Job Overview

Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 13-1833-SE-AM-M.  APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.  

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.  

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U. S. Coast Guard, Training Center Yorktown, Training Division, Performance Systems Branch, Yorktown, VA.

Duties

The incumbent is responsible for developing advanced distributed learning, e-learning, and/or web-based training which is mentioned as a direct contributor for a variety of instructional design and development projects, producing resident instruction, non-resident instruction, e-learning, and performance qualification guides and plans.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:

* Using a systems approach, designs, develops and/or revises  innovative instructional materials for Training Division's schools and staff, e.g., advanced distributed learning, e-learning, and/or web-based training

* Assisting Training Division's branches in taking full advantage of Human Performance Technology principles, processes, procedures and tools to determine "right" performance  interventions; provides oversight to ensure rating reviews, front-end analyses, job task analyses and other task analyses have been conducted and provides the "right" performance interventions

* Ensuring standardized curriculum design/development processes, tools, and local SOPs are properly aligned with Coast Guard Training System policy and procedural SOPs

* Providing direct support to the development of Performance Qualification Guides (PQGs) and Service wide Examination development processes

* Providing systematic review of all curriculum outlines to ensure job aids, performance supports, simulations/simulators, and web-based applications are used to the fullest extent compatible with cost effective curricula

* Developing, maintaining, and managing a program for division staff to grow professionally at all levels within the Coast Guard Training System based on SOPs

* Coordinating key staff development programs which provide frequent opportunities for the staff to  attend demonstrations or presentations that keep them apprised of emerging technologies

* Developing innovative and effective processes for evaluating Training Division curricula and performance supports in accordance with Coast Guard Training System Evaluation SOPs

* Assisting in the development and maintenance of Training Division guidelines and policy for conducting internal and external evaluations of new or modified instructional programs

* Designing and developing evaluation instruments using Headquarters recommended software/tools

* Reviewing and validating measurement instruments to assess student achievement