Training Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jan 19, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
Full Time


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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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

    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.


    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 all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.


    Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

    Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

    Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

    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 on your resume may be verified by a review of your work experience, employment start/end dates/hours worked and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

    INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

    Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    NCS/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    - 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.

    The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. 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.

    - Resume - All Applicants are required to provide a resume by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of your choosing. Cover letters are optional. 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.

    - Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to:

    - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

    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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