Position Details

Federal COR Trainer

ID: NPSAWD-001-001 Location: Washington, DC Posted Date: 2/2/2024 Agency: NPS
Wage/Hr: $37.00 Hours/Week: 20     Minimum Age: 55

This position supports the Washington Contracting Office of the National Park Service and may be performed remotely. • The NPS Experienced Services Program is a unique partnership created to help solve the workforce issues facing government agencies. The program connects experienced workers (age 55+) to the NPS to provide scientific, technical, and administrative support. • NPS ESP positions are meant to provide temporary, project-based support. This position is currently funded for an estimate of 44 weeks. • A background security investigation may be required prior to the start date. Only those positions with 30+ hours per week are eligible for health insurance benefits; all positions will accrue sick leave. • The experienced workers participating in the Program are referred to as “Enrollees” and are not employees of the NPS or NEW Solutions. NEW Solutions is the ESP non-governmental organization responsible for administrative aspects of the program, and the Enrollees work under NPS direction to assist the Agency staff in carrying out their mission. NPS ESP Enrollees benefit from the opportunity to keep technical skills current; to access new training opportunities; to engage in gainful project-based positions; and to undertake meaningful tasks using their experience and talent to contribute to the environment, the national economy, and their own financial security.


Serve as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Program Specialist, supporting over 2,000 CORs across the NPS by developing training and associated training administration & program management functions.

  • Working with internal SMEs, use background with government acquisition and/or COR experience to develop learning and development resources for NPS CORs and associated stakeholders. These can include but need not be limited to formal training, job aids, presentations, videos, websites, live virtual training, examples, templates etc. 40%
  • Coordinate input from subject matter experts (SMEs) to inform program activities and materials. 15%
  • Work with CORs to help them navigate requirements and recommend training & development. Conduct review and approval actions in support of certification program. 20%
  • Present training material in a variety of formats, including but not limited to webinar format. Produce virtual events in platforms such as Zoom and MS Teams (hosting, moderation, recording, tracking, reporting). Coordinate training logistics including communications, registration, tracking, and award of credit for training completion for a variety of training programs. 15%
  • Manage and track multiple projects. Role model collaboration and teamwork across projects and with multiple stakeholder groups. 5%
  • Share ideas and suggestions related to strategic initiatives and projects and during document reviews. 5%


Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in working as a Contracting Officer’s Representative and/or Contracting Officer/Specialist that has frequently worked with CORs OR AA/HS Degree OR Previously completed training in federal acquisitions

  • Experience with federal acquisitions basics and the role of the COR in the acquisition lifecycle. Awareness of the mission, organization, and culture of the National Park Service.
  • Self-starter willing to take initiative to try new things, solve problems, and manage change. Skill in working with others and providing excellence in customer service.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point
  • Adobe Acrobat; MS Teams, Zoom, Outlook, Learning or knowledge management tools for web development, document organization, and training delivery such as Microsoft SharePoint


  • NPS-specific learning management systems
  • Required Certifications: Current COR certification is NOT required but applicant should have previously served as a certified COR, COTR, or CO in the past.
  • Physical requirements: Work is primarily sedentary and performed in an office environment.
  • Remote work arrangements are available for this position.

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NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.