INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS SPECIALIST (FBI ONLY) GS 11/12, CYBER DIVISION, LINTHICUM, MD

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Jul 27, 2019
Full time Government Intelligence Investigation

Job Description

Who May Apply

Open to currentpermanent FBI employees in all locations

Opening Date: July 16, 2019

Closing Date: July 30, 2019 11:59 pm (EST)

Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Victoria Elias at (202) 324-4151 or Velias@fbi.gov.

Job Summary

Position: Instructional Systems Specialist, GS- 11/12

Division: Cyber

Unit: Cyber Education and Training Unit

 Description: The mission of the Cyber Education and Training Unit (CETU) is to lead the education, training, and development of the Cyber Workforce curriculum in response to new emerging technology threats faced by the FBI and its Cyber Investigators.  CETU is responsible for developing cyber proficiencies among the FBI personnel and task force officers investigating computer intrusion matters and managing the training and development of the FBI’s Cyber Field Instructor Program (CFIP).  CETU trained over 4000 students in 2018, to include international and state and local partners. 

Location: Linthicum, MD

Salary: GS-11 $69,581.00-$90,461.00

            GS-12 $83,398.00-$108,422.00

Full Performance level: GS- 13

Number of Positions Available: 1

Duration: Full Time/Permanent

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Please consider the following when applying to this vacancy announcement:

Current plans call for this position to be realigned from Linthicum, MD to Huntsville, Alabama between June 2020 and August 2021. If selected, you will be entitled to receive a full-cost transfer to support the move from Linthicum, MD to Huntsville, Alabama.  By voluntarily accepting this position, you agree to accept the transfer to Huntsville, Alabama, with an anticipated move date between June 2020 and August 2021 as determined by Executive Management.

If you are selected for the position, accept the position and at some later date decide that you no longer want to transfer to Huntsville, then you will have the option to compete out of the position up until the final realignment date in summer 2021. If you are unable to compete out of the position and decide not to transfer to Huntsville, then you will be separated from the FBI on August 31, 2021. Since you accepted this position knowing of the move to Huntsville, you will not be eligible to receive severance pay if separated from the FBI at that time. If you have any questions, please reach out to the HR Specialist noted in the posting.

Key Requirements

  • Must be a current, permanent FBI employee
  • Must be able to obtain an SCI clearance
  • Selectee will be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)

Major Duties

GS 11

  • Developing, reviewing, analyzing, evaluating complete and self-contained courses of instruction, course material, and developmental tools
  • Testing to ensure CETU’s course materials map back to established competencies and job performance are in alignment with FBI priorities
  • Assist with training and seminars
  • Evaluate existing training and testing material

GS 12 (In addition to above duties)

  • Serves as an advisor to instructors and supervisor on course materials
  • Provides educational guidance and coordination in resolving problems and determining training needs
  • Conducts studies to determine the immediate and long rang training and instructional needs

Qualifications and Evaluations

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

If you are deemed Most Competitive, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Interpersonal Ability
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Education and Training

Positive Education Requirement

  • This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic educational requirement by submitting a copy of their college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Basic Requirements:

Degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas:

  • Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material.
  • Instructional design practices: Study of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs, developing design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness.
  • Educational evaluation: Study of the techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments.
  • Instructional product development: Study of the techniques appropriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training.
  • Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

 

Specialized Experience (SE):

GS-11: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS- 9 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

  • Experience in training others and giving instructional guidance
  • Evaluating techniques to analyze the effectiveness of an instructional program

GS-12: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS- 11 grade level. In addition to above, SE is defined as follows:

  • Analyzing learning objectives and problems
  • Gathering information to create effective methods to improve programs and policies

How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process:
Step 1:  Click the “Start” button to begin an application.  You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to register with FBIJOBS if you don’t already have an account.

Step 2:  Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application.  You will be guided through each step in the process.  You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application.

Required Documents

To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  2. A complete assessment questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents (if applicable):
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement

How to Attach Documents

To attach documentation as part of your application, please follow the instructions below.  
Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step.
Step 2: Click "Add Attachment".
Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available).
Step 4: Populate the “Attachment Purpose” field. Click "Continue".
Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located.
Step 6: Upload the desired attachment.
Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the "+" on the Attachments step.
To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Login to your FBI Jobs account, and click "My Submissions".
Step 2: Click the "Add Attachment" located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.
Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above.
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

What to Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.

Additional Information

  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Management may select at any grade for which this position has been announced.
  • Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
  • Limited Movement: Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to lower grade for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Probationary employees are precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their two-year probationary period has concluded. Probationary employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.  This policy is waived for qualified personnel permanently assigned to Divisions identified to relocate to Huntsville, Alabama
  • Candidates will not be considered if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); a Letter of Requirement (LOR); or have failed a PIP or LOR and are currently awaiting the final action by HRD.

        a. A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable."

        b. A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office.

  • Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from LEGAT assignment. Employees returning from LEGAT assignments must advise the Staffing Unit, Administrative Unit, and the international Operations Unit of their application to apply.

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This law may impact your transfer. 

  • This legislation made previously non-taxed moving expense reimbursements taxable as of January 1, 2018.  Please see HR Link for a list of the FBI’s current understanding of the applicable tax changes.  However, this may change upon receipt of official guidance from GSA and DOJ.
  • Current law provides the FBI with the authority to compensate employees for much of the tax burden caused by a transfer through the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) process. At this time, it is unclear whether this authority addresses the full impact of the recent change in the tax law.  GSA and DOJ are currently reviewing the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), including the RITA process, in an effort to identify ways to minimize the additional tax burden on transferring employees.
  • Candidates receiving a transfer of physical location, whether at the expense of the FBI or not, will be required to complete a one year commitment to the assignment, prior to moving to a new position at the FBI. The 12-month waiting period begins the day an employee reports for duty at the new location.
  • Employees selected for positions at the GS-14 level or higher, as well as employees selected for positions where a transfer of location is required, will be processed through the name check program prior to being notified of their selection.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on a SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):

 a.   Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
 b.  The month/year work began
 c.   Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
 d.   Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type “Other.”

Nepotism

Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative’s appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov, telephone at 202-324-4128, or FAX at 202-324-3976.  Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests.  Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations.  Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit.