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Job Title:Training Technician

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Job Announcement Number:OMS-IOD-2013-0003

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year


Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Wednesday, November 21, 2012




Permanent position. - Work schedule is full-time.




1 vacancy - Glynco, GA, USView Map


Status Candidates:  click here for more information.

For definitions of terms used in this announcement click here.



Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

"We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland." The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the nation's most pressing security challenges. To see an informational video and learn more about the FLETC's vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here.  

This position is located in the Forensics and Special Investigative Skills Branch (FSI), Investigative Operations Division (IOD), Office of Mission Support (OMS), Glynco Training Directorate (GTD), Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA.  

Incumbent performs a wide range of requisite class coordination responsibilities and tasks associated with Federal training conducted by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).

More than one position may be filled should the need arise.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Current and former Federal employees must submit a non-award SF-50.
  • Current and former Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.


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Being a training technician makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team.  The selectee will provide assistance to division management, Program Manager and Program Coordinators with the planning and conduct of advanced programs and all training classes taught within the division.  Typical assignments include:

  • Performs a wide range of requisite class coordination responsibilities and tasks.
  • Coordinates pre and post-program logistical and orientation arrangement concerning student enrollment, FLETC notifications, agency requests for assistance, export training, and student confirmation.
  • Assists in scheduling classes.
  • Performs a variety of administrative duties such as budget, credit card purchases, and travel.


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Applicants must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing date of the announcement.

For the GS-09 grade level:

Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-8 grade level in the Federal service performing a variety of administrative/technical functions related to the education and training process.

Current and former Federal employees must also have served 52 weeks at the GS-08 grade level in the Federal service.



We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements described in this announcement. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be evaluated in addition to the online job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies needed to perform this job:

1. Training program process from start of class through graduation and completion of all programs.

2.  Scheduling process and ability to interface programs with various agencies through understanding of the updating process and how changes and cancellations affect other schedules.

3.  Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

If you are determined to be best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website.  To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position.  In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans:  Certain veterans are eligible to apply as a status candidate under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).  For more information, please click here.

To preview questions please click here.


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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to and select "benefits."


To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations. This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Physical Demands:  The work is basically sedentary with some field work; however, the large volume of work with the pressure of deadlines creates stressful situations. Incumbent must be capable of carrying documents sometimes weighing up to 30 pounds, must be capable of standing for up to 3 hours, and must possess a valid driver's license. 

Work Environment: The work is performed mostly in an office, classroom, or laboratory setting, except for occasional field trips to assist with law enforcement training classes. The work involves everyday risks and discomforts which require normal safety precautions.

All employees are required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer DD/EFT for salary payments.

Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups and need more information, please click on the links above to determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application. 


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Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Human Capital Help Desk at OR by calling (912) 267-2289 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm ET (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.


  1. Your résumé
  2. Are you a current Federal employee? You must submit a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting current position title, series, grade, position occupied, tenure, highest salary (including basic pay) and duty location.
  3. Are you a veteran? You must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be considered for competitive service positions and granted tentative veterans’ preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD-214, when applying for a federal job.  Click here for more veterans' information.
  4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? Submit: 
  • a copy of your agency notice,
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
  • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location. 


Human Capital Help Line
Phone: 912-267-2289
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 912-267-2289
Agency Information:
Please apply on-line
Glynco, GA
Fax: 571-258-4052


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. You will receive an e-mail letting you know your application was received. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a final selection within 60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here.

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