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Announcement Number:
18-119-CS
Hiring Agency:
Peace Corps
Position Title:
Supervisory Training Specialist
Open Period:
10/10/2018 - 11/07/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
FP - 1712 03
Salary:
USD $88,500 - USD $129,965
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full Time
Promotion Potential:
FP-03
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Washington, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Human Resources
000-000-0000
peacecorpsjobs@peacecorps.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Open to the public
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
United States Citizens
Current or former Federal employees.
Internal agency employees; including agency temporary employees, eligible agency Experts, and eligible agency personal services contactors.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Term appt, NTE 5 yrs
Appointment Type Details:
Term NTE 60 months (5 years)
Marketing Statement:

Top Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government for mid-size agencies in 2017, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the opportunity to pursue leadership development opportunities and many more ... established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants what you can do for your country ... and the world.

Summary:

This position is located in the Training Division of the Office for Overseas Programming and Training Support (OPATS). The purpose of OPATS is to support programming, training and evaluation staff at overseas posts to best position Volunteers for successful service. OPATS partners with and directly supports the Peace Corps three regional offices (Regions) Africa; Europe, Mediterranean and Asia; and Inter-America and the Pacific. 

Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
25% or less

Up to 25% travel required.

Duties

The Supervisory Training Specialist performs the following major duties:



  • Provides extensive planning and organization, analyses of accumulated data and information, and considerable coordination and integration with other functional activities.

  • Researches and analyzes newest technical training methodologies, materials and tools (including e-learning materials).

  • Reviews, advises on, and conducts complex analyses, evaluations, or investigations in support of organizational programs, systems, and processes.

  • Plans and conducts experimental analyses that result in new design guidelines, and have an effect on program or mission capabilities and/or operating procedures.

  • Supervises at least two employees. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing their work in the Office for Overseas Programming and Training Support

  • Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.


 


 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Intelligence Background Information



Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.

PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed PC-1336 form, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a family member, that person) must contact NSA’s Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"
  • Education Requirements:

    Education


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


    or


    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.

    Evaluations:

    Your application will be evaluated based on your resume, attached supporting documentation and your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire. Your materials will be evaluated to validate your possession of any required knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA) and/or competencies. The following competencies will be evaluated in the self-assessment questionnaire:



    • Technical Competence

    • Planning and Evaluation

    • Teaches Others

    • Training Evaluation


    Please note that a complete application is required for consideration; including any documentation that is being used for qualifications. Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist, which must support the answers you provided. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for disqualification.

     

    Qualifications:

    You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.

    This vacancy is being announced at one (1) grade level:

    FP-3

    Qualifying experience for the FP-3 grade level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-4 or GS-11/12 grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Experience establishing technical training program development and management guidelines, managing a technical training team, and setting the strategic and operational objectives; Experience making decisions, findings, and recommendations about language training and language proficiency that are of significance to senior management and Agency's strategic plan; Experience managing and supervising the work of a technical team. 




    Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/.

     

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency Benefits:

    Peace Corps employees receive the same benefits as other Federal employees. This includes health insurance plans, a retirement system with investment options, paid holidays, paid sick and annual (vacation) leave, life insurance, incentive systems and training and development opportunities. Employees located in the United States may also receive subsidized transportation, flexible work schedules, and family work life programs.

    Other Information:

    Peace Corps Information 



     



    • This is a Federal civilian job in the Excepted Service. PC employees are paid on the Foreign Service scale and employment is limited NTE 5 years.

    • Qualified internal applicants will be given first consideration.

    • Additional hiring needs may be filled through this vacancy.

    • National Service (e.g., volunteer) refers to paid & unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, community, student).

    • Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

    • Peace Corps is a drug free workplace and promotes a drug free environment.

    • Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds. Peace Corps strives to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly in all aspects of differences. Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    • Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2139. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    Conditions of Employment  



     



    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

    • You must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.

    • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, you must sign a statement certifying your registration, or you must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

    • Prior Intelligence Activity or Related Work: Individuals who have been engaged in certain intelligence activity or related work or who have been employed by or connected with an intelligence agency are ineligible for employment with Peace Corps. Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases.

    • All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    • A one (1) year trial period is required. 

    • This is not a bargaining unit position.


     


    If you have questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact peacecorpsjobs@peacecorps.gov. In the subject line, include the vacancy #, position title and closing date.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    1. Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.
    2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
    5. Check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.
    If you experience any technical difficulties as you complete your application within the CareerConnector system, please e-mail careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov. Please only direct system-related technical errors to this mailbox. If your question is in regards to your application status, please contact the peacecorpsjobs@peacecorps.gov e-mail.
    Required Documents:
    In order to verify the information you submit electronically, a complete application package is required. This includes: a detailed resume, a completed electronic self-assessment questionnaire and the submission of any required documents.

    Resume: Include relevant work experience including job title, duties and accomplishments, employer name and address, supervisor name and phone number, start and end dates, hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).

    Veterans Documents: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must attach all required documentation; including a DD-214 reflecting the type of discharge, the SF-15 and a VA Letter if applicable. For more information regarding veterans’ preference, please review the OPM Vet Guide.

    Federal Employees: If you are a current or former Federal employee, please provide a copy of your most recent SF-50.

    Qualifications Based on Education or a Combination of Education and Experience: If you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) or an appropriate course listing with a diploma. Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be used towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by recognized institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website.
    Next Steps:
    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. 

    You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and by going to the "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status". For a more detailed update of your application status, you may go to "more information" under the individual vacancy. 

    USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

    If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration.