Wallops Island, Virginia
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time

Must currently reside in one of the 30 states listed below:

ME - Maine
VT - Vermont
NH - New Hampshire
RI - Rhode Island
CT - Connecticut
MA - Massachusetts
NY - New York
OH - Ohio
KY - Kentucky
TN - Tennessee
AL - Alabama
MS - Mississippi
LA - Louisiana
AR - Arkansas
MO - Missouri
IL - Illinois
IN - Indiana
MI - Michigan
WI - Wisconsin
MN - Minnesota
IA - Iowa
ND - North Dakota
SD - South Dakota
NE - Nebraska
KS - Kansas
OK - Oklahoma
TX - Texas
WA - Washington
OR - Oregon
CA - California

As a TRAINING SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Utilizes a recognized systematic approach to training throughout any/all analysis, design, development, implementation, or evaluation.
  • Conducts analysis of evolving regulatory, policy, and procedural guidance impacting background investigations to make recommendations for new training solutions and execute curriculum changes to existing products.
  • Designs meaningful training products to achieve critical training objectives.
  • Develops synchronous and asynchronous training solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Delivers multidisciplinary background investigations training using a variety of techniques (e.g. instructor-led training, virtual instructor led training, facilitation, coaching, mentoring, etc.) which can include the requirement for regular CONUS TDY.
  • Utilizes the Kirkpatrick Model (Levels 1-3) to evaluate training products to ensure desired results are being achieved.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible, but is not a full time telework position. The incumbent will be required to report to the office on a routine basis.
  • COVID19: See additional information.
  • If selected, the incumbent must obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance as indicated in job announcement.
  • Locations are negotiable upon selection within the 30 states listed within job announcement.
  • Must attain and maintain the CDSE Instructor Certification at the Basic levels within 24 months of initiation of the Instructor Certification Program.
  • Industrial Security, Information Security, Personnel Security/Vetting (including Adjudications, Security, Suitability and Credentialing), Physical Security, General Security, or Special Access Programs will require the employee to attain and
  • maintain the DOD Security Professional Education Development Program (SPeD) Security Fundamentals Professional Certification and Security Asset Protection Professional Certification within 24 months of hire.
  • If assigned as an Industry Security, Physical Security, or Special Access Programs Subject Matter consultant, the incumbent must successfully attain and maintain the applicable specialty certification,
  • (Industrial Security Oversight Certification (ISOC) Physical Security Certification or Special Program Security (SPC) Certification (SPSC) within 24 months of hire.


This position has a Basic Requirement for the 1712:

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements which can be found at, . This position's Basic (Individual Occupational) Requirements for the 1712 are:

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study - education or a subject area related to the position to be filled.OR Specialized 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.

*NOTE: If using education to meet this requirement, failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

The experience described in your resume will also be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions. Please visit for OPM qualification standards. Competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position are described below.

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position by 10/03/2022. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

You must have specialized experience sufficient to demonstrate that you have acquired all the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade GS/GG 12 in the Federal service and are prepared to take on greater responsibility.

Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience.

Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Apply background investigations principles, policies, procedures and systems;
  • Review, interpret and apply policy changes to existing training and products;
  • Apply background investigations policy and procedure within a systematic approach to create training products;
  • Technical proficiency with BI tools and resources as well as general professional and collaborative applications for developing and delivering training;
  • Interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, to include public speaking.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Technical Competence
  • Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
2. Curriculum Development
  • Develop training and education content with corresponding curricular products and services to facilitate competency acquisition.
3. Instructional Delivery and Learner Development
  • Deliver, provide, and monitor training and education for individuals and groups within learning environments. Tailor and adapt instruction to ensure learners' needs are met and learning outcomes are achieved.
4. Communication
  • Experience communicating policies, regulations, and management directives to employees, supervisors, and/or other pertinent individuals both verbally and in writing.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Due to Individual Occupational Requirements, transcripts MUST be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link:

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

COVID19 - To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily or intermittently telework.

Other Notes:

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.