(14-111) Technical/Support III

Technical/Support III
(Learning Support/Educational Development)
14-111
 
The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University seeks to fill a full-time Learning Support and Instructional Developer (Technical/Support III) position for its collaborative research as a Cooperative Institute with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) detachment located in Kansas City, MO. This position is located in Kansas City, MO at the National Weather Service Training Center (NWSTC).
 
Background:
The OMAO has relocated its Chief Learning Officer (CLO) to the NWSTC in Kansas City, MO in order to share resources and mutually support common core leadership training.  The CLO is responsible for OMAO’s development and delivery training, the development and implementation of learning policy, the management and maintenance of OMAO’s training portal (a Google Site), and the management and maintenance of OMAO’s NOAA Learn Center content and administrative needs.   OMAO began utilizing NWSTC leadership training and educational resources in 2010 and moved further into sharing materials and resources by relocating the OMAO CLO to Kansas City in 2013.  The two NOAA offices use this shared economy of effort approach as the means by which to address growing training demands and limited resources.  This entails use of common techniques, hardware and software systems by both agencies, and collaboration on joint use projects. CIRA will collaborate with the OMAO CLO on a number of activities to assist the CLO with developing, delivering, and administering leadership training events and learning support with the NWSTC.  Proposed tasks fall into two related areas.  The first area is comprised of activities related to distance and resident courses.  The second area is comprised of activities related to data and reporting within OMAO’s learning management system and the outreach of learning opportunities.
 
Responsibilities:
The individual in this position will provide comprehensive on-site technical and administrative support to the OMAO CLO.   This support will include varied instructional development, educational outreach, and course support functions.  The individual in this position will provide a broad range of program and process support for the CLO.   Responsibilities will include tasks including, but not limited to, the following activities:
Educational
· Assist educational projects with research, instructional development, publishing, etc.
· Assist collaborative training between NOAA Offices, such as developing presentations and online materials, tracking student progress, and delivering training on leadership, team building, project management, etc.
· Maintain proficiency on the latest technologies and standards in adult education.
Administrative
· Organize and arrange resident training events; schedule and coordinate classes and conferences.
· Be accountable for the maintenance and accuracy of multiple spreadsheets and databases of educational administrative information in accordance with audit rules and procedures.
· Synthesize multiple reports for annual reporting requirements.
· Process leave requests and coordinate/follow up issues regarding benefits and leave accrual.
· Prepare data call reports and spreadsheets, as needed.
· Adhere to all published DOC, NOAA, OMAO and OPM policies, directives, and standard operating procedures.
Financial
· Monitor budget and reconcile expenditures; maintain accounting records and ensure proper accounting of interagency and intra-agency funds.
· Initiate procurement requests, track document progress and product delivery; identify and solve problems and process receipts for invoice payments.
· Prepare financial summaries, reports, and projections.
· Determine cost and procure office equipment and supplies.  
· Examine assigned accounting documents to verify accuracy of computations and uniform application of policies, procedures, and acceptable accounting standards.
 
Qualifications:
Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree plus experience in a government or instructional-oriented environment. Skills in management analysis and preparation of management reports on an array of subjects (i.e. budgetary projections, proposals, situation reports, personnel/scientific requirements) are also required.  Additional qualifications desired include:
· the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet project deadlines,
· the ability to perform responsibilities with a high degree of discretion for handling sensitive and confidential information;
· the ability to take initiative and communicate effectively (written and verbal skills),
· ability to work in teams with customers and other staff members,
· a willingness to learn new skills for professional growth within the position, and
· effective inter/intrapersonal skills are also necessary.
 
Applicants who can show an online portfolio of their work are extremely desirable. Knowledge of adult educational practices, instructional development, basic image editing, webpage development, and learning management systems is strongly desired.  Experience with any of the following specialized areas is a plus:
  • development and delivery of distance learning materials;
  • educational development software skills (Dreamweaver, Flash, Camtasia, Articulate, etc.);
  • web development skills (HTML);
  • graphic design or illustration (Adobe development suites);
  • computer-based office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Google apps such as Sites, Forms and Drive;
  • educational outreach.
 
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 
Background Check: 
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history. 
 
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
 
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on July 21, 2014 and may continue until the position is filled.
 
Apply electronically by sending a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to the attention of Human Resources Manager at the following email address: cira_hr@mail.colostate.edu. Please put your last name and 14-111 in the subject line of the e-mail. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
 
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