Basic Education Requirements: All applicants must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's or higher degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of courses appropriate to the work of this position. The coursework must have included at least four of the following five areas:(1)Learning theory, psychology of learning, education psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of adult 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 adult 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.
GS-9: In addition to the Basic Qualification requirements above, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level (in the Federal sector). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line work. Examples of specialized experience include applying knowledge of appropriate commercial computer operating systems and hardware, and instructional media technology including hardware and software authoring systems to the extent necessary to estimate costs and assist in the development process as it relates to Instructional Systems Design, testing, evaluation and implementation. OR (a) Possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education, if related; OR (b) Have a master's or equivalent graduate degree such as an LL.B. or J.D, if related; OR (c) Possess a combination of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of this position AND some graduate level education that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position and experience. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at that grade level.
GS-11: In addition to meeting the basic education requirements above, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level (in the Federal sector). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Examples of specialized experience include analyzing performance problems to identify appropriate performance interventions; applying knowledge of instructional systems and performance technology which enhance training proficiency while minimizing time and cost; applying knowledge and skills of the latest developments of performance and instructional technologies to ensure organizational needs are met; functioning as an assistant designer, developer, and evaluator for evaluation systems; designing and developing plans to ensure timely introduction of new or revised procedures, techniques, or operational concepts into instructional systems, new course objectives and goals, new systems and new procedures in training, measurement, and evaluation. OR (a) Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR (b) have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. OR (c) Possess a combination of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of this position AND education graduate level education that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position and experience. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at that grade level.
This position does have a positive education requirement.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
A copy of your unofficial transcripts from an accredited college or university must be submitted at the time of application. If selected, official transcripts will be required.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories. The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
1. Knowledge applicable to a wide range of duties in a broad functional or specialized area of instructional systems such as performance analysis, instructional design, instructional materials development, instructional program evaluation, professional development, etc.
2. Knowledge of computer technology, use, and word processing software needed to produce instructional materials
3. Knowledge of the Systems Approach to Training, Human Performance Technology, and of research in technical education methodology
4. Knowledge and skill to develop a substantial amount of background and source information and produce original material incorporating different developments or approaches into the work.
5. Skill in developing, designing, analyzing, evaluating, or revising instructional systems methods, products, or materials
6. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a variety of individuals and groups in support of Branch projects and initiatives, preparing reports, presenting information and/or briefings.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: To preview questions please click here.
1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.