Position Description

Instructional Systems Designer- III (Distance Learning)
Location Fort Sam Houston, TX
Job Code 1251
# of openings 1
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Instructional Systems Designer- III (Distance Learning)

Ft. Sam Houston, TX 

Position Summary:

1Prospect Technologies, LLC is seeking a qualified candidate to provide senior level instructional system design services, primarily for distance learning courses. Support for instructor-led courses and blended learning initiatives will be provided for instructional system design services, provide instructional resident course support and DL courseware development, and multimedia development support services as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use professional-level knowledge of principles, techniques, and practices of instructional systems design, adult learning theory, training research methodology, statistics, and technology
  • Use interactive process-improvement and best practice methodologies in instructional design, applied psychology, psychometrics, human factors engineering, educational measurement
  • Develop instructionally sound training, testing, and post-training evaluation materials in accordance with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) publications, particularly the 350-70 series, and per Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S) instructional design SOPs, guidelines and standards.
  • Use the ADDIE model throughout the instructional design process.
  • Perform a variety of analysis activities to make design or change recommendations to improve instructional effectiveness. Produce comprehensive analysis reports documenting findings and substantiating recommendations.
  • Identify and design the best approach to meeting requirements, to include delivery strategies, learning outcomes and objectives, student centered learning activities, assessments, and instructional formats (e.g., instructor-led, computer-based/web-based, distance-learning, blended, tele-teach). Produce design documents.
  • Author and edit interactive and engaging instructional materials with assessments in approved formats using a variety of tools and applications.
  • Design and develop test plans and assessment devices to determine student achievement of instructional objectives.
  • Develop all work products per approved formats, processes, and procedures.
  • Implement Section 508 and Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) requirements as required.
  • Receive comments from quality control and verification processes and address as required by established processes, or as directed
  • Support project management processes and procedures as required:
  • Attend various project meetings, as needed or directed.
  • Communicate with all project stakeholders
  • Contribute to, develop, maintain, and/or distribute project documentation, including but not limited to project charters, communication plans and logs, meeting minutes, deliverables, project status reports throughout the project lifecycle as needed or directed.
  • Lead project team from start to finish
  • Assign tasks to project team, track project status against project / milestone schedule, provide constructive feedback to fellow contract team members related to project tasks and deliverables
  • Mentor lower level ISDs to transfer knowledge and promote best practices
  • Be primary facilitator for project kickoffs as assigned
  • Oversee work product development – ensuring completeness and accuracy
  • Assign tasks and collaborate with functional leads to assign project teams
  • Perform lead review on draft and final work products, offering professional expertise and constructive feedback per government regulations, approved formats, and best practice to improve overall quality
  • Review and approve deliverables prior to submission to government
  • Facilitate and assist interfacing with clients and information gathering
  • Establish, oversee, and facilitate the project / milestone schedule
  • Produce final Program of Instruction (POI) and/or final computer-based training product and deliver to proper government representatives
  • Execute or coordinate corrections and responses to customer reviews and approval processes
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in instructional design, educational technology, or related academic discipline
  • At least 10 years of work experience in instructional design, with specific experience in distance learning course development, and using a variety of development tools including Captivate and HTML5
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office suite and incorporated programs to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook, and be able to troubleshoot basic computer hardware and software required for services being provided
  • Read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office suite and incorporated programs to include Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and be able to troubleshoot basic computer hardware and software required for services being provided
  • Thorough understanding of adult learning theories
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interface professionally with a wide variety of government customers
  • Comply with established, new, and changing requirements, regulations, processes and procedures
  • Experience working on a project team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with agile methodology
  • Experience working with/for the Army, or other branch of the military
  • Experience developing curriculum with medical content
  • Experience and understanding of project management tasks and reporting

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1Prospect Technologies, LLC is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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