Attainment of the competencies listed in this technical Functional Area Qualification Standard
should be documented by a qualifying official, immediate supervisor, or the team leader of
personnel in accordance with the Technical Qualification Program Plan of the office qualifying the
CONTINUING EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND PROFICIENCY
DOE personnel shall participate in continuing education and training as necessary to improve their
performance and proficiency and ensure that they stay up-to-date on changing technology and
new requirements. This may include courses and/or training provided by:
Department of Energy;
Other government agencies;
Outside vendors; and
Beyond formal classroom or comp uter based courses, continuing training may include
Attendance at symposia, seminars, exhibitions;
Special assignments; and
A description of suggested learning proficiency activities and the requirements for the continuing
education and training program for Technical Training personnel are included in Appendix A of this
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following are the typical duties and responsibilities expected of personnel assigned to the
Technical Training Functional Area:
Analyze contractor and federal training and qualification requirements contained in DOE
Orders, rules, and other directives. Assess these regulatory requirements for impact on the
organization's training budget and level of effort to meet these requirements.
Facilitate the assessment and prioritization of individual training and development needs.
Collaborate with managers, supervisors, and individual staff to establish Individual
Development Plans (IDPs) that document those needs.
Assess and prioritize organizational training needs and requirements based on data from
IDPs, needs assessments conducted with supervisors and managers, and other known
factors having an impact upon training needs.
Develop and implement strategies, plans, and budgets to meet organizational training
needs and requirements.
Evaluate both internal and vendor provided training products. Determine the best source
of training based on cost and usefulness to the organization and individual.