Instructional Specialist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Instructional Design Specialist. You will be responsible for independently performing the full scope of instructional activities associated with the design and development of Security Organization (SO) and Protective Force Division training programs. This position is in the Training and Operational Services Division within the SO.

This position will be filled at either the H04.2 or H04.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Develop needs assessment instruments, and conduct needs assessment activities.
- Conduct and validate job and task analyses for SO personnel.
- Design and develop training programs, curricula and training material.
- Interpret regulations with subject matter experts and determine organizational training needs to ensure compliance with Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration, SO and other applicable Federal codes and standards, as well as LLNL requirements.
- Monitor and analyze changes in procedures and policies, lessons-learned information and audit findings for impact and incorporation into training materials.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the H04.3 Level
- Design, develop and revise performance-based and web-based training materials, instructor guides, participant materials and supporting documentation. Partner with subject matter experts and management and participate in high-level reviews and assessments to ensure alignment between training programs and organizational requirements and needs.
- Design, implement and evaluate internally developed and/or vendor-purchased training programs and services. Develop learning assessments; evaluate the results of performance tests and assessments and formulate trends to assist and plan approved corrective actions
- Determine e-learning technical requirements, compatibility and integrate changing technology.

- Bachelors degree in Instruction Systems Design or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Instructional design skills including needs analysis, scope identification, design specifications, performance-based objectives, assessment and curriculum development using the application of the
Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) model.
- Experience developing, establishing and maintaining web-based/e-Learning training to include storyboards, tests, still graphics, movies, animations, etc.
- Advanced technical editing, writing, and grammar skills.
- Problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of and experience applying adult learning theory, training and development theories and technologies.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to interact effectively with others and work both independently and as part of a team.
In Addition at the H04.3 Level
- Experience developing strategies and project plans for implementing training programs. Analytical, decision-making and project planning skills.
- Ability to work independently, prioritize work assignments, and plan long-term projects effectively.
- Experience evaluating training assessments, and designing, developing, and implementing performance metrics.

Desired Qualifications

- Graduate degree in Instruction Systems Design or related field.

- Knowledge of and/or experience with the Enterprise Mission Essential Task List (EMETL) program or other performance-based training models.
- Experience designing and developing training programs in a regulated environment; experience using Vision Developer Application, Articulate Storyline software and HTML5.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiatea Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. L-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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