Training Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 19, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Training and Workforce Development Branch (TWB), Division of Human Resources Management (DHRM), Office of Management and Policy (OMAP), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Labor (DOL). The TWDB has overall responsibility for planning (short and long term), development, operational review and implementation of training, occupational and leadership development programs for all OIG employees.

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Responsibilities

Duties include:
  • Assists the Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist in designing and developing traditional, blended, and a-Learning curriculum as well as in establishing the full range of strategic training and development short and long-term program goals.
  • Manages the OIG Employee Mentoring Program by selecting the participants, planning and hosting the workshops, hosting semi-annual reviews, monitoring, and evaluating the program.
  • Manages employee awards program. Advise and assist managers, supervisors and employees regarding rewarding employee performance through Agency awards program. Develops plans, procedures, and operating methods for administering the OIG Awards Program. Leads the administration of the OIG Employee Awards Program, which includes a comprehensive annual presentation of the OIG, Secretary's Honor Awards, and CIGIE awards. Effectively, evaluate of the awards program.
  • Works with senior specialists in developing detailed needs assessments and determining what programs and/or training need to be developed and implemented based on those assessment activities. Evaluates individual courses or activities to determine their effectiveness in meeting established objectives and makes recommendations on modifications in focus and strategies. Develops course materials, training aids, instructional methods, and other related activities covering training or workforce development opportunities. Materials developed incorporate a variety of approaches, media, and other training tools and techniques. Works with a variety of staff in the review and assessment of existing training and workforce development materials and programs, making specific recommendations for modifications and technical improvements. Provides technical assistance to managers and supervisors to develop employee training and Individual Developmental Plans.
  • Prepares written reports, narratives, and correspondence for programs and projects that include statistical analyses of training and workforce data, conclusions, and recommendations for action. Prepares tables, graphs, charts, and program descriptions from raw figures available in program records and/or previous evaluation studies. These activities involve the use of computers and software to manipulate data and create presentations that can be interpreted by management. Makes oral and written presentations and reports, as appropriate, outlining status, changes, and direction of activities.


  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required in support of OIG functions.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    13 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the need for an employee promoted to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
    • Requires a valid drivers license.
    • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
    • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.


    Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

    Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service.

    Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in developing and delivering training and programs, as well as the implementing adult learning methods and strategies to establish a continuous learning environment within the organization, Development or review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results; Experience formulating and implementing new training techniques and best practices to enhance existing training programs to meet emerging program requirements; Experience developing performance management tools, and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems to track projects, program goals and milestones; Experience in writing a variety of documents for different audiences.

    NOTE: A WRITING SAMPLE MAY BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW.

    No Permanent Change of Station funds (PCS) will be offered.

    Relocation Incentive will not be offered.

    This position is outside the bargaining unit.

    This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.

    Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

    Education

    Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- education or a subject area related to the position to be filled.

    Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    Additional information

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP / CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

    Writing - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

    Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

    Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or

    education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc.). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    NCS/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

    The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

    ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

    *WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

    - Resume are required to provide a resume by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of your choosing. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list month, year, and the number of work hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the vacancy questionnaire.

    - Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

    The following documents are required if applicable:

    - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.

    - DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

    - Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements): [HR to edit as necessary] (a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A) (b) 30% or More Compensable Disabled Veterans (DAV) (c) ) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR AmeriCorps VISTA OR Current/Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE) (d) Military Spouses (MISP) (e) Other

    - Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .

    - Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

    - Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

    You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

    OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

    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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