Military Grades: Enlisted E3-E5
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. Must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Experiences, education, or training that demonstrated the ability to follow directions, read, understand, and retain instructions, regulations, and procedures that otherwise demonstrates the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of the position.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that prepares the applicant to perform the duties of this position. May substitute educational-degree study program for specialized experience.
Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-07 and GS-06, respectively. Experiences that demonstrated the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (Competencies/KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position. Basic knowledge of Army or Air Force vision, values, organization, policy, and mission is mandatory. Some knowledge in training centers, training programs, schools, and units. Have some experiences in conducting or developing education and training programs. Also, have some experiences conducting, supervising, or developing education or training programs. Basic understanding in the Army or Air Force education and training policy requirements. Some experiences in working programs to include developmental education, voluntary education, advanced academic education, promotion testing, and libraries. Knowledge is necessary of audio-visual presentation, educational tests and measurements, and instructing techniques. Knowledge of Army or Air Force education and training programs in regard to their principles, and procedures. Limited experiences in performing interviews and counseling techniques; training techniques and instruction methods; task analysis procedures, learning processes, curriculum development, training evaluations, and education and training systems and products; effective writing skills; editing practices; instructional media application, training reporting, program and curriculum validation, and implementation procedures. Experiences in scheduling training events and facilities; supporting assistance visits and training meetings; or, assisting in work center and individual job qualification standard development; education institution registration requirements; and military personnel classification system and policies. Basic capabilities in communicative interpersonal skill applications and distance learning concepts. Experienced in effective communications. Have some capabilities and experiences in presenting professional courses and briefings; and near proficient capabilities in writing reports and records. Some experiences as a participant and presenter during training and military or civilian conference events.
Quality of Experience - Length of time is not of itself qualifying. A candidate's experiences are evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments are always followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (competencies) needed to fully perform the duties of the Training/Instructor Specialist.