Instructional Systems Designer with Security Clearance
Weems Design Studio, Inc. - Fort Meade, MD

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The Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) provides experienced support to assist DISA in all phases of the Course Development. The ISD provides support and generates deliverables for each phase of the process using Government Off the Shelf (GOTS) software or Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) software in accordance with appropriate Department of Defense (DoD) policies and applicable standards.

Responsibilities:
Determine learning activities, define learning methods, and develop instructional
courseware content with direct input from the Program Areas and Subject Matter Experts(SMEs).
Create training materials, including task lists, learning objectives, course outlines,
instructional strategies, storyboards, learning events and activities, information sheets,
diagram sheets, job sheets, assignment sheets, problem sheets, outline sheets and interface designs.
Generate assessments, test plans, test administrator's guide, and a cross-reference list of
test items and related learning objectives.
Develop learning objectives and framework, define prerequisite knowledge sets, and design training delivery for the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform.
Participate in the quality control process as well, ensuring that each phase of the
courseware is meeting specified goals and that the training is actually effective "on the job."
Work closely with the client throughout all phases of courseware development to ensure
that the learning experience is informative, engaging, and rewarding for the learner.
Research, recommend and implement designing techniques that are on the cutting edge of computer-based instruction.
Manage design project meetings ensuring clear, timely and effective project
communications among team members and Program Areas.
Create, implement and maintain state of the art learning templates for use within
development processes, content design and instructional applications.

Qualifications:
Master's degree preferred in an Instructional Systems Design, Educational Technology or
related degree.
Experience developing blended learning or web-based learning solutions
8+ years of ISD development experience
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Highly developed level of consulting skills (i.e., facilitation, mediation, negotiation, listening) that fosters collaborative efforts and buy-in for learning initiatives.
Have mastery of complex adult learning theories.
Ability to review deliverables for completeness and consistency.
Ability to identify issues and opportunities resulting in the creation of a custom approach to projects.
The instructional design knowledge and the ability to convey complex design theories to
stakeholders.
Familiarity DoD training policies regulations and requirements is preferred.
Strong skills with MS Windows, MS Office, Sharepoint, and Webex.
Proficient in e-learning development tools, including Adobe Captivate, Lectora, Camtasia,
Articulate Studio; and Adobe Suite (including PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat and InDesign).
Ability to work well independently and as part of a group.
Able to facilitate meetings both in person and virtually.
Able to design and develop web-based course and meet project constraints.

Primary Location: United States-FT-MEADE

Must be a U.S. Citizen and must currently possess a U.S. security clearance in order to be
selected. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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