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I Band Duties:
Incumbent supports the instructional and technical training for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced professional. Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of instructional system design principles, practices, techniques and tools to provide assistance overseeing the instructional design standards and structure across the technical training curriculum for AST.
As a contributing specialist, the incumbent uses experience leading/conducting technical training courses for a highly complex technical workforce. Analyzes technical occupations or performs job task analysis to support the development of instructional methods, techniques and competencies for the AST workforce. Develops and recommends improvements to systems and/or processes and maintains technical training material to improve instructional effectiveness.
Applies new Instructional System Design Methods and technologies - such as experiential learning (gaming/simulation); blended learning (e.g. Blackboard) assisting to develop and/or maintain training material and curricula and to analyze and study technical training programs. Applies learning content management system software technology, to revise existing instructional courses, and assists with developing new training courses.
Conducts studies and recommends program improvements that impact a wide range of training activities. Assists with developing innovative and effective methods to improve training programs and ensures consistent high quality technical training to the AST technical workforce. Assists in developing technical training material and curriculum to prepare reports and recommendations on the use of new and/or improved teaching techniques. Analyzes and validates instructional content as required.
Researches and analyzes new technologies to provide assistance in evaluating their impact on AST's short and long term training development. Assists with incorporating existing and new emerging learning technologies to deliver training strategies. Ensures all training programs leverage appropriate adult learning principles. Leads small project/program teams and applies project management principles to monitor and assist with overseeing the work of contract instructional designers tasked with developing both AST training materials and resources. Assists with managing the overall training project list for training being developed by both contract and internal sources.
J Band Duties:
Incumbent is responsible for overseeing instructional and technical training for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Applies experience and expert knowledge of instructional system design principles, practices, techniques and tools to consult on technical training programs to provide leadership and oversight of the instructional design standards and structure across the technical training curriculum for AST.
Is a recognized subject matter expert and uses experience leading/conducting technical training courses for a highly complex technical workforce. Applies skill analyzing technical occupations or performing job task analysis to develop instructional methods, techniques and competencies for the AST workforce. Designs, develops and maintains technical training material to improve instructional effectiveness.
Acts as a principal specialist to develop new and innovative approaches, methodologies, and/or techniques to apply Instructional System Design Methods and technologies - such as experiential learning (gaming/simulation); blended learning (e.g. Blackboard) to develop and/or maintain training material and curricula and to analyze and study technical training programs. Applies learning content management system software technology, revises existing instructional courses, and develops new training courses.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
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Conditions Of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
Degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas:
Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material. (2) Instructional design practices: Study of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs, developing design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness. (3) Educational evaluation: Study of the techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments. (4) Instructional product development: Study of the techniques appropriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training. (5) Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.
IN ADDITION TO MEET THE ABOVE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, YOU MUST ALSO MEET THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW.
Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next lower grade level that is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
To qualify for the I band, you must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the (FV-H or FG/GS-12). SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE IS DEFINED AS:
- Experience analyzing technical occupations or performing job task analysis to support the development of instructional content for a technical workforce; OR
- Experience developing and delivering web-based training and learning programs incorporating multimedia techniques and products. OR
- Experience applying learning content management system software technology, to revise existing instructional courses, and assist with developing new training courses.
To qualify for the J band, you must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the (FV-I or FG/GS-13). SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE IS DEFINED AS:
- Experience analyzing technical occupations or performing job task analysis to develop instructional methods, techniques and competencies for a technical, regulatory or engineering workforce; OR
- Experience developing and delivering web-based training and learning programs incorporating multimedia elements such as text, graphics, hyperlinks, video, audio, database functionality, and interactive elements, multimedia training products. OR
- Experience using learning content management systems software to revise existing instructional courses and develop new training courses.
You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.
Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.
*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*
Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.
**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).
Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
If you are a current or former Federal employee, and you currently hold or previously held a position classified in the 1750 occupational series, you are not required to submit a college transcript provided you upload a copy of the SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, verifying your classification in the 1750 occupational series.
Applicants, who are not currently in the 1750 occupational series in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection, if not currently employed in the 1750 occupational series, you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original, with the raised seal), you should contact your school immediately to request it.
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We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
1) As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.
In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.
2) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://iobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm.
3) AFSCME Interview Criteria: Article 42, Section 13 states: If the selecting official decides to interview any employee on the selection list for a vacancy, then all who remain under consideration for the position at that point in the process must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list. If it is determined that interviews are required and telephone interviews are not utilized, travel expenses incidental to these interviews will be paid in accordance with the Agency's travel regulations and this Agreement.
4) This Level 2 (Non-Critical Sensitive; Secret) position requires favorable adjudication of an Access National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.
5) This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-AST-20-0004MA-68983. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.
6) Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
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Drug test required
Only supplemental documentation (e.g. transcript, certifications, SF-50, and/or veterans' documentation) will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 202-267-7032 or 1-866-291-3009 on or before the closing date of the announcement. All submitted documents must reference the announcement number.
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Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in a finding of ineligible. We are not responsible for incomplete, illegible or missing documents.
Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot accept documents received via the email system. Documents sent via email will NOT receive consideration.
This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 1750 series.
College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 1750 series with the FAA.
College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 1750 series.
If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.
All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.
- SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
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.
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.
How to Apply
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.
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Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
- Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
- Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor name and phone number
- Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
- Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.
You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.
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