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Professional Qualification Evaluation Training Specialist

Education and Training

Training Specialist


Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States


Work Where it Matters

RiverTech, an Akima company, is not just another federal professional solutions contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At RiverTech, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , RiverTech provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , RiverTech provides innovative solutions to complex engineering and operational challenges and delivers wide-ranging services for mission support, systems engineering, and IT.

As a RiverTech employee, you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

The PQE Trainer position will be located at the National Maritime Center (NMC), Mariner Evaluations Division and Professional Qualifications Evaluations Branch (PQEB) located in Martinsburg, WV. The NMC is the implementation body of the Mariner Credentialing Program (MCP) and receives and processes all applications for U.S. Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC’s). The program mission has a significant national and economic impact affecting $5.4 trillion in annual maritime activity. The PQE Trainer position will work closely with and under the direction of the Senior Government PQEB Trainer to develop, execute and continuously improve the PQE training program, to include the development of lesson plans, training materials, curriculum development, as well as including providing classroom training for the PQE evaluators. The PQE Trainer will be responsible to generate and provide a detailed task plan in support of the PQEB staff. The plan will maintain a milestone list associated with the detailed plan encompassing deliverables.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with NMC-5 management to develop specific quality and training curriculum programs, procedures, and methodologies to improve the effectiveness of work methods.
  • Develops both long and short-term training programs to ensure all NMC-5 personnel are proficient in their duties and establishes and maintains a quality assurance and control system.
  • Develops and/or revises lesson plans and training materials.
  • Serves as the subject matter specialist in the development and/or revision of training materials such as study guides, workbooks, written tests, progress checks, etc.
  • Instructs students in a classroom setting through assigned blocks of instruction at basic and/or advanced levels.
  • Studies course objectives, technical orders, and other materials to prepare for assigned days of instruction.
  • Monitors and evaluates student progress and performance, as well as provide feedback to students and recommendations to NMC-5 Senior Management.
  • Inputs necessary data into the Appropriate Training Management System. Assists PQEB in the management of individual training records and supports processes for maintaining training records and program performance to include QC.
  • Assesses personnel and program performance and quality standards systems and provides management feedback as required.
  • Prepares recommendations to resolve, improve, or address the process issues for review and approval.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School Diploma/GED.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience training team(s) and performing relevant curriculum development work that demonstrates the ability to meet or exceed the requirements.
  • Experience performing training in classroom and web-based platforms.
  • Experience with the development and usage of POAMs.
  • A current Public Trust is preferred or must be able to obtain.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Possess excellent computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office Suite Products.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Office & Administrative Support

Travel: None

Organization: RiverTech

Clearance: Able to Obtain Public Trust

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8441