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Instructional Systems Designer (ISD)

Career Area: Training / Instruction
City: Washington
State: District Of Columbia
Country: United States
Job Description


The Instructional Systems Designer collecting data, preparing documents, selecting delivery methods, integrating learning technology, preparing tests and practical application exercises, developing initial class versions, and develop final training products to support training services to meet the Coast Guard’s unique needs.



  • Collect task performance details of step level data to derive specific skills and knowledge requirements to form the basis of content in a course.
  • Prepare design documents in accordance with USCG SOPs and other requirements specified in the task order under this contract.
  • Prepare storyboards for content development in accordance with USCG SOPs and other requirements in the task order under this contract.
  • Select appropriate delivery methods, and delivery media to support development of human performance and testing of competences.
  • Integrate current USCG learning technologies to promote effective teaching strategies and to improve learning experiences.
  • Prepare and structure tests and practical application exercises so these are reliable indicators that a learner has learned to perform the tasks identified in the objectives.
  • Develop initial versions of online courses to include screen presentations, interactive components, and assessments.
  • Perform formative and summative evaluations, including pilot studies.
  • Revise versions in accordance with feedback from reviews and data obtained in pilot testing.
  • Develop plans for piloting training experiences developed under task orders.
  • Develop reports of pilot studies usable in finalizing the training products.
  • Participate in reviews.
  • Ensure work and processes conform to USCG TRASYS SOPs, standards, and other requirements stipulated in task orders under this contract.


  • Must possess either a master’s degree in Instructional Systems, Instructional Systems Technology, Instructional & Performance Technology, or Education (with a concentration in Educational Technology). Five years documented experience in a related field may be substituted for the educational requirement.
  • Must possess a minimum of two years’ experience using the Instructional Systems Development (ISD) process in the development of courses and training interventions.
  • Must be proficient in using the following software applications: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Suite software applications (e.g., InDesign).
  • For Special Missions Training Center only: e-QIP background check/fingerprints required.
  • Task Orders under this contract may include physical requirements related to the work to be conducted, especially those at Government facilities or on vessels and platforms, persons conducting the task orders must be able to physically observe performance and climb ladders and/or other physical requirements associated with the work environment.
  • Requires SECRET clearance.



Constellis offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.


  • Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time-Off Program & Company Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Insurance: Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • On-the-job Training, Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach



Classroom conditions will be comparable to a typical office setting with work hours of 0700-1900 based on the training schedule, with a typical 8-hour workday. Field/Range conditions requires wearing PPE, working outside in weather during all four seasons, with prolonged periods of standing and moving while delivering training.



Must pass a standard physical examination that includes, medical history, height, weight, blood pressure, and meet required fitness standards throughout employment under the contract. Must pass pre-employment drug testing and remain drug free for the duration of the contract. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. of equipment or stock inventory and stand for period of up to 8 hours per day.