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Training Specialist

Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending - Supervision Examinations
Closing date:
Washington, DC
60 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service – Permanent), Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending (SEFL), Office of Supervision Examinations, Supervision Learning & Development (SL&D). SL&D’s mission is to drive the performance of Supervision Field members by delivering innovative, interactive, transferable, and measurable learning.

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As a Training Specialist, you will:

  • Design, develop and conduct Training Needs Assessment to determine the requirements for either the revision of existing instructional systems or the development of new training material. Assessments require using any or all of these techniques: job interview, questionnaires, surveys, directs observation of performance document review, and reviews by panels of experts. Utilize statistical and qualitative analysis techniques to analyze and evaluate collected data to design instructional systems. Develop performance objectives and criterion referenced assessments; select suitable performance measures and develop new measures required to document effectiveness.
  • Determine the requirement for specific courses and their relative priority in view of time and resources available, projected schedules, and relationship to the objectives of the total training program. Coordinate and integrate the types and capabilities of instructional methods. Identify appropriate delivery format to include traditional and new media alternatives (e.g., e-learning, classroom, desktop video, virtual, online synchronous and asynchronous, mobile, and microlearning).
  • Analyze learning problems; act as project lead to determine the learning objectives through collaboration with subject matter experts and associated tasks with learning relationships; cluster instructional events; organize course content, develop instruction design plans, select teaching strategies using appropriate models: and develop course plans using this information. Solve unique and complex problems which require conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 01 to 05 nights per month

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service – Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens.

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Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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