Instructional Systems Specialist, GG-1750-9/11/12, Census-DE-TFW

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 16, 2018
Closes
Nov 24, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional travel will be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation will be paid.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements.  Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility.  If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see FLD-2019-0001, Instructional Systems Specialist, GG-1750-9/11/12, Census-DOC-TFW.

    This is a Temporary Appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 1 year. This appointment may be extended an additional year at management’s discretion.

    A trial period may be required.

    This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

    This is a bargaining unit position.

    Relocation expenses will be paid.

    Minimum Education Requirement: 

    Degree: 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.

    Some positions in this series may specialize in one or two functional areas, where more specific academic preparation may be necessary. For such positions, agencies may require course work in the applicable functional area(s) as part of the above-required 24 semester hours.

    Specialized Experience: For the GS-09, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes knowledgeable input in the development of training strategies and models, behavior modeling, identification of appropriate performance measurements, conducting a comprehensive performance assessment, and implementing a four level evaluation design. Examples of such work include: assisting with the preparation of technology-based training such as on-line courseware, and Learning Management Systems (LMS); creating storyboard content for authoring (programming) computer-based/web-based training; pilot testing technology based training, contributing to the development of procedures, training materials, technical and administrative briefings and presentations, including assisting with researching, designing, writing, editing and/or developing reports; conducting a needs analysis, developing a plan of instruction based on the needs analysis, and identifying educational goals for specific training programs; and developing and facilitating training for employees in classroom and in a virtual environment.       

    OR

    Education: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.

    For the GS-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes the development of training strategies and models, behavior modeling, identification of appropriate performance measurements, conducting a comprehensive performance assessment, and implementing a four level evaluation design. Examples of such work include: modifying qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques for developing and delivering first time or alternative training methods; experience preparing technology-based training such as on-line courseware, and Learning Management Systems (LMS); using storyboarding content, specifying program functionality, and authoring (programming) computer-based/web-based training; developing procedures, training materials, technical and administrative briefings and presentations, including researching, designing, writing, editing and/or developing reports; developing and facilitating training for adult learners in classroom and in a virtual environment; conducting a needs analysis, developing a plan of instruction based on the needs analysis, and identifying educational goals for specific training programs.

    OR

    Education: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    For the GS-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes the development of training strategies and models, behavior modeling, identification of appropriate performance measurements, conducting a comprehensive performance assessment, and implementing a four level evaluation design.  Examples of such work include: implementing qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques for developing and delivering first time or alternative training methods; using storyboarding content, specifying program functionality, and authoring (programming) computer-based/web-based training; formulating and managing training project schedules, resolving conflicts, coordinating work with others, and making recommendations to management; advancing procedures, training materials, technical and administrative briefings and presentations, including research, design, writing, editing and/or formulating content and data for reports; developing and facilitating training for adult learners in classroom and in a virtual environment; developing a plan of instruction based on conducted needs analysis, and identifying educational goals for specific training programs; using different processes and methods to analyze training requirements, applicable training models and solutions, budgetary constraints, regulatory limitations, and agency policy.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility:  Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Skill in applying the principles of identifying training objectives to the development of competency-based learning systems.
    • Knowledge of the requirements for developing technology-based training solutions for adult learners working from home using delivery methods such as videoconferencing, data collaboration, webinars, or the internet/intranet.
    • Knowledge in researching and documenting technical and/or administrative job skills by conducting a detailed task analysis for demographic surveys field data collection, preparing implementation procedures, or writing a training program based on the results of the research.
    • Skill in delivering/facilitating training.
    • Knowledge of the requirements for developing a comprehensive curriculum plan based on a needs assessment which identifies individual training components for developing skills corresponding to the identified core competencies. 

    For more information on category rating, please go to:
    http://www.hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.


    To preview questions please click here.

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