Training Specialist

US Department of the Treasury - Brunswick, GA

Full-time | Part-time
Duties
Summary

This position is located in the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Office of Investigations (OI), Assistant IG for Investigations - Operations Division, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Training Team.

Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Consult and provide advice and guidance to TIGTA's academy and top-level management regarding FLETA accreditation.
  • Coordinate and evaluate the various aspects of the overall training mission, policies and procedures to ensure consistency and alignment with the established FLETA accreditation standards.
  • Review, interpret and apply the FLETA standards consistent with the guidance and direction provided by the FLETA Office of Accreditation (OA).
  • Plan and coordinate all assessment activities with the OA, including on-site visits, meetings, and other accreditation activities.
Travel Required

25% or less - 1-5 nights per month

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Job family (Series)

1712 Training Instruction

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience planning, organizing and analyzing training programs data and information in order to maintain and/or achieve accreditation. Examples of such experience could include:
  • Preparing documents associated with applying for accreditation of the academy and each training program; interpreting the accreditation standards; discovering, assembling and/or creating documented administrative controls of policy and procedure; OR
  • Applying the concepts of the instructional systems design (ISD) approach to training development and making presentations to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) board in consideration of the mission and goals; OR
  • Provide guidance to Executives and/or FLETA Board regarding accreditation matters; OR
  • Creating standard operating procedures, conducting program review or evaluation of documents in support of accreditation activities.
For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is the ability to review, evaluate, and maintain training program materials in compliance with accreditation standards. Examples of such experience could include:
  • Evaluate training programs to ensure materials and programs address the needs and mission of the organization; OR
  • Provides advice on program issues to officials of the organization; OR
  • Adapting current training materials to meet FLETA standards; OR
  • Gathering information for the development of courses related to process improvements or procedures pertaining to accreditation (ie. Quarterly and annual reports).
OR
You may qualify on education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related (If applicable). As indicated in the Individual Occupational Requirements, the Graduate Education must include a major study in education or a subject area related to the position to be filled.
OR
You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and specialized experience. For example, the completion of 50% of the requirements for a Ph.D. and six (6) months of Specialized Experience (50%) totals to 100% and meets the minimum qualifications requirement.

For the GS-9, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing in an administrative support role where you managed projects and researched problems/issues. Examples of such experience could include:
  • Independently providing clerical support; OR
  • Researching, updating and coordinating training material and handouts for target audience based on predetermined needs; OR
  • Participating in conducting training or facilitating training; OR
  • Experience with computer software applications to analyze data or generate reports.
OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Masters or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D. if related.
OR you may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be used in combination with experience.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.
For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks.
For the GS-09, you must have been at the GS-07 level for 52 weeks.

Education

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.
  • You will be required to regularly report to the Duty Station listed above. While teleworking is an option, approval is at management’s discretion based on duties, business needs, performance, etc.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Undergo an income tax verification.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Administrative Management, and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Required

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES - Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
  • Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The “position occupied” block on the SF-50 should show a “1” and your “tenure” block should show a “1” or “2”.)
  • If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
  • Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.
  • PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Provide a copy of your most recent rating of record (i.e., final annual performance appraisal issued and signed by appropriate management official). If the rating of record you submit is not dated within the last 18 months, you must provide an explanation in your application as to why one has not been issued within the past 18 months.
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

Recommended Documents:
In addition, we recommend that you submit copies of the following:

  • A list of awards received while employed with the Federal government.
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.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:

  • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
  • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
  • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
  • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
  • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
  • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.