Bureau of Reclamation Instructional Systems Specialist in Boulder City, Nevada

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Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-DE-18-94 for applications from all sources. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

LOCATION: Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region, Human Resources Offices, Performance & Learning Group, Boulder City, NV.

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Responsibilities
  • Uses instructional design systems development approach to develop effective learning maps and to perform sound learning analyses from the initial training levels through operational execution of job related tasks

  • Analyze course content and target population and selects effective training strategies using appropriate models

  • Validates training instruction, curriculum, and resources for assigned courses

  • Certifies training for instructors on new teaching techniques and classroom management techniques

  • Plans, develops, and revises content, organization, style, format, emphasis, and treatment of instructional materials

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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1750 Instructional Systems

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Conditions of Employment

You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions as outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

Note: Time in Grade must be met before an application is reviewed for qualifications. There is no education substitution for Time in Grade requirements.

Qualifications

*GS-11: *In order to qualify for the GS-11 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in Federal service; OR 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.

Specialized Experience for GS-11: Defined as experience administering, advising on, designing, developing or providing educational or training services in formal education or training program; measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of an instructional program for a specialty area; reviewing and revising instructional materials for courses or occupations in accordance with specific learning objectives.

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.

Your resume must clearly reflect the experience/education listed above. In determining qualifications, the Human Resources specialist may not make assumptions. If your resume does not clearly reflect the required experience/education, your application will be marked as ineligible.

Education

Minimum Education Requirement: Applicants must meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas:

  1. Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material.
  2. Instructional design practices: Study of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs, developing design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness.
  3. Educational evaluation: Study of the techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments.
  4. Instructional product development: Study of the techniques appropriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training.
  5. Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.

This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. Failure to include this verification with foreign transcripts will result in an incomplete application.

Additional information

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Probationary Period: Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period unless you have previously completed one.

E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position. A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who do not currently have a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigation commensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. Full time telework is not available for this position.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Human Resources (HR) will review resumes, supporting documents and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.

You will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through the resume and responses to the online questions:

KSA #1: Knowledge of wide variety of instructional design principles and methods sufficient to plan, coordinate, and design instruction for full length courses or complex development areas

*KSA #2: *Knowledge of a wide variety of instructional development methods to develop and revise instructional materials which results in complete and full length training products for professional development and technical courses based on analysis of training needs

KSA #3: Ability to research, assemble, summarize, organize, coordinate, and prioritize actions sufficient to complete assigned workload to identify work required and coordinate actions to complete projects

Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to the online assessment questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training, you will be rated ineligible. You must be clear when describing your experience, we may not make assumptions in determining qualifications. If your resume does not clearly reflect all of the above experience, your application will be marked as ineligible.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

Resume: For qualifications determinations, your resume MUST contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment identified in months and years. If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position. The following link provides general resume formatting instructions: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g5000/ResumeFormat.pdf.

SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action: If you are applying as a career or career-conditional status federal employee as outlined in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement, you are REQUIRED to submit a copy of your most recent, non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), which documents your federal career or career-conditional status in the competitive service. The Human Resources Specialist needs this document to verify that you are eligible to be considered, and failure to submit this form will result in your application being marked as incomplete.

If you are applying as a reinstatement eligible as outlined in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement, you are REQUIRED to submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting permanent competitive civil service status (block 24) Tenure coded 1 or 2 and (block 34) Position Occupied coded 1.

If applicable, please also submit an SF-50 supporting the highest grade level held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

Transcript(s): You must submit a copy of your college transcript(s) (unofficial copy acceptable). If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts.

CTAP/ICTAP: Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF 50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established.

VEOA: Applicants must submit a copy of the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, (Member 4 Copy).

30% or More Disabled Veterans: Applicants must submit 1) a copy of the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, (Member 4 Copy); 2) Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference; and 3) Documentation of Service-Connected Disability, dated 1991 or later from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces.

Military Spouses: If you are applying under this non-competitive hiring authority, you must provide documentation to verify your marital status (i.e., marriage certificate or other legal documentation verifying marriage). In addition, if you are applying: 1) Based on Active Duty Spouse Permanent Change of Station (PCS), you must submit a copy of the military orders reflecting you as the spouse; 2) Based on 100% Disability, you must submit a copy of your spouse's DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy) and Documentation of Service-Connected Disability from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces; 3) Based on Service Member’s Death, you must submit documentation to show your spouse was released or discharged from active duty due to his or her death while on active duty; documentation verifying the member of the armed forces was killed while serving on active duty; and a statement certifying that you are the un-remarried widow or widower of the service member.

People with Disabilities (Schedule A): Applicants must submit Proof of Disability: This proof may be in the form of documentation obtained from licensed medical professionals, state or private vocational rehabilitation specialists, or any Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits. Your medical documentation should distinguish between disabilities that are temporary, or transient, versus disabilities, which are chronic, permanent, on-going, or unresolved with no end in sight.

LWMFA Eligibles: If you are a current or former land management agency appointee – you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows:

  • a) A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment;
  • b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and
  • c) A copy of your Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
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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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.

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How to Apply

Applications (resume, supporting documents, and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button on this page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html.

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their application package is received. Applicants may call the HR Representative listed or check their application status at USAJobs.gov under my applications. A complete application package will reflect "application received". If your status reflects a different status, please resubmit your application or contact the HR Representative listed on the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision to grant reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Agency contact information
BOR LCR HR Call Center
Phone

1-833-264-1327

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

sha-lcr-hrcallcenter@usbr.gov

Address

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION P.O. Box 61470 Boulder City, Nevada 89006-1470 United States

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Next steps

After all application packages have been received, resumes, supporting documents and transcripts (if applicable) will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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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.

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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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513392500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/10/2018 to 10/24/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 11

Salary: $61,812 to $80,358 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time