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Forest Service TRAINING TECHNICIAN (CAREER PREPARATION) in Moses Lake, Washington

Summary This position is located at COLUMBIA BASIN JOB CORPS CENTER. Incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the Career Preparation Period (CPP) plan; providing guidance and instruction to new students during their orientation period and coordinating vocational exploration. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Chris Barner at Christopher.Barner@usda.gov or 509-793-1666. Responsibilities Assists primary instructors and to plan, organize and conduct limited instruction. Functions as principal coordinator among Career Technical Training (CTT), academic, and residential-living areas regarding new student activities. Counsel, motivate, guide and assist students in goal setting, and resolving issues. Provides instruction, tutors, directs, guides, monitors, and supervises students. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Resumes need to include work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary. Specialized Experience Requirement: GS-06: I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as two or more of the following: working with young adults while providing basic guidance and instruction for vocational/career exploration, goal-setting, and promoting the development of positive social skills; and/or assisted in the development, instruction, or testing of vocational or academic courses; and/or or served in a developmental/training capacity in a counseling, social work, or teaching field that provided the knowledge and skills to perform the duties of this position. GS-07: I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as three or more of the following: Working with training specialists and subject matter experts in the development of Programs of Instruction; and/or providing instruction using required materials and curriculum; and/or providing advice and guidance to students on goal-setting, personal problem areas and educational and career development goals; and/or maintaining and routing course materials and training records. 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. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Education Additional Information Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period. Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status such as leave without pay is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met. PROMOTION POTENTIAL: If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied or guaranteed. This position is not eligible for telework. The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates. Additional information is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-and-leave-flexibilities-for-recruitment-and-retention/ This is a bargaining unit position and is represented by either NFFE, AFGE, or NAGE. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. Government Housing is not available.

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