Training Instructor (Cyberspace Operations)

Department Of Defense Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties




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The primary purpose of this position is: Develops training plans for recurring and initial training requirements for assigned personnel. Plans and conducts validity and reliability studies and surveys of the Cyberspace Operations personnel.

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  • Work closely with course managers and Subject Matter Experts (SME).

  • The incumbent analyzes, designs and develops instructional materials for Cyberspace Operations.

  • Develops, directs, coordinates and oversees cyber training and development of Joint Cyber Center personnel.

  • Establishes evaluation criteria, adapts/extends and guidelines, and procedures.

  • Provides readiness continuity and expertise for implementation of joint policy and doctrine in readiness related issues.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    1712 Training Instruction

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see

  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized

  • Position may be subject to random drug testing

  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays

  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

  • Employee must maintain current certifications

  • A security clearance may be required

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

  • Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year FY 2017, Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (USC) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may required a 180 day waiver package.

  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

  • Position may be subject to Administrative Careers with America (ACWA) Assessment or a validated alternative assessment instrument



GS-05: Three (3) years of general experience; one (1) year of which is equivalent to the GS-04 experience that demonstrates a practical knowledge of service based programs and objectives, processes involved military and civilian training programs, and/or processes relating to training programs in parallel business and industry organizations. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of the basic principles, concepts, and methodology used in instructional programs.


Four (4) years of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major study in education or a subject area related to the position to be filled. GS-07: One year specialized experience equivalent to the next lower qualifying pay band or other equivalent pay systems, GS-05. Experience may have been gained in tracking status of ancillary training of unit members and schedules recurring training; participating in special projects that directly impacts the communications readiness of the organization.


One (1) full year of graduate level education with a major study in education or a subject area related to the position to be filled


A Bachelor's degree in education or a subject area related to the position with Superior Academic Achievement.

GS-09: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-07 that demonstrates knowledge and skill in developing course materials and instructional methods, principles, and techniques in order to develop self-contained training courses, obtain training resources and assess overall effectiveness.


Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR a LL.B. or J.D. if related. Education must have major study in education or a subject area related to the position to be filled.

GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-09 that demonstrates a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction, which includes knowledge of training principles, concepts, legal requirements, and methodology to organize annual training plans, respond to changing requirements, ensure higher headquarters training requirements compliance, and provide advisory service.


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree


LL.M. if related. Education must have a major study in education or a subject area related to the position to be filled.

GS-12: I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 (or higher) grade level or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience include: 1) Analyzing, designing, and developing instructional materials for Cyberspace Operations. 2) Initiating and planning development of training materials for course or cluster of courses well in advance of actual use using the Course Training Development Priorities Schedule. 3) Establishing evaluation criteria, adapting/extending guidelines, and procedures; assessing status of course content and conducting evaluations in accordance with qualification training accreditation standards.

GS-13: I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 (or higher) grade level or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience include: knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of instructions and instructional design including use of technology for design and delivery of training/education and to measure achievement of C-NAF AOC/AFFOR education and training objectives.

GS-14: I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 (or higher) grade level or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience include: knowledge and skilled mastery of innovative instructional design, professional learning theory and the principles, methods, practices, technology and delivery techniques of instructional systems with emphasis on directing course development to include instructional materials, test items, and objectives measurements instruments to plan, design, and revise full-length courses or complex development products.

GS-15: I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 (or higher) grade level or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience include: ability to lead and direct the efforts of a medium-sized diverse staff of multi-national active duty military; reserve military, civil servants and contractors in the planning and execution of multiple joint CJCS-directed and NORAD and USNORTHCOM internal functions, goals, objectives, and work processes pertinent to developing and conducting training and education.


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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • Ability to react in a high stress environment to intense Cyber Operations, consequence management and Interagency event situations, make critical characterization judgments, formulate recommendations that may have major national impact/consequences and transmit those recommendations clearly and concisely to Command leadership and to very high levels of national authority.

  • Knowledge of organization activities (such as special operation, recovery, airlift, etc.) weapon systems, and command control, and mission process, systems, and applications.

  • Broad knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of DoD cyberspace operations to plan, manage and coordinate cyber space planning projects requiring collaboration with various internal and external components.

  • Skill in planning and developing training programs to include gathering facts, evaluation/education/training needs, and making adjustments and improvements to accommodate program/service changes within existing resources without sacrifice to qualify or quantify.

  • Moderate to extensive background experience in training and capabilities development as a Training Developer/Instructor, military training, developing training plans and training personnel to meet organizations and cyberspace operations requirements.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the cyberspace community (e.g. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, NSA, CCMDs, and Canadian Armed Forces) to write, articulate, vet and defend military operations plans to support full spectrum cyberspace operations.

  • Skill in communicating complex information concerning cyberspace operations initiatives, both orally and in writing to provide effective briefings and reports to senior leaders.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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Training Instructor (Cyberspace Operations)

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