School Liaison Specialist
Posted on Dec 9, 2018 by AF Installation and Mission Support
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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Headquarters, Field Operating Agency(FOA) level program specialist for school liaison personnel at installations within multiple Major Commands. Performs work in support of school transition/support services to advise on activities,functions and needs of military connected families and children.
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* Provides technical direction, guidance, oversight, advisory support, consultative advisory services on a wide range of school issues and systems, and practices to school liaison specialist, installation personnel, MAJCOM personnel and senior leaders
* Acts as seasoned consultative advisor to leadership and principal staff on K-12 school transition/support services issues
* Applying appropriate military child school support/transition programs experience, analyzes, develops, and evaluates detailed plans, goals, and objectives for long range implementation of school transition programs
* Provides school support/transition services program training to installation school liaison personnel, functional program managers, and school district personnel upon request.
* Prepares special reports and correspondence
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
* #### Job family (Series)
1701 General Education And Training
### Conditions of Employment
* Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
* U.S. Citizenship is required
* Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
* A security clearance may be required
* PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
* This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
* Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours
* This position is a child care/youth services position subject to background checks in accordance with Public law (PL) 101-647
* Employee must maintain current certifications
* Disclosure of Political Appointments
* All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
* Employee must successfully complete training requirements identified for the position, such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid
* Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
* Training may be conducted during evening and weekend hours
* This position meets the professional exemption criteria for the Fair Labor Standards Act (5 CFR 551.206)
**SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:** Applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the GS-1701-13, School Liaison Specialist position and have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience overseeing/monitoring the implementation of policies, plans, standards, and procedures for children's school support/transition programs such as school transition support, deployment support, Partnerships in Education, home school support, installation/school communications, pre-K transition support, and post-secondary education preparation opportunities.
Basic education requirements are described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-1701, School Liaison Specialist.
Due to the use of 90-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-12 grade/level or equivalent position in the federal service.
**FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS:** Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in?-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
**KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):**Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Expert knowledge of a wide range of public, private and home school laws, policies, regulations, precedents, executive orders, instructions and concepts governing military child school support/transition programs such as school transition support, deployment support, Partnerships in Education, home school support, installation/school communications, pre-K transition support, and post-secondary education preparation opportunities
2. Expert knowledge and background of early childhood, elementary education and including principles, practices and techniques in education theory.
3. Expert knowledge of advanced military child school support/transition principles, concepts, practices, laws, regulations and a wide range of qualitative and quantitative techniques and methods to resolve problems not susceptible to treatment by standard methods.
4. Knowledge and understanding of departmental goals, vision, policy, and programs relating to military school issues and the process required to develop solutions, evaluate and defend programs to higher levels of local, state, and federal government.
5. Knowledge of the organization's mission and higher headquarters policies and principles applicable to financial indicators, corporate standards, and performance measurements.
6. Skill in gathering, assembling, and compiling data, conducting reviews, evaluating information, drawing conclusions, devising solutions, and preparing qualitative and narrative reports for a variety of offices and agencies; establishing and maintaining records; and managing resources to enhance accomplishment of program goals and mission.
7. Ability to establish effective working relationships and to communicate well with others, orally and in writing, including preparing and conducting formal and informal briefings.
**PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:**Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
**VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:** Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
**IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY:**You **MUST** provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
**FOREIGN EDUCATION:** Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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