Education Program Specialist Job in WASHINGTON, DC

Vacancy No. OII-2017-0004 Department Office of Innovation and Improvement
Salary $92,145.00 to $119,794.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/4/2017 Close Date 1/18/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Education Program Specialist, GS-1720-13 (MPP)

Office of Innovation and Improvement

  • FEW vacancies - Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 1/4/2017

Closes Wednesday 1/18/2017

  • Salary Range
    $92,145.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply

    The area of consideration for this position is "Federal Agencies" for Status candidates. Announcement #OII-2017-0003 is open concurrently with an area of consideration of "All Recruiting Sources" for on-status candidates. Applicants eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities (i.e. VEOA, Sch. A, etc) should also apply under announcement #OII-2017-0004.

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Job Overview

Job Overview


About the Agency

This position serves as an Education Program Specialist in the Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), Parental Options and Improvement (POI) programs division in the United States Department of Education. The position may perform professional work for multiple program teams within POI such as: Arts in Education, Magnet Schools Assistance, Full-Service Community Schools, Place-based Initiatives, Opportunity Scholarship Program, and/or the Promise Neighborhoods programs. Program objectives are achieved through the management of grants, contracts, and/or interagency agreements, as well as through professional leadership and expertise.

Employees in POI serve as principal advisors on the development of promising educational interventions, including reforms that expand parental choice and information; and, neighborhood revitalization and community transformation.


Plans and manages grant competitions, which include the development of the grant announcement; organizing the application review process; recruiting, recommending, and training reviewers for grant applications; and, developing the final slate of applications recommended for funding.

Administers the grant program and assists in the formulation of program regulations and policies, including the establishment of management goals and priorities. Also provides information to the education community and others concerned with the issues addressed by the grant program.

Serves as a contracting officer’s representative responsible for managing and overseeing the provision of technical assistance to a discretionary grant program or content area; drafting statements of work and contract modifications; paying contractor invoices; and writing contractor performance evaluations.

Provides technical assistance to potential applicants and grantees; managements the monitoring of grants to ensure federal funds are used in accordance with program regulations and promotes project success; and, coordinates project directors’ meeting or local/national workshops for the program.

Provides substantial input into the development of objectives, policies, and long range work priorities for the program unit to which assigned. Provides broad levels of advice to managers in virtually all aspects of the program and activities related to it.

Provides authoritative leadership and guidance for important special projects that have a significant bearing on the direction and operation of the organizational unit. These projects may require a significant level of integration with the objectives and functions of other organizational units as well as high levels of demonstrated programmatic expertise.

Handles the most complex features of the operational aspects of the program, providing coordination and leadership where necessary to other members of the staff and/or representatives from other organizations.

Analyzes and evaluates on a quantitative/qualitative basis the effectiveness of line program operations in meeting established goals and objectives.

Analyzes management information requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department Of Education

Office of Innovation and Improvement


Theresa Ralidak
Phone: 312-730-1546


400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
Fax: 000-000-0000

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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