Training Specialist, GS-1712-11/12/13


Vacancy ID: 763560   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-763560   USAJOBS Control Number: 328611000

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1. Title of Job

Training Specialist, GS-1712-11/12/13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


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?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


6. Citizenship

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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
12
13

11. Miscellaneous Information

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


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

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:


241360031 Rockville, 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 and meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Training Specialist, GS-1712-11.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service providing assistance in conducting E- learning assessments to effectively organize, track, manage and enhance assessments and identify skills gaps in order to support both online and paper-based assessments including extensive reporting and auditing.
B. I have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., related to the position being filled.

C. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Training Specialist, GS-1712-12.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service conducting E-learning assessments to effectively organize, track, manage and enhance assessments and identify skills gaps in order to support both online and paper-based assessments including extensive reporting and auditing.

B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Training Specialist, GS-1712-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service experience developing and designing training and educational programs; and conducting E-learning assessments to effectively organize, track, manage and enhance assessments and identify skills gaps in order to support both online and paper-based assessments including extensive reporting and auditing.

B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Direct collaborative academic and outreach programs to enhance the relationship with other government centers, agencies, and colleges to develop programs of mutual benefit.

5. Analyze requests for new training programs and changes to existing training programs and scheduling processes.

6. Analyze each course within a proposed program to identify training facility, instructional, and other resource requirements for inclusion in the total program curriculum.

7. Identify the effect or impact of all scheduling and resources allocation activities on the agency community.

8. Develop strategies to solve problems related to availability of resources, course sequencing, or other scheduling issues.

9. Formulate individual training program model schedules to ensure that training programs meet the needs and interests of the organizations served.

10. Review each training program during development and/or revision to confirm or validate that the courses are conducted within the parameters of sound professional methodologies.

11. Develop training programs that are designed and sequenced in such a way that training facilities and instructional resources are likely to be available for the program, and also in conjunction with other programs running simultaneously at the agency.

12. Develop training programs models.

13. Propose, generate, and distribute program documentation, i.e., training plans, model schedules, individual class schedules, practical exercise schedules, scheduling changes and confirmations.

14. Establish and maintain current databases of documentation regarding training programs, approval packages, training facility, instructional, and other resource requirements, course sequencing information, course titles, numbers and training program modifications.

15. Evaluate training, policies, procedures, curricula, instructional methods and techniques, quality of instruction, adequacy and utilization of training aids and devices, facilities and equipment used in training courses.

16. Provide advice to management and staff in the planning, development, presentation, and evaluation of training and education programs.

17. Provide advice on needs assessments involving professional and staff development.

18. Develop and deliver presentations to a wide variety of audiences.

19. Design and develop training curricula and materials.

20. Develop procedures, criteria and standards for use in evaluating the training and educational programs.

21. Conduct course evaluations and prepares final course summary evaluation for presentation to staff and to management.