Job Overview


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine (OFVM), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of Management (OM), Rockville, Maryland.  The incumbent serves as the Training Specialist on the CVM Talent Development Staff (TDS), participating in the design, development, budgeting, marketing, implementation, and evaluation of the Center's training and development programs.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CVM-MP-13-882923 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with a Training Specialist (eLearning Coordinator) position.  Please review the qualifications for this position under announcements HHS-FDA-CVM-DE-13-879939 under competitive procedures, and HHS-FDA-CVM-MP-13-878199 under merit promotion procedures to see if you are eligible for consideration.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.


• Oversees training curricula design, development, budget, implementation, management, and evaluation for the Center's staff.
• Integrates needs assessment findings and other evaluative feedback to develop and/or update training curricula.
• Designs, implements, markets, and evaluates core training curricula.
• Serves as training consultant to each Office on the design, delivery, and evaluation of training for CVM staff.
• Initiates and maintains relationships with area academic institutions to supplement learning activities with broad application.
• Serves as a resource to help staff identify training and development for Individual
Development Plans.