Education Program Administrator

US Department of the Interior - Phoenix, AZ

Full-time | Part-time
This position is part of the BOS Phoenix Educ Resource Center, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Education Program Administrator you will be responsible for the instructional leadership, management, administration, oversight and operating efficiency and effectiveness of assigned BIE education programs. Plans, develops and executes GPRA, compliance reporting, and initiatives designed to provide maximum and optimal education services to students focusing on improved student academic achievement.

As a Education Program Administrator GS-1710-14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

Plan, develop, and execute program action plans in consonance with Bureau of Indian Education's (BIE's) Corrective Action Plans (CAP), Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and other initiatives designed to provide maximum and optimal education services to Native American students focusing on improved student achievement, financial and program accountability.
Ensures safe and secure schools for all Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) operated schools by implementing appropriate policies, procedures and processes to address violence, drugs, continuity of operations, and overall student safety.
Improve administrative, organizational and management capability by ensuring all appropriate academic, residential and administrative policies and procedures, handbooks, and systems.
Functions as the executive level official with Federal, Tribal, State and other local governments, business organizations, universities, media, interest groups, members of Congress, Congressional Committees, and public and private citizens.
Exercises human resources management responsibilities by providing advice, guidance, and directions to staff and reviewing/approving disciplinary actions.
Attends school board meetings, parent and community meetings to impart information on Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and Education Resource Center (ERC) academics, residential life programs, and activities.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1710 Education And Vocational Training

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

1. Degree: that was supplemented by professional teaching or staff experience at the elementary or secondary levels that demonstrated thorough knowledge of the operation of educational programs at the elementary or secondary levels, and completion of at least one semester or the equivalent of graduate-level course work in school administration or school management, and/or curriculum development. OR
2. Possession of a permanent license or certificate for school administrator (either elementary or secondary) issued by a State, the District of Columbia, or one of the territories or possessions of the United States.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualification requirements below:

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.

FOR GS-14 GRADE LEVEL: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 in the Federal service providing technical instructional leadership, direction, management, administration and oversight in the operation of an education program or school system; implement corrective actions plans to address audit findings; ensure fiscal accountability monitoring appropriate use of grant funds; identify goals, objectives, and resources and other initiatives designed to provide maximum and optimal education services to the students focusing on improved student academic achievement; implement policies, procedures and processes to address violence, drugs, continuity of operations, educational and overall student safety.

FOR GS-15 GRADE LEVEL: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-14 in the Federal service serving as a senior advisor developing long, mid-term, and short-range action plans in the operation of a large education program, school systems, projects and/or activities that impact student education; implementation of fiscal monitoring procedure, resolving State complaints and ensure compliance with data reporting requirements of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); development of goals and objectives, identify resources and actions, developing a means of measuring progress made, and regularly reporting on achievement for the operation of a school system; develop, monitor, and implement a sanctions and rewards program for schools to increasing student achievement and meeting performance measures; recommends formal and informal training needs to ensure staff are in compliance with regulations to improve student academic achievement; serving as an executive official for the agency, various departmental components, public, media that affects student education; policy development for curriculum, management, education and operation of schools.

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.
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.

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EDUCATION: Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking, degree and date awarded. All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information
CTAP/ICTAP: Department of the Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. 5 CFR 330, Career Transition Assistance for Surplus and Displaced Federal Employees requires the following order of selection for this position:
a) At Bureau option, personnel actions listed in 5 CFR 330.606(b);
b) Any well-qualified SSP candidate who applies within the local commuting area (Surplus and displaced employees will be given equal consideration);
c) At Bureau option, personnel actions not subject to RPL;
d) Qualified RPL candidates in the local commuting area;
e) At Bureau discretion, any other former displaced well-qualified DOI employee, e.g. a well-qualified RPL candidate who applies from outside the local commuting area;
f) Well-qualified ICTAP applicants in the local commuting area;
g) Other outside applicants (other agencies, nonstatus, etc.);
h) To be considered well-qualified, a CTAP/ICTAP applicant must meet the basic qualification requirements with a minimum score of 85 on the Assessment Questionnaire.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable scheduled, situational and for emergency telework.

STATUS CANDIDATES: Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian or Veteran's Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran's preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 (Member Copy 4) for verification of eligibility. For more information about this program and to determine whether you are eligible, click here.

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

NOTE: Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Administration and Management
Customer Service
Interpersonal Skills
Managing Human Resources

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Yourresume (must be current/updated and include the following):

Work Experience:
Position title
Dates of employment (include month/year)
Hours worked per week
Current supervisor's name and telephone number
Duties (Please be specific and include any accomplishments)
References (include complete name and telephone number)
Employer - must be within the past 5 years
Personal - three (3)
Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
DD-214 (member copy 4), SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
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.)?
OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment) sign and dated:
Applicant Screening Questionnaire:
College transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement.

2. Other supporting documents:
Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment (required for claiming Indian Preference). The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
Cover Letter, optional
NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

DRIVING REQUIREMENT (Required only at time of appointment): Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Education.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS (Required only at time of appointment): The candidate selected for this position must meet conflict of interest requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Standard Form 450, Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report).
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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