2018 SCALE

Job Descriptions

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Job Descriptions

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Job Description Instructional Systems Designer

Short Description:

Responsible for developing professional learning and practical experiences that support all types of learners in acquiring necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies in an effective and appealing manner.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Apply education best practices to creative effective training practices, processes, and materials.
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and subject matter.
  • Create compelling graphics, user interfaces, and finished education materials and modalities.
  • Design effective education materials (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc.).
  • Determine the criteria used to judge a learner’s performance.
  • Develop assessment tools, reporting, and benchmarking.
  • Identify instructional end goals and create content that supports them.
  • Maintain education documentation and course folders.
  • Produce engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention.
  • Work with subject matter experts and identify the target audience’s training needs.

Skills / Requirements / Qualifications

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Communication — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Education and Training — Possessing knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Gather Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitor Progress — Assessing the performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new ways to provide education.

Job Zones

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • Related Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
  • Job Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
  • Job Zone Examples: Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include real estate brokers, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.

SVP Range: (7.0 to < 8.0)

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