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U.S. Coast Guard Educational Technician, GS-1702-05 in Cape May, New Jersey


This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Recruit Training Center, Support Services Division, Child Development Center, Cape May, NJ.


The role of this position is to serve as a senior teacherproviding oversight and leadership of other staff in the care and education ofchildren ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include: * Providing appropriate, specialized developmental care and instruction for children enrolled ina program setting. * Performing daily planning activities and providing oversight in a designated classroom. * Maintaining records of progress in various areas of each child's development. * Preparing documentation that reports and assesses each child's development and discusses observation and reports with families and the program director. * Communicating with familieswhenever possible to promote an understanding of the growth and development of each child. *Participating and recommended training programs, conferences, courses, and other activities aimed at promoting professional growth.


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

Applicant is required to meet the medical requirements of the position.

This position requires a CNACI.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Qualifications: Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the federal service; OR completed 4 years of education above high school. Education and experience may be combined to meet experience requirements. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Examples include: experience in an early childhood developmental program for children aged from six weeks to5 years; caring for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age; participating in early childhood programs; explaining guidelines to others; and documenting development of children in the program.National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional Information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click hereRecruitment incentives may be authorized.All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 410-636-7212. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation