Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Romance Languages Division (ROM) School of Languages Studies (SLS), Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Department of State. The incumbent serves as Deputy Division Director in the ROM language division and as a senior authority for those language programs under the incumbent's leadership. This position represents one of the key members of the FSI and SLS senior teams.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Under the general guidance of the Division Director leads the overall language program management, including overseeing curriculum. Provides supervision and policy and program guidance to staff. In collaboration with the Division Director, and based on own expertise, incumbent anticipates and strategically plans for all language training program needs. Formulates budget requirements for the division. Compiles and analyzes language section budget requests for Division Director's review and approval. Ensures effective program monitoring and evaluation through collaboration with the Language Testing division, the Curriculum and Staff Development division and the Evaluation division. As a recognized expert in language training, incumbent maintains extensive contacts with professional organizations engaged in language training theory and the design and delivery of language training programs and liaises and works collaboratively with outside language schools and academic institutions domestically and overseas.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Travel within the United States and to overseas countries may be required. <br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position.</li> <li>Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.</li> <li>One year trial period, unless excepted by regulation.</li> <li>New supervisors must successfully complete a 1 year trial period.</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.</li> <li>U.S. Citizenship is required.</li> <li>Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. <br /><br /><strong>Applicants must meet ONE of the required basic entry qualification requirements described below:</strong><br /><br /><strong>BASIC REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br /><br /><strong>A. Degree:</strong> that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to this position;<br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br /><strong>B. Combination of education and experience</strong> — 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.<br /><br /><strong>Note:</strong> All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. You MUST <strong>(1)<strong> submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application, and if selected, an official college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment; <strong>(2)</strong> transcripts MUST be legible AND include your name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade, and number of credits earned; <strong>(3)</strong> if your documents are on dark / color paper, you will need to Xerox them to lighten them up in order for us to read them. If we cannot read the documents we cannot give you this credit; <strong> (4) </strong> if you attended more than one college you MUST submit a transcript from each institution if you wish your education to be considered in qualifying you for this position; and <strong>(5)</strong> all college coursework that may be pertinent to qualifying you for the position MUST be included on the transcripts. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position. </strong></strong><br /><br /><strong>IN ADDITION</strong> to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, you MUST have at least 1 year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service. <strong>Qualifying experience must demonstrate the following:</strong><br /> <ul> <li><strong>Experience</strong> <strong>in the design, delivery, administration, and management of language training programs.</strong></li> <li><strong>Experience in developing, monitoring and evaluating language training programs, ensuring adequate staffing of classes and use of appropriate foreign language methodologies and curriculum. </strong></li> <li><strong>Experience in providing guidance and counseling to subordinate supervisory personnel, and able to problem-solve and resolve conflicting situations.</strong></li> <li><strong>Experience in performance measurement, data management, and conducting language program reviews and analyzing participant feedback.</strong></li> <li><strong>Experience in formulating budget requirements, prioritizing needs, defending budget proposals</strong>.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GG-14 position.</strong><br /><br /><strong>In addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:</strong><br /> <ul> <ul> <li>Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others;</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Knowledge of the role of public diplomacy in fulfilling U.S. foreign policy goals;</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Knowledge of budget formulation, presentation and execution;</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Ability to develop course evaluation and data analysis tools.</li> </ul> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or ReasonableAccommodationsstate.gov.<br /><br />More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:<br /><br />(List a maximum of six (6) KSAs/competencies that will be used to evaluate candidates here in list format. The KSAs and competencies listed must be relative to the specialized experience and correlate to the questions covered in the assessment tool.<br /> <ul> <li><strong>Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.</strong></li> <li><strong>Knowledge of budget formulation, presentation and execution.</strong></li> <li><strong>Ability to develop course evaluation and data analysis tools.</strong></li> <li><strong>Skill in foreign language teaching, training and pedagogy.</strong></li> <li><strong>Knowledge of curriculum development and course design.</strong></li> <li><strong>Knowledge of the role of public diplomacy in fulfilling U.S. foreign policy goals.</strong></li> </ul> <br /><br />Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click <br /> here .<br /><br />Qualified candidates are assigned a score between 70 and 100. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position and earn a score of at least 85 (when applicants are rated in a range of 70 to 100) to receive consideration for special priority.<br /><br />If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lower score, which may also eliminate you from consideration for this position.<br /><br />Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview..<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.<br /> <li>Resume – your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.</li> <li>A completed online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department's automated system "Gateway to State".</li> <li>Transcripts – if applicable, see the Qualifications section of the announcement. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.</li> <li>If you are qualifying based on other criteria listed under the Qualification Section of this announcement, you MUST submit the required supporting documentation (certificates, certifications, etc.) with your application.</li> <li>Veterans' preference does not apply to this vacancy. If you are a veteran, you may indicate your veteran's status on your resume. Any supporting documentation received from veterans will be retained to document veteran's status if selected.</li> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.


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