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    In this position, you will serve as a Senior Human Resources Specialist in the Learning and Development Division (HL) of the Office of Human Capital (H).

    This position is advertised concurrently under Delegating Examining Unit procedures. If you wish to be considered under competitive procedures, or do not meet the Area of Consideration for this announcement you may apply to job number JD10458382JHD.

    One vacancy. May be filled in either College Park, MD or Spanish Lake, MO.

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    Serve as Senior Human Resources Specialist in the Learning and Development Division of the Office of Human Capital for the National Archives and Records Administration. Be an important part of the team that preserves and provides access to the records of America's history. As a member of the Learning and Development staff you will help the agency build its future through its people, preparing NARA's team of archivists, archives technicians, specialists, support staff, and information management professionals frame the future of records and information management for the entire federal government.
    - Applies theories, principles and practices in order to design, develop, and deliver support, e-learning, distance learning, and live classroom training events and program curricula.
    - Manages complex projects and project schedules.
    - Apply design, analytical and evaluation methods to support change management.
    - Provides assessments, evaluations, and recommendations on new and proposed program initiatives, policies, and guidelines.
    - Provides expert technical assistance and consulting services on leveraging technology platforms including the learning management system to meet business needs.
    - Troubleshoots user issues related to content deployed to technology platforms.
    - Serves as system administrator for the agency Learning Center (learning management system) and associated technology platforms and services.
    - Identifies processes that may be improved through automation using technology platforms such as the learning management system.
    - Designs and develops multimedia (audio, visual, interactive) training, education, and support content for deployment to web-based platforms. Ensures that training is conformant and compatible with learning management system (LMS) requirements and conforms to NARA standards for compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
    - Contributes as a facilitator, instructor, designer, and coach to the agency's Supervisor Development Program and leader development continuum.
    - Contributes to the development and delivery of career development initiatives and events to support agency strategic plans and initiatives.
    - Administers and manages the agency's learning technology and content platforms and Learning Management System.
    - Supports the agency's mandatory and required training including onboarding components and annual refresher.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
    • Referred candidates will be required to provide samples of E-Learning work products.


    GS-13 - Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

    Specialized experience is defined as experience equivalent to the GS-12 (or higher) level of Federal service designing, developing and delivering instructional media, e-learning, distance learning, and live classroom training programs; administration of technology-based platforms including learning management systems; production of multimedia, video, and audio content; troubleshooting web-based and SCORM technology packaging; managing complex projects and project schedules; and conducting training needs assessments and providing advice to staff, managers, and executives.

    Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's, Operating Manual: Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions for further information http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp.

    Evaluation of referred candidates will include a review of sample work products. Referred candidates will be asked to submit samples of work that can include writing samples, screenshots and narrative describing products, and/or functional demonstrations or recordings of e-learning work product.

    Merit promotion applicants must meet time in grade requirements as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirement for the GS-13 level.

    You must meet all of the qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    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.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Note: National Archives uses E-verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit, http://www.e-verify.gov.

    One position. This position will be filled in either College Park, MD or Spanish Lake, MO. The salary range reflects GS-13 step 1 ot the St. Louis, MO locality and GS-13 step 10 of the Washington, DC locality.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they occur within 90 days.

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information, visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
    - Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    - Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    - Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    - Other Special Appointment Authorities

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position.

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

    • Communications and Media
    • Employee Development
    • Influences and Negotiates With Others
    • Learning Technologies
    • Manages Contracts
    • Manages Projects
    • Multimedia Technologies
    Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    You must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing job title, series and grade (if Federal), duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary;
    2. Responses to Assessment Questionnaire.
    3. Other supporting documents:

    • Responses to Occupational Questionnaire.
    • Veterans Preference documentation (if applying under VEOA): DD-214 - Member Copy 4 or other copies that indicate character of discharge; SF-15 and VA Letter (as appropriate).
    • SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action is required if you are a current or former Federal employee: Non-award action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held. It should also show the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade and that supports your claim for time-in-grade.
    • Performance Appraisal: Most recent annual performance appraisal showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan or mid-year progress review.
    • Special Appointing Authorities: Persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for appointment under special appointing authorities (e.g., service with the Government Accountability Office {GAO}, Peace Corps, etc.) should indicate the type of appointment on your application and provide supporting documentation as provided by that authority.
    • Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems Eligible: Documentation of eligibility as listed in each individual interchange agreement.
    • Copies of a certification from the armed forces stating/certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the certification is submitted.
    Failure to submit any of the applicable above mentioned 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.

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    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.


    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.

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    How to Apply

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

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/08/2019 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://login.usajobs.gov/Account/Login); all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear, along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    To preview the assessment questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10458272.

    If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application, which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact Joseph Hoffman at joseph.hoffman@nara.gov or (314) 801-9245 to obtain an alternative application.

    Agency contact information

    Joseph Hoffman


    8601 Adelphi Road
    Suite 5100
    College Park, MD 20740
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    Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.

    Visit our Employee Gallery at www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

    For more information, visit: http://archives.gov/

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will review your resume and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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.

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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/528481600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.