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    The Training and Career Development Center manages programmatic and management training, including training needs assessments; conducts curriculum planning; develops and delivers training courses; and develops and delivers training to external agencies.

    Bargaining Unit Status: Covered

    This is not a law enforcement position

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies

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    As an Instructional Designer/Trainer, you will:

    1. Serve as training liaison for assigned organization(s); perform training needs assessments; maintain awareness of changes in policies and procedures that affect training requirements. Work with managers and supervisors, identify and recommend training to meet identified needs. Ensure that employees meet mandatory training requirements. Monitor training budget for assigned organization(s), control funds and recommend action on expenditures.

    2. Serve as instructional designer for instructor-led and online training classes; determine training methods to be used and design comprehensive and thorough training initiatives to include: instructor-led classes (instructor guide, participant guide, PowerPoint, etc.); online training modules; and job aids.

    3. Conduct instructor-led, virtual and web-based training sessions with individuals and groups in both a virtual, computer laboratory setting and standard classroom. Ensure that training is delivered in accordance with established policy, procedures and schedules. Maintain automated and manual records of employee training in accordance with office procedure, assuring accuracy and timeliness.

    4. Prepare drafts of and/or participate in the development of and maintain training policies, procedures and other documentation. Identify the need for update and/or revision.

    5. Perform special projects including training on PSA programs to external criminal justice agencies such as the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), or officers of the court; and recruit and place interns.

    6. Apply state-of-the art training methods and techniques using computer-based training and other technology-based training methodologies; utilize technology in monitoring training plans, schedules, budget, and other information needed for management to make decisions on training.

    7. Coordinate contractor provided training; develop statements of work and other pre-award documents; evaluate contractor performance and work with the Contracting Officer to resolve any identified performance or other issues.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1712 Training Instruction

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    Conditions Of Employment

    Candidates who advance to second level interviews will be required to submit samples of work that include:

    • An instructor-led course (lesson plan/instructor guide, participant guide, accompanying visual aids/job aids), and
    • An online course (ability to complete a functional demonstration of the course or a recording of the course).
    All samples should be work that was completed entirely or almost entirely by the candidate. Failure to provide samples of work may result in non-selection. Candidates will also be required to deliver a 15-minute training demonstration designed to assess their skill in training delivery.

    Must be a U.S. Citizen
    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    May be required to successfully complete a probationary period, if not already completed
    All applicants are subject to a comprehensive criminal background investigation, and required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment
    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice


    To qualify, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

    Specialized experience is defined as experience developing interactive online learning modules using e-learning development authoring tools and experience developing and delivering instructor-led training classes.


    There is no education substitution at this grade level.

    Additional information

    1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the ICTAP must be well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and meet the well-qualified level (mid-level) of the crediting plan for all factors. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice, SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action, documenting separation, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated, an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated, OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. Section 833(h) or Section 8456.

    2. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you should attach a copy of your DD-214 (unedited long version) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

    3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    4. Reasonable Accommodation, this agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of this application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.

    5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    6. Equal Opportunity Employer: The Pretrial Services Agency is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other non-merit based factors.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your rating will be based on your responses to the job specific information provided in your resume. Your resume must clearly show how you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. Failure to demonstrate how you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities will result in a rating of "Qualified" by the rating panel.

    1. Skill in instructional design in developing instructor-led training.

    2. Skill in instructional design in developing, launching and supporting on-line training, to include the development of multimedia support content.

    3. Skill in delivering in person training.

    Once the application process is completed, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the job requirements. You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your resume will be forwarded to a panel for rating. Category Rating will be used to evaluate applicants using the following categories to further determine which applicants will be referred to the selecting official for final consideration.

    Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level on all evaluation criteria.

    Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level on evaluation criteria.

    Qualified: Applicants possessing the specialized experience described above.

    Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veterans' preference above non-veterans within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements, and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the highest quality category (Best Qualified), except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process


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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment, duties performed and salary information.
    2. Other supporting documents:

    • Cover Letter, optional
    • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
    • DD-214 (member 4 copy), SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
    • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

    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.

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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.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date (06/10/2019) to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
    • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
    • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
    • To verify the status of your application, 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 Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    Agency contact information

    Nehdene Williams


    Training and Career Development Center
    633 Indiana Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20004
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    A Leader in the D.C. Criminal Justice Community!

    The Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia (PSA) is an independent entity within the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

    PSA is a Federal agency that assists judicial officers in both the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia by conducting a risk assessment for every arrested person who will be presented in court, identifying detention eligibility and formulating release recommendations, as appropriate, based upon the arrestee's demographic information, criminal history, and substance use and/or mental health information. For defendants who are placed on conditional release pending trial, PSA provides supervision and treatment services that reasonably assure that they return to court and do not engage in criminal activity pending their trial and/or sentencing.

    PSA's vision is to thrive as a leader within the justice system through a diverse, inclusive and empowered workforce that embodies integrity, excellence, accountability, and innovation in the delivery of the highest quality services.

    PSA 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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

    You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package to ensure that you receive full consideration.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Pretrial Services Agency, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.


    Next steps

    Once the on-line application and supporting documents are received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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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/534798200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.