Training Specialist Job in Chicago, Illinois – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Training Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Training Specialist – Chicago, Illinois
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 439906
Start Date: 04/14/2021
End Date: 04/26/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, facility applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of closing date of this announcement, 04/26/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-9) in the Federal Service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to: Use of quality improvement principles, practices, and tools necessary for evaluation of processes and for development of effective follow-up. Working knowledge of the educational process and principles of adult learning in order to assess, design, implement, and evaluate educational activities for health care professionals and non-professionals in all fields. Working knowledge of the health care environment in order to successfully plan educational activities to impact that setting. Interpretation of personality, cognitive, and psychosocial variables as they relate to human performance and group dynamics. Use of computer, audiovisual, and teleconferencing/videoconferencing equipment. GS-11 EDUCATION: Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
GS-11 COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a combination of specialized experience and education as described above. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationsCustomer ServiceDeveloping OthersEducation and TrainingInterpersonal Skills 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Because the incumbent deals frequently with decisions on policy and program matters, meeting program and report deadlines, and situations involving differences of opinion and negotiation, this position has the potential to create a significant degree of stress. Walking, sitting for extended periods of time at a computer terminal, and standing at length while making presentations and teaching are involved in this position. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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