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Job Title:Training Specialist, GS-1701-09 (Open to Status & VEOA Applicants) SW
Department:Department Of Transportation
Agency:Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Job Announcement Number:PHMSA.HMHQ-2015-0044
$52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Friday, May 15, 2015 to Monday, May 25, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
· Current or former federal employees with status OR
· Veterans eligible under VEOA
If you are NOT a status employee or VEOA eligible, you may wish to apply under announcement PHMSA.HMHQ-2015-0045, which is open to all U.S. Citizens.
Q - Nonsensitive
About the Agency
The position serves as the Training Coordinator, Outreach and Training Branch, Outreach, Training, and Grants (OTG) Division, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The position supports the Chief, Outreach and Training Branch on training and special initiatives matters pertaining to the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials. The position assists the Chief, Outreach and Training Branch in the development of plans, priority setting, implementation of departmental policies and programs, and coordination of training development and delivery directed toward the achievement of the training goals and objectives of PHMSA.
The Ideal Candidate is an experienced or entry career individual with excellent training program development and management, and assessment skills, as well as writing, oral communication, problem solving, and analytical skills.
Alternative work schedules and telework schedules are strongly encouraged. The Office is located within minutes from the Navy Yard Metro station and within blocks from the newly built Nationals Baseball stadium.
This position offers excellent benefits, including the potential for ongoing medical benefits after retirement. Alternative work schedules and telework schedules are strongly encouraged.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY WE RECEIVE THE 100TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THIS POSITION HAS A MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.
· Occasional Travel
· Some travel may be required - Less than 10%
· You must be eligible for Status consideration & meet specialized experience
· Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
· Provide all required documents by closing date
· Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days
· Announcement is also advertised to All U.S. Citizens: PHMSA.HMHQ-2015-0045
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As a Training Specialist, you will:
· Prepare, recommend, and maintain comprehensive multi-year, long-range work plans to include stakeholder relationship initiatives, promote hazardous materials training, and prioritize and schedule for developing training programs. In maintaining plans, consider proposals from the regulated community, public interest groups, government agencies, and interested persons, as well as needs identified by other elements of PHMSA's hazardous materials safety and security programs.
· Coordinate hazardous materials training programs and special initiatives in support of overall goals and objectives set out in PHMSA's strategic plan. Ensure technical reviews and evaluations of all national public education programs developed by OTG in support of small business compliance assistance, emergency preparedness and response planning, and security training. Coordinate training programs and special initiatives with the Department's operating administrations and the Office of the Secretary, as appropriate. Review, for administrative sufficiency and consistency with related requirements, all training and special projects developed cooperatively or conducted in conjunction with the modal administrations as they pertain to the transportation of hazardous materials by rail, air, water (other than bulk transportation aboard vessels), and highway.
· Coordinate the development, maintenance, and execution of a program to periodically review existing training efforts, informational materials, and special initiatives, and to revise or revoke those determined not to be achieving their intended purpose. These reviews consider the target audience needs in updating or developing new programs.
· Maintain knowledge of current and emerging blended learning techniques and training delivery systems, including, but not limited to: hands-on, computer-based/web-based learning, distance learning, simulations and exercises, and classroom instruction.
· Coordinate the conduct of hazardous materials training programs for planning, preparedness, response, and enforcement at the Federal, state or local level. Maintain continuing liaison with other Federal departments and agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, and the National Response Team concerning training and special initiatives pertaining to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.
· Organize the development of hazardous materials training and transportation security initiatives with representatives of Federal, state, and local authorities. Assure that regulatory requirements identified as being ambiguous are refined and clearly presented in training programs, seminars, and publications to promote understanding among PHMSA stakeholders that leads to regulatory compliance.
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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.
TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-9:
Experience in developing, planning, and implementing departmental policies and programs, and coordination of training development and delivery directed toward the achievement of the training goals and objectives of the organization.
To qualify on Education, you must have:
· 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree OR master's or equivalent graduate degree
· You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience.
THIS POSITION HAS A MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
MANDATORY EDUCATION - Basic Requirements:
Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.
1. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in above.
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.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
· Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
· You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
· GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD REQUIREMENT: Potential applicants must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. Those employees who enter on board and find that they are unable to obtain a card based on their credit history or who do not retain their card during employment may be subject to removal from the Federal service. Applicants (who have Federal employment experience) will be required to certify in writing that they have not previously had their travel card suspended or cancelled. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.
· Time-in-Grade - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers.
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You can review our benefits at: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/dot/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=71951
Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.
HOW TO APPLY:
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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
· To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
· Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
· You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (202)366-1298.
The following documents must be provided by the close date:
· RESUME - Needs to be created within USA Jobs Resume Builder. It must show relevant experience, education and fully support the required specialized experience.
· COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
· TRANSCRIPTS - Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series OR an SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series. The transcripts need not be official. If you are SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE, you must submit a copy of your college transcript.
· TRANSCRIPTS - If you are SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE, you must submit a copy of your college transcript.
· SF-50 - Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant.
· DD214 - Verifying military service and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.
· SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
· DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Automated Staffing Office
DOT, PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.