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National Nuclear Security Administration Training Specialist (Firearms Instructor) in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas

Summary

Asuccessful candidate in this position will conduct and manage training programs for nuclear materials vehicle stops, use of force, and law enforcement control tactics training programs.

Responsibilities

Provides instruction in long-range fire support using specialized equipment to include: scoped rifle, day and night optics, and rangefinder

Instructs law enforcement and/or para-military type training in firearms/scoped semi-automatic rifle

Assists and supports firearms training courses and curriculum during all phases of Federal Agent-Nuclear Materials Courier training activities.

Implements training program policies, assists with the identification and coordination of training resources

Assists with annual reviews of training materials, Office of Secure Transportation (OST) lesson plans, and self-assessments to identify and correct program requirements.

Maintains, reviews, and updates employee training records for OST Federal Agent personnel.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Subject to Random Drug Testing

Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

Favorable suitability determination required.

Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must be a United States Citizen.

This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.

A one year probationary period may be required.

More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Position requires a level of physical fitness that meets the demands of the Office of Secure Transportation (OST) training being conducted.

Subject to extensive temporary duty outside of Training Command.

Subject to long training hours while wearing protective equipment such as body armor, helmet, tactical gear, and emergency relatedequipment.

Position requires the successful completion of the Basic Instructor Training (BIT), Firearms Instructor Certification (FIC), American Red Cross CPR/AED certification, and a Commercial Driver’s License(CDL)

Assignment to specialized courses, i.e. Special Response Force and Designated Marksman requires successful completion of applicable Department of Energy (DOE) and OST initial and instructor level certification programs.

In accordance with assignedduties the incumbent must maintain his/her individual current qualifications including basic instructor requirements, firearms, drive, intermediate use force, special response force, live fire shoot house instructor, and DOE/OST web based training.

The work of this position involves routine exposure to hazardous noise levels requiring participation in the hearing conservation program.

The use of personal protective equipment ismandatory.

The OST mission is performed on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis. All employees are subject to participation in both scheduled and unscheduled emergency response exercises and events

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service, i.e., NQ-01, or GS-7. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: instructing law enforcement and/or para-military type training in firearms/scoped semi-automatic rifle; plans, develops, and modifies training courses and curriculum regarding firearms/scoped semi-automatic rifles.

Examples of qualifying experience include: Experience as an instructor, such as: military marksman, combat arms, basic training, standard communications, target assessment, and other courses normally associated with direct action, light infantry, military special operations, protective force, or law enforcement type training.

Experience in coordinating training program policies, identifying training resources, and conducting annual reviews of training materials. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

KSA-1 - Knowledge of adult education theory and curriculum development in order to develop course objectives, lesson plans, training aids and student evaluations.

KSA-2 - Knowledge of law enforcement operations specific to the primary functions of the position gained through experience in the United States military and/or Federal, State.

KSA-3 - Ability to manage the delivery of course materials in a classroom environment to include: direct classroom instruction, interaction with students, and practical application in a field training environment.

KSA-4 - Skill in training course management to include coordinating training program policies and conducting program reviews.

KSA-5 - Skill in communications sufficient to conduct briefings, prepare after action reports, and provide feedback to instructors and students.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.Time-in-Grade/Band: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date ofthis announcement to receive consideration.CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Education

You may substitute the completion of two full years of graduate education or all the requirements for a master's (or higher) degree in a field directly related to education in place of the specialized experience requirement for the NQ-02. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position. Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

EDUCATION:Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position.For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, seethe Department of Education website, and fora list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visitThe National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

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 fromschools 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.

Additional Information

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.

If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.

Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.

All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy: Click HERE.Reasonable Accommodation Policy: ClickHERE.Veterans Information: ClickHERE.Telework: Click HERE.Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clickingHERE.

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