Training Specialist (Leadership Development and Employee Engagement Manager)

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Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 11, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Ref
2311290148
Discipline
Adaptive Management
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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Summary

The position located in the Regional Office within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). FWS is a Bureau within the U.S. Department of the Interior responsible for national leadership in scientific and management practices of the Nation's fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. The incumbent serves as the staff lead for regional leadership training; actively participates in curriculum development; delivers leadership training and all other aspects of advanced leadership courses.

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Responsibilities

The Training Specialist (Leadership Development and Employee Engagement Manager) salary will be based upon duty station and locality pay once selected. Locality tables may be found at: 2021 Federal Pay Tables

A total of two (2) vacancies will be filled, one in Interior Region 1 in the following location: Hadley, Massachusetts; Shepherdstown, West Virginia; or Laurel, Maryland. Another position will be filled in Interior Region 3 in the following location: Bloomington, Minnesota; Bloomington, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; or East Lansing, Michigan.

Duty station location is at the discretion of the hiring official. Additional questions regarding placement should be reserved for the interview process.

Please Note: If selected you may be placed at a regional office, field office, current duty station or a current remote duty station at the discretion of management. Additional questions regarding placement should be reserved for the interview process.

As a Training Specialist (Leadership Development and Employee Engagement Manager) your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Stays current on leadership theories, frameworks, and practices taught in leadership training, such as adaptive leadership, vertical development, transformational leadership, servant leadership, emotional intelligence, immunity to change, change management, etc., and updates and incorporates into new and existing leadership training.
* Ensures that FWS programs and curricula are accurately focused and meet identified objectives in support of Departmental and FWS direction, policies, and regulations.
* Collaborate with the National Conservation Training Center and other regional and national leadership development staff to ensure Service-wide alignment in leadership and supervisor training needs and delivery.
* Evaluates the region's needs for leadership development training; organizes and leads teams of employees to develop training and other programs and initiatives for leadership development, employee engagement, and workplace inclusion for the benefit of all employees.
* Serves as the regional coordinator for a comprehensive employee engagement program to increase employee and team productivity and build an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming workplace culture.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

* Job family (Series)

1712 Training Instruction

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
* Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.
* Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply).
* Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
* Driver's License: Selectees must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during their tenure.
* Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Qualifications

Only experience and education obtained by 07/21/2021 will be considered.

In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualifications.

Basic Requirement:

* Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- education or a subject area related to the position to be filled. OR
* Experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation, or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s); Supervising or administering a training program; Development or review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results; or Work in the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled that required training or instructing others on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualification GS-12

One year of specialist experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: assists supervisor to assess employee leadership and development training needs and to design and deliver training; assists in creating tools and training for supervisors to related to employee engagement and inclusion; assists in development and delivery of briefings to leadership on programs related to employee engagement, leadership development and inclusion; and facilitates teams and meetings to advance employee engagement, leadership development, and inclusion in the workplace.

Minimum Qualification GS-13

One year of specialist experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: leads assessment of employee leadership and development training needs and to design and deliver training; creates tools and training for supervisors to related to employee engagement and inclusion; develops and delivers briefings to leadership on programs related to employee engagement, leadership development and inclusion; leads and facilitates teams and meetings to advance employee engagement, leadership development, and inclusion in the workplace.

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

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html