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Smithsonian Institution Training Instructor in Landover, Maryland

Summary

This position is located in Smithsonian Institution, Office of Protective Service, OPS Training Academy. The employee provides instructional and training development work for the guard/security staff of the Smithsonian Institution. As a Training Instructor, telework may be allowed during this pandemic

Responsibilities

As a Training Instructor, the incumbent would perform the following duties: Under the guidance of the supervisor, reviews course objectives, outlines materials to be covered, organizes methods of presentations and presents material to students of varied backgrounds and educational experience. Courses involve a large volume of procedural material, as well as practical, hands-on training and include, but are not limited to basic first aid and safety, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Develops and/or assists in developing examination questions and scenarios for testing. Discuss examinations questions and scenarios for testing. Discusses testing methodology and content associates and responds to comments/suggestions from other staff members or students. Conducts proficiency testing to assure concepts, facts, skills and abilities have been assimilated.

Communicates and schedules the expertise of personnel from other organizational elements and related local law enforcement agencies to ensure training components are in accordance with current regulatory requirements.

Stay abreast of changes to agency requirements, Federal laws and applicable local laws and ordinances and regulations.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation

May need to complete a Probationary Period

Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.For information on qualification requirements, seeQualification Standards Handbook forGeneral Schedule Positionsviewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

Physical Demands:

The work is primarily sedentary, although the incumbent may stand for long periods of time when instructing. The incumbent also undergoes moderate exertion when building, setting up, or taking down training aids or demonstrations, as well as when conducting some classes, e.g. CPR.

Qualifications

Experience: GS-7: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined asresearching information in order to assist with developing training; maintaining student and training records; and providing input to supervisor on recommending updates to training that may require modification and assists in developing training.

Or Education: 1 full year of graduate level educationorsuperior academic achievement.

Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

OR

GS-9: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as preparing lesson plans and testing materials, selects training aids, study materials and other instructional materials; maintaining student and training records; identifying and recommending training modifications relating to scope and content of training material and methods of presentation; and assembling specialized training and job aids.

Or Education: master's or equivalent graduate degreeor2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degreeorLL.B. or J.D., if related.

Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

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; religious; 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.Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

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Additional Information

Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/ Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.aspLeave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.aspLife Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.aspLong Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.comRetirement Program - https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/

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