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10 Jan 2013

Full-Time Instructional Designer (Crystal City, VA)

Seneca Resources – Posted by TechWhirl Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job Description


Position Overview:The mid-level Instructional Designer (ID) designs and develops instructor-led and technology-delivered courses using content development tools under the supervision of the Program Manager or Senior Instructional Designer. Works with subject matter experts to refine course content based on analysis results.


Must have working knowledge of the instructional design processes and models (ISD/ADDIE/SAT).  Possesses excellent writing skills and demonstrates the ability to work effectively with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to conduct research and resolve issues. Implements and follows a systematic design process for effective and efficient learning.
Designs and develops for computer-based, web-based, and distributed learning solutions. Uses appropriate industry and government standards and specifications. Researches and produces clear documentation and other instructional materials to support courseware development; Implements adult learning theory into courseware and distance learning environments; Attends project meetings, and supports additional contract efforts, as required; Applies the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation (ADDIE) model to the curriculum for both existing courseware products and for new requirements as they are identified to ensure the effective and efficient methods and media are utilized to enhance adult learning. Demonstrates and utilizes effective needs analysis, project management, course development, and evaluation skills. Must be able to independently develop entry and advanced level courses for external audiences. Able to utilize multimedia technology and authoring tools. Acts as liaison between research & development and instructional design in determining needs of the course and appropriate method of delivery.
Designs and develops instructional approaches and/or strategies to meet training requirements. Conducts analysis of training requirements and media requirements. Develops appropriate training objectives and test methods and designs instructionally valid training materials. Works on complex instructional systems design projects.
Essential Skills
Experience in a government training environment designing e-learning or instructor-led courses. Experience designing technology-delivered courseware focused on teaching technical content. Experience researching technical material and working flexibly with SMEs. Excellent writing, communication, analytical and instructional design skills. Experience working in a focused, dynamic, fast-paced team environment with accountable deadlines. Strong oral and written communication skills Demonstrated ability to present complex information clearly; strong attention to detail Demonstrates a high level of professionalism when engaging with coworkers, customers and external partners in the conduct of duties

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Systems Design Minimum of Five (5) years’ experience Proficiency with SCORM and Section 508 compliance Proficiency with Learning Management Systems/Learning Content Management Systems Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Must be able to obtain and maintain a TSA Clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Design Familiarity with authoring tools is a plus Self-starter able to work in a fast-paced, quality-driven environment Mature individual with exceptional verbal and written communication skills, highly refined planning skills, and a high level of interpersonal skills Able to work independently or as part of a dynamic team Superior time management and organizational skills

Job Categories: Information Design and Instructional Design. Job Types: Full-Time.

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