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Training Specialist


A successful candidate in this position will conduct and manage training programs for nuclear materials convoy operations.


Assists and supports a wide-variety of training courses and curriculum during all phases of Federal Agent-Nuclear Materials Courier training activities.
Implements training program policies, assists with the identification and coordination of training resources
Provides instruction and evaluates training participant performance and ensures training objectives are met.
Assists with annual reviews of training materials, Office of Secure Transportation (OST) lesson plans, and self-assessments to identify and correct program requirements.
Maintains, reviews, and updates employee training records for OST Federal Agent personnel.

Travel Required

50% or less - Travel 30-50% is required for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

03 - Promotion potential after 1 year to NQ-03, under Supervisors discretion.

Job family (Series)

1712 Training Instruction


Conditions of Employment

Subject to Random Drug Testing
Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
Favorable suitability determination required.
Financial Disclosure is required.
Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.

You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
A one year probationary period may be required.
This position requires a level of physical fitness that meets the demands of the OST training being conducted. Incumbent is subject to extensive temporary duty outside of TRACOM.
Incumbent is subject to long training hours while wearing protective equipment such as body armor, helmet, tactical gear, and emergency related equipment. Position requires the successful completion of the Basic Instructor Training (BIT), Firearms Instructor Certification (FIC), American Red Cross CPR/AED certification, and a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if applicable.
Assignment to specialized courses, i.e. SRF and DM, requires successful completion of applicable DOE and OST initial and instructor level certification programs.
In accordance with assigned duties the incumbent must maintain his/her individual current qualifications including basic instructor requirements, firearms, drive, intermediate use force, special response force, live fire shoot house instructor, and DOE/OST web based training.
The work of this position involves routine exposure to hazardous noise levels requiring participation in the hearing conservation program.
The use of personal protective equipment is mandatory.
The OST mission is performed on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis. All employees are subject to participation in both scheduled and unscheduled emergency response exercises and events.
More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.



Example of qualifying experience includes: assisting and supporting a wide variety of training courses and curriculums, instructing law enforcement and/or para-military type training, and management and/or oversight of formalized training programs development of training curriculum and training courses.

Examples of qualifying experience include:
Experience as an instructor, such as: combat arms, basic training, standard communications, tactical entry, and other courses normally associated with light infantry, military special operations, protective force, or law enforcement type training.
Experience in coordinating training program policies, identifying training resources, and conducting annual reviews of training materials.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

KSA-1 - Knowledge of adult education theory and curriculum development in order to develop course objectives, lesson plans, training aids and student evaluations.

KSA-2 - Knowledge of military and/or law enforcement operations through experience in the United States military and/or Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies to ensure application of educational principles and objectives that result in effective training programs.

KSA-3 - Ability to manage the delivery of course materials in a classroom environment to include direct classroom instruction and interaction with students, as well as, practical application in a field training environment.

KSA-4 - Skill in training course management to include coordinating training program policies and conducting program reviews.

KSA-5 - Skill in communications sufficient to conduct briefings, prepare after action reports, and provide feedback to instructors and students.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Time-in-Grade/Band: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


NQ-02 - Education Substitution: You may substitute the completion of two full years of graduate education or all the requirements for a master's (or higher) degree in a field directly related to emergency planning and preparedness work (e.g., emergency planning and operations; telecommunications; physical, nuclear, or information security) for the specialized experience requirement for NQ-02. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position. Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, see the Department of Education website, and for a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Additional information

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

EEO Policy: Click HERE.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click HERE.
Veterans Information: Click HERE.
Telework: Click HERE.
Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.

Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clicking HERE.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

Your performance appraisals and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other applicants.

If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q Access Authorization

Drug test required


Position sensitivity and risk

Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness, National security

Required Documents

Required Documents

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.

Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).
List all incentive awards on your resume that are related to the duties of this position.
Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

Performance Appraisals: You must submit your two (2) most recent performance appraisals.

Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!

Full position title;
appointment type;
occupational series;
pay plan, grade, and step;
tenure code; and
service computation date (SCD).

If your current position SF50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.

If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

For Professional, Scientific and Engineering Positions: If qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional license, you must submit official documentation to support your claim with your application package.

Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. As a Federal employee, you will be eligible for health benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers, long-term care insurance, generous sick and annual leave accruals with 10 paid holidays, a family-friendly work environment, flexible spending options, and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private-industry organizations.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. Please click here.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
This job is open to
Individuals with disabilities

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

Military spouses

Special authorities

Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.


Clarification from the agency

Current Federal employee with competitive status Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility CTAP/ICTAP eligibles Veterans with VOW, VEOA or VRA eligibility Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority
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