Education Program Specialist

CDC - Atlanta, GA4.1

Full-time
Department: CDC OD, Office of the Chief Operating Officer OCOO
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M1-19-10343689
SALARY RANGE: $91631.00 to $119121.00/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2018-10-31 to 2018-11-06
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1720-13/13

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO), Human Resources Office (HRO), CDC University (CDCU), Atlanta, Georgia.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DUTIES:As an Education Program Specialist you will:
Provide professional leadership in the development and evaluation of a program designed to identify better ways to educate adult learners

Perform work in the development of courses for CDC education programs

Design, implement, manage~ and evaluate CDC/ATSDR-wide curricula within the assigned School

Oversee CDC/ATSDR programs against short and long range objectives

Perform work associated with the evaluation of courses in CDC education programs

CLEARANCE REQUIRED:
Public Trust - Background Investigation

REQUIREMENTS:
US Citizenship is required.

Background Investigation is required.

E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

One-year probationary period may be required.

Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: No

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Drug Screening Required: No

Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: No

Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No

Research position: No

Promotion potential: No

Supervisory position: No

Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Basic Qualifications:
Applicants must have...

A. A degree that includes or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, of which at least 9 semester hours was in education courses; OR

B. A combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, of which at least 9 semester hours was in education courses, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience reflects the level and kind described in C below; OR

C. Four years of experience that demonstrates a thorough understanding of the principles and practices underlying the work of this series. This experience has been of such character and diversity to demonstrate that I possesses an understanding of the field comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university; OR

D. At least 1 full academic year of professional teaching experience. This experience is defined as full and primary responsibility, under general supervision, for instruction of assigned students in an accredited school or institution. This includes responsibility for preparing and presenting lessons and for evaluating students' progress, including a determination of the students' success or failure according to established criteria. Serving in an assistant capacity to a professor without the authority to determine the students' success or failure to meet course requirements does not meet this criterion.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level of in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in instructional design, applying adult learning principles to design education programs or curricula, designing and implementing adult educational curricula, and evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs.

Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume 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. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

Knowledge of the CDC, HHS and OPM guidance and precedents regarding government training.
Skill in adult learning principles and practices.
Skill in implementing competency based educational curriculum.

BENEFITS:
OTHER INFORMATION: This position will not be filled and no job offers will be made until resolution of the HHS hiring freeze, or the position qualifies for a hiring exemption and is approved pursuant to HHS guidance.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred as (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov ).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10343689

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/06/2018 of this announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login ), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status /.

If you cannot apply online:
You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Additional Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional

Resume

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)

Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips .
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HELPDESK
CDC

HELPDESK

1600 Clifton Road, N.E.

Atlanta
GA
US
30333

Telephone
(770) 488-1725

Fax

Email
HRCS@CDC.GOV

ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATIONS:
Atlanta, GA