- U.S. Military Academy
Education - Excluding Post Secondary
Reading and Study Skills Instructor
##### Department of the Army
U.S. Military Academy
##### Office of the Dean, Center for Enhanced Performance
- ##### Open & closing dates
08/01/2019 to 08/14/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$71,593 to $93,077 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
West Point, NY 1 vacancy
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
**About the Position:**
The U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY is an academic institution
located in the Hudson River Valley, 50 miles from New York City. The
historic site is the oldest continuously occupied military post in
America. West Point is a self contained city with housing, a
Department of Public Works, libraries, hospital, fire department,
chapels, and restaurants. Employees have access to Eisenhower Hall
Theater, Hudson Valley's performing arts center, and recreational
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Serve as an Instructor in the Center for Enhanced Performance at the
United States Military Academy (USMA), teaching three courses geared
towards academic success and student development. Serve as the
primary instructor, responsible for all administrative duties for
the Information Literacy and Critical Thinking course: Develop and
revise course content that incorporates principles of college
student success, analysis of scholarly research, and evaluation of
information sources, critical reading, and reasoning. Serve as an
academic excellence instructor conducting individual and/or small
group sessions working with diverse student populations. Obtain
feedback from instructors on progress of students in meeting
educational objectives established by respective academic
departments. Develop action plans for students to remediate
shortcomings and/or achieve full potential. Maintain counseling
records and meeting policy expectations to track progress of
students in achievement of goals. Identify cadets with potential to
compete for nationally-competitive scholarships, and mentor cadets
seeking to engage in opportunities through club, community service,
or other academic interests. Serve as the primary administrator for
the USMA chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Responsibilities include maintaining all paperwork and records, and
coordinating the annual initiation ceremony, national and local
award submissions, and chapter meetings.
### Travel Required
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
1701 General Education And Training
### Conditions of Employment
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness
determination, as determined by a completed background
**Who May Apply:** All U.S. Citizens
**This is a full-time permanent appointment in the Excepted
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience
requirements 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.
Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
**Basic Requirement for Reading and Study Skills Instructor:**
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included or was
supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter
field appropriate to the position, such as Developmental Education,
Psychology, Teaching, Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, or
another subject-matter field appropriate to the position. (You must
include a copy of your transcripts with your application package.)
B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a
major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the
position, such as Developmental Education, Psychology, Teaching,
Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, or another subject-matter
field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or
additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that
normally acquired through the successful completion of the four-year
course of study described in A above. (You must include a copy of
your transcripts with your application package.)
**In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for
this position you must also meet the qualification requirements
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which
includes the use of instructional techniques and educational
principles to effectively instruct and to prepare and administer
materials designed to teach reading and study skills. This
definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at
the second lower grade/level position in the federal service
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of
progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a
degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and
abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as:
Developmental Education, Psychology, Teaching, Reading Instruction,
Literacy Education, or another subject-matter field appropriate to
the position. (You must include a copy of your transcripts with your
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education
and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as
the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To
compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months
of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed
graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year
(total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two
percentages. (You must include a copy of your transcripts with your
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency
(knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following five areas:
1. **Academic Accomplishment**:An earned bachelor's degree with a
master's degree preferred in Developmental Education, Psychology,
Teaching, Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, or another
subject-matter field appropriate to the position.
2. **Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation**: Experience in
curriculum development, program administration teaching, and
assessing college level study skills courses.
3. **Counseling**: Demonstrated experience advising, counseling and
mentoring diverse student populations.
4. **Teaching**: Direct experience working with students who are
under prepared or at-risk for success at the college level.
5. **Scholarship Advisement**: Knowledge and experience in writing
resumes, personal statements and the process of applying and
competing for nationally-competitive scholarships such as Marshall,
Truman and Rhodes.
**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. Foreign education must be
evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this
position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your
application. For further information, visit:
### Additional information
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- One year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct deposit of pay is required.
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department
of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested
in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in
the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 32 - Training position.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not
authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in
the Government interest.
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
Once the application process is complete, a review of your
application package will be made to determine your eligibility,
qualifications and quality ranking for this position. Your
application package (resume/curriculum vitae, academic transcripts,
narrative that addresses each of the five knowledge, skills and
abilities, and list of three (3) references including contact
information) will be evaluated by a faculty search committee and
final selection will be made via interview by the selecting
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive
awards in your resume as that information may be taken into
consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be
required to provide supporting documentation.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may
affect your rating or consideration for employment.
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
##### Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
##### Trust determination process
- Required Documents
All applicants are required to submit a complete Application
Package. Application packages must include:
**1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae:**
- Your resume or curriculum vitae may be submitted in any format
and must support the specialized experience described in this
- If your resume or curriculum vitae includes a photograph or
other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to
make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may
not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours
worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week
and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your
resume does not contain this information, your application may
be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration
for this position.
- For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
**2. Academic Transcripts:**
- This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or
allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet
this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of
your transcript with your application package or you will be
rated ineligible. If selected, official college or university
transcript will be required. See: Transcripts and Licenses
**3. Narrative that addresses each of the five knowledge, skills and
abilities listed above.**
- Please include a brief narrative that addresses each knowledge,
skill and ability, and your experience/qualification in meeting
**4. List of Three (3) References:**
- Please include a list of three (3) references and their phone
number, email, and relationship to applicant.
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document
type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
1. You MUST submit documents verifying your veteran's preference or
military spouse preference if you are claiming these preferences.
These documents may include, but are not limited to: for military
spouse preference claims, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders
and marriage certificate; for veteran's preference claims, DD-214
(which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as
applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
2. If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of
service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s)
of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of
discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated
or be on approved terminal leave. If you supply a statement of
service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified
by a DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military. For
more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:
If you fail to provide the required documents, you will be marked as
having an incomplete application package and you will not be
considered any further.
Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the
documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The
Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used
and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements
of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of
the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to
include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human
Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military
orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information
for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to
remove another person's personal information before you submit your
application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of
the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
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and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
- How to Apply
To apply for this position, your complete application package must
be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/14/2019 to receive
consideration. Application packages must include:
1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
2. Academic Transcripts;
3. Narrative addressing each of the five knowledge, skills and
4. List of Three (3) References;
5. DD-214, if claiming veteran's preference;
6. Statement of service from your unit, if currently serving on
active duty; and,
7. Copy of Sponsor's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and
marriage certificate, if claiming military spouse preference.
In order to receive full consideration, applications should be
postmarked or received by the closing date of this announcement.
Submit your complete application package to the following:
United States Military Academy
Center for Enhanced Performance
Attention: Ms. Lori Houlihan
758 Cullum Road, Jefferson Hall, Room 164
West Point, NY 10996
Email (preferred method): ...@westpoint.edu
### Agency contact information
### Army Applicant Help Desk
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West Point, NY 10996
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### Next steps
Requests for further information may be submitted to:
Ms. Lori Houlihan
United States Military Academy
Center for Enhanced Performance
758 Cullum Road, Jefferson Hall, Room 164
West Point, NY 10996
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541286500. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
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