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Senior Nuclear Facility Instructional Content Designer/Trainer

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Job Title: Senior Nuclear Facility Instructional Content Designer/Trainer
Grade: 200
Org: Materials & Fuels Complex
Contact: [email protected]

Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC Site, 4x10 Schedule)

Mission/Vision Statement: Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho NationalLaboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for a Nuclear Instructional ContentDesigner reporting to the MFC Training Department Manager.

INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory forDOE-NE, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstrationcapability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts aunique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers theability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design,development and fabrication through post irradiation analysis.

The Nuclear Instructional Content Designer is responsible tolead efforts using operational and technical knowledge and experience todevelop training content using the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) tomeet DOE Order and INL training standards. Responsible to conduct job analysis to identify if a training needexist, design and develop lesson content and qualification programs with astrong consideration on adult learning styles and complete evaluation paperworkon assigned training programs. Responsible to complete and document all the SAT process to ensurecompliance with training expectation. Incumbents can expect to spend 90% oftheir time in the analyzing, developing, designing and evaluation phase and 10%of their time in front of the classroom instructing.

Responsible to lead the facilitation, interaction, problemsolving and training product development with diverse subject matterdisciplines to include Operations, Engineering, Radiological Controls, NuclearCriticality Safety, and Management staff. Routinely interfaces with operationsand research personnel regarding facility training initiatives and demonstratesthe ability to coordinate multiple tasks and communicates task status in atimely manner. Lead in the development of solutions to a variety of trainingproblems of significant scope and complexity. Responsible to apply knowledgeand experience in a way that aides the organization in meeting the goals andobjectives of the MFC mission.

Key functions of this role are:

•Responsible to write and develop a variety of trainingproducts including but not limited to lesson plans, tailgates, studentmaterials, on-the-job training checklists and performance standards,qualifications programs, written exams, walkthroughs, oral boards, etc.

•Responsible to understand subject matter in such a way asto organize material into an instructionally sound work product.

•Requires the technical knowledge to grasp, interpret andbecome fluent in complex operational concepts to include nuclear theory,radiation protection, and purpose/significance of Nuclear Safety Basis, Conductof Operations and Conduct of Research.

•In partnership with subject matter staff members, developand maintain examination question banks using the LXR system; develop,schedule, administer, grade and evaluate written and oral examinations.

•Schedule and implement training. Maintain complete and accurate case files forall course materials in accordance with BEA/INL defined standards.

•Track certification, qualification, and trainingrequirements for each candidate to ensure certifications and qualifications donot expire.

•Conduct training evaluations, and with supervisors, developsolutions to a variety of training problems of moderate scope and complexity.

•Mentors and provides feedback to more junior instructors.


Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) "L" Security Clearance

Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of relevant experience or Master's Degree and 6 years (STEM degrees/experience are highly preferred)

Must have experience with the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) method

Must have experience with the design and development of technical training materials and with managing multiple training initiatives from conception to implementation

Must have the technical ability to grasp, interpret, and become fluent in complex operational concepts that include nuclear theory, radiation protection, and purpose/significance of nuclear safety basis

Must be able and willing to work effectively as a team player and to build relationships with others across a variety of disciplines

Must be able and willing to obtain the INL Instructor Qualification

Must be able to present work to others while accepting constructive feedback to improve product

Must be able to provide feedback to peers in a constructive manner and to participate in instructional technical reviews

Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions

Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: fine motor control (hands)
Special Senses: visually demanding work, near vision, far vision, speech discrimination, audio alarms
Work Conditions: stairs, typing/keyboard, >8 hrs./day, working alone
Certification Exams: testing designated position (tdp)

Please Apply Before:
July 15, 2019 (Midnight, MST)
Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
Other Information
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INL Overview
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With over 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area
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