Job opening: Instructional Systems Specialist
Salary: $62 522 - 98 338 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This developmental position, located in Employee Education, Columbus VA Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, US, composes a career ladder structure to the full performance level of Instructional Systems Specialist, GS-1750-11. The primary purpose of this position is to providing coordination and instruction within multiple programs.
Carries out studies or analyses in a subject-matter or functional specialty area (e.g., educational/training, tests and measurements, publications review, course development) that are typically short and self-contained or constitute portions of larger projects.
Reviews and evaluates audiovisual aids for courses from a variety of sources to identify those aids that most effectively and efficiently enhance training.
Makes necessary contacts with sources to obtain information on materials and cost, and with instructors and instructional specialist to obtain information on needs and suitability of classroom facilities for the use of aids.
Develops recommendations for selecting the most suitable aids and instructions on the timing and methods of their use.
Plans, coordinates, and develops components of instructional design based on the findings of occupational analysis.
Determines the learning objectives and task learning relationships, and cluster learning events; organizes course content and develops instruction design plans; analyzes learning problems, selects teaching strategies using appropriate models, and develops course plans using this information.
Identifies tasks that can be efficiently and effectively supported by job or skill performance aids.
Selects suitable performance measures required to document effectiveness.
Develops learning maps and performs learning analyses from the initial training levels through the operating levels of tasks or jobs; and uses a systems approach to training.
Develops or revises objective tests.
Develops material for portions of new courses that conform to existing guidelines and precedents and evaluates and revises course that require only minor modifications, such as periodic updating.
Serves as the primary training instructor for the PMDB Program at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Instructional Systems Specialist/PD915780
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/04/2024.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
Specialized Experience GS-9: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Coordinate all aspects of these two facility-wide training programs, including scheduling classes, tracking compliance, and reporting outcomes both locally and Nationally. Maintain competency with National standards for both programs. Duties associated with developing , revising, maintaining and/or instructing training courses. Provide assistance in the development , revision and /or maintenance of course work for programs of training. Implement face-to-face, virtual and hands on training in the VAACC. Oversee global Hub, training/assigning administrator's, developing Leaf processes and workflows specific to service needs. Compose correspondence and narrative reports from rough drafts, notes, records, data, general verbal indications of desired content and effectiveness, concerning the educational activities of the service.OR,
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related (Transcripts Required). OR,
Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the graduate level (more than the first year or 18 semester hours) and specialized experience to meet total experience requirements.
Specialized Experience GS-11: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: produce complete, self-contained, training products (courses, aids, methods, training plans, etc.) along subject-matter or functional specialty area lines; work involves extensive planning and organization, analyses of accumulated data and information, and considerable coordination and integration of the work with; Plans, coordinates, and develops components of instructional design based on the findings of occupational analysis; Develops, reviews, and revises instructional materials for courses or occupations in accordance with specific learning objectives. OR,
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR,
Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100% .
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:
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.
*Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements generally as stated in paragraph A in the individual occupational requirements
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Knowledge of learning theory and the principles, methods, practices and techniques of the instructional systems field sufficient to develop material for portions of new courses.
Knowledge of occupational analysis methods and techniques to determine the requirements for making minor modifications to existing instructional system.
Knowledge of instructional systems development functions to preform limited occupational analyses, instructional design, and instructional systems development work.
Knowledge of National reporting systems such as Workplace Behavior Risk Assessment tool (WBRA) and Disruptive Behavior Reporting System (DBRS).
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; religions; 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.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements: The work involves walking, standing, bending, carrying light to medium weight items, pushing, pulling and moving of equipment.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/
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