Instructional Systems Design Specialist, CG-1750-13


  • Designs and develops classroom (in-person) instructor-led training and virtual instructor-led training. 
  • Provides expertise and guidance to instructors, subject matter experts, and other Corporate University staff on the effective use of technology for training and performance support.
  • Designs and develops web-based training, multimedia- based programs, instructional websites, responsive and mobile-delivered training, and other delivery methods.
  • Analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate performance support and instruction products, materials, and programs.
  • Initiates and participates in planning, managing, controlling, directing, and coordinating projects.
  • Creates job aids, release notes, and other documentation to support CU’s use of templates and authoring tools in the FDIC’s IT environment.


Conditions of Employment

Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.  

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

If you are among the best-qualified applicants referred for consideration, you may be required to complete one (or more) job-related structured interview(s) and writing assessment(s). The disclosure of assessment materials undermines merit-based selection processes.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious/spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here.

In addition to the specialized experience below, this position requires: 

Degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas:

  1. Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material.
  2. Instructional design practices: Study of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs, developing design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness.
  3. Educational evaluation: Study of the techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments.
  4. Instructional product development: Study of the techniques appropriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training.
  5. Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software. 


To qualify for CG-13, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG-12 grade level or above in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience analyzing training needs and designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating adult instructional courses, including designing and programming online courses and integrating training products into an enterprise-wide learning management system and ensuring policy compliance and 508 accessibility standards.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 “well qualified” for this position. For more information, Click Here.

Transcripts must be submitted at the time of application to show that you meet the Basic Requirement for the position.To meet these education qualification requirements, submit a copy of your college transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).


See requirements stated under QUALIFICATIONS.

Additional information

Selectee(s) for this position will be required to report to their duty station office at least 1 day per pay period beginning January 2, 2024, and at their supervisor’s direction to support mission and project needs. In person reporting requirements are expected to increase in July 2024.
If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary or trial period as applicable to appointment type.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.

  1. Knowledge of instructional design and development models, principles, and practices and the ability to communicate these principals through various methods.
  2. Skill in using authoring and editing tools as well as web design and SCORM based training materials.
  3. Skill in task and job analysis; design and development of instructional materials, performance support products, and on-the-job training programs.
  4. Ability to manage multidivisional teams and projects and Skill in developing work processes and systems.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs. 

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