INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 14, 2016
Closes
Nov 13, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

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The selectee for this position serves as an Instructional Systems Specialist.

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.


This is a public notice announcement; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation, identified in this public notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration. These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.

**Please DO NOT contact this office regarding status of application. Pay will vary by geographic location.**


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  • In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must have completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the position to be filled 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. Note: You must submit a copy of your transcripts to be considered for the position.

    GS-11 Requirement

    In addition, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR and LL.M. if related to the position.  Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.  NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position OR have a combination of experience and education as described above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.  Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Utilizes training system (e.g., Corporate enterprise Training Activity Resource System (CeTARS)) to maintain aviation course data and schedules; 2) Resolves aviation training issues (e.g., Council on Occupational Education, American Council on Education, and Catalog of Navy Training Courses) by determining alternate solutions to problems; 3) Provides instructions on aviation technical training (e.g., Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System (AMTCS) to personnel; and 4) Maintains audit trail documents and master course files in support of curriculum audit management related to aviation training.  NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

    Or

    GS-12 Requirement

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Designing, developing, deploying, maintaining, and managing Computer Based Training (CBT) and Web Based Training (WBT); 2) Identifying performance gaps or deficiencies through training evaluation in order to determine appropriate training intervention. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

    Or

    GS-13 Requirement

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Resolves education and training issues by identifying alternative solutions to problems; 2) Provides guidance to personnel on education and training issues, policies and procedures; 3) Provides output report of findings from data collection of curriculum development needs analysis related to recruiting policies and procedures; and 4) Determines the need for education and training in order to arrange developmental and training courses. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1700/instructional-systems-series-1750/ and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.  If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field Business Cost Estimating (BUS-CE) or Business Financial Management (BUS-FM) or Life Cycle Logistics at Level 2 or 3.  If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. 
    Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx

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    DUTIES:

    - Develops the design of recruiting curricula using Instructional System Design (ISD) methodology.
    - Initiates research to evaluate and predict recruiting training program outcomes, student performance and instructor skills.
    - Provides recommendations based on changing circumstances and educational needs related to recruiting.

    - Assist with conducting analyses to identify training requirements.

    - Provide advisory and consultation services to the Program Director.

    - Develops alternative training strategies for consideration