Institute for Intergovernmental Research
  • 21-Dec-2018 to 20-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Competitive - One-Year Appointment
  • Salary
  • Full Time


FLSA Status:  Exempt

Position Description

IIR supports the several law enforcement training and technical assistance programs for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) including the VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program,, the Center for Task Force Training (CenTF) Program,, and the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program, Each program has a unique set of training development needs including classroom-based and eLearning all which focus on the behavior change of the target audience.  The programs are committed to providing the necessary training and tools to prepare and protect our nation's protectors.

The instructional designer for learning and development will work to design and develop instructional material for criminal justice programs, primarily for classroom-based training but may include e-learning formats, to facilitate learners in acquiring knowledge, skills, and competencies in an effective and appealing manner.  This position will also assist with the planning, coordination, facilitation, and implementation of curriculum committee meetings. (Note:  This position opening is for a one-year appointment.)


  • Apply tested learning theories and instructional design theories, practices, and methods
  • Collaborate with subject-matter experts (SMEs) to identify what learners will be able to do or know following instruction
  • Facilitate internal meetings and curriculum development meetings
  • Conduct instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts
  • Develop measurable instructional goals and performance objectives and ensure that content matches those goals and objectives
  • Develop or revise content to match learning needs
  • Maintain project documentation and development of course materials
  • Design, develop, and organize content, activities, and physical/electronic files to ensure accuracy and consistency during the maintenance process
  • Design and develop products to support learning (e.g., audio, video, role plays, games, and visual aids for face-to-face instruction and various multimedia, such as simulations, for e-learning and online)
  • Coordinate with various departments within the organization to create course materials
  • Develop criteria used to judge learners' performance and develop assessment instruments
  • Adapt instructional materials created for one format to another format (usually this is adapting materials from face-to-face instruction to e-learning)
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree (related field)
  • Master's degree in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field or near completion of master's degree, with equivalent training and experience preferred
  • Minimum two to three years of directly related experience designing and storyboarding classroom, online learning, and e-learning products
  • Knowledge of the criminal and juvenile justice systems, law enforcement background, and/or experience in law enforcement instructional design preferred
  • Strong understanding of sound instructional design principals (ADDIE, SAM, Kirkpatrick, Keller) and the proper utilization of technology to enhance training delivery
  • Strong interpersonal skills and business acumen to interact with many different departments and decision makers within and outside the organization
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong personal and professional values
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Internet
  • Familiarity with course development tools, such as SnagIt, Captivate, Camtasia, or Articulate, Adobe eLearning Suite, and other design software tools

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Most work is performed in an office environment.  The employee is required to sit for long periods of time.  Occasional travel may be required.

Background Requirements

Candidates who have accepted an offer will be required to submit to a background investigation, including criminal history, credit history, employment history, educational history, and personal and professional references.

This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by managers as appropriate.  This document does not represent a contract of employment, and IIR reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as appropriate.


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