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Instructional Systems Designer

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Job ID: 2118104
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 30, 2021
Category: Training
Subcategory: Instr Sys Design
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC has a contingent opportunity for an Instructional Systems Designer to support our Global Command and Control System - Maritime (GCCS-M), GCCS - Tactical Combat Operations (GCCS-TCO), and Joint Tactical Common Operational Picture (COP) Workstation (JTCW) contracts in Virginia Beach, VA.

General Position Execution Expectations:

Use established instructional theories to design and develop instructional content for Interactive Multi-media Instruction. Responsibilities include developing storyboards and instructional video scripts as well as establishing clearly defined learning outcomes, performance objectives, assessment items, and branching techniques.

Design and implement synchronous and asynchronous courses up to level three interactivity, in accordance with current multimedia e-learning industry standards.

Create comprehensive written tests that link directly to learning objects and assess the learners specific knowledge required to perform a particular job duty. Types include true or false, matching, fill in the blank, and multiple choice. 

Create performance tests that link directly to learning objectives and require learners to perform a task instead of selecting an answer from a list. 

Create lesson imbedded interactive knowledge checks, which may be scored but do not affect the completion of training.

Develop training for a broad range of training audiences within the sphere of customers.  

Work with instructional designers and subject matter experts to design and develop training scenarios and example datasets as well as with computer programmers to design, develop, and produce comprehensive courseware packages.

Interface with multiple stakeholders to manage and align objectives, promote collaboration, and facilitate course development and deployment.

Act as a training policy developer/advisor on long-range planning, policies, and procedures relating to the core functions of all training programs and initiatives (instructor-led and distance learning).

Perform testing and validation of computer systems, applications, and servers in conjunction with developing learning content.

Develop and modify learning products, to include presentation slides, instructor and student guides, quick reference materials, checklists, tutorials, interactive exercises, and instructional videos. 

Use custom reports with course evaluation data to measure course outcomes and facilitate improvement of design/development/delivery processes and training programs.

Develop multiple instructional products simultaneously and work independently or in a team.



Education and Experience: 

Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain Secret Level security clearance and pass a background investigation for a position of Public Trust.

Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Education, or similar field; can be substituted with years of Navy training experience equivalent with Navy Master Training Specialist (NEC 9502).

Seven (7) years of experience in training Navy Shipboard Networks to include Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES), Integrated Shipboard Network System (ISNS), Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS) and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Networks.

Must have recent experience with Navy authoring tools (CPM/LOM, AIM, etc.) to develop Navy training curriculum. 

Must have recent experience with the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) End-to-End (E2E) process to include the development of Navy Training System Plans (NTSPs), Navy Front End Analysis (FEA) deliverables, and Job Duty Task Analysis (JDTA).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with Command and Control (C2) applications including Global Command and Control System (GCCS), Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC), and/or Agile Client is preferred.

Required Proficiencies:

Possess expert analytical, communication, and research skills, and a successful record of accomplishment of creating engaging course materials and assessments for both classroom and online instruction.

Possess expert proficiency using the ADDIE model and Kirkpatrick's approach to learning and training evaluation.

Possess expert proficiency applying Blooms Taxonomy to all aspects of the design phase.  

Possess intermediate or above proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including SharePoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint.

Possess intermediate or above proficiency with Web conferencing products (Microsoft Teams, Zoom Gov, etc.).

Possess working knowledge of Shareable Content Object References Model (SCORM) features and Section 508 guidelines and requirements for eLearning.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.


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