Multimedia Instructional Systems Designer

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SierTeK proudly serves our clients by providing expertise in the Program Management, Information Technology, and Administrative Support domains. Founded in 2007 as a minority and service-disabled veteran-owned company, we serve as prime- and subcontractor for a multitude of Federal Department of Defense contracts. By focusing on continual improvement, our services remain at the forefront of our industry, and we pride ourselves on delivering our services with the highest degree of integrity.

SierTek Ltd. is seeking a Multimedia Instructional Systems Designer to support an opportunity at Wright Patterson, AFB, Dayton, Ohio (On-Site).


Position Overview

The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, is the first human-centric warfare wing to consolidate human performance research, education, and consultation under a single organization. Established under the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the 711 HPW is comprised of the Airman Systems Directorate (RH), the USAFSAM, and the Human Systems Integration Directorate (HP). The Wing delivers unparalleled capability to the Air Force through a combination of world class infrastructure and expertise of its diverse workforce of military, civilian and contractor personnel encompassing 75 occupational specialties including science and engineering, occupational health and safety, medical professions, technicians, educators, and business operations and support. The USAFSAM/EDED provides the direction, guidance, and quality assurance needed for the design, development, validation, and evaluation of both in-resident and online USAFSAM courses listed on the official USAFSAM GeniusSis web site as well as other training products as directed. Ensures all course material adheres to prescribed policies and guidance, creating the framework for educationally sound course development for USAFSAM. This effort includes tasks and activities to be performed by the contractor in support of the USAFSAM and the Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) Omaha. C-STARS Omaha is a training platform partnered with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) that provides proficiency training in biocontainment care, critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious disease air transport for Department of Defense (DoD) medical personnel.

Essential Job Functions

Provide educational expertise in the creation of multimedia, graphics, or media projects in collaboration with Subject Matter Experts (SME), Project/Production Manager, and Production Team.

Recommend instructional platforms, instructional media, development tools, and delivery methods to satisfy training requirements for any programs or classes assigned.

Add, manage, and perform testing of online courseware and complete a comprehensive report on the data gathered and offer recommendations for training improvements.

Create training plans and conduct or provide guidance in conducting the validation phase of the ISD process to ensure effectiveness in meeting course objectives and required proficiency levels for newly implemented courses.

Perform required administrative activities include correcting grammar, spelling, syntax, and formatting to accurately prepare, review, and edit written curriculum and the maintenance and updating of files and records.

Participate in and support educationally related activities as required. Projects may include office continuity design, aiding the departments with online/e-learning tasks (if the project is for a course must be a collaborative effort between Department Instructional System Specialist, Production Manager, SME, and Course Director (CD), and USAFSAM specific curriculum guidance creation.

Apply all components of the Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE) ISD model.

Design all training materials, including but not limited to, effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts, and video scripts.

Utilize other software tools provided by the government as necessary.

Attend all meetings as requested.

Assist in all duties specified herein; however, specific tasks may be identified by the Technical Advisor.

Analyze student feedback from end-of-course evaluations and field surveys to assess the effectiveness of technical inserts.

The contractor shall provide written recommendations to the EDED Branch Chief and/or applicable USAFSAM Branch Chief and customer for improving the courseware using ISD principles.

Receive and clarify project requests from customer including C-STARS Omaha CD and instructors, coordinate project scope meetings, determine appropriate product(s), storyboard projects, determine content reviews with the customers, and obtain the required approvals for final course delivery.

Provide consultation and validation of educational content and delivery throughout all phases of USAFSAM multimedia development as requested; ensuring that products leaving USAFSAM are educationally sound.

Minimum Position Requirements

Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Educational Design, or five years applied experience in ISD techniques and related discipline that includes demonstrated experience in two of the four:
Learning theory, Psychology of Learning, Educational Psychology: Study of Learning Theories as they relate to the systematic design, creation, and validation of instructional material.

Instructional design practices: Study of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs, building design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness.

Educational assessment: Study of the techniques for rating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including creating written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of designed instruments.

Instructional product creation: Study of the techniques appropriate for creating training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and assessing training.

Proficient in current technologies that are used to develop cutting edge educational materials. Their expertise should include, but not limited to, technologies such as Adobe Captivate, packaging and delivering Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) packages, gaming, 3D modeling, virtual reality and simulation.

Demonstrate extensive experience in organizational skills and the ability to work independently and have strong interpersonal skills.

Have outstanding filing, organizational, communication, and typing skills.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 Cloud based suite of productivity apps, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, Zoom, and Adobe Acrobat programs.

Ability to critically think, problem solve, and effectively communicate through both writing and speech.

Knowledge and understanding of applicable Air Force and professional standards.

Knowledge of military and civilian guidelines that govern policy and procedure.

Successful completion of USAFSAM's and Departments In-Processing/Orientation programs is required.

Signed Non-Disclosure Agreement in place. This is necessary in order to mitigate transfer of any confidential, proprietary and/or sensitive information while in this position.

Ability to successfully pass a Tier I background check.
Highly Desired Qualifications:

Master’s degree in educational technology, Instructional Design, Educational Design, or related discipline.

Experience with military protocols and administrative actions similar to decorations, evaluations, and reports.
SierTeK is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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