The Course Developer supports U.S. Coast Guard and other Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense organizations develop courseware to support command, control and communications and related topics. Work may be performed on-site with the Government or at the contractor facility.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Performs needs analysis and designs and develops training materials to include lesson plans, course visuals, job aids, interactive courseware, tests, training surveys and student handouts to support the delivery of both formal and information technical training.
• Develop lesson outlines, objectives, content, and practice activities to support training requirements.
• Develop testing strategy and test questions to support training objectives.
• Develop storyboards and other detailed design materials to communicate training requirements to developers.
• Work with graphic artists and multimedia developers to ensure training requirements are met.
• Design interactive training materials for a variety of delivery systems, including CD-ROM, Internet, and electronic classrooms.
• Research and identify data sources for instructional material development and additional information that is required for instructor and participant materials.
• Design interactive training materials that include sound instructional design methodology, appropriate training strategies, and participant activities for small and large groups.
• Develop evaluation tools for the assessment of training needs and products.
• Perform work without appreciable direction.
• Scale design efforts to meet production timelines.
• Keep abreast of training and development research: learning theory, motivation theory, and new materials, methods, and techniques.
• Conduct reviews of preliminary and final courseware to ensure quality of product.
• Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have the ability to obtain a secret security clearance.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Preferred five (5) years technical experience as a course developer or instructional technologist. Demonstrated Expert: Five (5) years technical experience as a course developer or instructional technologist using the J.H. Harless Model of Human Performance Technology (HPT). OR a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited University in the field of Instructional Systems Technology with a working knowledge of the HPT model. A secret clearance is required. Experience in developing command, control and communications training for U.S. Coast Guard and/or U.S. Navy is a definite plus
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Courseware development experience using the HPT, ADDIE and SAT models.
• Demonstrated experience in designing training for technology-delivered instruction (CBT, web-based training, electronic performance support, etc.).
• Familiarization with ADL SCORM and ADA Section 508 compliance requirements.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Project.
• Superior time management and organizational skills.
• Strong quality assurance skills.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. SEDENTARY - Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job while working in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Short duration shipboard time on USCG vessels may be required.