Senior Instructional Systems Designer, NB-1750-VI
Employment Type: Full-Time
As a Senior Instructional Systems Designer, you will conduct and manage the design and development of training and job performance support programs and materials throughout the entire design/development/implementation/evaluation cycle.
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This is a temporary appointment (not-to-exceed 1 year) position. This appointment may be renewed for 1 additional year in accordance with Agency needs. This appointment DOES NOT confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.
As a Senior Instructional Systems Designer, you will:
* Manage complex projects that require end-to-end analysis, design, development, implementation, and continual improvement of performance support systems and instructional products in instructor-led, online, and paper-based formats.
* Provide project management/workflow expertise that ensures adequate project plans are created and managed align appropriate resources and meet all time and budget requirements.
* Conduct job task and gap analysis to identify customer needs and training requirements. Construct job task models that represent all tasks, sub-tasks, and enabling knowledge and skills required to perform any given job role. Analyze and recommend the appropriate format for training programs and materials that may include instructor-led distance education and e-Learning and/ or performance support.
* Consult and collaborate on the definition of instructional design standards, models, and processes. Participate in the implementation and ongoing review and revision of policies, standards, documentation and processes to ensure OCC training and performance support products meet minimum standards of excellence and consistency in terms of instructional design integrity.
* Design (and document) instructional strategies for proposed solutions. Develop design documents, content outlines, storyboards, descriptions of visual and interactive components, text and audio narration, media elements and considerations for compliance to Section 508 standards.
* Provide expertise and hands-on collaboration in the creation of online and paper-based assessment vehicles to measure participant success in achieving learning goals and objectives. Create and manage assessments and evaluations. Apply assessments and evaluations to continually improve instructional programs and materials. Conduct usability studies as needed to support ongoing development and improvement of OCC products. Prepare content materials to be packaged and delivered in conformance with SCORM and/or AICC requirements using an appropriate authoring tool.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel to attend conferences and/or training.
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1750 Instructional Systems
Conditions of Employment
* Complete a background investigation (unless already completed).
* Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
* Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
* Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
* Travel occasionally to attend conferences and/or training.
* Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
* File an OCC Financial Disclosure Form.
* Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
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* Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
A Bachelor's degree or higher: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas:
1. Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material.
2. Instructional design practices: Study of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs, developing design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness.
3. Educational evaluation: Study of the techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments.
4. Instructional product development: Study of the techniques appropriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training.
5. Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal service. To qualify for the NB-VI level, you must have specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level, NB-V or GS-13. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of specialized experience for this position includes:
* Designing and developing training materials AND
* Reviewing job tasks and gap analysis to identify customer needs and training requirements.
The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
To ensure any credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
Please see Qualifications section for education.