Instructional Systems Specialist

Department Of Defense Pope Air Force Base , NC 28308

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to be the single point of contact for designing, developing, and evaluating technical training courses, instructional materials, and measurement devices through the analysis of educational or instructional problems or questions.

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as Training Development Chief, developing strategic plans for the development of training courses in subject-matter areas and groupings of courses aligned with Air Force (AF), Air Education Training Command (AETC), and unit objectives.

  • Develops, reviews, and revises technical training courses, instructional materials, and measurement devices in accordance with AETC instructional guidance.

  • Represents Training Development with a variety of installation and functional area organizations.

  • Provides technical and administrative supervision to the limited number of staff (typically less than five positions with at least one civilian) in the Training Development element, duties requiring less than 25% of work time.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

1750 Instructional Systems

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov

  • Required to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized

  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

  • May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours.

  • Work will occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

  • Work will occasionally require incumbent to perform routine duties in the training environment to evaluate instructional system effectiveness.

  • Incumbent must be physically and mentally able to handle training area conditions, to include adverse weather and extreme temperatures, cont;)

  • cont;) and must be able to perform duties in the training environment, which may include high altitudes, rough terrain, traveling on military aircraft or boats, etc

  • Physical demands range from walking/hiking at a rapid pace for up to 5000 meters over rough terrain, standing during long periods during a typical day, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 30 pounds of training materials.

  • Must meet positive education requirements specified in the OPM qualification standards.

  • Must complete Pre-employment physical as a condition of employment.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license

  • This is a Centrally Managed position and PCS expenses is authorized

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the basic requirement and specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-1750, Instructional Systems series.

BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR GS-1750-12: A Bachelor's degree (or higher 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 include study in at least four of the following five areas: (1) Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology; (2) Instructional design practices (3) Educational evaluation (4) Instructional product development OR (5) Computers in education and training. 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.NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

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In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes professional concepts, principles, methods, techniques, and practices of one or more specialties of the instructional systems field as well as of learning theory, gained through extended study and experience; develop and/or make substantial adaptations or extensions of instructional materials for specialty areas or career management fields (e.g., engineering and electronics); plan total support requirements (i.e., personnel, equipment, facilities, and other resources) for a specialty area or career field; develop the technical and economic data required to support acquisition of instructional systems equipment and services for instructional programs; create plans for the development of training courses in accordance with agency objectives; evaluate and predict training achievements and student performance and prepare interpretations of results.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1.Knowledge of professional instructional design and instructional materials development to include use of technology for design and delivery of training.

2.Knowledge of professional principles, practices, and techniques of instruction as well as professional training administration concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.

3.Knowledge of safety, security, personnel management, and EEO regulations, practices, and procedures.

4.Skill in establishing program objectives and assessing progress toward their achievement

5.Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions, operations, and staff of a small organization.

6.Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing and establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel within the component.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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