TRAINING & CURRICULUM SPECIALIST (BEHAVIORAL PROGRAMS) NF4*

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Quantico, Virginia
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Closes
Sep 18, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.
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Responsibilities

Serves as the Training and Curriculum Specialist responsible for planning, coordinating, developing and maintaining subject matter curriculum for all programs in the for all programs in the Behavioral Programs Branch of Marine and Family Programs Division. In coordination with program managers who are subject matter experts for their programs and other designated subject matter experts, the incumbent employs appropriate learning theories and evidence-based practices of educational psychology to determine the learning objectives and task learning relationships, cluster learning events, organize course content, and develop instruction design plans; analyzes learning problems, selects teaching strategies using appropriate models, and develops course plans using this information; identifies tasks that can be efficiently and effectively supported by job or skill performance aids, selects suitable performance measures or develops new measures required to document effectiveness; develops learning maps and performs learning analyses from the initial training levels through the operating levels of tasks or jobs; derive performance objectives and criterion test items, and uses a systems approach to training.

In coordination with designated subject matter experts, the incumbent plans and organizes work; determines possible sources of information and conducts fact finding; develops or revises existing specific content, organization, style, format, emphasis and treatment of each segment of the instructional courses or systems; and develops finished products including curriculum layout, lesson plans, training texts, videos, handouts, exercises, interactive activities, surveys, quizzes or other knowledge attainment instruments, and instructor manuals. Incumbent also prepares detailed instructions for the proper, consistent use of any training aids.

Incumbent researches and analyzes training options, delivery methods and techniques. Incumbent designs and develops content for different delivery platforms, including instructor-led for classroom, as well as synchronous and asynchronous web-based training.

In the development of objective tests and other instruments to measure participant achievement and the adequacy of instruction, the incumbent studies the learning objectives of courses of instruction and the subject matter content, texts, technical manuals, and other course materials and collaborates with evaluation subject matter experts and program managers in Behavioral Programs Branch to develop and implement evidence-informed evaluation tools. The incumbent collaborates with program managers to develop implementation guidance and policy for products they have developed.

Incumbent ensures adherence to the Courseware Development Technical Standards established by the Marine Corps Training and Education Command for curriculum to be delivered through Marine Corps standard learning management system(s). In conjunction with TECOM, develops and monitors training conducted at formal officer and enlisted schools. Establishes processes and procedures to review and update curriculum as needed. May conduct "Train-The-Trainer" instruction to teach designated trainers fundamentals of curriculum development and instructional techniques. Identifies training requirements and incorporates Headquarters directives into designated training plans. Prepares and presents training as scheduled to satisfy requirements. Informs and advises on marketing, strategic planning, standardized training plans and guidelines.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

Maintains and enforces security of funds, merchandise, supplies, and equipment to preclude or minimize the potential for fraud, waste and abuse.

May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical workweek and work hours. May require travel to complete work assignments, attend training and meetings, observe pilot implementation of newly developed curriculum at installations, and to liaison with Marine Corps installation staff.

Performs other duties as assigned. This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs. may be required.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • See Duties and Qualifications

EVALUATIONS:

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in instructional design, educational psychology, human services or related field appropriate to the work of this position, and three years of experience in the curriculum development occupation, or a related field or work area. Knowledge of a variety of training delivery systems, such as classroom, synchronous and asynchronous web-based. Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. A thorough understanding of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM®). A thorough understanding of the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) instructional design model. A thorough understanding of the principles of adult learning.

Must have experience that demonstrates: exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, with all levels of an organization; skills to provide technical advice and assistance to program managers in the development of curriculum to support all programs in the Behavioral Programs branch; skills in instructional design methodologies; skills to identify training requirements and incorporate Headquarters directives into designated training plans; skills in measurement and evaluation of training initiatives. Must demonstrate proven proficiency in implementing Master Trainer and Train-The-Trainer instruction and proficiency in instructional design and curriculum development.

Education

Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency 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 agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.

INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.

Applications received with photos will not be considered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Confidential

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Varies - Review "OTHER INFORMATION"

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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