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Instructional Designer

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PURPOSE: To design and develop learning, practice and assessment materials for all areas of assigned responsibilities. The goal is to create effective and engaging learning materials that facilitate learners in acquiring the knowledge, skills and competencies that allow them to competently complete their work. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances competency and retention.
  • Use the ADDIE Method to design learning, practice and assessment materials for all areas of assigned responsibilities.
  • Works with subject matter experts to understand needed content and to identify target audience’s training needs.
  • State instructional end goals and create content that matches them.
  • Visualize instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product.
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and content.
  • Apply tested instructional design theories, practices and methods.
  • Provide exercises and activities that enhance the learning process.
  • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games, etc.)
  • Decide on the criteria used to judge a learner’s performance and develop assessment instruments.
  • Applies project management skills to ensure stakeholders are kept abreast of progress and ensures the timely completion of projects. Additionally, maintains project plans and documentation.
  • Structure and facilitate a materials review process to gain client buy in.
  • Research and recommend current software products that will enhance learning development.
  • Be a role model for our CITE principles and our Working in Teams principles.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position typically does not have any supervisory responsibilities. QUALIFICATIONS:   (Education, Experience and Skills) To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.                 Education, Experience and Skills
  • An undergraduate degree in instructional Design, educational design, educational technology or related field an advanced degree is a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in instructional or educational design
  • In depth knowledge and experience applying adult learning theories in a business setting;
  • Successful track record of project management and team experience;
  • Knowledge of instructional technology tools such as Captivate
  • Demonstrated ability to create high quality, effective and innovative instructional materials.
  • Excellent personal computer skills to include a good, working knowledge of Microsoft Office – particularly Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, statistical reports, and financial documents. Ability to listen and communicate effectively with customers/clients in an effort to carry out responsibilities or respond to common inquires. Ability to develop presentations to be delivered to groups of employees and management. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts like exponents, algebra, quadratic equations and basic logic functions such as if-then-else statements. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as statistical and financial math calculations, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form and develop a plan of action to follow those instructions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Lifting requirements are typically less than 20 pounds on an infrequent basis. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Typical office environment.  The noise level is usually moderate.  Work hours will generally range from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.  Occasional weekend work required.   25% travel is required for specialized training and for exposure to operations in the field.
Job Location
Winchester, Virginia, United States
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Training Specialist MN Department of Human Services

Training Specialist MN Department of Human Services $44,767 - $65,668 annually St. Paul, MN *** This posting will be used to fill four vacancies *** GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, St. Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees a subsidy for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The 10th Street Station is located close by. These positions will develop, deliver, implement and maintain health care training related to policy, procedures, and the eligibility systems currently used by the Department of Human Services (DHS) for health care. The incumbent will work alone or as a team, responsible for high quality design, development, implementation and maintenance of training activities, using both technology-based and classroom methodologies, which includes instructor-led training, eLearning, virtual training and job aids. Included in these duties will be serving as a training consultant for Health Care Eligibility and Access (HCEA) staff and administration in identifying, developing, and evaluating HCEA training initiatives. Incumbents will participate on projects to develop training to support policy, procedures and systems related to Minnesota Health Care Programs and maintain current training programs. These positions will ensure agency and division procedures, methods, and standards related to web environments, graphics and accessibility, including ADA/508/W3C, are applied in developing and maintaining all learning materials. Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in education, instructional design, computer science, or a related field AND two years of professional experience.
  • Technical writing skills to write clear and easy-to understand instructional documents.
  • Strong communication and project management skills sufficient to set goals and timelines, organize project workflows with others and monitor and evaluate accomplishments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with variety of people in various contexts.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and instructional design used to develop training curricula and multimedia presentations, as well as deliver training based on assessment of learner needs for multiple audiences.
  • Knowledge of current trends in eLearning and interactive learning simulations, such as Adobe Captivate or Dreamweaver, and knowledge of learning management systems and practices.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in one or more Minnesota Health Care Programs (e.g. Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Strong knowledge and experience in MA Payment of Long-Term Care Services.
  • Experience in current trends in eLearning and interactive learning simulations, such as Adobe Captivate or Dreamweaver, and knowledge of learning management systems and practices.
  • Understanding of ADA/W3C/508 standards for accessible communication and online environments.
  • Project management skills with the ability to multi-task and advance activities through-out the project timeline.
  • Technical writing experience.
  • Strong communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Advanced technical skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, Project), SharePoint, other eLearning programs, and Adobe graphic and multimedia software.
  • Knowledge of current trends in accessibility standards and software/hardware solutions.
HOW TO APPLY: All interested candidates must officially apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website.
  1. Go to
  2. Under External Applicants, click the “Get Started” button
  3. Enter 2335 in Keywords on the Job Search Page
  4. Click on the Job Posting
  5. Click on Apply on the bottom of the vacancy announcement on the Job Posting Page
(NOTE: the classification for this position is State Program Administrator Senior) For assistance with this process, contact the Website Helpdesk at 651-259-3637 or Please be sure to apply at your earliest convenience before the posting closes at MIDNIGHT on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. If you have questions, please contact: Pam Hughes, Recruiter Phone: 651-431-3281 Email: Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.