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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

1 I meet the basic qualifications for this position because I have a degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in four of the five following areas 1) Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology; 2) Instructional design practices; 3) Educational evaluation; 4) Instructional product development; 5) Computers in education and training. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I qualify for the GS-9 because: Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the basic requirements AND I have completed 2 years progressively higher level graduation education leading to a master's degree. I have read the vacancy announcement for the definition of qualifying education to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I meet the basic requirements AND I have a combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I meet the basic requirements AND I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-07 in the Federal Service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
3 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and understanding of instructional systems development (ISD) theory. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training with an emphasis on instructional theory. Working in the field of instructional design, I have developed numerous courses using the components of the ISD model (i.e., needs and task analysis, audience analysis, design and develop objectives and tests, design and develop course contest, and evaluation).
  • I have education and training with an emphasis on instructional theory, but little practical application of the components of ISD.
  • I have education with emphasis in areas other than instructional theory. I have some knowledge of instructional theory but no practical application in the area.
  • I have no education in instructional theory, but I have developed numerous courses using the components of the ISD model.
  • I have no experience with instructional systems development theory.
4 Select the statement that describes your skill in creating instructional design storyboards and development of web based learning modules. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive work experience creating instructional design storyboards and development of web based learning modules through partnership with subject matter experts, system developers and training leads, and have formally trained others on performing these tasks or am recognized by my peers as a technical expert in these tasks.
  • I have work experience creating instructional design storyboards and development of web based learning modules through partnership with subject matter experts, system developers and training leads. I have developed simulation training using established guidelines and storyboards provided by the instructional design team.
  • I have work experience assisting with the creation of portions of instructional design storyboards and development of segments of web based learning modules through partnership primarily with training leads. I edit and rewrite storyboard scripts so they match the software being simulated to aid in the efficient development of the course.
  • I am familiar with storyboards and web based learning modules through formal education, but have no actual work experience.
  • None.
5 From the following list of educational theories and instructional strategies, select all of the workshop topics for which you could provide instruction to a group of seasonal or volunteer staff members. Answer to this question is required
  • Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory.
  • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
  • Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning.
  • Teaching to the Three Learning Domains (Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor).
  • Learning styles or learning abilities theory (Examples: David Kolb's Learning Styles, 4-Mat Learning Styles, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory, Perceptual Modes Theory).
  • Using established lesson planning models to create educational activities and programs. (Examples: Madeline Hunter's Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP), the Institute for Earth Education program model, Joseph Cornell's Flow Learning model).
  • Classroom Management Skills.
  • Instructional strategies in environmental education, science education, or social science education.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the curriculum design duties you perform as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without technical guidance from a supervisor or senior employee. Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct a needs analysis.
  • Construct a task analysis.
  • Facilitate a course design.
  • Analyze and select instructional strategies and technologies to maximize learning.
  • Develop and evaluate course lesson plans.
  • Develop and evaluate course training materials.
  • Coach and evaluate instructors, lesson plans, and course materials.
  • Design course student assessments.
  • Design course evaluation tools.
  • Collect and analyze course data.
  • Validate and evaluate course effectiveness.
  • Write statements of learner outcomes.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statement that best describes your experience presenting formal education programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I design course curriculums and facilitate course presentations.
  • I have served as a subject matter expert for course developers.
  • I serve as a lead instructor for formal course presentations.
  • I serve as an instructor for formal course presentations.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following best describes your oral communication abilities and experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly met with various levels of top management, senior staff, and members of industry or professional organizations. I have also been successful in negotiating compromises, and obtained adoption of technical views and methods where conflicts existed.
  • I have regularly interacted with co-workers, and coordinated with Federal and non-Federal organizations to accomplish my work. I have also conducted seminars, training, and presentations for colleagues to relay new processes and techniques or project status.
  • I have regularly interacted with co-workers and other Federal employees within the more immediate organization regarding the issues and timeliness of the services provided.
  • I have regularly relayed information to co-workers and other employees within the organization.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the types of course evaluation methods you use to determine the success of a course. Answer to this question is required
  • Collect student and instructor feedback.
  • Administer student pre-assessments.
  • Administer student post-assessments.
  • Measure transfer of skills to the job.
  • Measure accomplishment of the organization`s purpose for developing the course.
  • Compare and reconcile evaluation data results to needs defined in the original needs assessment.
  • Report on return on investment data analysis.
  • None of the above.
10 I have conducted an evaluation or needs assessment of a large scale training initiative which would include preparing a comprehensive written or oral report. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the task(s) that best reflect the course of action you take following a needs assessment to develop a training course that will be taught by others. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare written materials that are clear, concise and accurate
  • Design training needs assessments
  • Analyze training needs assessments
  • Construct a task analysis
  • Plan design meetings
  • Explain course design techniques and procedures to design teams and staff members
  • Gather information from and stimulate insight in individuals and groups to produce training courses and associated materials
  • Adapt to working with a broad range of people and groups
  • Analyze and select instructional strategies and technologies that maximize learning
  • Write statements of learner outcomes and performance objectives
  • Develop course lesson plans
  • Develop and evaluate course training materials
  • Advise and coach subject matter experts to improve the quality of their instruction
  • Evaluate instructors
  • Develop and analyze student testing materials
  • Administer student pre-assessments
  • Administer student post-assessments
  • Analyze student testing results
  • Design and analyze classroom evaluations
  • Perform course validation analysis
  • Collect student and instructor feedback
  • Measure transfer of skills to the job
  • Prepare a report on return on investment data analysis
  • Develop a process to determine return on investment for a training event
  • Teach train-the-trainer courses
  • None of the above

