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Defense Threat Reduction Agency Technical Training Specialist in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Summary This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Responsibilities As a Technical Training Specialist at the GS-0301-12 some of your typical work assignments may include: Performs as a CW Technical Training Specialist. Facilitates training for inspector escorts, other DTRA personnel and outside agencies involved in CWC treaty inspections at U.S. CW storage and DoD Schedule 1 permitted production facilities, CW demilitarization plants throughout the United States and for CWC Challenge Inspections of U.S. facilities worldwide. Displays appropriate knowledge, skills, abilities, and understanding of the technical requirements for the job. Achieves desired results within established time frames and with appropriate level of supervision. Seeks/accepts developmental opportunities. Shows initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness. Supports FIAR by promoting a sound internal control environment enabling financial auditability and improving the timeliness, accuracy, and reliability of business and financial data. Demonstrates sound security awareness and adherence to DoD/DTRA security practices and procedures to protect classified information. Conduct quality demilitarization training for Pueblo as needed Conduct quality demilitarization training for Blue Grass as needed Provide augmentation support to Blue Grass as needed Provide LMS support to Department and track overall training completion Demonstrates a general understanding of the Agency's applicable strategic goals and priorities; works to provide organizationally-specific support. Seeks to establish and maintain strategic relationships and cooperative efforts, as applicable. Strives to enhance Agency's ability to anticipate, deter, and/or respond to immediate and future threats. Seeks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Agency processes. Provides quality services and/or work products that are responsive to priorities and requirements. Plan, train and exercise CWC Challenge Inspection readiness, supporting DoD training, service training exercises, quarterly division training, and an annual CI training course. Support group and individual training requirements and professional development for the Department; Conduct training and other credentialing activities to maintain mission readiness Develop, provide curriculum review/update, and instructional support to CWC Orientation Course. Develop, provide curriculum review/update, and instructional support for Challenge Inspection Course for DTRA, Services, and Combatant Commands. Works well with individuals, groups, and others to get the job done. Demonstrates a propensity to share information. Works across functional boundaries, both within and outside the Agency to accomplish the mission. Contributions enhance team results through innovation in devising workable solutions to issues. Provides quality and professional services fostering effective working relationships with customers and coworkers through collaboration, cooperation, and effective listening while responding timely, honestly, and appropriately leading to and supporting greater DTRA success. Continuously works with customers to develop a mutual understanding of their requirements. Pays attention to crucial details and stays involved until all aspects of an issue are answered/resolved. Plan, train, and exercise CWC Challenge Inspection readiness for the Department once per quarter Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service: At least one of the following: - Performing escort duties for Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty (CWC) or other Arms Control treaty inspections with international inspectors or related work - Experience with inspecting/accounting for chemical munitions at a chemical weapons storage facility - Comprehensive knowledge of the CWC treaty and USG, DoD, and DTRA policies and procedures relevant to CWC treaty inspections. - Experience as a military instructor or a civilian educator at the High School or University levels. 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. Education Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. Additional Information Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A Special Hiring Authority for Veterans Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment Authorities Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information. For more information, please visit Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).