Instructional Systems Specialist

About the Agency
The position is located in the Curriculum and Staff Development (CSD), School of Language Studies, Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Department of State (DOS), in Arlington, Virginia. The School of Language Studies (SLS) is primarily concerned with training Foreign Service Officers of DOS, and officials of more than 40 other USG Departments and agencies, in the language and cultural skills which are necessary to carry out their professional and personal responsibilities in the language and culture of their assigned overseas posts. In addition to the CSD and the Language Testing Unit (LTU), SLS consists of five language departments: East Asian and Pacific Languages (EAP); European and African Languages (EUA); Near East, Central and South Asian Languages (NEA); Romance Languages (ROM); and Slavic, Pashto and Persian Languages (SPP).
This position is not eligible for telework.
The Department reserves the right to terminate a conditional offer of employment if the individual does not receive a security clearance within 6 months from the date of the tentative offer letter.
Duties
Carries out individual student counseling.
Helps learners work as effectively as possible towards their training goals.
Helps students deal with a range of FSI language learning challenges and make best use of both classroom learning and after-class individual study time.
Administers questionnaires regarding learning styles and study preferences in addition to a standard personality trait inventory questionnaire and aptitude tests.
Conducts sessions with individual and groups of language students to interpret questionnaire results and discuss them.
Liaisons with language sections to promote understanding of individual students styles, needs, and goals.
Travel Required
Not Required
Relocation Authorized
No

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