Job Title: Learning Standards Officer Liaison (LSO) Job Location: Virginia Beach, VA Salary: Competitive, Depends on Qualifications Clearance: Secret Travel: TBD Purpose: Training Detachments (TRADET) are responsible for managing and conducting training during the customers Inter-deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) and support personnel are required to acquire and maintain basic operational skills, which enable them to complete and survive their missions on the water and over land under duress in high threat environments throughout the world’s greater littoral and riverine areas of operations.
Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
As the curriculum specialist, and instructor development subject matter expert for TRADET-4, the LSO is responsible for assisting in the development and/or review of curriculum, instruction, training materials, and instructor program to include qualifications, training file documentation and instructor currency.
Assists in development implementation, mediation, and adaptation of course curriculum to provide the highest-level of basic and advanced training..
Design and management of complete, full-length training courses, or major course units of comparable scope, along subject matter, or functional specialty area lines. Assignments are characterized by changing or new circumstances, which affect specific situations and require immediate adjustments in methods or approaches different from those in existing guidelines.
Extensive planning and organization, analyses of accumulated data, information, and considerable coordination and integration of the work with other functional activities.
Designing training instructional courses and material for complete full-length courses. Materials include self-contained training products such as training aids, methods, plans, etc.
In coordination with the assigned Government representative, studies technical material and conducts field visits to determine, review and validate the scope and content of.
Assists with establishing the time and emphasis to be given each unit of study, continuity between units, and the level to which students should be trained on each item. Recommends which performance aids would be most beneficial for training in specific tasks. Assists with identifying critical job tasks and clarifies them as equipment, dependent or independent. Reports all gathered information to the Chain of Command for review.
Designing instructional components, e.g. Sequencing and clustering of learning events and knowledge retention objectives; task learning relationships, and instructional design plans. Assist with designing and implementing training and performance evaluation measures.
Developing training materials for complete, full-length training courses, or major course units of comparable scope. Reviews and evaluates existing training material and makes recommendations on its usefulness or need to develop new materials in compliance with the instructional design and proposes recommendations through the Chain of Command.
Preparing training materials and supporting instructor and student guides. Identifies, collects, and arranges all materials required in conducting training courses for assigned subject matter area, and integrates into field manuals, mission training plans, and/or training products. Assist in developing data collection instruments as interviews, questionnaires, instructor evaluations, student critiques, and checklists.
Conducts continuous curriculum reviews and makes recommendations as to effectiveness of training texts, lesson plans, course material, and presentations. Recommends actions to improve specific training modules and overall curriculum.
Designing course evaluation instruments to provide continuous improvement to the training environment and student feedback. Assist with planning and conducting a wide range of training improvement and reliability studies and surveys of training course design and material. Assists with evaluating training curriculum for applicability, adequacy, technical accuracy, and accomplishment of training objectives.
Reviews the quality of training courses and courseware through visits to training sites, review of evaluation questionnaires and analysis of available data. Inputs end-of-course critiques, field evaluation, and instructor/student questionnaire feedback information.
Organizes or participates in validation workshops consisting of functional experts to recommend critical tasks and instructional settings. Reviews existing training courses against the selected tasks to see if courses need modification, supplementation, or replacement and provides recommendations.
Developing comprehensive test and measurement devices for prepared course material and conducting formative evaluation of knowledge retention to include the critical data collection points and the most appropriate data collection instruments.
Ensuring that expertise in training curriculum design/redesign, instructional delivery systems and internal evaluation techniques and applications are available at the command through an effective in-service training program.
Informs Chain of Command on requirements and shortfalls in curriculum, training material, training support, and instructor qualifications.
Requirements: General -
Possess a valid state driver's license.
Active SECRET Security Clearance.
Prior military experience preferred. If applicants are previous military personnel, they shall have received an honorable discharge from military service and have never lost applied specialization during military career.
Job Specific Knowledge and Experience
5 years’ minimum experience with Navy or equivalent Master Training Specialist (MTS) program, Learning and development program, Naval Education and Training (NETC) Learning Assessment System (LAS), and Learning Management System (LMS).
Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience within the last fifteen (15) years in a Learning Standards Officer role.
A bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with curriculum control/writing background.
*****THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON AWARDING OF A GOVERNMENT CONTRACT***** About Our Company: As a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) we are a provider of Information Technology (IT) professional services, software solutions and professional development training. Our core competencies evolved from leveraging IT enablers for knowledge management with an emphasis on Web Based Knowledge Portals and Portal Services, Server/System Services, SharePoint Development and System Administration and SQL Server Services. Our capabilities have expanded to include software development, technical training support and field support services. Guiding Principles: Satisfy the customer - "Exceed expectations" Set the Example - "Be out front" Be Responsive - "Timing is everything" Persevere - "Find a way" Benefits: PTP offers a comprehensive benefits program: Medical insurance Dental insurance Vision insurance Supplemental benefits (Short Term Disability, Cancer & Accident). Employer-sponsored Basic Life & AD&D Insurance Employer-sponsored Long-Term Disability Employer-sponsored Value Adds – FreshBenies 401(k) with matching Holidays and Annual Leave: 11 Paid Holidays 120 hours PTO accrual per year