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Adult Basic Literacy Education Advisor 1

Company: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Adult Basic Literacy Education Advisor 1 Print Apply Adult Basic Literacy Education Advisor 1 Salary $57,741.00 - $87,687.00 Annually Location Dauphin County, PA Job Type Civil Service Permanent Full-Time Department Department of Education Job Number CS-********-21381 Closing 12/19/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Job Code 21381 Position Number ******** Union FOSCEP - Fed of St Cult & Ed Profsnls Bargaining Unit C4 Pay Group ST08 Bureau/Division Code ******** Bureau/Division Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education/Division of Adult Education Worksite Address 333 Market Street, 12th Floor City Harrisburg Zip Code 17126-0333 Contact Name Loraine Spangler Contact Phone ************ Contact Email **************** - Description - Benefits - Questions THE POSITION Do you have experience administering grant-funded adult basic education programing and using data to evaluate programing and support continuous program improvement? Join our team of adult basic education advisors and put that experience to use ensuring high-quality, data-driven adult basic education and family literacy programs that support commonwealth residents to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID. - Full-time employment - Work hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday with a one hour lunch period - This position requires regular overnight and multi-day travel, mostly within Pennsylvania and occasionally to Washington, D.C and other out of state locations. DESCRIPTION OF WORK As an adult basic education advisor 1, you will work with adult basic education and family literacy programs receiving federal and state funds through the Division of Adult Education. Our goal is to ensure the highest quality programing that leads to successful outcomes for all commonwealth residents attending the programs. You will work closely with your assigned agencies to monitor and evaluate their activities. You will conduct ongoing review and monitoring of all assigned programs for compliance with federal and state policies, procedures, guidelines, laws, statutes, and regulations and provision of high quality educational and support services that meet the needs of students. You will conduct on-site monitoring visits, desk monitoring, and ongoing review and analysis of program data. Data review and analysis focus on evidence of quality programing and positive outcomes for adult students and evidence of progress towards meeting contracted requirements and the need for program improvement or corrective action. You will work with program staff to find solutions to problems of compliance with state and federal requirements, respond to questions and issues related to division programs and initiatives, and provide technical assistance to improve programing and services. You will use knowledge of and experience with new developments, significant curriculum, instructional and assessment materials, and research related to adult basic and family literacy education to inform your work. Advisors also fully participate in the annual review and revision of policies and guidelines and in the annual grant application process, including identifying priorities, providing technical assistance, and reviewing submitted applications. Advisors work as a team to ensure that everyone is providing the same information and support to the field. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY Qualifications: - Must meetPA residency requirement - For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow thelinkand click on Residency - Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Four years of professional experience in the field of adult basic or literacy education, including one year in an administrative capacity; and a bachelor's degree;ORan equivalent combination of experience and training which includes one year of administrative experience in adult basic or literacy education - Must be able to perform essential job functions Veterans:Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go *************************************************************** click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at **************************. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity. EXAMINATION INFORMATION - Score valid for this specific posting only - Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions - Provide complete and accurate information or: - score may be lower than deserved - application processing may be delayed - disqualification may result - May only testonceunder this announcement - Email notice of test results provided Health & Wellness We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.* Work/Life Balance We understand that there is more to life than work - and we want you to enjoy it! We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions. Career Development We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be. Other Rewards Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts. For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go *******************.govand click on the benefits box. *Eligibility rules apply. 01 How many years of professional experience do you have in the field of adult basic or literacy education? - 4 years of more - 1 year to 3 years - 1 year or less - None 02 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. 03 How many years of administrative experience do you possess in adult basic or literacy education? - 1 year or more - Less than 1 year - None 04 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. 05 Do you have any graduate-level coursework in adult basic/literacy education? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the 'Attachments' tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer 'yes' to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please ***************************************************************************** click on Other Information. - Yes - No 06 You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions. Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which 'Level of Performance' most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The 'Level of Performance' you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be ********** order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function. If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the 'Yes' button and proceed to the exam questions. - Yes 07 WORK BEHAVIOR 1 - EVALUATES GRANT PROPOSALS Evaluates grant proposals for state and/or federal funds for adult basic education programs, family literacy programs, and state leadership projects submitted by local educational agencies, community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and other eligible providers, which involves providing guidance and technical assistance in preparing the proposals; ensuring compliance with established priorities and guidelines; determining soundness and feasibility of the proposed activities; determining alignment of proposed activities to the goals and strategies of the WIOA State Plan and local workforce plans; evaluating the performance record of prior grant contracts; reviewing and scoring proposals based on established criteria; prioritizing proposals based on results of review and scoring; negotiating with program/project directors on line item budget requests; and recommending specific levels of funding or rejection. Levels of Performance Select the 'Level of Performance' which best describes your claim. - A. I have professional experience serving as an evaluator of grant proposals for adult basic education programs, family literacy programs, or state leadership projects; OR I have professional experience providing technical assistance within my agency and to other agencies in preparation of successful grant proposals for adult basic education programs, family literacy programs, or state leadership projects. - B. I have professional experience as the primary author of funded grant proposals for adult basic education programs, family literacy programs, or state leadership projects. - C. I have professional experience as the co-author of funded grant proposals for adult basic education programs, family literacy programs, or state leadership projects; OR I have professional experience preparing successful grant proposals for grants other than those for adult basic education programs, family literacy programs, or state leadership projects. - D. I have had coursework or training related to this work behavior. - E. I have no experience or training related to this work behavior. 