<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of Human Capital (OHC), Employee Services Group (ESG), Division of Talent Development (DTD).<br /><br />As a Training Specialist, GS-1712-13, you will advise management in the planning, development, presentation, and evaluation of complex training and education programs.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Lead or conduct studies to identify and analyze organizational learning needs and workforce skills gaps.</li> <li>Develop and implement programs or services to address the workforce learning needs.</li> <li>Evaluate training, policies, procedures, curricula, instructional methods, and techniques, quality of instruction, adequacy and utilization of training aids and devices, facilities and equipment used in training courses.</li> <li>Provide advice on a variety of matters involving the training, education, and professional and staff development programs.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel up to 5% of the time for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply for this position.</li> <li>You will be subject to a background and suitability investigation.</li> <li>Time-in-Grade restrictions apply.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.</strong><br /><br /><strong>In order to qualify for the GS-13 </strong>, you must meet the following: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one year (52 weeks) of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government, obtained in either the private or public sector, to include: (1) Designing or evaluating training courses; (2) Creating training curriculums or managing training resources (e.g., instructional services, materials, and equipment) required for execution of assigned courses; AND (3) Advising customers on training policies or procedures for system use or training procedures.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>Time-in-Grade: </strong>To be eligible, current or former Federal employees and current or former Federal employees applying under the VEOA eligibility who hold or have held a permanent General Schedule position in the previous year must have served at least 52 weeks (one year) at the next lower grade level from the position/grade level(s) to which they are applying.<br /><br />Click the following link to view the occupational questionnaire: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10510674 <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Bargaining Unit Position:</strong> Yes<br /> <strong>Tour of Duty: </strong>Flexible<br /> <strong>Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: </strong>Not Authorized<br /> <strong>Financial Disclosure:</strong> Not Required<br /><br />CMS employees currently participating in 100% Full-Time Telework Program may be eligible to remain in the program. If an employee in this program is selected, the pay will be set in accordance with the locality pay for the applicable duty station. The listed salary range reflects the locality pay assigned to the duty location(s) listed in the vacancy announcement. For more information about pay based on locality, please visit the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Salaries & Wages Page .<br /><br /><strong>Additional Forms REQUIRED Prior to Appointment:</strong> <ul> <li><strong>Optional Form 306, Declaration of Federal Employment and the Background/Suitability Investigation</strong> – A background and suitability investigation will be required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to the successful completion of the investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. If selected, the Optional Form 306 will be required prior to final job offer. Click here to obtain a copy of the Optional Form 306 .</li> <li><strong>Form I-9, Employment Verification and the Electronic Eligibility Verification Program</strong> – CMS participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. If selected, the Form I-9 will be required at the time of in-processing. Click here for more information about E-Verify and to obtain a copy of the Form I-9 .</li> <li><strong>Standard Form 61, Appointment Affidavits</strong> – If selected, the Standard Form 61 will be required at the time of in-processing. Click here to obtain a copy of the Standard Form 61 .</li> </ul> <strong>The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) </strong>provide eligible displaced federal employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit the required documentation and be rated well-qualified for this vacancy. Click here for a detailed description of the required supporting documents . A well-qualified applicant is one whose knowledge, skills and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements of the position. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .<br /><br /><strong>Additional selections</strong> may be made from this announcement for similar positions within CMS in the same geographical location. For Central Office vacancies, the "same geographical location" includes Baltimore, Maryland; Bethesda, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the announcement has closed, your online application, resume, and CMS required documents will be used to determine if you meet eligibility and qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /> <ul><li>Analysis</li><li>Education and Training</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Organizational Awareness</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>The following documents are REQUIRED:</strong><br /><br />1. <strong>Resume</strong> <strong>showing relevant experience; cover letter optional</strong>. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume must also list your work experience and education (if applicable) including the start and end dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, you must include the series and grade level for the position(s). Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). For resume and application tips visit: https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/ <br /><br />2. <strong>CMS Required Documents (e.g., SF-50, DD-214, SF-15, etc.).</strong> Required documents may be necessary to be considered for this vacancy announcement. Click here for a detailed description of the required documents . Failure to provide the required documentation WILL result in an ineligible rating OR non-consideration.<br /><br /><strong>PLEASE NOTE:</strong> A complete application package includes the online application, resume and CMS required documents. Please carefully review the full job announcement to include the "Required Documents" and "How to Apply" sections. Failure to submit the online application, resume and CMS required documents, will result in you not being considered for employment.