Instructional Systems Specialist #2021-12401


  • Newport, RI
  • Training
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GovCIO is a team of transformers—people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation governmental operations that improve the citizen experience every day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?


  • Administers, supervises, advises on, designs, develops, or provides educational or training services in formal education or training programs;
  • The work requires knowledge of learning theory and the principles, methods, practices, and techniques of one or more specialties of the instructional systems field;
  • The work may require knowledge of one or more subjects or occupations in which educational or training instruction is provided;
  • The work requires experience with the Instructional Systems Development (ISD) model in developing new and/or revised instructional materials;
  • Select instructional media, materials, and equipment best suited to meet learning objectives;
  • Plan and accomplish production of all instructional materials;
  • Identify the relationship between training deficiencies and training system modification requirements;
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • This position is located Newport, Rhode Island. Qualified candidates should be local to Newport, R.I., or surrounding areas to be considered for this position. This position is located on base at the Center for Service Support-CSS.
  • Ability to lift items and/or equipment up to 50 lbs. on limited occasions.
  • Travel up to 10% anticipated.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-8 years in Instructional System Design/Analysis (or commensurate experience)
  • Possess an active and maintain minimum “Secret” level security clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to read, interpret, organize, and synthesize source material into well-written, concise learning products;
  • Proficient with the Authoring Instructional Material (AIM) II;
  • Ability to apply Integrated Learning Environment (ILE), ILT and IMI principles and guidelines for the design and development of training products;
  • Experience in the learning theories such as:
    • Instructional System Design (ADDIE or similar)
    • Andragogy-Learning strategies focused on adults,
    • Bloom’s Taxonomy-Classification of learning objectives within education,
    • Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction-An instructional design model put together by Robert Gagne,
    • Collaborative Constructivist Learning-Sociological theory of knowledge that applies the general philosophical constructionism into social settings,
    • Problem-based Learning-Student centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject in the context of complex, multifaceted, and realistic problems,
    • Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning-Encompasses several principles of learning with multimedia,
    • Discovery Learning-Participant will gather Data and make determinations based on case study information;
  • Ability to learn and establish a working knowledge of military terminology.



COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.


GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status.
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