INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 13, 2021
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS SPECIALIST at the GS-1750-13, you will be part of HRS Leadership Development, Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will be responsible for providing innovative training and development services to program areas in the agency utilizing advance approaches in training and education technology.

Human Resources Solutions has many job openings at various levels and locations. View them here: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/Results?mco=OPM-HRS
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Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and conduct training needs assessments to determine the requirements for either the revision of existing instructional systems or the development of new training material, using a variety of techniques.
  • Apply systematic instructional systems design (ISD) approach for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating training.
  • Serve as the Project Manager for the design, development, and implementation of various programs and seminars.
  • Analyze learning problems; determine the learning objectives and associated task with learning relationships; cluster instructional events; organize course content, develop instruction design plans, select teaching strategies using appropriate models, and develop course plans using this information.
  • Solve unique and complex problems which require conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions.
  • Develop technology-based learning solutions using curriculum/instructional software.
  • Manage the Learning Management System (LMS) and/or curriculum management systems, deploying new internally developed web-based courseware on the learning management system and evaluating the effectiveness of web-based and other technology-based applications for instructional integrity.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Up to 10% may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 45 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period


Qualifications

This position has a basic education requirement. All applicants must meet the Basic Requirement and the Specialized Experience Requirement in order to qualify for the position.

For the GS13: You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the Federal Government (or equivalent). Specialized experience includes:
  • Applying instructional design knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments in order to provide significant and innovative recommendations for advancing the training program.
  • Developing and implementing required training strategies in accordance with short and long-term goals.
  • Determining the requirement for specific courses and their relative priority in view of time and resources available, projected schedules, and relationship to the objectives of the total training program.
  • Providing expert guidance, consultation and advisory services to management and employees on a full range of questions regarding agency and Federal training policies.

Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS 13 level.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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.

Education

This position has a basic education requirement. All applicants must meet the Basic Requirement and the Specialized Experience Requirement in order to qualify for the position.You must have successfully completed a 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position. The course work must have included study in at least four of the five following 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.

Additional information

Relocation expenses will not be paid. Current OPM employees may qualify as an exception.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Instructional Systems
  • Problem Solving
  • Training Program Administration


All qualified Non Competitive applicants and the best qualified Merit Promotion applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) employees who meet the definition of surplus or displaced from a position in the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume showing applicant's name, email address, work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • This position has a basic education requirement; you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts for further consideration.
    • Your most recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase (WRI/WGI), or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held.
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable.
    • CTAP Reduction-In-Force documentation, if applicable.
  • Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    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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