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
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • 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:

- Performing escort duties for Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty (CWC) or other Arms Control treaty inspections with international inspectors or related work
- Inspecting/accounting for chemical munitions at a chemical weapons storage facility
- Performing as a military instructor or a civilian educator at 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 experienc e.


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

Additional information

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:

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

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:

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.


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

Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best Qualified:
This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Veterans Preference:
If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
For information on entitlement see .

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. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. 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 on 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 to month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume
2.. 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)

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