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Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Education Specialist in Thomson, Illinois

Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons? You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

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Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.

Basic Requirements:

Degree - that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.

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Combination of Education and Experience: - courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above.

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In addition to meeting the above Basic Requirements, applicants must also have the following:

Education: GL-09: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.

GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

Graduate education must provide the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

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Experience:

GL-09 and GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience could include:

GL-09: Experience administering standardized educational group tests and other individual diagnostic and/or assessment instruments, and analysis of results.

Experience in planning, developing and conducting an instructional program based on assessment data, knowledge of teaching strategies, learning styles, and availability of resources.

Experience in planning, designing curricula, and coordinating instructional programs, which may include such areas as: Literacy/GED, Adult Continuing Education, English as a Second Language, vocational trades, and/or advance education. GS-11: Experience developing and administering standardized educational group tests and other individual diagnostic and assessment instruments, and analysis of results.

Experience in planning, developing and conducting individualized instructional programs based on assessment data, knowledge of teaching strategies, learning styles, and availability of resources.

Experience in planning, designing curricula, and coordinating a variety of programs, which may include such areas as: Literacy, Adult Continuing Education, English as a Second Language, vocational trades and advance education. OR

Combination of Education and Experience:

GL-09 and GS-11: Combination of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience. This experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.

Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.

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