Help Duties Summary
Serves as an Instructional Systems Specialist to design, develop, and evaluate instructional packages. Assesses the strengths and weaknesses of various delivery methods such as classroom, e-learning, simulation, and on-the-job training.
Learn more about this agency
Assesses the procedures, methods, and results of job cognitive task analyses and their utility for the development of instructional packages.
Plans and directs all or parts of the major phases of the Instructional System Design (ISD) process; including needs analysis, task analysis, course/program design and testing, selection of instructional media and methods, formative and summative evaluations as well as development with e-learning authoring tools (e.g., Lectora, Dreamweaver, and Captivate).
Develops business plans, cost estimates, and detailed project plans and timelines.
Works in a project environment that will often need definition; shows persistence and is proactive to accomplish mission requirements with only limited direction from team leads and managers
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
Job family (Series)
1750 Instructional Systems
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
10 percent domestic travel may be required
This series has an Individual Occupational Requirements, which means you MUST meet the educational requirements listed here.
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:
Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material.
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.
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.
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.
Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.
In addition to the above Individual Occupational Requirements, you MUST also meet the following qualifications, as well:
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to FG/GS 12 or FV-H in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be credible, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.
Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.
Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.
Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.
Selective Placement Factor #1: Knowledge of advanced training technologies, such as web-based training and simulation in order to design/adapt instructional strategies when their use promotes training efficiencies (e.g. cost avoidance, quicker access, more throughput, etc.).
Selective Placement Factor #2: Skill in development and delivery of web-based training and learning programs incorporating multimedia elements (such as text, graphics, hyperlinks, video, audio, database functionality, and interactive elements), Shareable Content Object Reference Model requirements and conforming multimedia training products to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA or above.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Other Factors answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate.
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).
Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
Foreign Education: For additional information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
If you are a current or former Federal employee, and you currently hold or previously held a position classified in the 1750 occupational series, you are not required to submit a college transcript provided you upload a copy of the SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, verifying your classification in the 1750 occupational series.
Applicants, who are not currently in the 1750 occupational series in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection, if not currently employed in the 1750 occupational series, you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original, with the raised seal), you should contact your school immediately to request it.
Preview Job Questionnaire
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
Department Of Transportation