Professional Development Specialist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Closes
Oct 21, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Civil Rights Division (CRT) is a key component of the Department of Justice and fulfills a critical mission in upholding the civil and constitutional rights of all individuals, including some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

The Professional Development Office provides training and professional development opportunities to all staff.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • The Professional Development Specialist will ensure that the Professional Development Office (PDO) programs and operations have necessary administrative support and directly advance important professional development initiatives.
  • The Specialist will work independently and as part of an active and collaborative team, providing administrative support to office operations and programs, as well as provide outstanding customer service.
  • Other duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Coordinates all aspects of support for both in-person and online training programs.
  • Ensures that training technology works properly, including incorporating audience response software into presentations, loading presentations into appropriate platforms, and testing technology to ensure that it is operational.
  • Ensures effective use of the learning management system, including monitoring completions of training assignments, running customized reports and developing standard reports to run on a schedule.
  • Coaches staff in performance of routine learning management system maintenance tasks.
  • Provides administrative support for the office, including assisting with scheduling interviews and otherwise organizing the hiring and onboarding process.
  • Coordinates organization-wide participation in mentoring events and programs.
  • Coordinates the use of tools such as surveys and focus groups to assess the success and value of a program.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Must complete and pass a Background Investigation to include drug testing.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration).
  • May require completion of one-year probationary period.
  • Must be a current Department of Justice Employee and must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level) for consideration.
  • You must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


Qualifications

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience and/or education for the respective grade level in which you are applying:

GS-11

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service that included: 1) coordinating operations of an employee training and/or development program to include scheduling presenters, reserving space, arranging for equipment, etc.; 2) working in a learning management system to create accounts and track training requirements; 3) managing administrative office operations; and 4) assisting with troubleshooting of an e-learning system. (Must be reflected in resume.)

OR

Education: Possess a PhD. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education (54 semester hours) leading to such a degree in Business, Education, Leadership, or a directly related field of study, or LLM, that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full- time study. If that information cannot be determined from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as equivalent to 1 year of full-time study. (Must submit transcripts.)

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: Have an appropriate combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience. To determine your combination, first compute your experience as a percentage of the experience listed above; then determine your education as a percentage of the education listed above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate education in excess of two full years (36 hours) may be used to qualify. (Must submit transcripts and be reflected in resume.)

GS-12

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service that included: 1) managing scheduling, space requirements, equipment and learning material needs for employee training and/or development programs; 2) analyzing current mentor/developmental programs, policies, and procedures to determine gaps and needed enhancements; 3) collaborating with experts to implement innovative ways to use training systems to better meet the needs of personnel; and 4) providing technical and administrative support and guidance regarding training programs and e-learning systems. (Must be reflected in resume.)

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Education

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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.

Additional information

This position is open to Current DOJ Employees in the Competitive Service with Career or Career Conditional Tenure. Your SF-50 must reflect current employment with DOJ and career/career-conditional tenure (Tenure field is 1 or 2); AND status in the competitive service (Position Occupied field is 1).

Selective Service Information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/selective-service/

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment 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):
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Project Management
  • Technology Application


The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and have a final assessment score of 85 or better. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. A completed Assessment Questionnaire
3. SF-50: Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing proof of status with DOJ. This must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, type of service (competitive or excepted), career status (career or career conditional), the highest full performance level (FPL or highest promotion potential) of held position(s), and time-in-grade eligibility. You may need to submit more than one SF-50. No award SF-50 will be accepted.
4. Performance Appraisal:
Current Federal employees - If you are applying as a competitive merit promotion candidate you must submit a recent completed and signed annual performance appraisal. Applicants with current Federal status are required to submit their most recently completed annual performance appraisal (dated within the past 18 months) which identifies the employee's official rating of record, signed by the supervisor, or a statement advising why the performance appraisal is unavailable. A performance plan is not an acceptable substitute. If the applicant fails to provide a copy of the performance appraisal, or a statement advising why it is unavailable, the applicant will be removed from further consideration.
5. Other supporting documents:
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable
- Any certifications as required under the Qualifications section
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

Note: Multiple selections may be made from this announcement. Salaries above are an approximation. Recruitment incentive may be authorized.

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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