Grade: 11

1 I meet the basic qualifications for this position because I have a degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in four of the five following areas 1) Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology; 2) Instructional design practices; 3) Educational evaluation; 4) Instructional product development; 5) Computers in education and training. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I qualify for the GS-11 because: Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the basic requirements AND I have completed 3 years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree. I have read the vacancy announcement for the definition of qualifying education to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I meet the basic requirements AND I have a combination of experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I meet the basic requirements AND I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-9 in the Federal Service. I have read the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience to qualify for this position. I will provide a copy of my college transcript.
  • I do not meet any of the above responses.
3 Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and understanding of instructional systems development (ISD) theory. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training with an emphasis on instructional theory. Working in the field of instructional design, I have developed numerous courses using the components of the ISD model (i.e., needs and task analysis, audience analysis, design and develop objectives and tests, design and develop course contest, and evaluation).
  • I have education and training with an emphasis on instructional theory, but little practical application of the components of ISD.
  • I have education with emphasis in areas other than instructional theory. I have some knowledge of instructional theory but no practical application in the area.
  • I have no education in instructional theory, but I have developed numerous courses using the components of the ISD model.
  • I have no experience with instructional systems development theory.
4 Select the statement that describes your skill in creating instructional design storyboards and development of web based learning modules. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive work experience creating instructional design storyboards and development of web based learning modules through partnership with subject matter experts, system developers and training leads, and have formally trained others on performing these tasks or am recognized by my peers as a technical expert in these tasks.
  • I have work experience creating instructional design storyboards and development of web based learning modules through partnership with subject matter experts, system developers and training leads. I have developed simulation training using established guidelines and storyboards provided by the instructional design team.
  • I have work experience assisting with the creation of portions of instructional design storyboards and development of segments of web based learning modules through partnership primarily with training leads. I edit and rewrite storyboard scripts so they match the software being simulated to aid in the efficient development of the course.
  • I am familiar with storyboards and web based learning modules through formal education, but have no actual work experience.
  • None.
5 From the following list of educational theories and instructional strategies, select all of the workshop topics for which you could provide instruction to a group of seasonal or volunteer staff members. Answer to this question is required
  • Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory.
  • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
  • Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning.
  • Teaching to the Three Learning Domains (Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor).
  • Learning styles or learning abilities theory (Examples: David Kolb's Learning Styles, 4-Mat Learning Styles, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory, Perceptual Modes Theory).
  • Using established lesson planning models to create educational activities and programs. (Examples: Madeline Hunter's Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP), the Institute for Earth Education program model, Joseph Cornell's Flow Learning model).
  • Classroom Management Skills.
  • Instructional strategies in environmental education, science education, or social science education.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the curriculum design duties you perform as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without technical guidance from a supervisor or senior employee. Answer to this question is required
  • Conduct a needs analysis.
  • Construct a task analysis.
  • Facilitate a course design.
  • Analyze and select instructional strategies and technologies to maximize learning.
  • Develop and evaluate course lesson plans.
  • Develop and evaluate course training materials.
  • Coach and evaluate instructors, lesson plans, and course materials.
  • Design course student assessments.
  • Design course evaluation tools.
  • Collect and analyze course data.
  • Validate and evaluate course effectiveness.
  • Write statements of learner outcomes.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statement that best describes your experience presenting formal education programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I design course curriculums and facilitate course presentations.
  • I have served as a subject matter expert for course developers.
  • I serve as a lead instructor for formal course presentations.
  • I serve as an instructor for formal course presentations.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following best describes your oral communication abilities and experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly met with various levels of top management, senior staff, and members of industry or professional organizations. I have also been successful in negotiating compromises, and obtained adoption of technical views and methods where conflicts existed.
  • I have regularly interacted with co-workers, and coordinated with Federal and non-Federal organizations to accomplish my work. I have also conducted seminars, training, and presentations for colleagues to relay new processes and techniques or project status.
  • I have regularly interacted with co-workers and other Federal employees within the more immediate organization regarding the issues and timeliness of the services provided.
  • I have regularly relayed information to co-workers and other employees within the organization.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the types of course evaluation methods you use to determine the success of a course. Answer to this question is required
  • Collect student and instructor feedback.
  • Administer student pre-assessments.
  • Administer student post-assessments.
  • Measure transfer of skills to the job.
  • Measure accomplishment of the organization`s purpose for developing the course.
  • Compare and reconcile evaluation data results to needs defined in the original needs assessment.
  • Report on return on investment data analysis.
  • None of the above.
10 I have conducted an evaluation or needs assessment of a large scale training initiative which would include preparing a comprehensive written or oral report. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the task(s) that best reflect the course of action you take following a needs assessment to develop a training course that will be taught by others. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare written materials that are clear, concise and accurate
  • Design training needs assessments
  • Analyze training needs assessments
  • Construct a task analysis
  • Plan design meetings
  • Explain course design techniques and procedures to design teams and staff members
  • Gather information from and stimulate insight in individuals and groups to produce training courses and associated materials
  • Adapt to working with a broad range of people and groups
  • Analyze and select instructional strategies and technologies that maximize learning
  • Write statements of learner outcomes and performance objectives
  • Develop course lesson plans
  • Develop and evaluate course training materials
  • Advise and coach subject matter experts to improve the quality of their instruction
  • Evaluate instructors
  • Develop and analyze student testing materials
  • Administer student pre-assessments
  • Administer student post-assessments
  • Analyze student testing results
  • Design and analyze classroom evaluations
  • Perform course validation analysis
  • Collect student and instructor feedback
  • Measure transfer of skills to the job
  • Prepare a report on return on investment data analysis
  • Develop a process to determine return on investment for a training event
  • Teach train-the-trainer courses
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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