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Training Specialist Description at CDC

Training Specialist

Job ID 4258414 Date posted 03/20/2017
Department: HHS CDC Center
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M5-17-1929266
SALARY RANGE: $75705 to $117028/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2017-03-20 to 2017-03-27
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1712-12/13
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This vacancy is open only to current CDC/ATSDR employees with Career or Career-Conditional status

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

JOB SUMMARY:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

The January 23, 2017, Presidential Memorandum, entitled "Hiring Freeze," ordered government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to freeze all hiring of Federal civilian employees. In an effort to ensure CDC is best positioned to resume hiring after the hiring freeze expires and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)/Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issues a joint plan to reduce the size of the Federal Government's workforce, CDC will continue its recruitment efforts (post job vacancy announcements, evaluate and screen applicants, interview, etc.). This position will not be filled and no job offers will be made until resolution of the hiring freeze, or the position qualifies for a hiring exemption and is approved pursuant to OMB guidance.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Atlanta, GA.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position with the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred as (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



KEY REQUIREMENTS: Background Investigation is required.


DUTIES:

As a Training Specialist you will:

  • Design and develop training for response leaders in the field of emergency response.
  • Develop training materials for faculty and program participants.
  • Conduct train the trainer sessions for program faculty.
  • Perform administration, training program studies, analyses, development, modification, evaluation and coordination of program and training courses.
  • Conduct studies and perform analyses on course related subjects.
  • Coordinate activities involving preparedness related programs.
  • Perform in an incident command system functional role during emergency response operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience at or equivalent to which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include, developing curriculum, performing administration, development, evaluation and coordination of program and training courses on system related activities.  Performs analyses on course related subjects and coordinating activities involving preparedness related Programs of Instruction.

GS-13: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

 

Specialized experience is experience at or equivalent to which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include,performing health education with emphasis on preparedness and response, and leadership development programs.  Designing, implementing and evaluating training and education programs.  Planning, conducting and evaluating training, and providing educational, communications and leader development consultation at the national level.



HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

1.  Knowledge of public health education and training concepts.

2.  Knowledge of instructional media design, production and use to enhance existing training materials and assure effective development of future training material.

3.  Skill in appropriate use of training and education channels and techniques such as curriculum development, satellite based training and computer based training for reaching a wide range of audiences.

4.  Skill in the development and refinement of workshop materials, and in promotion and adoption of health education and training programs.

5.  Skill in writing, editing and production techniques to develop educational and training materials, technical reports, and program planning documents.

6.  Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationship with state and local health officials, HHS and contract personnel.

7.  Ability to communicate orally.

8.  Ability to communicate in writing.



BENEFITS:

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.


OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 27, 2017 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document (s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1929266.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 27, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

2. Assessment Questionnaire

3.Other supporting documents:

    - SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee)

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 27, 2017


WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).



AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HR HelpDesk CDC HR HelpDesk 1600 Clifton Rd Atlanta GA 30333 Telephone (770)488-1725 TDD (866) 539-4484 Email HRCS@CDC.GOV

ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATIONS:
Atlanta, GA

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