Training Specialist


Vacancy ID: 533881   Announcement Number: HHS-OS-MP-11-533881   USAJOBS Control Number: 2391690

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 533881
1. Title of Job

Training Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


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Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority (e.g. Veteran's Recruitment Appointment, present or former Peace Corps personnel, current Postal Service personnel, etc?


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Training Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


1865 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience that meets the Minimum Qualification requirements for a Training Specialist, GS-1712-12.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled which may include experience utilizing principles and techniques of performance problem analysis and instructional systems design to identify performance problems caused by a lack of skill or knowledge; develop instructional strategies to address identified problems and develop instructional materials consistent with the instructional strategy.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience that meets the Minimum Qualification requirement for a Training Specialist, GS-1712-13.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled which may include experience serving as an advisor in the planning, development, presentation, and evaluation of complex education and training programs and systems, including the identification of innovative approaches to instructional design by creating and testing new techniques of analysis of needs and development of instructional strategies to improve effectiveness of staff and public health workers.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Experience planning, developing, implementing, evaluating, and controlling the overall education and training operations of an organization with professional, technical, and administrative employees.

4. Experience with the education and training of professionals that includes leading the development, implementation and evaluation of training programs.

5. Experience preparing reports for management on the status and effectiveness of training activities which include return on investment.

6. Experience providing consultative services to public health professionals in the design of leadership and professional development education programs.

7. Experience in leadership skills and coordinating and facilitating cooperation among diverse members of a team.

8. Experience with the education and training of professionals by leading a task group charged with developing, implementing and curriculum design which may include the evaluation of existing training programs to include reviewing, analyzing and approving training materials developed by others.

9. Experience developing and delivering cost effective training and professional development solutions to employees through Blended Learning Approaches.

10. Experience providing training and career development advice and assistance and being viewed as a training and/or career development consultant and partner in resolving key management or organizational problems/issues?

11. Experience in the development, packaging, and marketing of educational and training materials for computer based, distance learning, and/or self instruction programs for adult learners.

12. Experience in formatting material for computer-based learning.

13. Experience developing and delivering cost effective training and professional development solutions to employees through a Web-based environment, distance learning and/or blended learning approach.

14. Developed leadership and professional development related training materials for professional healthcare workers.

15. Development and coordination of the development of course guidelines and lesson plans, course materials, training aides and instructional methods needed for the effective conduct of classroom and on-the-job training programs.

16. Experience in the development of leadership and professional development related training materials for professional healthcare workers.

17. Experience with the education and training of professionals that includes conducting needs assessments.

18. Experience conducting training sessions.

19. Skill in formatting material for computer-based learning of a specialized nature.