Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Instructional Designer/Web-Based Training Developer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Job ID: 103424
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an Instructional Designer/Web-Based Training Developer. You will use various instructional design theories and analysis techniques for adult learners to develop new (full lifecycle) or revise existing courses and advanced computer-assisted learning systems using a systematic approach to training development and will use the latest web-development and graphic art tools to leverage technology and keep the Laboratory's training on par with industry trends. This position is in the Safety Education and Training Division (SETD) within the Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) Directorate.
Essential Duties
- Develop, revise and maintain the ES&H learning systems suite of courses by applying learning assessment levels 1 - 4, instructional design skills, structured Job-Task Analyses, effective learning principles and creativity in accordance with DOE Orders.
- Identify, recommend, and execute new ideas or methods for enhancing course curriculum in collaboration with ES&H training team members.
- Analyze, design, develop and deploy ES&H instructor-led, web-based and on-the-job training materials that are based on analysis and needs assessment by conducting interviews and collaborating with ES&H staff members.
- Design course goals, objectives, course content including text, scripts, graphics, video, audio, test questions, instructor guides, participant materials and supporting documentation to engage students in the learning process, encourage course participation and meet the requirements of the adult learner.
- Write course narration scripts, scenarios and simulations required for web-based course content using a systematic approach to training.
Sync course narration audio files to the appropriate course.
- Apply course development software skills to web-based course content and assure successful course publishing/product is delivered under established schedules.
- Lead annual assessments to ensure the appropriate instructional strategies were applied in the development of course content and to determine if DOE Orders have changed that may impact existing courses by consulting with ES&H Functional Area Managers (FAMs) and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
- Monitor changes in ES&H procedures, policies, lessons-learned and audit findings for impact and incorporation into training materials in collaboration with ES&H FAMs and SMEs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor’s degree or higher in educational/instructional design field, computer information systems or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience implementing instructional technology models and designs and the application of adult learning theory, web design and web-based training interface design.
 - Knowledge and understanding of the use of simulations, interactivity, hypermedia and tutorials in training applications.
- Experience in the development of online and/or computer-based educational/training courses using a variety of tools (e.g. Articulate) and methodologies as well as experience working with and demonstrated knowledge of technology used to support training in both the online and classroom environments.
- Advanced analytical, decision-making, critical-thinking and project management/consulting skills in instructional design as it relates to performing Structured Job Task Analyses, scope identification, design specifications and writing performance-based objectives in curriculum development.
- Advanced knowledge of managing learning development projects from inception to delivery that focuses on the integration of adult learning principles into the instructional design including Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation.
- Effective organizational, verbal, and written skills with detail orientation necessary to handle multiple complex tasks in a demanding environment with conflicting priorities, tight and changing deadlines, and frequent interruptions while providing high-level customer service and good follow-through.
- Experience working independently and in a team environment with a broad cross-section of people and organizations, managing complex projects, and meeting schedules.

Desired Qualifications
- Working knowledge of UC/LLNL safety policies and procedures.
- Working knowledge of LLNL web-based testing (WBT)/survey system and institutional WBT server configurations.
- Demonstrated presentation skills in an interactive classroom environment.


Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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