Training Program Specialist

Location:      Washington, DC

Advises Senior Level Federal Program Managers regarding training policy, training program development, and related project execution, identifying and implementing efficiencies and best practices to institutionalize a comprehensive Emergency Management training program. Coordinates activities of training specialist(s) responsible for development of training content and delivery of knowledge, skills, and abilities to Federal and Contract emergency response officials.


  • Lead strategic-level program design and evaluation efforts to ensure a cycle of continuous professional improvement.
  • Analyze existing and developing Emergency Management training requirements, resources, and capabilities and advise Senior Leadership on program development priorities and project execution options.
  • Assess existing training procedures and processes, providing short-, mid- and long-term solutions to implement a performance culture.
  • Advance key elements of a viable training program including: task identification and organization, resource identification & application, training objectives & learning outcomes, instructional design, education and training materials, transfer of knowledge skills and ability.
  • Act as liaison to federal, state, and local governmental and private sector training organizations, and institutions of higher education, both private and public.
  • Participate in intra- and inter-departmental Emergency Management Working Groups, developing value-added relationships, building synergies and defining and informing opportunities to improve training outcomes.
  • Facilitate and/or participate in conferences, symposiums and workshops representing the interest of the Office of Emergency Management Programs (NA-42), the Office of Emergency Operations (NA-40) and the Department of Energy.
  • Coordinate training activities within the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and with other governmental and private entities.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of all training evolutions to identify strength and weaknesses in instructional design and implement corrective actions.
  • Collaborate to develop Emergency Management Personnel Qualification Standard and training requirements.
  • Design, develop, and coordinate training events for personnel that will activate during an emergency event.
  • Develop and deliver After-Action Report Improvement Plans, and track and implement corrective actions designed to ensure Emergency Response Officials obtain, improve, and retain knowledge, skills, and abilities required for mission success.
  • In keeping with Senior Leadership intent, develop and deliver the Training Program Strategic Concept Plan, training program objectives, desired outcomes, and measures of success.
  • Survey and track emergency management training available across the DOE/NNSA complex, as well as those that are Federal, State, and locally available, publishing these opportunities across the Enterprise.
  • Consult the Emergency Management Enterprise, to develop focused training products, and span gaps in product availability.
  • Provide mentorship/real-time assistance during exercise and real-world activations.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years all-hazards emergency operations experience, with specialized knowledge, skills and abilities related to all-hazards emergency operations training.
  • Professional or graduate level training certificates in Organizational Learning, Instructional Design, or Adult Learning with documented experience in Training Program Quality Assurance.
  • Must be an independent self-starter with excellent organizational skills and an ability to multitask and be comfortable working with a team of technical experts in varying fields of security and emergency management disciplines.
  • Extensive experience with the Microsoft Office Suite including advanced word processing using Microsoft Word, as well as Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint.
  • Able to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers.
  • DOE site access will require the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a current Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret (TS) or DOE Q security clearance. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check for the purposes of obtaining a security clearance will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Certain positions requiring a security clearance may require the periodic successful completion of a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.
  • Pre-employment and ongoing reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal substances will be conducted as a requirement for ongoing access to DOE sites. The candidate’s written consent to conduct such tests will be required as a condition of employment.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

  • DOE Q security clearance.
  • Experience in the DOE complex a plus.
  • Prior Project Management experience or certification.
  • Professional certifications in the field of Emergency Management

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