Job opening: Instructional Systems Specialist
Salary: $82 764 - 128 956 per year
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Joining the Secret Service, Office of Training will allow you to use your expertise implementing the efficiency and effectiveness of the agency instructional design projects that will ultimately impact the attainment of the agency goals and objectives. This Instructional Systems Specialist position starts at a salary of $82,764.00 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $128,956.00 GS-12.
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The selectee will serve as a/an Instructional Systems Specialist in the Office of Training. Typical work assignments include:
Developing and designing systems for the evaluation of training programs; identifies areas of deficiencies within the training program and recommends corrective action.
Developing and designing new or revised course curriculum, training aids, instructor manuals, tests and measurement devices and evaluation criteria to measure class performance.
Conducting analysis of occupational areas, jobs or organizational missions to determine requirements for revision of existing instructional systems or development of new training programs.
Developing listings of the duties, task, and elements necessary to perform jobs and identifies tasks requiring formalized training. Analyzing existing courses and selects instructional materials and setting.
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic Requirements AND Specialized Experience requirements as noted below
Have successfully completed a bachelor's or higher 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 included study in at least four of the following five areas:
Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material.
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.
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.
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.
Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.
Note: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted to support your claim.
You qualify for the GS-11 level (starting salary $82,764.00) if you possess one of the following:
GS-11: Applicant must demonstrate one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing the following duties:
Developing components of employee training or development programs in order to support training delivery;
Collaborating with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on development of training program objectives; and
Reviewing curriculum to recommend improvements to training programs.
You have successfully completed three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or successfully completed a Ph.D.; or LL.M., if related, at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
You have less than one year of experience as described above and less than 3 years of graduate level education as described above. However, you have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that when combined, equals at least 100% of the total requirement. Note: Only graduate education in excess of the master's level [generally 36 semester hours] may be used in this calculation.
GS-12: You qualify for the GS-12 level (starting salary $99,200) if you possess one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level performing the following duties:
Collaborating on the planning or design of employee training and/or development programs;
Reviewing training and/or development programs to recommend improvements; and
Analyzing occupational areas or jobs to determine training needs.
NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Veterans' Preference: For more information on veterans' preference see: https://www.opm.gov/fedshirevets/veteran-job-seekers/#
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP/CTAP): This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.
This position requires specific coursework and/or a degree to meet the basic education requirement. You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Your transcript(s) must clearly demonstrate the course(s) listed in the qualification requirement section. If the transcript(s) does not clearly demonstrate this you must submit a copy of the course description and/or other documentation demonstrating that the courses are equivalent.
If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education
: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/
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