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  • Ensure historical reference of course development records and files.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.
  • This position requires proof of COVID vaccination to be provided by the date of hire unless an accommodation request has been provided and granted pursuant to federal law by the date of hire.

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.)