A FEDERAL CAREER LIKE NO OTHER!!!
Are you ready to increase public safety, prevent crimes, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration within the District of Columbia's community? The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) has an opening for a Human Resources Specialist within the Training and Career Development Center, Office of Human Resources, to develop and administer training curriculum for Community Supervision Officers and other employees directly linked to ensuring public safety within the District of Columbia. The Agency is looking for an individual with experience in both training and Community Supervision who will be able to provide expertise and guidance in designing training for the Agency's mission-critical occupation.
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=AXNXE .
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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)
The Incumbent works with managers, supervisors and other staff to develop and administer the training curriculum for employees assigned to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency with an expertise and focus on Community Supervision. The incumbent must have experience in the Community Supervision (Probation/Parole) field, as he/she will be responsible for planning and developing training for CSOSA Community Supervision Officers, who have a direct impact on public safety. Provides advice and guidance on statements of work being developed for contractor-provided training for the Agency, or vendor-developed training products for the agency.
Provides managers and employees with information about the organization's employee training and development policies, procedures, guidelines, advantages, and opportunities. Prepares performance metrics, class evaluations and course completion exams. Understands and applies the latest theories and practices of adult learning, education and training. Coordinates with local and federal public safety and criminal justice organizations to develop training on issues of mutual concern. Performs duties related to planning, initiating, and/or conducting employee training and development program surveys, studies, or evaluations. Conducts annual assessment of staff development needs to support the mission and program of the Agency.
Understands and applies the latest theories and practices of adult learning, education and training. Coordinates with local and federal public safety and criminal justice organizations to develop training on issues of mutual concern. Performs duties related to planning, initiating, and/or conducting employee training and development program surveys, studies, or evaluations. Conducts annual assessment of staff development needs to support the mission and program of the Agency.
Develops specifications for contracts, programs, and curriculum for officers who perform case management services that include but are not limited to monitoring offender activities, documenting compliance with the terms and special conditions set forth by the releasing authority and tracking program participation through an automated case management system.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)
Ability to provide training.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of education and/or training.
Ability to develop and implement training instruction programs.
Knowledge of federal rules and regulations and industry standards regarding the community supervision of criminal offenders on probation or parole.
Knowledge of case management systems.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of education and training.
I have experience as a Community Supervision Officer or related (e.g., Probation or Parole Officer), or have experience training Community Supervision Officers or related on the performance of their duties.
MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Grade 12: Qualifying experience for the GS-12 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-11 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes reviewing career enhancement or development plans, such as for Career Ladder, Intern, or Upward Mobility positions, to incorporate career development strategies into the workplace. Providing managers and employees with information and interpretations of the organization's employee training and development policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Grade 13: Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes responding to training program questions situations where there is the potential for serious impact on the agency's mission. Providing agency managers with advice and guidance on agency's human resource development policy and procedures when the training and development practices are new, highly controversial, precedent setting, and involve more than one area of Human Resources policy.
The applicant MUST have experience as a Community Supervision Officer or related (e.g., Probation or Parole Officer), or have experience training Community Supervision Officers or related on the performance of their duties.
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.
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LOCATION: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Office of Human Resources, Training and Career Development Center, Washington, D.C.
AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
If you would like to learn more about CSOSA, we encourage you to visit our website at www.csosa.gov.
To be considered basically qualified for this position, the applicant MUST have experience as a Community Supervision Officer or related (e.g., Probation or Parole Officer), or have experience training Community Supervision Officers or related on the performance of their duties.
ADDITIONAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates must meet specialized experience requirements. (See Minimum Federal Qualification Requirements). Applicant must be United States Citizen or National. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication. (See Other Significant Facts) If a male born after December 31, 1959, candidate must have registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (See Other Significant Facts)
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies within one year.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Recruitment bonus is not authorized.
As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.
Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
Basis of Rating: Category Rating Procedures - Under this method your application will be evaluated and rated under the CSOSA Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
Each category is broadly defined as:
Highly Qualified Category: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume.
Well Qualified Category: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume.
Qualified Category: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills and abilities of the job based on a complete review of your experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume.
Names of all candidates in the Highly Qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. You will be placed in one of the categories based on your answers to the experience and ranking questions and other factors such as:
With the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category.
- Breadth and scope of competencies/KSAs
- Increased levels of difficulty or complexity of competencies/KSAs
- Successful performance on the job
- Level of the job
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
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 the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Appropriate documentation to support this claim for eligibility will be required. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.
Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim. If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.
This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period. During this time period, employee's conduct and performance will be monitored in order to determine if employee will be retained.
How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/csosa/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.
Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: CSOSA, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.
Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
Applicants who apply online will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their application.
Evaluation Methods: Your application will be evaluated according to the extent and quality of experience, education, and training. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your application/resume will be evaluated against the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.
If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
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