DEA Forensic Chemist Training Developer
CSC - Fort Belvoir, VA

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Job Title : DEA Forensic Chemist Training Developer
Requisition ID : 1200MAI

Job Category : Training Services

Schedule : Full-time
Remote Work Authorized : No
Relocation Assistance : Not Available
Travel : No
Clearance Level : Top Secret

Job Posting : Oct 17, 2012, 10:35:39 AM

          CSC has an opportunity to support one of the Nations top Law Enforcement Agencies. We are in need of a Training Developer for our Forensic Chemistry Training Curriculum at the DEA Training Facility in Ft. Belvoir, VA. Candidates must possess an Active Top Secret Clearance. Description of Duties: Work directly with interdisciplinary team, including executives, forensic chemists, ISD professionals and other SMEs to draft training objectives and create content and support materials for a FLETA-accredited, instructor-led 16-week certification program for DEA forensic chemists at the Office of Training; use a client-specific template to guide ADDIE process for development of instruction according to highly-technical identified job tasks; develop testing materials, including practical exercise evaluations and performance checklists; and evaluate pilot implementation of program and revise materials to support long-term goals of client program. Essential Job Functions: Analyzes learning needs and consults with subject matter experts to provide input for course design and content. Applies instructional design methods and adult learning principles to ensure that course design and content meet learning goals. Creates outlines and scripts that provide program structure. Creates effective learning solutions in a profitable manner. Works with management and subject matter experts to ensure that course materials are current and relevant to learning needs. Designs and develops computer-based instructional programs. Facilitates course delivery during the introduction of new courses to ensure proper delivery of new training materials and monitor early feedback for course improvement. Provides direction and guidance to instructors to ensure that courses are conducted as designed. Plans and coordinates skill assessments and testing to measure participant retention. Tracks and analyzes learning programs by examining course evaluations, proficiency testing and job performance to identify program effectiveness. Makes changes or enhancements as appropriate. Qualifications Basic Qualifications B.S. degree and four years of experience in ISD, writing formal training materials and/or developing instruction for a Government client. Position requires skilled collaboration/facilitation, ability to lead group interactions and excellent writing skills. Preferred qualifications include M.S. degree in Education/Instructional Design (or related field), undergraduate degree in Biology or Chemistry and 5+ years of experience in working with SMEs to develop instruction. Work experience in a technical or laboratory setting or experience with transitioning programs from informal OJT to formal training environments using standard development and evaluation tools is highly desirable. Other Qualifications Communication skills to develop training manuals and procedures Good interpersonal skills for interacting with team members and learners Presentation skills to train and educate employees Personal computer and business solutions software skills Good analytical and creative problem solving skills Good multi-media and desktop software skills to design training materials Project management skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines Ability to quickly absorb large amounts of information and reduce to teachable segments Willingness to travel CSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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