Job Openings Instructional Designer

About the job Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer, Port Hueneme, CA

  • Contract to Hire
  • Location:  Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, CA - must currently reside within a commutable distance to location.  Relocation assistance is not available. 
  • Due to our government client requirements, we can only consider US Citizens for this position
  • Compensation (DOE):  Up to $90K ; Up to $47/hr W2 - depending on benefits options

Security Clearance Level:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen with a qualifying background investigation to meet eligibility requirements for an IT Level II Common Access Card (CAC) for access to Government systems.


Seeking an Instructional Designer to join a team supporting The Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering (CSFE) to provide state-of-the-art training solutions to the Naval Construction Force.

Contractors work 36 hours one week and 44 hours one week during a pay period. On the short week they get Friday off, so every-other Friday off. No overtime authorized, no weekend work.


  • Design and develop instructional approaches and interactive courseware to meeting training requirements.
  • Conduct analysis of training requirements and media requirements, to include job-tasks analysis, gap analysis, and media selection analysis.
  • Develop appropriate learning objectives and test methods and design instructionally valid training materials.
  • Design and develop instructional approaches and/or strategies to meet training requirements.
  • Develop instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training materials to include lesson plans, trainee guides, PowerPoint/HTML-based instructor presentation materials, and job aids.
  • Develop storyboards and flow diagrams for Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) delivery.
  • Develop creative media strategies for ILT/VILT/IMI presentation.
  • Develop test items based on learning objectives.
  • Interact with customer and subject matter experts to ensure technical accuracy of instructional content.
  • Conduct Levels 1 and 2 courseware evaluations.
  • Participate in special projects as required.



A degree in Education/Psychology/Instructional Systems Design or associated degree is required for the for the Instructional Designer positions, and must have included accredited course work (study) in at least three of the following areas:

  • The principles and techniques used in designing training programs, developing design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness
  • The techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments
  • The techniques appropriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training
  • The application of instructional technology in education and training, including learning management systems, learning assessment systems, and, or gamification techniques for learning

Combination of degree and years of experience if candidate has:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Must have at least 2 years experience
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S) degree Must have at least 3 years experience
  • MA/MS/ME.d Must have at least 4 years experience
  • BA/BS Must have at least 6 years experience

Required Technical Skills:

  • Experience working  with subject matter experts to design and develop training materials, including tasks, learning objectives, content, lesson maps, instructional strategies, learning events and activities, test items, and interface design and controls for Interactive Multi-Media products.
  • Experience developing video and audio scripts, and storyboards.
  • Experience developing lesson plans, exercise controller guides, on-the-job training handbooks.
  • Experience developing tests, testing plans, and associated documentation.
  • Experience assisting in formative and summative evaluations.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Skills:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, OneNote).

Please Note:

  • Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • No calls, inquiries, or Third-Party Vendors please.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences. (The ACI Group is unable to sponsor H1B Visas).
  • $1000 Referral Bonus -

Since 1988, The ACI Group, a Baltimore-based staffing firm, has been committed to hiring the industry's leading professionals, and presenting exciting career opportunities. We have access to varied types of contract, permanent and contract-to-perm positions and offer a choice of employment options including a full benefits package.