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Training and Development Specialist ( R-00055380 )

Education and Training

Business Development



Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Job Description:

Leidos Defense Group Modeling Simulation & Training Division has several openings for Training and Development Specialists (all level) for a new program in Huntsville, Al. This position will support a new program award in support of the US Army providing full life cycle M&S and Live / Virtual / Constructive Training engineering development and sustainment.


  • Design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance
  • Analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness
  • Responsible for instructing customers or employees on services, procedures, processes, techniques, tactics, products, or skills developments
  • Participation in course definition and development, but the primary focus is course delivery
  • Keep abreast of training and development research, learning theory, motivation theory and new training methods and techniques
  • Fully comprehend and be able to apply all course objectives and teaching points.
  • Prepare classroom facilities for instruction
  • Prepare and execute online course instruction and conduct synchronous learning sessions
  • Deliver course by informing, showing, facilitating practice, and evaluating participants’ analytic tradecraft through joint analytic exercises
  • Respond to participant and staff needs during and outside of course delivery, such as resolving logistical or technical issues
  • Lead the team to determine the learning need, appropriate learning outcomes, and the most appropriate instructional methodologies based on adult learning theory
  • Document needs assessment findings to include recommendations to be used by the clients
  • Determine the tasks, skills, level of effort, and advanced learning strategies required to meet the learning needs of the organization


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3- 8+ years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Active Secret level clearance
  • Experience or training in critical thinking
  • Experience in instructional principles and techniques, lesson plan preparation, instructional objectives, test construction, instructional technology and the use of audiovisual and graphic aids as instructional tools
  • Lead/facilitate a course composed of experienced professionals and adult learners
  • An excellent ability to deliver effective oral presentations and prepare written course materials that clearly convey learning objectives and relevant course content
  • Flexibility to adjust course delivery to fit the needs of students
  • Ability to work in a team-teaching environment, where you understand the entire course material in order to ensure continuity between modules
  • Ability to understand and meet lesson objectives
  • Experience with direct customer interaction and the ability to shape the roadmap of training through partnership with them and the team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of instructional systems design
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory
  • Experience with the scientific method
  • Experience with other diagnostic or investigative techniques

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Training

Pay Range: