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Position: Instructional System Design Specialist (3248)

Company: Maryland Courts: Administrative Office of the Courts/Judicial Education

Location: Annapolis Area

Essential Functions:  The Instructional Systems Design Specialist uses critical thinking skills to analyze tasks, jobs, existing content and target audience requirements. Designs training strategies and develops instructional and performance support products and materials to close gaps between current and desired performance. The instructional products, materials, programs and tasks that this position will develop are as follows: conduct learner needs analysis, review and (re)design computer-based instruction and distance learning courses. Will also be expected to review existing content when applicable, develop behavior based learning objectives, sequence content, identify content gaps, collaborate with subject matter experts to fill gaps, develop engaging and texturized online, self-directed learning modules. The primary work of this position will be in the design and development of online courses.  Depending on the project, hybrid courses may be applicable, requiring this individual to also create courses, blending traditional classroom-based, instructor-led approaches, online, self-directed learning modules, in addition to automated and electronic job aids, and paper-based or electronic manuals.  Must be able to create intranet and internet-based performance support products, and develops interactive multi-media courses. This position performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree that includes course work in Adult Education, or Instructional Design.


Three (3) years of experience in curriculum development, independent course creation for online delivery, expertise in an adult learning approaches.Experience working within Learning Management Content systems such as Black Board, or Canvas, and experience using authoring tools Articulate 360- Storyline 360, TechSmith Lectora, and Camtasia.


Master’s Degree in Technology based Instructional Design and course Development.

Skills/Abilities:  Knowledge of instructional systems design and development models, principles, and practices. Knowledge of adult learning theory and methodology, and their application in managing training delivery. Ability to demonstrate skills in task and job analysis; design of instructional materials, performance support products, and On-the-Job training programs. Ability to demonstrate skills and experience in rollout and implementation of organization-wide efforts/projects. Ability to manage complex, multi-divisional projects and teams. Ability to demonstrate skills in creating projects focused on developing intrinsic and extrinsic performance support in systems. Ability to demonstrate skills and experience in developing online and paper based instruction. Knowledge of systems and application design using performance-centered design attributes. Ability to manage and review expert technology contractors/vendors. Ability to demonstrate skills in developing work processes and systems for accurate and quality work products with operational efficiency. Ability to meet/communicate with and interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the Judiciary. Ability to plan, organize and execute plans in a timely manner. Ability to demonstrate skills in effective communication through the exchange of information and ideas in ways that promote mutual understanding and effective decision-making. Ability to respond readily to changes in the industry, environment, or organization and take constructive steps to address them. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of authoring tools Articulate 360- Storyline 360, Adobe Captivate, or TechSmith Camtasia by completing skill tests during interview

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