Training Program Specialist


Posted on Sep 15, 2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security

Philadelphia, PA

This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.

Thisis a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability.

Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.nTo qualify for this position at the IC-11 ($69,579) level, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the IC-09 level in federal service.

This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of the following specialized experience: Planning and executing projects to improve program efficiency;nPreparing reports to improve effectiveness of training strategies; and Providing training initiative guidance to internal and external stakeholders.

OR 3 full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education; or PhD.

or equivalent doctoral degree; ornLL.M., if related ORCombination of education and experiencenTo qualify for this position at the IC-12 ($83,397) level, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the IC-11 level in federal service.

This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of the following specialized experience: Applying analytical techniques independently related to disaster operations;nCompiling, analyzing and cross-checking training related data to obtain accurate information; and Refining work methods for analysis of complex training issues or resolution of problems.

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.nYour application must show that you meet all requirements for this position.

You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience.

In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time.

As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

NOTE: If you are using the USAJOBS Resume Builder, please insert the dates of employment in MM/DD/YY format at the top of the “Duties, Accomplishments, and Related Skills” text field for each period of employment included on your resume.nCurrent or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment.

Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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