating, maintaining, and executing programmatic activities to support student testing program marketing plans; Developing policies, goals, and objectives to increase total student testing; Negotiating with nonparticipating and participating educational organizations to improve and sustain participation in the student testing program; Analyzing state and local educational program to develop marketing to retain and increase student testing program use; Reviewing program operations to recommend improvements. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience aloneno substitution of education for experience is permitted.You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:Management ToolsProgram ManagementRelationship Building and SustainmentWorkforce DevelopmentEducation 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: order to qualify for this position, based on your education, education substitution, or combination of education and experience, you must have either completed the education requirement, or will complete this requirement within thirty (30) days from the closing date of this announcement. If you will not complete this requirement within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement, you will be rated as Not Qualified for this position.You must provide appropriate documentation to reflect when you will meet the education requirement. Appropriate documentation includes: (1) Resume indicating your projected completion/graduation date; OR (2) Transcripts indicating your projected completion/graduation date; OR (3) A letter signed by the institution's registrar indicating your projected completion/graduation date. Additional informationMale applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.Two year trial/probationary period may be required.Direct Deposit of Pay is required.Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.This is a Career Program (CP) 31 - Education Services position.You may claim military spouse preference.If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your rsum and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your rsum and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command, Waukegan , Education Services Specialist, Other , north chicago, Illinois

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