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At DEFTEC, our mission and focus culminates with the crucial idea that our work makes a difference in mission survivability. Protecting our warfighters is the very center of EVERYTHING we do. It is a sobering – and gratifying – mission that we embrace.

DEFTEC is a small business with a serious attitude toward our mission; however, we are small enough that our corporate culture holds family at its epicenter. We encourage our team members to push the envelope of creativity and innovation. While we are proud to employ retired and separated members of our Armed Forces, we also enjoy a robust set of backgrounds from the commercial and academic worlds.

Contact us to learn why we’re not your typical DoD contractor and why we offer “careers that matter.”

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DEFTEC is always searching for new talent! If you are motivated, interested in exploring your creativity and innovation, and have a desire to work for the greater good of the country and our Warfighters, then we would love to hear from you. Please download and fill out the job application (link above) and submit your application and resume to us. We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your interest in working for DEFTEC Corporation!

Senior-level Instructional Designer Position

Description

DEFTEC Corporation is seeking a high performing Senior-level Instructional Designer to support a Department of Defense client program. We require a highly motivated and flexible individual whose primary responsibilities are to develop and design SCORM compliant, Level 2/3, Army Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) in accordance with TRADOC standards; provide training support to client training programs; and nurture, build and sustain strategic client partnerships. DEFTEC’s ideal candidate is passionate about instructional design and developing our solutions.

This position is on-site in Huntsville, AL.  Travel requirements are less than 10%

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will:

  • Participate and lead, as directed, in the design and development of Army aviation IMI while working closely with team partners and subject matter experts
  • Provide team leadership and assist in mentoring Junior instructional designers
  • Meet all short and long-term schedules in a supportive team environment
  • Create and/or follow detailed content outlines reflecting intended content and objectives of the learning projects, products and activities
  • Conduct a detailed review of the provided source materials, objectives, and intervention selections and ensure that all technical information in training materials is accurate
  • Validate the learning projects, products and activities objectives or performance solutions, and obtain additional information
  • Develop design documents, such as course maps and storyboards, that:
    • Specify the structure, key media treatment/media selection and presentation and execution strategy for each learning project, product and activity
    • Map the content from the content outline or performance analysis to the final structure and identify any job aids that will be used in the learning projects, products and activities
  • Ensure the IMI is interactive and incorporates practical exercises, assessments and job aids that support learning solutions
  • Participate in pilot/beta tests of learning products
  • Conduct formative and summative evaluations of new and existing learning projects, products and activities or performance improvement solution
  • Knowledge of Army training methods and TRADOC regulations related to training
  • Experience following military Standards and Instruction Guidance, as part of the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) process, such as MIL-HDBK 29612 and TRADOC 350-70 series
  • Add learning management system (LMS) experience when identified by the government

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of ten years (with Master’s degree in Instructional Design) or 12 years (Bachelor Degree) instructional design and IMI experience is required. Experience leading a small team of Instructional Designers. Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement and effectiveness of training products.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with various Learning Management Systems
  • Works well in a fast-paced flexible team environment and is willing to assist other team members are necessary.
  • Secret security clearance
  • S. Citizenship
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • S. Army instructional design and IMI experience preferred, particularly U.S. Army aviation experience
  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design
  • Experience designing distance learning products
  • Proposal development experience
Junior-level Instructional Designer Position

Description

DEFTEC Corporation is seeking a high performing junior to mid-level Instructional Designer to support a Department of Defense client program. We require a highly motivated and flexible individual whose primary responsibilities are to develop and design SCORM compliant, Level 2/3, Army Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) in accordance with TRADOC standards; provide training support to client training programs; and nurture, build and sustain strategic client partnerships. DEFTEC’s ideal candidate is passionate about instructional design and developing our solutions.

This position is on-site in Huntsville, AL.  Travel requirements are less than 10%.

 

The ideal candidate will

  • Participate, as directed, in the design and development of Army aviation IMI while working closely with team members and subject matter experts
  • Meet all short and long-term schedules in a supportive team environment
  • Create and/or follow detailed content outlines reflecting intended content and objectives of the learning projects, products and activities
  • Conduct a detailed review of the provided source materials, objectives, and intervention selections and ensure that all technical information in training materials is accurate
  • Validate the learning projects, products and activities objectives or performance solutions, and obtain additional information
  • Develop design documents, such as course maps and storyboards, that:
    • Specify the structure, key media treatment/media selection and presentation and execution strategy for each learning project, product and activity
    • Map the content from the content outline or performance analysis to the final structure and identify any job aids that will be used in the learning projects, products and activities
  • Ensure the IMI is interactive and incorporates practical exercises, assessments and job aids that support learning solutions
  • Participate in pilot/beta tests of learning products
  • Conduct formative and summative evaluations of new and existing learning projects, products and activities or performance improvement solution
  • Knowledge of Army training methods and TRADOC regulations related to training
  • Experience following military Standards and Instruction Guidance, as part of the ADDIE (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) process, such as MIL-HDBK 29612 and TRADOC 350-70 series

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of three years (Junior) or five years’ (Mid-level) instructional design and IMI experience is required. Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
  • Experienced in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Works well in a fast-paced flexible team environment and is willing to assist other team members are necessary.
  • Secret security clearance
  • S. Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications

  • S. Army instructional design and IMI experience preferred, particularly U.S. Army aviation experience
  • Experience designing distance learning products
  • Proposal development experience
Administrative Specialist

Responsible for providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office.

