• Title

  • Education Technician

    Posted: 04/07/2021

    Duties
    Summary
    This position is located in Cane River Creole National Historical Park, in the Interpretation Division.
    Career-Seasonal appointments are permanent positions and include the same benefits as Career appointments, but do not provide work on a year-round basis. You will work from approximately 11 months in pay status, and you will be in a non-pay status for the remainder of the year.
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    Responsibilities
    Presents curriculum-based education programs for pre-school-grade 12 in accordance with NPS policy and to support the park mission, purpose, and significance. Programs are presented both on and off-site and may use distance learning/video conference software. Practices contemporary education methods and techniques to support these activities. Assists with the development of curricula-based school programs which are relevant to park interpretive themes and conform to appropriate state and national teaching standards. Assists in planning, organizing, and presenting workshops for teachers and other educators and develops workshop and orientation materials. Assists with the evaluation of all curriculum-based materials for appropriateness and effectiveness. Delivers education programs in an engaging fashion in accordance with current educational pedagogy and interpretive principles and best practices, using inquiry-based methods and hands-on activities. Assist with the development and coordination of youth education programs and children's education activities for special events. Assists with research to develop curriculum-based activities and support materials. Assists with the evaluation of all curriculum-based materials. Assist with the development and coordination of youth education programs and children's education activities. Additional supervision is provided in the GS-06 role.

    Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.


     

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship required.
    • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
    • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
    • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required.
    • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
    • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service).
    • You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
    • You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
    • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
    • You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 1-3 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
    • You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

    Qualifications

    All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-04/10/2021-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

    Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience.

    For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.

    To qualify for this position at the GS-06 grade level, you must possess at least one or all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

    EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: park ranger, teacher's aid, tour leader, camp counselor or other similar work. You must include hours per week worked.
    -OR-
    EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one semester of successfully completed graduate education level in any field for which is directly related to the work of this position. You must include transcripts.
    -OR-
    Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours in excess of 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) earned towards your degree and divide by 60 semester hours. Then take the number of months of full time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

    Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

    If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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.