Instructor (Speech), GS-1701-09/11

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
NOTE: This position is covered by the bargaining unit.
The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes' needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.
The mission of Haskell Indian Nations University, a land grant institution, is to serve members of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native nations as authorized by Congress and in partial fulfillment of treaty and trust obligations. With student learning as its focus, Haskell embraces the principles of sovereignty and self-determination through a culturally based holistic lifelong learning environment that promotes and upholds respect, rights, and responsibility.
As an Instructor of Speech, you will teach undergraduate courses in Speech and other courses appropriate to the field. The incumbent may be tasked to conduct other specialty related projects that supports the educational needs of Haskell. Classes taught will be composed of American Indian and Alaskan Native students from numerous tribes with diverse backgrounds and traditions representing this country's Indian nations.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
As an Instructor of Speech, you will serve as a faculty team member. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Planning classroom instruction by developing, annually updated, and maintain course syllabi aligned with instructional and professional standards. Develops interdisciplinary instructional materials through a team approach with other faculty members.
Learning and utilizing an awareness of the unique background of students with American Indian and Alaska Native heritage to incorporate related native materials or perspectives into instruction where appropriate.
Developing criteria for testing, assignments, and other instruments to evaluate student proficiency; administering tests, written assignments and other evaluative materials on a regular basis; and advising students concerning their progress to meet course objectives.
Conducting class room learning activities, including but not limited to lectures, activities and exercises, audio-visual media, technology, field trips and exchange, group discussions, and other appropriate measures to stimulate student attention and interest.
Representing Haskell at professional conferences, workshops and seminars. Serving as a faculty advisor for students and on faculty committees. Proposing and administering grants that support students and/or university programs.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements contained in the OPM Standards. For this position, they are listed below.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree or Ph.D. that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position (typically a degree in the field of Speech or Communication/Communication Studies).
In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, candidates must have specialized experience as identified below.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized 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 Federal Service.
For GS-09: Two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
For GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service, OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Examples of qualifying experience include: full-time Instructing in a college or university developing, researching, and administering course syllabi, materials, labs and activities; delivering lectures and presentations for upper level courses in a college or university; evaluating students' progress on standards based approach; collaborated with college and university faculty on maintaining accreditation requirements; serving on or chairing numerous committees which dealt with issues such as curriculum, goals and objectives, standardized testing, staff selection, and policy.
EDUCATION: This position has a positive education requirement; to qualify you must submit a copy of your transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned.
A Master's Degree is required for this position.
SUITABILITY & CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation is required. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
DRIVING REQUIREMENT: 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.
Applicants will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection process. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum requirements established for the position and whose job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities have been assessed are ranked in two or more predefined qaulity categories. The final certificate will group applicants into the top category, applying veteran's preference as appropriate, instead of ranking the applicants in numeric score order.
If basically qualified, you will be further evaluated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience and education in relation to the job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position and placed in one of the following categories:
BEST QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess all of the job related competencies identified as important for successful job performance.
WELL QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess a majority (i.e., more than half but not all) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance.
QUALIFIED: Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified or Well Qualified as described above.
Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veteran's preference is absolute within each quality category. Compensable veterans (CPS and CP) will "float" to the top of the highest category regardless of their final rating, except for Professional positions at GS-9 & above where they would be placed at the top of the category determined by their final rating. Non-compensable veterans (XP and TP) will go to the top of the category provided their final rating meets the cut-off rating for that category.
BASIS OF RATING: As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Teaching Others
Planning & Evaluating
Education & Training
Interpersonal Skills
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questionnaire. The Occupational Questionnaire should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. After review, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and experience, your score can and will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities. Please ensure that your resume is detailed to include specific experience that pertains to this position, and dates of past employment.
Follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.
To Apply Online:
Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
To return to a previously saved or incomplete application go /
We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to by following the steps below.
To Apply by Fax:
Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed.
Combination Online/Fax:
Log into or create your Application Manager account at /
ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
Print the United States Government Application Cover Page
Include the 1213229 , SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
Fax your United States Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to
Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.
All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by 11:59PM EST Friday, September 19, 2014 .
1. Your R sum - Must contain the following:
Job Announcement Number
Work Experience: Position Title; Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy) ; Hours worked per week ; Current Supervisor's Name and Telephone number; and Duties
2. A complete View Occupational Questionnaire
3. OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment
4.Applicant Screening Questionnaire
5. Form GSA 3607 Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. No supervisory signature required.
6. 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.
Copies of your College transcript(s).
Form DD-214, if claiming 5 point veteran's preference. If claiming 10 point or more veteran's preference, submit Form DD-214, Standard Form 15 and required proof of entitlement from the VA.
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.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
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-qualifiedICTAP 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 withpreference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 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 fromSelective Service.
OTHER: The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

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