NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.
Instructional Designers in the National Cryptologic School support mission organizations by designing learning events and programs that align with the work roles of employees, and mission goals. This is accomplished by assessing the customers' training needs, defining training goals, designing training objectives, determining appropriate training delivery methods, and evaluating design or purchase options.
Responsibilities of the Instructional Designer include:
- Participating and/or conducting needs assessments for training and development.
- Designing, developing, documenting, and maintaining training courses, interventions, or employee development programs. - Developing training curricula (e.g., content, learning objectives).
- Evaluating training (e.g., courses, methods, materials, content, and assessments).
- Selecting and/or implementing training technologies (e.g., Blackboard, learning management systems, emerging technologies).
- Producing training materials (e.g., handouts, presentation slides, online course materials).
A highly-skilled work force like NSA continually needs professional Educators and Training Experts to advance our employees' career development.
Salary: $74,950 - $116,788 (Full Performance)
*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.
Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.
Degree must be in Instructional Design, Training and Development, Education, Human Resources, or related (e.g., Educational or I-O Psychology, Instructional or Education Technology).
Relevant experience must be in instructional systems design (ISD), learning technologies (e.g., e-learning and technology-based tools), or adult learning (e.g., training and teaching).
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continuous learning and strong problem-solving, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills who is:
- Able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment
- Well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments
- Willing to take the initiative
- Constantly upskilling his/her Instruction Design tradecraft
How to apply
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***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
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The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.