Training Specialist


Vacancy ID: 819208   Announcement Number: NE31712-09-819208LV518952   USAJOBS Control Number: 334966000

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment and referral consideration. Please indicate those eligibilities for which you are eligible and would like to be considered. You will only be considered under eligibilities that you select and provide requested supporting information either below or within your resume. If you do not meet at least one of the eligibilities below, you are not eligible to be considered for this position. For additional information, definitions and supporting documentation requirements see the list of appointing eligibilities listed at http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicantChecklist_Merit.pdf. Please note that documentation (e.g., SF-50s or DD-214s) will be requested if you are selected to verify your eligibility.

1. Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional (Tenure 1 or 2 in box 24 of SF-50) federal employee in the competitive service (SF-50 will show a 1 in box 34) or , I am currently on a permanent Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (SF-50 will show a 2 in box 34). Note: Your resume MUST include your position title, pay plan, series, grade level, agency worked for and dates of employment for all applicable federal work experiences.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

2. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military - OR - I am a preference eligible; AND I was discharged under honorable conditions. Visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx for veterans' preference eligibility requirements. Note: Ensure that you have answered all applicable veterans’ questions in both the Eligibility Information and Other Information sections of this questionnaire.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

3. Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)- I am a disabled veteran; or a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war declared by Congress, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which the Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or I have separated from active duty within the past 3 years; AND separated under honorable conditions. Visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx for veterans' preference eligibility requirements. Note: Ensure that you have answered all applicable veterans’ questions in both the Eligibility Information and Other Information sections of this questionnaire.

A. Yes, I am eligible for a VRA appointment and have a service connected compensable disability rating of at least 10% or more.
B. Yes, I am eligible for a VRA appointment and have a service connected disability of less than 10% or a Purple Heart.
C. Yes, I am eligible for a VRA appointment and am eligible to receive 5 point veterans' preference.
D. Yes, I am eligible for a VRA appointment but am not eligible for either 10 or 5-point veterans' preference.
E. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

4. 30% Disabled Veteran - I am a disabled veteran rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more; or a disabled veteran who retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30 percent or more; AND my discharge was under conditions other than dishonorable. Note: Ensure that you have answered all applicable veterans’ questions in both the Eligibility Information and Other Information sections of this questionnaire.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

5. PPP Military Spouse - I am registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference Program (Program S) for the series, grade and location covered by this announcement.

A. Yes
B. Not Applicable

6. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

1. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you. Please respond to each question accurately and ensure your answers are supported by your resume. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that I will respond with answers to this questionnaire that are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

2. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Training Specialist work at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience developing, evaluating, and/or teaching a program of training using practical methods and techniques of instruction equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal Service performing duties such as the following: Creating presentations using electronic or print media for student instruction; supporting the development or teaching of academics or exercise scenarios by applying practical knowledge of military operations; developing training materials using word processors, presentation or collaboration software, or common computer simulations.
B. I possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D, in education or a subject area related to the position to be filled.
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B.
D. My education or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your training and experience using the scale provided.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in how to perform this 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 or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Assist in the development of sample training materials such as concepts of operation, briefs or orders to support lesson plans

4. Assist in the development of lesson plan objectives by consulting with faculty and other subject matter experts

5. Assist in the establishment of student performance requirements and standards for evaluation

6. Review lesson plans to formulate or incorporate improvements in course content

7. Utilize knowledge of joint military organizations, force structures and employment, military planning processes, joint or naval doctrine, or naval tactics, techniques, and procedures to assist in the development of lesson plans

8. Gather feedback from students to make recommendations for changes in course content

9. Assist in the creation of presentations to help students acquire knowledge of the U.S military chain of command

10. Evaluate course objectives, outlines, or other available training materials to develop test items

11. Support studies or analyses that result in short courses or modules, portions of longer courses, or other complete training products