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Job Title: Training Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Finance/Economics, Human Resources, Military, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Training Specialist
  • Formulates training outlines and materials, writes lesson plans and determines instructional methods, utilizing knowledge of specified training needs and effectiveness of such methods as individual training, group instruction, lectures, demonstrations, conferences, meetings, and workshops.
  • Delivers group and individual instruction and training covering a range of technical, operational, and/or management areas in a specified field.
  • Ascertains specific needs for training, determines the objective and scope of annual training topics; develops, revises, and/or adapts curriculum to suit staff changing needs and to capitalize on special interests.
  • Selects or develops training aids, including training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference works.
  • Works with Directors to coordinate appropriate time to conduct staff/provider/volunteer training.
  • In conjunction and coordination with supervisors, develops training plans for employees who require remedial and/or Personal Improvement Plan training.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week: Monday through Friday: Tour of duty based on organizational needs.
Flexible Schedule: Yes
Virtual: This is not a virtual position
Telework: Available to highly qualified candidate.
Position Description/PD#: Training Specialist (05320A and 05321A)
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


You will be rated of the following Competencies for this position:
  • Communications
  • Knowledge Management
  • Teaches Others
  • Technical Competence

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/27/2018.

Individual Occupational Requirements: You must possess one of the following items. Failure to demonstrate that you posses one of the following will result in your application being rated ineligible.

EDUCATION: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study education or a subject area related to the position to be filled (Training Specialist)

OR

EXPERIENCE:
Experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
*Teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s).
*Supervising or administering a training program.
*Development or review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results.
*Work in the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled that required training or instructing others on a regular basis.

GS-07 Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS 07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

GS-07 Specialized Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience, which equips you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Training Specialist, GS-07 position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this specialized experience must have been equivalent to the grade 05 level in Federal service to qualify at the grade 07. Examples of specialized experience include:

  1. Develop, deliver, and evaluate training products for nationally distributed departments employees in the field.
  2. Prepares and presents courses and course materials to large groups of adult learners, including other instructors in both classroom and distance-learning environments.
  3. Producing complete, self-contained training products (courses, aids, methods, training plans, training sites).
  4. Administers training assessments, conducting evaluations and measuring performance results.
  5. Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
OR

Education (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED):
Applicants may substitute education for the required experience.
To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have one (1) full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

Combination (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED): Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience directly related to the work of the Training Specialist position. For example, an applicant with 6 months of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 (50 percent of the experience requirement for GS-07) and 1 year of successfully completed graduate education (18 semester hours), as is describe above, (50 percent of the education requirement for the GS-07) would qualify for a GS-07 position.

**Evidence of specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held on your resume. You must provide work experience information such as hours per week, salary, and starting/ending dates of employment (month and year).

GS-09 Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS 09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 07. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

GS-09 Specialized Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience, which equips you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the (Training Specialist), GS-09 position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this specialized experience must have been equivalent to the grade 07 level in Federal service to qualify at the grade 09. Examples of specialized experience include:
  1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills building a rapport with internal and external customers.
  2. Demonstrates the functional and technical literacy required to coordinate cross-divisional training programs and specialized training to include the pertinent laws and regulations that governs training.
  3. Analyzes current guidelines and training manuals and makes recommendations for changes or modifications.
  4. Provide guidance to senior management in the evaluation and resolution of all operational training issues.
  5. Collaborate with management in the evaluation and resolution of all operational training issues.
OR

Education (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED): Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

Combination (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED): Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience directly related to the work of the Training Specialist position. For example, an applicant with 6 months of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 (50 percent of the experience requirement for GS-09) and 1 year of successfully completed graduate education (18 semester hours), as is describe above, (50 percent of the education requirement for the GS-09) would qualify for a GS-09 position.

**A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • SF-50


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Performance Appraisal
  • SC Rating Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/27/2018.

Individual Occupational Requirements: You must possess one of the following items. Failure to demonstrate that you posses one of the following will result in your application being rated ineligible.

EDUCATION: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study education or a subject area related to the position to be filled (Training Specialist)

OR

EXPERIENCE:
Experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
*Teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s).
*Supervising or administering a training program.
*Development or review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results.
*Work in the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled that required training or instructing others on a regular basis.

GS-07 Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS 07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

GS-07 Specialized Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience, which equips you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Training Specialist, GS-07 position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this specialized experience must have been equivalent to the grade 05 level in Federal service to qualify at the grade 07. Examples of specialized experience include:

  1. Develop, deliver, and evaluate training products for nationally distributed departments employees in the field.
  2. Prepares and presents courses and course materials to large groups of adult learners, including other instructors in both classroom and distance-learning environments.
  3. Producing complete, self-contained training products (courses, aids, methods, training plans, training sites).
  4. Administers training assessments, conducting evaluations and measuring performance results.
  5. Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
OR

Education (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED):
Applicants may substitute education for the required experience.
To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have one (1) full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

Combination (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED): Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience directly related to the work of the Training Specialist position. For example, an applicant with 6 months of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 (50 percent of the experience requirement for GS-07) and 1 year of successfully completed graduate education (18 semester hours), as is describe above, (50 percent of the education requirement for the GS-07) would qualify for a GS-07 position.

**Evidence of specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held on your resume. You must provide work experience information such as hours per week, salary, and starting/ending dates of employment (month and year).

GS-09 Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS 09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 07. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

GS-09 Specialized Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience, which equips you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the (Training Specialist), GS-09 position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this specialized experience must have been equivalent to the grade 07 level in Federal service to qualify at the grade 09. Examples of specialized experience include:
  1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills building a rapport with internal and external customers.
  2. Demonstrates the functional and technical literacy required to coordinate cross-divisional training programs and specialized training to include the pertinent laws and regulations that governs training.
  3. Analyzes current guidelines and training manuals and makes recommendations for changes or modifications.
  4. Provide guidance to senior management in the evaluation and resolution of all operational training issues.
  5. Collaborate with management in the evaluation and resolution of all operational training issues.
OR

Education (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED): Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

Combination (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED): Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience directly related to the work of the Training Specialist position. For example, an applicant with 6 months of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 (50 percent of the experience requirement for GS-09) and 1 year of successfully completed graduate education (18 semester hours), as is describe above, (50 percent of the education requirement for the GS-09) would qualify for a GS-09 position.

**A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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