English-Russian Language Training Instructor
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) safeguards America and its allies from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) and high yield explosives (CBRNE) by providing capabilities to reduce, eliminate, and counter the threat and mitigate its effects. In order to adapt and shape the dynamic Global Security Environment, DTRA develops new, and continues to expand existing, bilateral and multilateral engagements, supports the cooperative elimination of WMD threat abroad, improves the security and accountability of vulnerable nuclear, biological and chemical material globally, continues to strengthen interagency and international partnerships, and continues to improve strategic global situational awareness to respond to emerging threats. Additionally, DTRA provides counter WMD capabilities to meet current threats and challenges by enhancing Combatant Commanders' ability to eliminate and respond to WMD threats and vulnerabilities, to provide operational and technical support for a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent, to develop a robust reachback capability to facilitate United States Government counter WMD operations, and to develop analytical tools and technology to detect, characterize, confront, defeat, protect against and remediate the full spectrum of CBRNE threats. DTRA enables the Department to counter improvised threats with tactical responsiveness in support of Combatant Commanders' efforts to prepare for, and adapt to, battlefield surprise in support of counter-terrorism (CT), counter-insurgency (COIN), and other related mission areas, including counter-improvised explosive devices (C-IED).
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel May Be Required
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS May Be Authorized
Work Schedule: Fulltime
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: May Be Authorized
PCS: May Be Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Not Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to
create an instructional environment that is conducive to student proficiency; possessing a mastery of English and Russian language in order to conduct precise, accurate sight translations and interpretation exercises in a classroom environment; and evaluating military interpreter performance and providing appropriate feedback and counseling.
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.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit
Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be
rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Conduct research and develop training and instructional materials
- Develop arms control agreements interpretation language instructions
- English and Russian Language training
- Minimum Qualifications
- Render accurate and authoritative interpretations