Training Specialist

Washington, D.C
Oct 27, 2020
Nov 03, 2020
Full Time


The Office of Training and Career Development reviews and develops new or proposed employee training and development policies, procedures, and guidelines that impact the agency practices, and serves as the agency technical authority with respect to policy and regulatory impact upon the agency training programs.

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The incumbent provides analysis and oversight to all operations of the Learning Management System (LMS) suite of tools.

Manage the selection and transition to a new LMS, and/or upgrades to an existing LMS.

Develop guidance and operating procedures to monitor proposed changes to the learning management system LMS suite of tools.

Provide learning management system training and support to staff and adult learners to resolve problems and implement changes to software.
Develop and deliver new online courses, which meet the specifications of instructional strategy for resolving a defined training problem. Use multi-media methods to enhance training effectiveness.
Create standards for online course development (e.g., templates, style guidelines) and maintenance (e.g., annual updates, replacement, deletion, version control, and electronic storage).
Coordinates with local and federal public safety and criminal justice organizations to develop training on issues of mutual concern. Develops and administers training curriculum for individuals in the Community Supervision (Probation/Parole) field, who have a direct impact on public safety.
Determine appropriate systems/methodologies for delivering and managing employee onboarding, training instruction, and career development, including learning management systems (LMS) and talent management systems (TMS), curriculum provider platforms, reporting systems, software, and general web content and knowledge management systems.
Acts as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for all Agency learning technologies.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as a Training Specialist. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: manage the selection and transition to a new Learning Management System, or upgrades to an existing Learning Management System, manage and develop policy and operating procedures for enterprise-wide use of the Learning Management System; develop training and train staff in use of the Learning Management System with online and instructor-led courses and material and resolve system-wide problems to the Learning Management System; analyze and improve the operation of the Learning Management System in areas such as employee onboarding, training, tracking courses, evaluating and remediating instructional courseware, system databases and system issues.
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No education requirement for this position.

Additional information

EVALUATION METHODS: Your application will be evaluated according to the extent and quality of experience, education, and training. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your application/resume will be evaluated against the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible

Appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

CSOSA uses E-Verify, if you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

VETERANS INFORMATION: The Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) gives veterans access to job vacancies that might otherwise be closed to them. The law allows eligible veterans to compete for vacancies advertised under an agency's promotion procedures when the agency is seeking applications from outside of its own workforce. If you are applying for consideration under VEOA, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), which verifies status and shows position title, series, and grade.

You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Appropriate documentation to support this claim for eligibility will be required. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

CTAP/ICTAP: If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level (scoring between 85 and 89) of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing.

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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