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Education Services Specialist (EIS)(Columbus, OH)

This position is part of the Army Fellows Program and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department of the Army.
LOCATION: Columbus, OH (On-Site)
First year: $48,607 - $63,189
Second year: $59,456 - $77,290
Upon Program Completion: $71,936 - $93,514
We are seeking driven, high-performing teammates, and we will provide opportunities to apply your talent to make a positive difference through meaningful work. You’ll also learn and grow through a structured but flexible two-year developmental program that accounts for your existing knowledge, skills, behaviors, and preferences and for your career field’s professional competencies.
In this role you will get to:
  • Conduct education outreach and develop partnerships with secondary and post-secondary schools, as well as state and national education organizations.
  • Interpret tests and assessment inventories.
  • Conduct interpretations of tests and inventories delivered in computer-based or paper-and-pencil format.
  • Utilize state and national labor market information during career exploration processes.
  • Develop schedules and reports in support of educational programs and initiatives.
  • Use databases to extract and analyze data and generate reports.
  • Coordinate communication to field staff regarding marketing leads and scheduling requests.
  • Manage and conduct training and briefings/presentations on established programs (such as ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP), CEP internet Computer Adaptive Testing (iCAT), and the Slow Down, Sell Faster sales methodology).
  • Research, prepare and conduct executive level briefings to a variety of audiences in various formats and venues.

Basic Requirement for an Education Services Specialist:

Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the position to be filled in one or a combination of the following areas, with at least one course from (1) or (2). (1)Tests and measurement: Study of the selection, evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation, and uses of group and individual aptitude, proficiency, interest, and other tests; (2) Adult education: Study of the adult as a learner, teaching-learning theories for adults, models and procedures for planning, designing, managing, and evaluating adult learning activities; (3) Educational program administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs; (4) Curriculum development or design: Study of the principles and techniques for development of curricula for adult or vocational education programs; (5) Teaching methods: Study of teaching strategies and learning styles of the adult learner; (6) Guidance and counseling: Study of the purposes and methods in counseling and guidance, the role of the counselor in various settings, approaches to counseling, and the uses of tests in the counseling situation; (7) Career planning: Study of career development, learning activities, systems, approaches, program coordination, use of educational and community resources, and vocational counseling systems; OR (8) Occupational information: Study of theories of occupational choice and vocational development and their application to the guidance process. Identification and utilization of various types of occupational information and resources. Degree must be completed by June 2023.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes establishing academic/vocational goals; or, advising individuals on non-traditional education programs and transferability of credits; or, providing information on financial assistance programs; or, administering and interpreting academic tests. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).


Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: counseling, education & development, or adult Learning.


Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion (or completion by June 2023) of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on:
(1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR
(2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR
(3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (