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Education Services Specialist

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Army National Guard

$50,598.00 to $65,778.00

Springfield, IL

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$50,598 to $65,778 per year

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GS 9

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Springfield, IL

Springfield, IL

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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The public

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This National Guard position is for a EDUCATION SERVICES SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5227000 and is part of the IL MILPO, National Guard.

This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 100 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 100 applicants, or 03/26/2018 is reached.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is in the Exceptive Service under the authority of Title V, P.L. 114-328, Sections 932 and 1084 (FY17 NDAA). The FIRST area of consideration for this position will be all On-Board T5 & T32 Permanent and Excepted Indefinite Federal Employees/Technicians within the ILNG.

The SECOND area of consideration will be all On-Board T32 Excepted Technicians within the ILNG.

Tenure 1, 2 and 3 federal employees/technicians (T32 and T5) within the agency. Tenure can be located in block 24 on your latest SF 50.

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Provide oversight as an advisor and consultant serving all the Army National Guard personnel with the state for off-duty civilian training and education.

Provide advisory services to the education services officer, recruiting and retention command, and battalion and unit commanders concerning the educational needs and incentive eligibility of their assigned personnel and customer support.

Function as principal liaison between National Guard members and participating public and private educational institutions.

Perform educational and vocational counseling, which consists of advising and assisting members on individual programs of study available, to include High School Equivalency (GED), correspondence, self-teaching, new and innovative/non-traditional college to include Associate, Baccalaureate degree programs, first Masters or Professional degree which meet their academic and vocational requirements.

Estimate, obtain, and execute the necessary program funds and determines their allocation.

Serve as the coordinator and Alternate Test Control Officer for the DANTES testing section to include ordering, receiving, accounting, and safeguarding test material with appropriate security measures, and disseminates program guidance for examinations.

Develop, collect, analyze, and disseminate data on educational and incentive programs and entrance requirements for ESO.

Assist military personnel whose records do not indicate successful completion of civilian education requirements for commissioning Officers, appointing or commissioning of Warrant Officers, or Enlisted Soldiers who have not achieved equivalency of nontraditional educational means.

Coordinates with State Recruiting and Retention Manager and Incentives Manager and assists with recruiting and incentive programs in educational institutions in which National Guard programs are established.

Research and prepare response to official inquiries for supervisor (i.e. Inspector General, congressional inquiries, etc).

Responsible for and oversees the direction of the Incentives Section and functions as the technical expert.

Monitors Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), and commissioning programs. Requests exception to policy from National Guard Bureau (NGB-ARM).

Performs other duties as assigned.

**This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties.**

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

1740 Education Services



Conditions of Employment

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Must obtain and maintain Secret security clearance.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have a degree that includes or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in the following areas; Test & Measurement, Adult Education, Educational Program Administration, Curriculum Development or Design, Teaching Methods, Guidance and counseling, Career Planning, Occupational Information.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience for GS-1740-09 which includes education theories, principles, procedures, and practices of secondary, adult, or continuing education in order to counsel academic testing; career development and training concepts, principles, and policies; receipt, storage, handling, packaging, mailing, and destruction of controlled test material. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-07 grade/level or equivalent in the federal service.


Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.


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%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-07 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.


If you are using Education to qualify for this position,

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.

1. Tests & measurement: Study of 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 & continuing education programs.

4. Curriculum development or design: Study of 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 & counseling: Study of 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.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (

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

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):

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

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

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents: The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50 (current and former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or documentation to support a Reinstatement Eligible claim. You will not be contacted for additional information.





It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

Reinstatement Eligibles: Individuals, who previously held a career or career-conditional appointment with the federal government, may be eligible for reinstatement, which allows re-entry to the Federal competitive service workforce without competing with the public. Reinstatement eligibles can also apply for Federal jobs open only to status or merit promotion candidates.

Additional Resources:

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.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the 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 resume 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 (

), 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:

Agency contact information

Doreen Misiorek Doreen Misiorek


(217) 761-3782




1301 N MacArthur Blvd

Springfield, IL


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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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