Training Administrator

Washington, D.C
May 04, 2021
May 06, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Learning Center (LC) GAO Wide Curricula area. The Learning Center offers courses; job aids; information and mentoring, team building, and communities of practice; and a variety of consulting services.

The incumbent serves as a Training Administrator responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating new basic training courses or portions of more complex courses.

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  • Monitors and evaluates current courses for quality control. Initiates and/or participates in training development and doctrinal studies and evaluations.
  • Assures that learning objectives, test and skill assessments, and participants' training requirements are effectively integrated into training. Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis of end-of-course evaluations and participant performance.
  • Develops and/or maintains in-class and online training content and materials to ensure standardization of GAO training. Establishes early and continuous working relationships with directors, contractors, training developers, and subject matter experts during the development of training materials. Ensures training materials are current and relevant.
  • Analyzing training efforts to determine effectiveness of the training program. Provides management with periodic reports on the status of training and an analysis of the effectiveness and capacity of the training program to achieve objectives and policies.
  • Keeps abreast of innovative educational and training developments and technology enhancements that affect training delivery for consideration in agency-wide application.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • Completion of a one year probationary period may be required.
  • Selectee must be able to meet and maintain suitability requirements.
  • Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement.

You must meet all qualifications requirements before the announcement closes.


Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band, equivalent to the PE-I, PT-I, or GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing assistance with the monitoring and evaluation of a training program to include analyzing existing course work for efficiency and effectiveness; and assisting with the development of in-class and online coursework and training materials.



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



Specialized Experience : Experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
  • Teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation, or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s).
  • Supervising or administering a training program.
  • Development or review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results.
  • Work in the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled that required training or instructing others on a regular basis

Additional information

This is a bargaining unit position.

Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

Selectee may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit

Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request accommodation, please email

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a one-year or two-year probationary period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job. If you meet all of the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Please make sure that your responses to the assessment questions are supported in your resume. Follow all instructions carefully as incomplete answers, errors, or omissions may affect your rating. Your rating will be invalid if you fail to include a narrative reply to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation or your reply is "see resume."

All applicants will be rated based on their responses to the assessment questions, in conjunction with the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):
  • Knowledge and skill in developing training courses, aids, and devices.
  • Knowledge of standard software applications such as training development database systems and student management systems.
  • Knowledge of the regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to training and development.
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques for identifying, gathering, and analyzing data; forming conclusions consistent with management and problem goals; recommending solutions to problems; and implementing changes to plans.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of training practices, regulatory requirements and evaluative methods and techniques in order to advise managers in such areas as assessment of training needs and to administer and evaluate the effectiveness.

Veterans Preference applies to this announcement. For more information regarding veterans' preference please visit

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must provide a complete application package which includes:

- Resume: must be created using the USAJOBS resume builder and show relevant work experience.

- If you are using your education to qualify (even partially), you must submit a copy of your transcripts. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you will be required to provide official transcripts. Foreign Education: If you are submitting a transcript from a non-US educational institution, applicants must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service.

- If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit adequate proof of active service in the Armed Forces including Member 4 copy of your DD-214, which indicates character of service. To claim 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying the percentage of your disability and preference in hiring. To claim 5-Point veterans' preference, you must submit a Member 4 copy of the DD - 214 or if you are currently active duty and are within 120 days of discharge or release from active duty, you must submit certification of expected discharge or release under honorable conditions with your application. The certification must be an official statement of service from the armed forces command.

- Current or former federal employees may submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent), showing tenure, type of service (competitive/excepted) and the highest grade held.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

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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