Training Specialist


Vacancy ID: 816699   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-OCS-MP-13-816699   USAJOBS Control Number: 335062100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

This section will be used to determine if you meet the educational/experience requirements for this position. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

1. From the descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your qualifications relevant to the position of Training Specialist, GS-1712-12.  Note: Your resume/transcripts must support the response you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service that demonstrates a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction. This experience involves: teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation, or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s); serving as an advisor to agency managers and their staff in the planning, development, presentation and evaluation of complex education and training programs; assisting in the development of new courses and seminars; developing procedures, criteria and standards for use in evaluating the training and education programs; and creating and testing new techniques for analysis of instructional strategies to improve effectiveness of staff.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above.

2. From the descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your qualifications relevant to the position of Training Specialist, GS-1712-13.  Note: Your resume/transcripts must support the response you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service that demonstrates a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction. Specialized experience includes: teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation, or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s); serving as an advisor to agency managers and their staff in the planning, development, presentation and evaluation of complex education and training programs; developing new courses and seminars; developing procedures, criteria and standards for use in evaluating the fellowship's training and education programs; and supervising and/or administering a medical systems training program.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. 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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Provide advice to agency managers and their staff in the planning, development, presentation and evaluation of portions of assigned education and training programs.

4. Develop instructional strategies to address identified problems.

5. Select instructors and develop pre-course and post-course assessment tools.

6. Develop courses, seminars or self-instructional programs such as videotapes, CD-ROM or other computer based instructional programs.

7. Utilize principles and techniques of performance problem analysis and instructional system design.

8. Develop procedures, criteria and standards for use in evaluating the training and education programs.

9. Create and test new techniques for analysis of needs and development of instructional strategies to improve effectiveness of staff.

10. Develop goals and objectives that integrate the organization and medical system training objectives.

11. Conduct surveys to evaluate program effectiveness in relation to the needs of the agency.

12. Recommend program adjustments to prevent potential problem areas and enhance identified training weaknesses.

13. Supervise and/or administer a variety of individuals to achieve project objectives.

14. Conduct evaluation of training events and prepare summary reports for necessary changes in the future.

15. Draft course objectives and course manuals.

16. Develop instructional materials consistent with the instructional strategy.

17. Write, edit and review training materials such as course manuals, lesson plans and briefings.

18. Use a wide range of operating systems to prepare routine correspondence.