08 In the space below, you must provide details about your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 1. Please be sure your response addresses the six items listed below. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer(s)/institution(s) where you gained this experience - The grant proposals you evaluated - The scope of the grant proposals you evaluated - The complexity of the grant proposal you evaluated - Your level of responsibility (administrator, work independently, provided direction/technical assistance to others, worked under the guidance of others) - The actual duties you performed 09 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - College/University - Course Title - Credits/Clock Hours 10 WORK BEHAVIOR 2 - EVALUATES LITERACY PROGRAMS Monitors and evaluates adult basic education programs, family literacy programs, state leadership projects, and other special projects in local educational agencies, community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and other adult basic education providers' facilities to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations governing adult basic and family literacy education and compliance with terms of the contract and all division policies and guidelines; evaluates the quality of the instructional methods and materials used in the programs; ensures that student records, attendance records, fiscal records, and other required documentation are properly completed, stored, and maintained; encourages programs to follow affirmative action policies and take steps to ensure equitable access to and participation in programs; reviews and uses program data on an on-going basis to monitor and evaluate program performance and identify areas of need for technical assistance or onsite monitoring; conducts onsite monitoring visits; completes monitoring and evaluation reports with findings with required actions, as well as recommendations and commendations when warranted; and provides guidance and technical assistance to improve program services and correct deficiencies. Levels of Performance Select the 'Level of Performance' which best describes your claim. - A. I have professional experience conducting program monitoring and evaluation of adult basic education and/or family literacy programs, which must have involved review and use of program data; ensuring compliance with fiscal and programmatic policies, guidelines, and regulations; identification of areas of need for improvement and correction; and providing guidance and technical assistance to others in improving program services and correcting deficiencies. - B. I have professional experience assisting in the conduct of program monitoring and evaluation of adult basic education and/or family literacy programs, which must have involved review and use of program data; identification of areas of need for improvement; and development and implementation of a program improvement plan. - C. I have experience as a team member in performing routine aspects of program monitoring and evaluation of adult basic education and/or family literacy programs, which must involve review and use of program data and implementing program improvement plans. - D. I have had coursework or training related to this work behavior. - E. I have no experience or training related to this work behavior. 11 In the space below, you must provide details about your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 2. Please be sure your response addresses the six items listed below. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer(s)/institution(s) where you gained this experience - The literacy and educational programs you evaluated for effectiveness - The type of literacy/educational programs you evaluated - The type of improvements you made to programs - Your level of responsibility (administrator, work independently, provided direction/technical assistance to others, worked under the guidance of others) - The actual duties you performed 12 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - College/University - Course Title - Credits/Clock Hours 13 WORK BEHAVIOR 3 - DEVELOPS AND IMPLEMENTS RESOURCES Develops and implements resources for adult basic education and family literacy program personnel, i.e., administrators, supervisors, counselors, teachers, coordinators, and tutors, to familiarize them with laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, methods, techniques, and materials within the field of adult basic and family literacy education, which involves identifying need and determining the best method for presenting the material, using technology whenever possible; creating content and developing or obtaining needed materials; coordinating with other individuals, such as presenters, content experts, technology experts, etc., to create the content and materials; ensuring accessibility of the resources; communicating availability of the resources; and evaluating the impact of the resource. For webinars, schedules/reserves the time; finds a webinar moderator, if needed; communicates the time and log in requirements to participants; develops the agenda and materials; and presents the webinar. For in-person sessions, arranges for the site and needed equipment, ensuring accessibility; communicates time, location, directions and other necessary information to participants; leads the session, including presenting information and moderating panel discussions, as appropriate. Participates as a representative at other meetings to provide information, technical assistance, and policy guidance regarding division initiatives, projects, programs, and trends. Levels of Performance Select the 'Level of Performance' which best describes your claim. - A. I have professional experience leading the development and implementation of resources using a range of delivery methods, including synchronous and asynchronous technology-based delivery methods, for adult basic education and family literacy program personnel. - B. I have professional experience assisting with the development and implementation of resources using a range of delivery methods, including synchronous and asynchronous technology-based delivery methods, for adult basic education and family literacy program personnel with minimal supervision. - C. I have professional experience in conducting presentations, in person and using technology, during instructional conferences, symposia, and/or workshops for adult basic education and family literacy program personnel; OR I have experience conducting any type of professional conference or workshop. - D. I have had coursework or training related to this work behavior. - E. I have no experience or training related to this work behavior. 14 In the space below, you must provide details about your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 3. Please be sure your response addresses the five items listed below. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer(s)/institution(s) where you gained this experience - The name(s) of the resources you developed and implemented - The description of the resources and how they were used - Your level of responsibility (administrator, work independently, provided direction/technical assistance to others, worked under the guidance of others) - The actual duties you performed 15 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - College/University - Course Title - Credits/Clock Hours Required Question Agency Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Address 613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120 Website ****************************

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