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Instructional Developer

Full Time


Norfolk, VA

Position Overview

Job Title:  Instructional Systems Designer-Norfolk

Date: January 2023

Reports to: Program Manager-NETC RRL






Instructional Developers are responsible for the successful development of training curricula in support of customer and program objectives under the supervision of a Project Lead.

Job Description:

Development of training products using a systematic approach, adult learning theories, learning technologies, and industry best practices for instructional design.  Qualified candidates should be local to Norfolk, VA, or surrounding areas to be considered for this position.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Analyze, design, develop, produce, and provide instructional material for promulgation in a systematic manner using an approved Government authoring system and learning management system, or legacy systems.
  • Select instructional media, materials, and equipment best suited to meet learning objectives.
  • Plan and accomplish production of all instructional materials.
  • Identify the relationship between training deficiencies and training system modification requirements.
  • Write training materials, including tasks, learning objectives, format, organization, content, lesson maps, instructional strategies, methodologies, learning events and activities, test items, interface design and controls for Interactive Multi-Media products.
  • Develop video and audio scripts, storyboards, graphics, and data files.
  • Develop lesson plans, exercise controller guides, on-the-job training handbooks, and student materials including information sheets, diagram sheets, job sheets, assignment sheets, problem sheets, and outline sheets.
  • Plan, develop, and review objectives, content, methods, resources, and procedures of evaluation in an unbiased way.
  • Develop testing instruments to pretest learners' previous learning levels; measure cognitive/psychomotor/affective domains and performance accomplishments during formative and summative evaluations; test achievement at the end of a course of instruction.
  • Develop testing plans, test administrator's guide, test question spreadsheets (typically Excel formats) for import to CeTARS, and a cross reference list of test items and related learning objectives.
  • Assist in formative and summative evaluations and in applying the findings for improving training and instruction, ensuring all instructional Metadata is implemented
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Employment Status:

Full-time (40 hours per week). Salaried. Exempt.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Psychology/Instructional System Design is preferred or similar technical degree;
  • 3+ years’ experience (5+ years’ experience without a degree);
  • Active/Current, minimum “Secret” level security clearance;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software;
  • Written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to read, interpret, organize, and synthesize source material into well-written, concise learning products;
  • Proficient with the Authoring Instructional Material (AIM) II;
  • Ability to apply Integrated Learning Environment (ILE), ILT and IMI principles and guidelines for the design and development of training products;
  • Experience in the learning theories such as:
    • ISD-Instructional System Design (ADDIE or similar)
    • Bloom’s Taxonomy
    • Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction
    • Collaborative Constructivist Learning
    • Problem-based Learning
    • Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning
    • Discovery Learning
  • Ability to learn and establish a working knowledge of military terminology.


Work Environment and Travel: 

  • This position is in Norfolk, Virginia.  Qualified candidates should be local to Norfolk, VA, or surrounding areas to be considered for this position.
  • Ability to lift items and/or equipment up to 50 lbs. on limited occasions. 
  • Travel up to 10% anticipated.

JANUS Research Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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