Senior E-Learning Specialist

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations Washington, DC
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This position is located in the Knowledge & Learning Unit (KLU), Office of Staff Learning and Development (OSLD,) Division, Office of Management, U.S. Peace Corps.

The Knowledge & Learning Unit is responsible for developing E-learning and managing collection, exchange and distribution of knowledge resources to support Staff and Volunteers in their efforts to achieve Peace Corps goals. The KLU provides Peace Corps Staff and Volunteers with 24/7 access to Peace Corps training, resources, and communities of practice to support the Peace Corps Mission.

The Senior E-Learning Specialist reports to the Chief of Knowledge & Learning. In this role, the incumbent identifies improvements for Peace Corps e-learning content, processes and procedures, and accelerates the adaptation and dissemination of standardized practices. The incumbent works in close coordination with technical subject matter experts, as well as staff supporting the agency's various digital tools and platforms. The incumbent serves as a leader within OSLD championing an environment of continuous learning across the Peace Corps with primary focus on development, delivery and tracking of e-learning products and training for Peace Corps staff agency-wide. In collaboration with key stakeholders, supports integration of digital learning with in-person methods, and emphasis on designing effective, and learner-centered content. The incumbent promotes knowledge sharing and professional development among e-learning specialists, and improves cross-agency e-learning governance and curriculum development processes.

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The Senior E-Learning Specialist performs the following major duties:

* Serves as senior agency expert in the development of e-learning products and processes.

* Utilizing project management skills, plan and manage e-learning course development projects end-to-end, ensuring participation of all relevant stakeholders in the determination and organization of content, and ensuring a consistent process of review and testing of all new e-learning courses prior to launch.

* Plans, organizes, supports/directs, and coordinates Agency's e-learning programs. Assists the Chief of KLU in developing, integrating, planning and synchronizing e-learning projects with Agency's training needs and requirements.

* In consultation with Chief KLU, researches, develops and prepares e-learning projects and activities requiring concurrence/approval from Agency leadership.

* Serves as lead E-learning business analyst engaging Peace Corps offices and posts to determine their training requirements and e-learning solutions.

* Establish policies and processes to support the appropriate use of educational technology integration into curriculum and take a leadership role in the implementation of new policies and processes associated with the acquisition, integration, and support of educational technology.

* Oversee development of distance learning Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and associated change management initiatives.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

* United States Citizens

* Current or former Federal employees.

* Internal agency employees; including agency temporary employees, eligible agency Experts, and eligible agency personal services contactors

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Intelligence Background Information

Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.

PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed PC-1336 form, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a family member, that person) must contact NSA's Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.


You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.

This vacancy is being announced at one (1) grade level:


Qualifying experience for the FP-2 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-3 or GS-13 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Experience with instructional design and training development to develop e-learning products, guidelines and procedures for an organization; applies problem solving, program management, collaboration, accountability and communications skills; interprets and develops guidelines and regulations that are questioned, challenged, or require negotiating to secure acceptance; develops, designs and evaluates training and development programs, courses, materials, aids, etc. for adults, and employ state-of-the-art training delivery systems; and applies analytical skills to translate higher level program and mission objectives into e-learning goals and projects which can be implemented within the policy framework of Federal laws, regulations, and procedures.

Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at


Basic Requirements:

* Degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position.


* Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in 1 above.

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