  • Supports managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication.
  • Must be able to ensure that all administrative duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.
  • Must work independently receiving a minimum of detailed supervision and guidance, referring only unusual problems or situations lacking clear precedents to the manager for decision.
  • Performs general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, scanning, mail distribution and filing.
  • Coordinates and maintains records for staff office space, phones, company credit cards and office keys.
  • Duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, data entry, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and filing. Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills.
  • General knowledge of accounting to assist with QuickBooks entry of payables and expense reports.
  • Manage calendar for CEO/President.
  • Assist in resolving any administrative problems, run company’s errands to post office and office supply
  • Answer calls from customers regarding their inquiries, prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails, schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for employees and maintain office supplies for department.
  • Must be able to coordinate travel arrangements and manage expense reports, knowledge of Government travel regulations a plus.

 

Experience/Education

2-year College degree and 4 years’ experience

  • Proven administrative or assistant experience
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Preferably with a Security Clearance or be able to obtain/maintain a secret clearance.

Test and Evaluation Specialist

Job Summary:

The position is located in Crystal City, Virginia supporting the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO).  JIDO counters the threat of improvised devices by rapidly acquiring and providing counter-improvised threat equipment, technologies, and systems to the warfighter and develops and delivers counter-improvised threat capabilities within three to twenty-four months.  Applicant will provide support to the JIDO DM8/Acquisition and Evaluation Division on all aspects of developmental test and evaluation of material solutions throughout the time it is assigned to JIDO.  The position requires applicant to possess an active TS/SCI Security Clearance.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Obtain information on all Counter Improvised Threat Device testing by the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), the military departments, private industry, academia, and other government organizations.
  • Compile test findings and recommendations into evaluation reports.
  • Participate in and support test protocol, CREW, air-to-ground and other working groups as requested.
  • Ensure tests are conducted IAW JIDO DM8 (Formerly JIDO J8) test protocols, posting test results to the JIDO DM8 website
  • Coordinate the release of documents, test data, and relevant information to coalition partners.
  • Maintain liaison with United States Army Developmental Testing and Evaluation (DT&E) counterparts and other service counterparts, as directed.
  • Inform JIDO AED leadership of any unresolved test plan issues.
  • Review, evaluate, and remediate initiatives testing and test plans.
  • Provide weekly activity status reports to the task lead.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Works well independently or as part of a group
  • Ability to research technical issues
  • Ability to identify problems, communicate them to supervisor, and propose solutions
  • Ability to manage time & resources
  • Ability to write reports to present to management
  • Ability to delegate implementation plans to subordinate members of group
  • Contact with the customer/provide customer support (may be internal or external customer)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator

Degree Required: 

  • Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited college or university in Science or Engineering. Acceptable Engineering disciplines include Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical and Systems. Acceptable Science disciplines include Chemistry, Materials, Mathematics and Physics. Bachelor’s Degrees in other disciplines may be considered in concert with exceptional general experience.

Degree Desired: 

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Science or Engineering. Acceptable Engineering disciplines include Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical and Systems. Acceptable Science disciplines include Chemistry, Materials, Mathematics and Physics. Bachelor’s Degrees in other disciplines may be considered in concert with exceptional general experience.

Years ILO experience: 9-12 years’ experience in Test and Evaluation position

Supervisory Tasks: N/A

Physical / Special Requirements

  • TS/SCI is required
  • Requires six (6) years’ experience in DoD acquisition and/or system test and evaluation
  • Requires two (2) years’ demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: Joint and Multinational command structure; continuous evaluation, DoD acquisition processes and standards, Rapid Acquisition, Electronic Attack, test planning and coordination, data analysis.
  • Preferred experience coordinating test & evaluation of developmental and demonstration programs in a DoD organization with rapid acquisition authority in direct support of combatant commands; alternative equivalent specialized field testing experience may be considered for exceptionally qualified individuals. Experience should include coordinating test & evaluation related to rapid acquisition and Initiative Test Plans. Demonstrated experience of Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization processes, procedures and mission; JIDO continuous evaluation and DoD rapid acquisition Test & Evaluation procedures, processes, standards and report generation.
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers with experience using Microsoft Office Suite and web based applications.