Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Training Specialist in Memphis, Tennessee
This position is based in Education Service. The primary role of the incumbent is to further the organization's mission to effectively train and educate VAMC employees at all levels. He/she possesses knowledge of adult learning principles and contemporary application in the clinical hospital arena. He/she promotes learning media and approaches that are efficient and relevant to subject matter, realizing that "one size does not fit all".
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Duties include but are not limited to:
- Determines which organizational training documentation is accomplished and disseminating reports to all required sources.
- Maintains current knowledge of VHA, Joint Commission and relevant governing or accrediting bodies training requirements for VHA employees.
- Provides guidance to all levels of medical center management to assist them in properly tracking the status of training compliance within their areas of responsibility.
- Ensures the system functions optimally; the most recent program codes are updated timely; employees responsible for documentation are trained.
- Ensures that mandatory training programs are available for staff at all levels of the organization.
- Imports routine data to the database from current and any future sources are accomplished in a timely fashion.
- Implements software training program for employees throughout the organization.
- Provides technical assistance and expertise to those who are developing training material for targeted audiences that may vary from highly targeted audiences to those that may be mandatory for all employees.Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 am to 4:30 pm) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Training Specialist / PD#50187-0 Position Location: Education Service at the Memphis VA Medical Center
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1712 Training Instruction
- Graduate Student Instructors
- Instructors, Graduate Student
- Other Teachers And Instructors
- Specialists, Training
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to background/security investigation
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/28/2018.
Time-In-Grade Requirement for GS-9: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Specialized Experience (GS-09):You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: experience that provided evidence of the ability to use equipment, principles, or practices of the subject or occupation. Working with and disseminating organizational training documentation along with the ability to train and educate VAMC employees at all levels.This experience may have been gained as a teacher or instructor; in on-the-job supervision or instruction of subordinates or fellow workers; or in work involving application of the principles, practices, and techniques of the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled.
OR Education: Master's or equivalent degree OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, with a major in Education or a subject area related to the position to be filled. (Transcripts MUST be provided)
OR Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: * Ability to run reports, review and determine if monitors are being met. * Knowledge of performance improvement and training methods. * Ability to plan, organize, and direct the utilization of internal and external resources. * Skills in maintaining the development and implementation of ongoing training programs. * Written and oral communication skills. Time-In-Grade Requirement for GS-11: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Specialized Experience for GS-11: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Develops and monitors processes and organizes resources to achieve desired results; Examines and evaluates data to manage and generate report to achieve results; and understands, researches and analyzes legislation, regulations, policies, and/or processes in order to provide an well trained organization with a consistent, well-defined infrastructure.
OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-11 level. Education must be at an accredited college or university in either a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
OR Combinations of Education and Experience. Successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified in the table, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific course work, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.)
You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position. * Knowledge of the major issues, program goals and objectives, work processes, clinical and administrative operations of the organization participating in educational interventions. * Technical knowledge and skills required to oversee and maintain computerized documentation and reporting of employee training data to all required levels. * Knowledge of and ability to create, design, and evaluate training plans, course curriculums, course methods, and other various education learning materials based on VA Core Competencies and the High Performance Development Model. * Knowledge of basic computer skills, computer security and computer network procedures. Ability to teach these skills to employees at all levels of the organization. * Knowledge of relevant administrative regulations and operating procedures plus skill in applying fact-finding and investigative techniques to gather necessary information to complete specialized assignments (e.g. narcotics inspections, administrative boards of investigation, etc...) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). 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.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements:No special physical demands such as above average ability, dexterity, or strength are required to perform the work. Work is sedentary and the employee may sit comfortably. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items, driving of an automobile, etc. Fieldwork may involve traveling to interviews, meetings, and sources of information.No special physical demands such as above average ability, dexterity, or strength are required to perform the work. Work is sedentary and the employee may sit comfortably. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items, driving of an automobile, etc. Fieldwork may involve traveling to interviews, meetings, and sources of information.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference.For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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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All applicants are encouraged to apply online.To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/28/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10156029.
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Memphis VA Medical Center 1030 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493880700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 03/14/2018 to 03/28/2018
Salary: $50,598 to $79,586 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 9 - 11
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent