Education Services Specialist
As an Education Services Specialist you will:
- Develop, implement, and disseminate Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program (CEP) policies and technical guidance.
- Prepare reports, briefings, and information papers pertaining to all programmatic aspects.
- Prepare sample program marketing materials such as scheduling letters, thank you letters, testing announcements, advertisements, etc. for use by Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Education Services Specialists (ESSs).
- Develop training programs and materials for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Education Services Specialists (ESSs), service recruiters, school counselors, and counselor educators.
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.
- Tests and measurement: Study of the selection, evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation, and uses of group and individual aptitude, proficiency, interest, and other tests.
- 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.
- Educational program administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs.
- Curriculum development or design: Study of the principles and techniques for development of curricula for adult or vocational education programs.
- Teaching methods: Study of teaching strategies and learning styles of the adult learner.
- Guidance and counseling: Study of the 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.
- Career planning: Study of career development, learning activities, systems, approaches, program coordination, use of educational and community resources, and vocational counseling systems.
- 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.
Specialized Experience: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11). Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, including: Coordinating, maintaining, and executing programmatic activities to support student testing program marketing plans; Developing policies, goals, and objectives to increase total student testing; Negotiating with nonparticipating and participating educational organizations to improve and sustain participation in the student testing program; Analyzing state and local educational program to develop marketing to retain and increase student testing program use; Reviewing program operations to recommend improvements. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).