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Training Specialist

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Oregon Air National Guard

$43,799.00 to $56,943.00

New Castle, DE

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$43,799 to $56,943 per year

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GS 7

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1 vacancy in the following location:

New Castle, DE

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.


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This is an INDEFINITE position, and may convert to PERMANENT at Commanders discretion. Max time for Indefinite Employees is 4 years.

This National Guard position is for a TRAINING SPECIALIST, Position Description Number T5801500 and is part of the DE 166 Force Support Squadron, National Guard.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team!

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As a TRAINING SPECIALIST, GS-1702-7, you will

1. Serves as the base training manager, ensuring that Unit Training Managers (UTMs)and Additional Duty Training Managers (ADTMs) are qualified in, and knowledgeable of their responsibilities. Supports unit training programs contributing to mission capability. Administers military training programs for all units serviced by the Military Personnel Flight (MPF). Oversees programs involving on-the-job training (OJT), formal school training, Extension Course Institute (ECI) training, Professional Military Education (PME), and ancillary training.

2. Monitors OJT programs for assigned units. Establishes local policies and procedures to provide a uniform and effective internal OJT program. Conducts training for training managers to familiarize them with concepts, scope, objectives, and procedures pertinent to OJT, and with regard to the responsibilities of commanders, supervisors, trainers, certifiers, and trainees in the organizations supported.

3. Confers with management and other key operating personnel to discuss training needs, problems and goals. Establishes training objectives through analysis of training reports, unit input, course feedback, and USAF, ANG and gaining command directives.

4. Appointed as Distance Learning (DL) Office Point of Contact. Processes, manages, and controls Air Education & Training Command (AETC) Type 6 technical training requirements locally. Monitors the Distance Learning, Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support (DANTES),

5. Oversees administrative activities including the establishment and maintenance of administrative, suspense, and publication files and records; safeguards ECI/CDC test materials; and prepares reports, correspondence, requisitions and forms.

6. Advises unit commanders and Ancillary Training Program (ATP) OPRs in their development of ATP subjects and lesson plans. Assists in determining ancillary training priorities and requirements in accordance with USAF, ANG, and MAJCOM directives. Assists OPRs in reviewing unit ATP programs and makes recommendations for change or improvement. Prepares Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between the unit/base and educational institution(s), including colleges and universities providing classes or associated services on base or at geographically separated units (GSUs).

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

1702 Education And Training Technician



Conditions of Employment

1. Veterans' Preference Program criteria are ALWAYS applied to identify the well-qualified applicants.

2. The Priority Placement Program criteria are ALWAYS processed and cleared PRIOR to advertising Internal and External positions, via Job Vacancy Announcements.

3. Must maintain a current U.S. Air Force or U.S. Army Network License according to current Manuals and Instructions for Title 5 federal civilian employees

4. Applicants must pass a drug test prior to appointments.

5. Must possess or be able to obtain a National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit (NACLC) according to applicable DoD Instructions, Army or Air Force regulations, upon appointment or within one year of initial appointment.

6. Must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which he or she lives or is principally employed.

7. No disciplinary action (Article 15 or court-martial) for engaging in an unprofessional or inappropriate relationship as defined in applicable DoD Instructions concerning Army or Air Force Professional and Unprofessional Relationships.

8. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicants are validated as qualified at the next higher Title 5 federal grade-level before considered eligible for consideration to that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job equivalent experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. Must have validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Must have competencies gained through experiences, education, or training that demonstrated the ability to follow directions, read, understand, and retain instructions, regulations, and procedures that otherwise demonstrate the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of the position

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Is experience that prepares the applicant to perform the duties of this position. May substitute educational-degree study program for specialized experience. Applicant must demonstrate the following specialized experiences and activities for each specified grade.

Quality of Experience - Length of time, working within the Series GS-1702, is not the only qualifying factor. For initial hire consideration, a candidate's experiences and competencies are evaluated on the basis of duties performed and experiences gained, rather than strictly on the grade of the previously held federal government position's grade -or- on the candidate's private sector non-federal position's title and pay. Experiences are earned through various forms of employments in the public and private sectors, as well as, earned through completed higher education course programs. For merit promotion consideration, the on-board candidate's record of experiences, training, and educational achievements must show possession of the full-range of competencies - knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors needed to successfully perform the duties of the Training/Instructor Specialist.


If you are using Education to qualify for this position, Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is optimum. An academic degree, with courses in education, grammar and composition, speech, psychology, guidance, and sociology; or, social and behavioral sciences, supports a well-qualified candidate result.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

3. Proof of Veterans Preference

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



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How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (

), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

Agency contact information

Olivia Short


(302) 326-7116


(302) 326-7119



DE 166 Force Support Squadron

2600 Spruance Drive

New Castle, DE


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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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