Instructional Designer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Strategic Human Resources Mgmt
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 107804
Job Code: Training & OD Specialist 3 (H04.3) / Training & OD Specialist 4 (H04.4)
Date Posted: November 18 2020

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Job Description
We have an opening for an Instructional Designer to provide a full range of services, such as planning, designing, developing, and coordinating new and existing professional training and onboarding programs for the Laboratory. You will use a systematic approach to training, development, analysis and instructional design for adult learners, leveraging the latest learning management systems, web-development, graphic art tools, and advanced technology to keep training on par with industry trends. You will use your broad expertise to effectively engage with all levels of management and employees to establish appropriate training program objectives. This position is in the Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM) Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the H04.3 or H04.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities, outlined below, will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
-Analyze complex content, target audiences, job tasks and learner environments to identify appropriate instructional strategies, defining learning objectives, monitoring changes in procedures and policies; including lessons learned, auditing findings for impact and revising training materials.
-Design course goals, objectives and content, including text, scripts, graphics, video, audio, test questions, instructor guides, participant materials and supporting web pages and documentation to engage employees in the learning process, encourage course participation and meet the requirements of the adult learner.
-Write, narrate, and synchronize course scripts, audio files, scenarios, and simulations required for instructor-led and web-based course content using a professional systematic and current approach to learning development for physical and virtual trainings.
-Develop and design complex courses using high-level, cutting edge technology, multimedia and learning software in the instructional design process and production of web-based courses, assuring successful course publishing is accessible, current, consistent across the Lab, and delivered under established schedules.
-Leverage existing content where practical for course development initiatives, stay current and expand knowledge of instructional design, e-learning industry trends, learning systems and related technology including web-based design methodologies and adult education.
-Conduct interviews and collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) and team members to quickly assess, design, develop and deploy instructor-led, web-based, and on-the-job training materials that are based on analysis and needs assessment.
-Monitor, interpret and implement instructional design changes in policies and procedures, orders, and other relevant regulatory standards to maintain LLNL SHRM accountability and influence others.
-Use sharable content object reference models (SCORM) to create units of online training materials to be shared and reused across different systems and contexts.
-Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, at the H04.4 Level:
-Apply knowledge of eLearning production, including image handling, video production, publishing and design, simulations, interactivity, hypermedia, SCORM, tutorials in training applications, presentation preparation, gamification, and animation techniques to develop and implement highly engaging and interactive eLearning courses for computer and mobile platforms.
-Lead large-scale annual assessments, monitor and implement changes in SHRM procedures, policies, lessons-learned and audit findings for impact, aligning institutional training with organization strategies and/or regulatory requirements and determine training needs that will have an institutional impact.
-Identify and oversee continuous educational activities/learning development to improve expertise in both technical and instruction design skills for self and team.
-Act in a SHRM leadership backup role when required.

-Bachelor’s degree Instructional Design, Education Technology, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
-Experience implementing instructional technology models and designs, applying adult learning theory, web-based training interface design. simulations, interactivity, hypermedia, SCORM and tutorials in training applications.
-Advanced knowledge of managing instructional design and learning development projects from inception to delivery that focus on the integration of adult learning principles and models (e.g., ADDIE, SAM, and Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation), applying a variety of web-based training interface design.
-Experience with Web-Based Training (WBT) and Web Publishing Tool software, such as Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Articulate, Storyline, Quizmaker, Video Encoder, Captivate, Camtasia, and Dreamweaver.
-Advanced analytical, decision-making, critical-thinking and project management skills in instructional design as it relates to performing Structured Job Task Analyses (SJTA), scope identification, design specifications and writing performance-based objectives in curriculum development.
-Effective verbal and standard written communication, interpersonal, facilitation and collaboration skills necessary to assess, write, edit, present, explain, advise, influence, and communicate course content and complex information to all levels of personnel.
-Effective organization, project-management, and self-management skills with detail orientation necessary to handle multiple complex tasks in a demanding environment with conflicting priorities, tight and changing deadlines, and frequent interruptions while providing high-level customer service and follow-through. Ability to work with little to no supervision.
-Experience working independently and in a team environment/matrixed organization with a broad cross-section of people and organizations, managing complex projects, and meeting tight deadlines in a quick to market environment.

In addition, at the H04.4 Level:
-Master’s degree or higher in Instructional Design, Education Technology or related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
-Expert analytical, decision-making, critical-thinking, project management, and consulting skills as it relates to instructional design, structured job task analysis, scope identification, design specifications and writing performance-based objectives in curriculum development.
-Experience managing, leading and delivering large scale learning development projects from inception to delivery that focus on the integration of adult learning principles, creative writing/storytelling, and advanced cutting-edge technology/web-based software into the instructional design process to develop engaging learning interactions.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  None required.

However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2


Note:   This is an At Will appointment.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.