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Instructional System Designer



Fort Eustis, VA

Position Overview

****This position is contingent upon award***

The candidate will work as a member of a multi-project team that involves many aspects of instructional design.

  • Present and make recommendations regarding course design, technology, and instruction delivery options.

  • Define instructional, learning, or performance objectives.

  • Develop instructional materials and products for technology-based redesign of courses.

  • Design learning products, including web-based aids or electronic performance support systems.

  • Provide analytical support for the design and development of training curricula, learning strategies, educational policies, or courseware standards.

  • Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.

  • Develop instructional objectives.

  • Create technology-based learning materials.

  • Assess educational needs of students.

  • Develop instructional materials.

  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Qualifications And Experience

Required Qualifications:

Degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas:

  • Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material.

  • 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.

  • Educational evaluation: Study of the techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments.

  • 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.

  • Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.

  • Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Moodle; Trivantis CourseMill; Worldwide Instructional Design System WIDS

  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker; Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign; Microsoft Publisher; Performance Technology Associates DocuTools

  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop; Microsoft Visio; TechSmith Snagit

  • Video creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects; Apple Final Cut Pro; Avid Technology Pinnacle Studio; TechSmith Camtasia

  • Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver; IXL Learning Quia Web; Nvu; SeaMonkey

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Systems Design

  • Must be familiar with ADDIE

  • Minimum of 5 years in applying instructional systems design skills to the analysis, design, and/or development of formal education and training programs

  • Instructional Systems Development (ISD) Analysis

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office products

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Instructional Systems Design

  • 7+ years in applying instructional systems design skills to the analysis, design, and/or development of formal education and training programs

  • Security+ Certification

  • Experience with or knowledge of United States military forces, procedures, and/or operations


  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.


Benefits and unique perks offered, but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401(k) Matching Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Award Incentive Programs: Leader of the Year, Employee of the Quarter, Energy Award
  • Scholarship Award Program
  • Referral Incentive Program
  • Employee Longevity Recognition

JANUS Research Group, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing:

Judy Pagac
Director of Human Resources
(706) 364-9100

Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within JANUS Research Group, Inc. will be reviewed at the e-mail address and phone number supplied. Thank you for considering a career with JANUS Research Group, Inc.

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JANUS Research Group is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. It is company policy to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practice without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship or disability.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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