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    This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Director Utilities and Power Plant Operations, Capitol Power Plant (CPP) 

    The selectee will serve as the Training Program Manager for the CPP providing leadership, management, advice and guidance throughout the CPP on training. Will manage the development and delivery of traditional, blended and e-Learning curricula as well as establishing the full range of strategic training and development of short and long range program goals.

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    The Capitol Power Plant (CPP) operates around the clock to generate and distribute steam and chilled water utility services for the buildings of the Capitol Campus (House and Senate Office Buildings, Capitol Building, Capitol Visitor Center, U.S. Botanic Garden and Supreme Court), Library of Congress, Union Station and the Government Printing Office (GPO).

    As a technical expert, the Training Program Manager administers all aspects of a comprehensive training program for the CPP professional, technical and administrative staff. The assignments have CPP-wide application and cross-organizational development. Performs such other duties as course writing, course revision, course materials selection and evaluation of assigned functional areas. Work requires a combination of practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of instruction and practical knowledge of the training programs. Applies engineering or hard science knowledge and experience of power plant operations in managing the CPP training program. Administers professional, management, administrative, technical, trades and career development training programs.


    • Is responsible for CPP training in operations, maintenance, safety and hazardous materials. Develops and implements each curricula. Manages all logistical aspects of training programs, including classrooms on-site and offsite, on-line and one-time refresher classes and maintains the training database.
    • Develops and manages a multi-faceted and layered training program for the CPP, including Specialty Training, Maintenance Training, Operations Training, Emergency Response Training, Branch Training, Refresher Training, Environmental Training, Safety Training, Professional Development Training and Professional Training. Coordinates with AOC Training and Employee Development Branch as needed.
    • Performs a training needs assessment to determine training goals and requirements, surveys training currently used at the CPP, identifies training gaps, determines the training course and class offerings for the CPP, schedules and tracks training accomplishment and evaluates the training program effectiveness and updates the training program as determined by process improvement and/or as systems and equipment change or evolve at the CPP. Develops an annual training budget based upon CPP’s training requirements.
    • Evaluates training programs to determine their effectiveness in relation to needs of supervisory and operating levels, overall training program objectives and further improvement in the employee development program. Coordinates training activities with top management and supervisory levels to promote establishment of priority training programs to meet the operational needs of the CPP.
    • Develops training programs that are responsive to the short and long range needs of the CPP. Consults with management officials to ascertain desired performance outcomes, studies actual employee performance/production and evaluates empirical data to assess improvements and/or identify skill deficiencies.
    • Counsels employees and managers on program objectives and assists/advises on the preparation of necessary Individual Development Plans (IDPs), training plans and course schedules. Checks training plans; insures that necessary IDPs are prepared and adhered to and that all appropriate formal, self-study and on-the-job training is scheduled and completed in a timely manner.
    • Serves as on-site coordinator for the CPP training program with day-to-day responsibilities to include setting class schedules with the input of technical/proponent instructors, ensuring that sufficient and appropriate supplies and equipment are available for the conduct of classes.
    • Implements and administers newly developed and/or established training programs for employees and supervisors, CPP-wide and within organizational lines. Develops course outlines, lectures, visual aids, examination and other instructional material. Provides advice and assistance as to how to instruct employees on the job in their particular skills and to analyze work operations in order to determine training needs.
    • Recommends the use of contractors to accomplish work that is not feasible to perform with AOC staff. Supervises and manages contractor support for the CPP Training Program, serving as Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) to ensure accurate and adequate oversight of contractor performance according to contract requirements. Performs timely inspections to ensure compliance with job specifications, quality, timeliness, and budget authorizations. Utilizes a knowledge of the work breakdown structure, critical path method (CPM), the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Gantt chart to identify technical solutions that assist project managers and Contracting Officers in project planning, cost management, risk analysis, control and monitoring of projects.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525049200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.