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You will serve as a Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist and Director of the National Records Management Training Program.

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Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens.

NoteThis position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures.  Applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Former overseas employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered must apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement number JD1068837SHM.



- Serves as the Agency's foremost authority on records management training for external audiences, including NARA's expert for professional design, development, administration, advisory, testing, measurement, and evaluation of government records management (RM) training services.   Formulates policy for the creation, implementation, and ongoing management of a national NARA RM training program.   Coordinates policy development with senior NARA managers, offices, stakeholders and constituent groups as appropriate.

- Provides program management and leadership for the Chief Records Officer in administration of the nationwide, integrated program of RM training for Federal agencies.    Analyzes the program and develops recommendations for strategic planning and improvement or necessary corrective action; monitors and reports on progress remedying deficiencies.   Formulates and tracks national annual RM training budget.   Provides leadership and authoritative technical assistance to national teams and other groups in the implementation of instructional materials, curriculum review, and other related activities, providing assignments and assessing success of results.   Leadership and technical assistance extends to both face-to-face instructor-led training, and virtual and online synchronous and asynchronous training.   Maintains a national RM training plan.

- Analyzes, devises, develops, and oversees national training proposals and/or solutions to problems requiring departure from previous procedures.   Evaluates training methodologies and potential training contractors or other outside sources for possible use in NARA RM training.   Oversees the design and implementation of systems to evaluate the results and effects of various training programs and experiences.   Assists with developing requirements for RM training contracts, reviews contractor submissions, and makes recommendations for contract awards.   Acts as contracting officer technical representative (COTR) for national RM contracts related to training or certification.

- Actively pursues a broad range of instruction opportunities such as distance learning, web based instruction, virtual classroom, and teleconferences.   Identifies opportunities for piloting various instructional methods and evaluates the success of each completed effort.   Recommends national implementation as warranted.   Manages a variety of projects and initiatives to meet all requirements (especially 2.3 and 2.4) of the "Managing Government Records Directive (OMB/NARA M-12-18).

- Coordinates efforts related to meetings, events, or conferences with Federal agencies where NARA is the lead or a significant participant.   Solicits and presents ideas, advises senior managers on human and financial resource requirements, coordinates with local planning/execution teams.   Evaluates the success of meetings and events and directs improvements as appropriate.   Organizes and participates in joint training review and development committees, including representatives from internal NARA units as well as Federal, Congressional, Judicial, or state and local officials.   Represents NARA in Government and professional organizations concerned with RM training including, but not limited to Federal Training Interagency councils.   Coordinates with Federal agencies on training partnerships.   Coordinates with NARA and client agency senior officials as required.   Represents RM interests on agency-wide training committees.

- Manages NARA's Certificate of Training in Federal Records Management Program.   Maintains data on program participants.   Issues individual participant certificates upon successful completion of program.   Holds record copy of all documentation related to the program.

- Supervises the performance of subordinate supervisors and program development staff.   Plans and schedules the work of subordinates; makes assignments to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the work, and the capabilities of the employees; evaluates their overall performance and reviews appraisals prepared by subordinate supervisors; gives advice, counsel, or instructions to individual employees on performance and work matters; hears and resolves employee complaints referred by subordinate supervisors; reviews and acts upon disciplinary actions; ensures that job descriptions accurately depict the actual work requirements; recruits and selects candidates for positions, reviews and approves selections made by subordinate supervisors, and recommends selections to the Chief Records Officer as appropriate; recommends or approves awards and other forms of employee recognition; identifies training needs of subordinates and makes provisions to satisfy those needs.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No