Technical Training Specialist

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Sep 24, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
Full Time


This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
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As a Technical Training Specialist at the GS-0301-12 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Performs as a CW Technical Training Specialist. Facilitates training for inspector escorts, other DTRA personnel and outside agencies involved in CWC treaty inspections at U.S. CW storage and DoD Schedule 1 permitted production facilities, CW demilitarization plants throughout the United States and for CWC Challenge Inspections of U.S. facilities worldwide.
  • Displays appropriate knowledge, skills, abilities, and understanding of the technical requirements for the job. Achieves desired results within established time frames and with appropriate level of supervision. Seeks/accepts developmental opportunities. Shows initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness. Supports FIAR by promoting a sound internal control environment enabling financial auditability and improving the timeliness, accuracy, and reliability of business and financial data. Demonstrates sound security awareness and adherence to DoD/DTRA security practices and procedures to protect classified information.
  • Conduct quality demilitarization training for Pueblo as needed
  • Conduct quality demilitarization training for Blue Grass as needed
  • Provide augmentation support to Blue Grass as needed
  • Provide LMS support to Department and track overall training completion
  • Demonstrates a general understanding of the Agency's applicable strategic goals and priorities; works to provide organizationally-specific support. Seeks to establish and maintain strategic relationships and cooperative efforts, as applicable. Strives to enhance Agency's ability to anticipate, deter, and/or respond to immediate and future threats. Seeks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Agency processes. Provides quality services and/or work products that are responsive to priorities and requirements.
  • Plan, train and exercise CWC Challenge Inspection readiness, supporting DoD training, service training exercises, quarterly division training, and an annual CI training course.
  • Support group and individual training requirements and professional development for the Department; Conduct training and other credentialing activities to maintain mission readiness
  • Develop, provide curriculum review/update, and instructional support to CWC Orientation Course.
  • Develop, provide curriculum review/update, and instructional support for Challenge Inspection Course for DTRA, Services, and Combatant Commands.
  • Works well with individuals, groups, and others to get the job done. Demonstrates a propensity to share information. Works across functional boundaries, both within and outside the Agency to accomplish the mission. Contributions enhance team results through innovation in devising workable solutions to issues. Provides quality and professional services fostering effective working relationships with customers and coworkers through collaboration, cooperation, and effective listening while responding timely, honestly, and appropriately leading to and supporting greater DTRA success. Continuously works with customers to develop a mutual understanding of their requirements. Pays attention to crucial details and stays involved until all aspects of an issue are answered/resolved.
  • Plan, train, and exercise CWC Challenge Inspection readiness for the Department once per quarter

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Must travel occasionally within the U.S. sometimes on short notice (usually 5 days notice or less) and possibly overseas. Able, when deployed to work longer days (12 - 14 hours) when required. TDY up to 20% of the incumbent's time.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time; Position is subject to work a shift schedule on a nearly continuous basis, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Normally, this will be seven nominally12-hour shifts in a biweekly pay period.
  • Overtime: Occasional/ some routine overtime work required (normally less than a few hours a week).
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exemptt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Drug Testing: Yes, must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Category-1 medical certification.
  • Must be able to work under constant time and priority pressure.
  • Must be able to perform on-site inspection activities wearing a chemical protective mask with chemical protective clothing and equipment, when required.
  • Must be licensed and able to drive a sedan or full size van.


You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service:

At least one of the following:

- Performing escort duties for Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty (CWC) or other Arms Control treaty inspections with international inspectors or related work
- Experience with inspecting/accounting for chemical munitions at a chemical weapons storage facility
- Comprehensive knowledge of the CWC treaty and USG, DoD, and DTRA policies and procedures relevant to CWC treaty inspections.
- Experience as a military instructor or a civilian educator at the High School or University levels.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

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Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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):


  • Escort Duties
  • Inspecting/Accounting
  • Knowledge of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
  • Skilled Instructor

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc...). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Transcripts (Optional)
  • College transcript(s), (Optional). We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned.

3. Veteran's Documents

  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.


If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

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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