Senior Program Officer for Training and Knowledge Management

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 12, 2019
Closes
Oct 20, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is a General appointment located in the Office of Senior Corps, Department of the Chief of Program Operations, in Washington, DC.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, administering, implementing, and evaluating overall training and technical assistance activities and supervising associated unit staff and contractors. The position is the lead working with management to develop and supervise staff responsible for the implementation of the unit's knowledge management strategy to ensure that the information needs of Senior Corps and its stakeholders are met in a timely, effective and efficient manner.
  • Supervises the development and implementation of the annual training plan and related activities for the administration of the three Senior Corps programs, including training events and opportunities, communications plans and resource development.
  • Serves as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR), developing and finalizing statements of work, coordinating with the Office of Procurement on processes leading to contract awards, and overseeing awards, including the supervision of expert consultant contracts.
  • Leads the formulation of training policies, curriculum planning, and in the review of instructional programs to assure fulfillment of established goals and objectives.
  • Manages and provides daily supervision for unit staff and associated contractors responsible for the planning and coordination of all facets of the training and knowledge management. This includes personnel, equipment, facilities, budget, and other resource requirements.
  • Convenes and manages cross-agency group to incorporate the expertise and insights of multiple stakeholders into training activities.
  • Responsible for ensuring the evaluation of all aspects of training programs, including: administrative policies and procedures, curricula, instructional methods and techniques, qualifications and effectiveness of vendors, adequacy and utilization of training aids and devices, facilities, equipment, and testing.
  • Serves as the Senior Corps unit point person for subject matter experts, and collaborates and coordinates with other Corporation staff members to identify educational needs and opportunities related to their focus area.
  • Manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of the unit's knowledge management strategy, products, and assigned staff members to ensure that the information needs of the Senior Corps and its stakeholders are met in a timely, effective and efficient manner.
  • Works with data and systems teams to help ensure appropriate data systems design and operation.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
3

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
  • Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
  • Must be telework ready
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation


Qualifications

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the lower range of the NY-02 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: developing, coordinating, administering, implementing, and evaluating overall training and technical assistance activities and serving as a team lead/ or supervisor for staff and/or contractors.

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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.

Education

If you are qualifying based on education alone, you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.A copy of your unofficial transcript must be submitted with your application package.

You may also qualify based on a combination of education and experience, if applicable.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
  • Planning and Evaluating

Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:
1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
  • Unofficial transcript (if qualifying based on education):
  • Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
  • For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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