- CP-32 employees in GS-1712 Training Instruction positions are involved in the direct delivery of instruction or training/education services. It covers classroom instructors, supervisors, and managers of Government operated training and education programs. They require a practical knowledge of training/education which enables them to apply the appropriate principles and techniques to help students learn to perform the tasks and supporting skills or knowledge. They serve as instructors or supervisors of instructors in specific subject areas; develop or review special subject-matter course materials, training aids, and manuals for training and education programs; participate in course and test development; manage training and education programs and/or provide training and education as part of a mobile training team (MTT). A degree is not required for the GS-1712 series. 1712 Career Maps
- The Training Instructor/Administrator/Specialist, GS-1712, is a subject matter expert in the content of the material included in training and education products and presented to students or provided to support unit training. They are experts in the application of the Systems Approach to Training (SAT) implementation phase. This expertise is the result of their field experience, subject matter expertise, instructor training, and practical experience. The GS-1712 presents instruction by the application of various instructional strategies, to include but not limited to, large and small group instruction using Video Tele-training, and computer-assisted, Web-based, and Web-managed instruction. A part of their responsibility is to facilitate learning, counsel students, mentor learners, assist in development and proctoring of student performance tests. Additionally, they respond to content inquiries from distributed learning students (e.g., IMI) and oversee student progress.
- As a training administrator, a GS-1712 manages and supervises the conduct of one or more courses. This involves, but is not limited to, ensuring resources are available when and where needed, managing resources, training subordinate GS-1712s, scheduling training (based on the mandatory training sequence), entering and managing data in a learning management system, and counseling students.
- The GS-1712 is involved in the certification of instructors in that they observe instructors presenting/facilitating lessons, provide guidance and recommendations, prepare reports on instructor performance, and counsel subordinate instructors on their performance.
- GS-1712s play a major role in the development of training and education. They serve as members of training and education production teams and provide content expertise to that production process.
- The following functions apply to the GS-1712:
- Course Management
- Class/Classroom Management
- Evaluation (Instructors, Conduct of Training)
- Training Management (Individual/Collective)
- Training Simulation Instruction
- Technical Subject Matter Expertise (SME)
- Training Administration
- Training Materials Management
- Training Simulations Instruction
- Observer Controller
- Series 1712 is also found in CP-36.
- Series 1712 is considered a Mission Critical Operation.