26 days old
2018-05-232018-06-22

TRAINING INSTRUCTOR

US Department Of Transportation
Washington, District of Columbia
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Highway Administration
WASHINGTON, DC

JOB FAMILY(Series) 1712 Training Instruction
PAY SCALE: GS 13-14

SALARY: $96,970
FULL TIME-PERMANENT
OPEN & CLOSING DATES:  05/23/201/8 to 06/01/2018
Applications will be accepted from any US Citizen
RELOCATION EXPENSES REIMBURSED: NO

DUTIES:

Summary

The employee serves as a training instructor and facilitator supporting a comprehensive Leadership and Supervisory Development Program (LSDP) within the Talent Development Division of the Office of Human Resources.  The LSDP is designed to prepare employees to become future managers and executives and lead while performing their responsibilities.  The program includes both internally and commercially developed instructor-led courses and web-conferences, rotational assignments, and other developmental opportunities.  The employee is responsible for teaching a broad range of subject matter within the LSDP area to agency personnel.  Specifically, the employee is responsible for 1) conducting highly interactive instruction using blended learning formats, to include classroom, video-conference, and web-conference based instruction; 2) procuring off-the shelf and/or designing, developing, and preparing, instructional course materials in accordance with adult learning principles and instructional design models; and 3) conducting training evaluations to determine the extent of learning transfer.

The ideal candidate is a mid-career or senior professional with extensive experience in designing, developing, instructing/facilitating, and evaluating leadership development programs in accordance with adult learning principles and instructional systems design models.  The ideal candidate loves to teach and facilitate learning in the areas of leadership and organizational development, Emotional Intelligence; Conflict Resolution; Interpersonal Communication; Diversity and Inclusion; Coaching; Team building among others.  In addition the ideal candidate has experience and is certified to use a variety of assessment tools and models as part of delivering training courses and programs.

This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for these locations.

Responsibilities

The Training Instructor:

  • Functions as a subject matter expert (SME) in organizational development, interpersonal, and leadership skills and competencies.
  • Uses adult learning theories, instructional design methods, and blended learning formats and tools to design and develop innovative, highly interactive, state of the art training on skills and competencies that support the Leadership and Supervisory Development Program. Blended learning formats include, but are not limited to classroom, video-conference, and web-conference based instruction, among others.
  • Designs, develops, and prepares instructional course materials in accordance with adult learning principles and instructional design methods.
  • Communicates in writing for the purpose of preparing training content, instructor and participant training materials interactive exercises, case studies, scenarios, workshops, evaluative reports, and proposals for new or modified training.
  • Develops and teaches high impact and interactive training to employees and managers to advance their knowledge and understanding of leadership and supervisory skills and competencies.
  • Conducts highly interactive instruction using blended learning formats, to include classroom, video-conference, and web-conference based instruction.
  • Serves as a training instructor for courses or workshops addressing strategic planning, risk assessment, organizational change, and performance improvement concepts.

Travel Required - Some travel is required.

Supervisory status - No       Promotion Potential - 14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: FHWA.HAD-2018-0009.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel.  A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

FOR THE GS-13, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

  • Experience as a training instructor or facilitator for courses, workshops, focus groups, team building, and/or strategic planning sessions.
  • Experience conducting or assisting in the delivery of interactive instruction using blended learning formats, to include classroom, video-conference, and web-conference based instruction.
  • Experience using adult learning theories and instructional systems design methods to develop or create instructional materials.

FOR THE GS-14, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:

  • Experience instructing and/or facilitating meetings on organizational and leadership development theories and practices.
  • Experience conducting interactive instruction using blended learning formats, to include classroom, video-conference, and web-conference based instruction.
  • Experience designing, developing, and preparing instructional materials for training using blended learning formats in accordance with adult learning principles and instructional design models.

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.

For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4


Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

Additional information

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. 

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.


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, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
 

Required Documents

ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy. 

The following is a list of documents that are only required based on the type of position and consideration for which you are applying.  


VETERANS: Your last DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, that shows the type of discharge and all dates of active duty is required to verify your eligibility.  It need not be official.

  • If you are applying to a vacancy opened to all US Citizens under category rating and wish to be considered as a preference eligible, you need to submit a copy of your DD214.
  • If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.  An SF-15 is desired, but not required.
  • If you are applying to a vacancy opened Status and you are requesting consideration under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) (https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/#veoa), you need to provide a copy of your last DD214, which verifies your military service dates, reason for separation, OR certification of separation that shows a discharge date within 120 days of the closing of this announcement, and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.


NON COMPETITIVE APPLICANTS: If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility,  you must provide the appropriate SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS, such as PCS orders (military spouse) describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability (schedule A), etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments.

DISPLACED EMPLOYEES: If requesting consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency CTAP program (ICTAP), you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85 or falling in the Gold Category)  and provide all of the following documents:  

  • your most recent performance appraisal,
  • the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and
  • your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.

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. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system.  You must verify that the documents are in the system with your application prior to final submission.

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

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.

Review our 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.

How to Apply

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 posting.
  • 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, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office via email us at Transjobs@dot.gov

Agency contact information

Email
Address
DOT, FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

Next Steps

You may check your application status 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.


 

Industries

US Department Of Transportation

Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment 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 factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
 
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
disability employment and reasonable accommodations or
how to contact an agency.

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

TRAINING INSTRUCTOR

US Department Of Transportation
Washington, District of Columbia

Share this job

TRAINING INSTRUCTOR

US Department Of Transportation
Washington, District of Columbia

Separate email addresses with commas

Enter valid email address for sender.

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast