Instructional Systems Specialist
Department of the Army - Fort Rucker, AL

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Serve as Distance Learning Program (DLP) lead designated to train safety professionals and leaders over multiple distance learning platforms. Designs, updates, evaluates, and administers the DLP. Applies knowledge of education principles, and Distance Learning concepts, visual information equipment, graphic design, electronic teaching techniques to...

About the Position: This position is located at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, home of the United States Army Aviation "Warfighting Center". Fort Rucker is located in the "Wiregrass" area in Southeast Alabama, surrounded by Enterprise, Ozark and Daleville. The geography and climate are ideal for year round military training. Recreation activities are abundant in the immediate and surrounding areas for family and fun.

Organization(s):
US Army Combat Readiness Center, Current Operations, G-7 Training Dir, Non-Resident Safety TRNG Div, Fort Rucker, AL 36362

Who May Apply: Click here for more information.
All U. S. citizens.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:
Serve as Distance Learning Program (DLP) lead designated to train safety professionals and leaders over multiple distance learning platforms. Designs, updates, evaluates, and administers the DLP. Applies knowledge of education principles, and Distance Learning concepts, visual information equipment, graphic design, electronic teaching techniques to determine the subject matter, goals, length, approach and education media which can be most effective. Develops lesson plan for course of instruction indicating instructional methods, comprehensive examinations and other course-related administration. Performs independent research in connection with DLP concepts, design parameters and operating requirements. Consults with counterparts at headquarters level and other activities affected by distance education.Establishes and maintains liaisons with USACRC and other government and civilian organizations to keep abreast of development and trends in order to analyze various techniques and media.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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General Schedule
Basic Requirements: Degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas: (1) Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material. (2)Instructional design practices: Study of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs, developing design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness. (3) Educational evaluation: Study of the techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments. (4) Instructional product development: Study of the techniques appropriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training. (5) Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software. IN ADDITION Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal Service that provided the full range of knowledge and understanding of various areas of instructional systems. To be highly qualified applicants must possess the following knowledge, skill and ability: (1) Knowledge of Education principles, TV equipment and Distance Learning concepts, visual information equipment, graphic design, electronic teaching techniques to determine the subject matter. (2) Skill in Performing research to develop information for use in designing instructional material. (3) Ability to prepare and conduct instruction, develop lesson plans for course of instruction indicating instructional methods, comprehensive examinations and other course-related administration. Applicants who falsify their resume may be fined, imprisoned, barred from Federal employment or removed from Federal Employment.

FAILURE TO SHOW ON YOUR RESUME HOW YOU MEET THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION MAY RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.
Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (or equivalent).
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
On your resume, please include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses and course hours in your major. Failure to provide this education information on your resume may result in an ineligible rating.
GS-12 and above: Bachelor's degree directly related to this occupation and 1 year of experience directly related to this occupation equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Click here for details on the education requirements and examples of qualifying courses for this position.

Other Requirements:
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Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

OTHER INFORMATION:
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To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDI140025-V300.pdf
This is a Career Program Position (CP). # 32
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 25 percent.
Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

Other Advantages: The Department of Army offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include: Comprehensive health and life insurance; Competitive salaries; Generous retirement programs; Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time; Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules; Paid employment related training and education; Possible student loan repayment; Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable; Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

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