Training Specialist (Public Notice Flyer)

Washington, D.C
May 20, 2022
May 23, 2022
Full Time

  • Teach effectively and creatively according to adult learning principles.
  • Monitor Learning & Development's (L&D) performance measures, identify trends, and provide inputs to the Acting, Chief Learning Officer.
  • Provide analytical services to achieve L&D goals and objectives.
  • Support the development of a comprehensive Workforce Development Program evaluation strategy
  • Support the development of a forward-learning curriculum covering emerging grants management programs and best practices.
  • Analyze training paths and learning objectives to determine gaps in training requirements.
  • Design educational materials according to performance objectives and employees' needs.
  • Support the stand-up of enterprise-wide Mentoring Program.
  • Develop and track program schedules in support of training requirements.
  • Facilitate and coordinate vendor procurements and demonstrations of training aids, equipment, and other training-related technologies.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

See "Qualifications section.


Qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualifications available on the OPM's website located at:

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, 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 for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Experience for this position includes:
  • Creation of instructional curricula using the ADDIE model to facilitate adult learning;
  • Job analysis, task analysis, preparation of lesson plans and course support materials for the institutional domain to include in-person, distant learning, and/or hybrid methodologies;
  • Development of individual student assessment plans and other checks on learning to measure instructional quality; and
  • Developing and sustaining effective working relationships with stakeholders and external organizations.

  • Education

    There is no educational requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    Background Investigation: This position is designated as Non-sensitive/Low Risk and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

    Please note this position is being filled under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Employees will be hired under EDA's ARPA Hiring Authority as a Schedule A employee under the Excepted Service for a period not-to-exceed two (2) years.

    Veterans' preference is not applicable to this position.

    Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

    Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

    Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.