Houston, Texas - USD

Job Description

The Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) II is a telework position that will provide instructional system design services, to include different learning modalities distance learning, standalone computer-based training, virtual instruction, instructor-led and blended learning initiatives.

The position will work closely with the Design Team and the Instructional Design Creative Director across multiple creative touchpoints within the lifecycle of asynchronous and synchronous training and multimedia products in support of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE) at Ft. Sam Houston, TX.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Apply professional-level knowledge of principles, techniques, and practices of instructional systems design to projects. Design constructs could include problem-based learning, scenario-based principles, etc.
Collaborate with the Instructional Design Team and Instructional Design Creative Director to evolve the practice of design with a focus on human-centered design principles within traditional ISD models like ADDIE and SAM.
Perform a variety of analysis activities to make design or change recommendations to improve instructional effectiveness. Produce comprehensive analysis reports documenting findings in the Learning Solutions Report (LSR) as Project Lead/in collaboration with Project Lead.
Identify and design the best approach to meeting requirements, to include delivery strategies, learning outcomes and objectives, learner-centric activities, assessments, and instructional formats (eg, instructor-led, computer-based/web-based, distance-learning, blended, virtual). Capture recommendations in the Instructional Media Design Package (IMDP) as Project Lead or in collaboration with Project Lead.
Develop storyboards to depict or communicate design concepts most effectively to developers and customers.
Apply best practices of inclusive design with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Research and seek out industry standards for learning design and apply relevant principles to projects.
Develop instructionally sound training, testing, and post-training evaluation materials in accordance with Army publications, instructional design SOPs, guidelines, and standards.
Author and edit interactive and engaging instructional materials with assessments in approved formats using a variety of tools and applications.
Facilitate the production and delivery of the final learning product to Government customer ensuring completeness and accuracy of the learning product.
Foster a collaborative design and development process while working closely with government and contract instructional designers, training specialist/developers, media specialists, programmers, Quality Assurance team members, subject matter experts, project sponsors and key project stakeholders.
Support project management processes as needed and if assigned as Project Lead, follow established

Project Lead roles and responsibilities:
o Work with IMSB leadership, department program managers, and other stakeholders to develop team goals.
o Develop team schedules in conjunction with the Lead Project Manager
o Assist in the successful onboarding and training of team members.
o Create and communicate a clear list of expectations and goals for team members to follow.
o Offer emotional support to project team members and ensure they feel valued.
o Maintain frequent communication to offer encouragement, amend tasks, and provide updates on goal progress.
o Keep the team motivated and focused on their daily tasks and project goals.
o Provide frequent feedback to the IMSB leadership team on team performance, weaknesses or inefficiencies, and/or project risks.
o Nurture collaboration among team members
o Create a workspace that encourages creativity and innovation to get the most out of the team informing IMSB Chief, ISS Supervisor, and Contractor Site Lead promptly of any team conflicts.
o Assume the responsibility for writing and submitting - in conjunction with team members - necessary project documentation (LSR, IMDP, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

Security clearance is preferred.
Understanding of human-centered design principles and methods
Experience and knowledge of Alaska Native cultures

Shareholder Preference
Pursuant to PL 93-638, as amended, preference will be given to qualified Ahtna Native Corporation Shareholders, Descendants, and Spouses in all phases of employment.

Qualification Requirements

Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in instructional design, educational technology, or related academic discipline. An Associate degree and 4 years of relevant experience may be substituted for a Bachelor' degree.
At least 6 years of work experience preferred in instructional design.
Experience working within matrixed environments.
Occasional local travel may be required.
Ability to pass and maintain a Tier 1 (T1) Investigation (Federal background check). A current adjudicated T1 or higher investigation.
Ability to pass a required pre-employment drug screen and background screening.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of adult learning theories and principles
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong collaborative skills

Ability to:
o Communicate design ideas in various formats (example: pitch learning design solution to customers)
o Move work through the entire design life cycle meeting both time and quality requirements.
o Analyze complex information and present information in an accessible, engaging, and conversational manner.
o Create interactive learning solutions that intrinsically motivate learners.
o Plan, organize, and prioritize work.
o Knowledge of eLearning development authoring tools (example Adobe Captivate, Articulate products)
o Knowledge of publishing learning products to approved SCORM settings within different LMS environments.
o Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
o Be self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized.



Physical Demands (Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.)

Frequent sitting for prolonged periods of time, using hands/fingers requiring dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper, reaching with hands and arms for items above and below desk level, talking, hearing, and seeing (up close, at a distance, along the periphery, with depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus); walking from place to place within the office with occasional use of stairs and if the elevator is not available; bending, pushing, pulling, and standing for up to 2 hours; occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds such as small office equipment, files, stacks of paper, reference and other materials. Work is performed in an office setting with the ability to speak and receive phone communications often. Work requires computer usage with strength, dexterity, coordination, and visual acuity to use keyboard and video display terminal, and other office equipment. Travel may be required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

Services are in an office setting and will be provided at government facilities. Occasional local travel may be required. May be indoors or outdoors, subject to confined spaces, changes in temperature, weather conditions, and noise levels.
Location Houston, Texas
Rate USD
Job Type Full Time
Company Ahtna
Posted by Ahtna
Posted 25 days ago