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Instructional Systems Specialist

Wallops Island, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

Serves as the Lead Instructional Systems Specialist for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Training Evaluation and Quality Assurance Group (TEQAG): Represents Learning, Education and Development Strategy (LEADS) and provides strategic direction to the TEQAG and its subcommittees. Also leads subcommittees, facilitates meetings, provides input for agendas, manages TEQAG voting, provides resources and support for projects and completes meeting minutes. Schedules and facilitates monthly TEQAG meeting. Prepares draft monthly meeting agenda and seeks approval from TEQAG Chair and Co-Chair. Distributes agenda prior to meeting and posts in virtual meeting room. Along with TEQAG Secretary prepares meeting minutes to be sent to TEQAG membership and posts minutes on the TEQAG SharePoint site.
  • Uses professional knowledge of principles, techniques and practices of instructional. system development, adult learning theory, training research methodology, statistics, and technology to review and revise instructional materials.
  • Develops, plans, and conducts collaborative outreach programs with internal and external experts (e.g., curriculum designers, course writers, instructors, and subject-matter experts) for various instructional materials.
  • Provides advisory and consultative technical guidance and direction to course mangers across the department.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Must meet 1750 occupational requirements.
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.

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