Training Information Specialist

Washington D.C.
Aug 09, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:

  • Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
  • Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
  • Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure
Joining the Secret Service, Office of Training, James J. Rowley Training Center (JJRTC) will allow you to utilize your expertise in developing, administering, and coordinating training programs for Secret Service personnel and other selected government agencies. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Training, James J. Rowley Training Center to support the Secret Service's mission by performing technical and administrative duties in support of the overall instructional efforts. This Training Information Specialist position starts at a salary of $79,720 (GS-12 step 1), with promotion potential to $103,639 (GS-12 step 10). For more information on the Secret Service click here.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • You qualify for the GS-12 level (starting salary $79,720) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level performing duties such as: tracking, projecting and scheduling training activates; working on creating and improving schedules as well as resolving issues in a scheduling training programs; and making recommendations to improve deficiencies and imbalances in training requests and projections.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience) 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; religious; 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.

    Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:

    • Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a single scope background investigation is required before appointment. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Stand for extended periods of time and may require some walking and bending.
    • Carry equipment and materials such as papers, books and files; and physical lifting should not exceed 30 pounds.
    • Work is primarily performed in an office setting and at a variety of training locations at the JJRTC (e.g., driving course, firearms ranges, Tactical Village, etc.); and involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions.

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    The selectee will serve as a Training Information Specialist in Office of Training, James J. Rowley Training Center (JJRTC). Typical work assignments include:

    • Recommends and establishes procedures to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of training delivery; and conducts procedural studies of scheduling techniques and makes recommendations for improvements.
    • Monitors and maintains a variety of training related systems; updates databases to accurately tracks and record current, future, and past training related activities; and ensures that training courses additions and deletions are reflected daily on charts, schedules and computer reports in order to maximize the use of all facilities and assure that JJRTC personnel are apprised of changes and modifications.
    • Develops and analyzes a variety of statistical information for use in the budget process; conducts procedural studies of scheduling techniques and makes recommendations for improvement; and develops strategies to solve problems related to availability of resources, course sequencing or other scheduling issues.
    • Responds to procedural questions from training instructors, staff and trainees concerning facilities, manpower requirements and availability, accommodations, and equipment; advises on all matters pertaining to the capabilities and limitations of the training complex to ensure maximum utilization of available resources; and provides timely and accurate responses regarding issues/questions involving training information systems requirements, type(s) of personnel, number of personnel, type(s) of equipment, scheduling and manpower.

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