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ADL Specialist - Elizabeth City, NC

Pharos Group
Elizabeth City, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Description

Pharos seeks an Advance Distributed Learning Development Specialist with a background in adult learning, instructional systems design, and training services.

The USCG is committed to modernizing its technology-based learning, and in its Ready Workforce 2030 strategic vision outlines several ADL strategies to better support human performance. The USCG is spearheading lines of effort related to blended training solutions, enhancement of virtual training, and increasing access to on-demand learning. Via improvements in ADL and the acquisition of a new learning management system (LMS), the USCG aims to deliver tailored on-demand training and learning activities that maximize the continuous growth of a mission ready total workforce. Pharos is committed to assisting the USCG with their ADL goals and as a part of the Pharos ADL support team, this position will continue to evolve ADL appropriately to meet the needs of USCG active duty, reserve, auxiliary, and civilian personnel. This contract is intended to support the USCG fulfill all their ADL goals.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare design documents in accordance with USCG SOPs and other requirements specified in the BPA Call under this contract.
  • Prepare storyboards for content development in accordance with USCG SOPs and other requirements in the BPA Call under this contract.
  • Design ADL, including instructional, structural, and navigational design, to conform to USCG standards and requirements, including SOP Volume 7, established educational theories, practices, and performance support. These shall be accomplished using software, hardware, and other tools readily available within the USCG or specified
  • Select appropriate delivery methods, ADL systems, and delivery media to support development of human performance and testing of competences
  • Prepare and structure tests and practical application exercises so these are reliable indicators that a learner has learned to perform the tasks identified in the objectives.
  • Develop initial versions of online courses to include screen presentations, interactive components, and assessments.
  • Perform formative and summative evaluations, including pilot studies.
  • Revise versions in accordance with feedback from reviews and data obtained in pilot testing.
  • Develop plans for piloting training experiences developed under BPA Calls.
  • Develop reports of pilot studies usable in finalizing the training products.
  • Participate in reviews.
  • Perform lifecycle maintenance on ADL products and supporting documentation as required
  • Provide ADL object updates, maintenance, and technical assistance.
  • Ensure work and processes conform to USCG TRASYS SOPs, standards, and other requirements stipulated in BPA Calls
  • Assist the Government by placing ADL objects on the Government's server as designated by the COR, provide support in technical testing on the server, network, and workstation so that the object can be technically accepted.

Required Qualifications

Candidates that do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered.

  • Must possess a Master degree in Instructional Systems, Instructional Systems Technology, Instructional & Performance Technology, or Education (with a concentration in Educational Technology).
  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years of experience using Instructional Systems Development (ISD) processes in the development of ADL courses and ADL training interventions.
  • Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of experience in using the following software applications: Microsoft Office programs, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Adobe Creative Suite Design and Web Premium and RoboHelp.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BPA Calls under this BPA may include site visits and persons conducting the BPA Call requirements must be able to physically observe performance and climb ladders and/or other physical requirements associated with the work environment to include Government facilities or on vessels and platforms.
  • May require SECRET clearance (per BPA Call).
  • Agile development cycle experience preferred.
  • Department of Homeland Security or US Coast Guard experience preferred.

    Competencies and skills for Success

  • Communication and collaboration skills especially with regard to working with Subject Matter Experts and stakeholders on course presentation, training content and technical issues.

  • E-Learning skills related to design and development of E-learning modules and training programs.

  • Instructional Design skills related application of instructional design principles (andragogy) to analyze, design, develop and evaluate instructional materials and performance improvement programs.

  • Learning Management System expertise related to the delivery, administration, tracking and documentation of e-learning courses.

  • Ability to collaborate with IT experts to solve technical issues related to module presentation and delivery.

  • Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) skills related to the creation or adaptation of content for E-learning delivery.

  • Job Aid Development skills related to the creation of training documentation, facilitator guides and user-guides.

  • SCORM compliance skills related to e-Learning courses.

Pharos Group


Elizabeth City, NC
27909 USA



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