Instructional Designer
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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This position serves as an Instructional Designer for North Carolina State Government, to provide collaborative consultation and comprehensive needs assessment which enable the division to develop and implement effective learning and development solutions thus enabling those we serve to meet and exceed established goals and objectives.

Under general direction of the Office of State Personnel’s Director of Learning and Development, this position is primarily responsible for the creation and maintenance of e-learning, instructor-led, blended, one-on-one and self-managed learning solutions with a focus on interactivity rather than simple presentation of content. These include but are not limited to such things as pre-training skill assessments, content creation, multimedia development, simulations, demonstrations, activity creation, video development, training documentation, performance support materials, games, online training modules, work guides, class evaluation, and post-training skill assessments. The person in this role will successfully leverage existing and emerging technologies to develop and support learning initiatives. Position will: partner with instructional designer and business partners to determine the best methods of delivery; work with the instructional designer and LMS Administrator with testing and troubleshooting of courses and materials; partner with OSP staff to obtain input and to ensure accuracy and effectiveness of training materials.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Design and develops effective web-based and technology-rich courses, including web content, interactive exercises, assessments, and communication mechanisms in collaboration with business partners, instructional designers and other instructional professionals. 2. Provides instructional design and development expertise to large course redesign and course flipping efforts. 3. Responsible for researching, brainstorming, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative and pedagogically-sound solutions for addressing instructional challenges. 4. Provides leadership and project management for assigned projects, instructional programs, course development and enhancement projects, large-course redesign efforts and other educationally-focused production efforts. 5. Assists business owners in the analysis, design, and development of effective courses and instructional programs. 6. Builds positive, collaborative working relationships with staff members across the organization and actively encourages a collaborative and team-oriented approach to instructional production projects. 7. Consults with internal staff and business partners on needs assessment, course redesign, project management and implementation of evaluation procedures to assess effectiveness of technologies and techniques in the delivery and learning process. 8. Researches and keeps abreast of trends, research and opportunities in the area of instructional design and development, adult learning and learning with technology and distance education. 9. Additional responsibilities may be assigned, dependent upon the workload and shifting responsibilities of the department 10. All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Experience in the following areas:

· Developing content for multiple delivery channels

· Producing web-based course materials, including, but not limited to: instructional websites, web graphics, web resources, and other digital course materials

· Professional preparation in using an array of instructional technologies including hardware and software, multimedia technologies, the Internet and distributed/distance learning techniques.

· Project management, including effective time management, establishing priorities, distributing responsibilities and meeting milestones and deliverables.

· Utilizing and developing content for online course management systems

In addition must have:

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,

· Ability to work in a team and also individually while establishing and maintaining collegial relationships with business partners.

· Knowledge of emerging technologies as related to developing learning and adult learning theories.

· High level of independence and initiative.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, Educational Media, Instructional Systems Design, Educational Psychology, Communications or related field and four years of experience or equivalent combination of experience and education. Experience in the field of work related to the position’s role may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The State Application for Employment (PD-107) and a comprehensive list of State Government vacancies are on the Internet at http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/ . The Office of State Personnel uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with highly qualified individuals. The Office of State Personnel is an Equal Opportunity employer. All applicants must complete and submit a State Application for Employment (PD-107). Faxed applications will be accepted. All applicants should indicate the position number and job title in the section “Jobs Applied For”. Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference for employment with State Government should submit their Form DD-214 or discharge orders. Applicants should make sure all applications are received and date stamped in the Office of State Personnel no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date. Salary rate depends upon the training, experience, equity, and budgetary considerations. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Contact Person: Beverly Townsend

Contact Agency: Office of State Personnel

Contact Address: 116 West Jones Street

1331 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1331

Contact Phone: 919-807-4862

Contact Fax: 919-715-9750