Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Teacher (Special Education) in Eagle Butte, South Dakota
Summary This position is part of the Cheyenne River Education Line Office, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Teacher (Special Education) you will be responsible for serving as a Special Education teacher in a BIE Infant and Toddler Program on or near the Reservation. The instruction area(s) will normally be general pre-elementary subjects in a early childhood program setting. Responsibilities As a Teacher (Special Education) CY-1710-11, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision: Prepare yearly instructional outlines and related daily lesson plans covering relevant units of study and specifying objectives, activities and evaluative methods/instruments for both group and individual instructional programs. Teach students by selecting, developing, adapting and implementing appropriate instructional methods and techniques utilizing available resources to provide for academic achievement. Continuously evaluate individual and group academic progress through the use of criterion-referenced tests, periodic standardized tests, oral tests, and/or other relevant evaluative methods/instruments. Develop and conduct instruction within an environment that provides and promotes opportunities for the students to develop rapport, inter-relationships, self-discipline and a positive self-image. Maintain control of assigned class(es) and handle discipline independently except for chronic or extreme behavior problems. Supervise assigned students as scheduled, or provide for their supervision, throughout the academic day and/or activity in order to provide for the safety, health, and welfare of the students in compliance with school, Agency, and Area Guidelines. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Applicants with Indian Preference All U.S. Citizens Qualifications: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements contained in the approved job category for P.L. 95-561 described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Basic Education Requirement for Pay Level 11-17: Possess a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) from an accredited education institution. You must have at least 24 semester hours (or the equivalent) of course work in special education that includes at least on course covering the teaching of exceptional student and courses in the appropriate field(s) of specialization. All professional educators must meet the certification standards for the position in the State where the position is located. Emergency and provisional certificates may be accepted under the conditions they are issued by the State certification authority. Pay Level Requirements: To qualify for a pay level, you must have completed the degree requirement and if stated the required semester hours at the next level of education from an accredited university in a related field of study. Pay Level 11 requires a Bachelor's Degree Pay Level 12 requires a Bachelor's Degree and fifteen semester hours towards a Master's Degree Pay Level 13 requires a Bachelor's Degree and thirty semester hours towards a Master's Degree Pay Level 14 requires a Master's Degree Pay Level 15 requires a Master's Degree and fifteen semester hours towards a Doctorate Pay Level 16 requires a Master's Degree and thirty semester hours towards a Doctorate Pay Level 17 requires a earned Doctorate Pay tables for Bureau of Indian Education Title 25 positions can be found at https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/education-pay-table-archives Basis of Rating: All applicants for this position will be rated and ranked based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected in the assessment questionnaire. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess or have the potential to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicant's advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and Indian preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted. Education To meet the education requirements, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection. Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. For further information on creditable education visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information U.S. Citizenship is required. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Direct Deposit of pay is required. Tour of Duty: Full Time (Seasonal) FLSA: Exempt Bargaining Unit: Yes Contract Length: School Year May require overtime work. Salary includes applicable locality pay. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Position has a positive education requirement. One academic year (equivalent to two academic semesters) probationary period may be required. The Bureau of Indian Education has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. Travel and Relocation expense will not be paid. Staffing Differential is not authorized. Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized. Government quarters may be available. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. All selections under an announcement must be made within 3 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list. Applications will only be accepted online 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. The Investigative Process for Public Trust Positions: Background investigations for public trust positions are conducted to gather information to determine whether applicants are reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and loyal to the U.S. The information that provided on the Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions (SF-85P) and the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306) may be confirmed during the investigation. The investigation may extend beyond the time covered by this form, when necessary to resolve issues. The applicant's current employer may be contacted as part of the investigation, although the applicant may have previously indicated on applications or other forms that the applicant did not want the current employer to be contacted. If the applicant has a security freeze on their consumer or credit report file, then the agency may not be able to complete the investigation, which can adversely affect the applicant's eligibility for a public trust position or the ability to obtain Federal or contract employment. To avoid such delays, the applicant must request that the consumer reporting agencies lift the freeze in these instances. In addition to the questions on the SF-85P, inquiry also is made about the applicant's adherence to security requirements, the applicant honesty and integrity, falsification, misrepresentation, and any other behavior, activities, or associations that tend to demonstrate a person is not reliable, trustworthy, or loyal. After a suitability /fitness determination is made, the applicant may also be subject to continuous vetting which may include periodic reinvestigations to ensure the employee is continuing suitability for employment.