Instruction System Designer

Location:    Fort Smith, Arkansas


  • Analyze training needs by analyzing jobs and job tasks as assigned for OST positions.
  • Lead and complete the analysis phase of course development by determining types of analyses to be used (analysis surveys, course needs assessments, etc.).
  • Manage, direct and design, develop, and update courses by using the ISD process.
  • Lead and complete design phase of course development by planning and coordinating course design work.
  • Complete course evaluation by observing pilot course presentations, and subsequent presentations as needed.
  • Ensure technical quality of courses by reviewing and analyzing course syllabi, course content, lesson plans and instructional goals.
  • Ensure historical reference of course development records and files.
  • Develop appropriate training plans, and develop and periodically update training plans and/or training programs.
  • Remain flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism.
  • Ensure that integrated safety and quality management principles are applied to all duties.
  • Work closely with clients to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Maintain initiative, flexibility, and cooperation in a team environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree emphasizing education, adult learning, human resource development, or teaching and learning technologies.
  • A minimum of 2 years specialized experience applying the principles, practices, and techniques used in the ISD process.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced word processing using Microsoft Word, as well as Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must understand the requirements for the protection and handling of classified matter.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the instructional design process and demonstrated skill in applying the methodology.
  • Ability to complete the DOE training courses of Basic Instructor Training, Curriculum Development, and Job Analysis.
  • Ability to travel to locations throughout the CONUS.
  • Ability to meet the requirements for a DOE security clearance.
  • Preferred military or law enforcement experience.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex directions/instructions.
  • Willingness to work in an environment that changes rapidly and requires occasional variance in hours.
  • Must be detailed-oriented self-starter and have the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers.
  • May involve standing, walking, and kneeling for brief periods. May involve minimal or infrequent lifting or carrying.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a DOE Q security clearance. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check for the purposes of obtaining a security clearance will be required as a condition of employment.
  • A pre-employment test for the absence of any illegal substances will be required. Ongoing reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal substances will also be conducted as a requirement for ongoing access to DOE sites. The candidate’s written consent to conduct such tests will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Certain positions requiring a security clearance may require the periodic successful completion of a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of DOE sites and types of operation.
  • Familiarity with DOE program office procedures and tracking systems.

Please e-mail your résumé to:

Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules.)