Area Studies Instructor Level 3 - Belarusian

LINTHICUM, MARYLAND

11/1/18

11/1/19

Description


The Area Studies Instructor shall develop and deliver Area Studies seminars/brown bags, and other formal and informal training in English and/or a foreign language based on customer requirements, using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous techniques for foundational, intermediate, and advanced training. Employ various teaching methods to provide maximum effectiveness and to allow flexibility in the training. Blended learning techniques may include a combination of eLearning tools, lectures, classroom discussions, team exercises, readings, case studies, role plays, and demonstrations of required skills through work-related tasks.

Minimum Requirements

In addition, each Area Studies Instructor Level 3 - Belarusian shall have the capability to:
Collaborate and coordinate with Area Studies Program Coordinators and Government personnel to ensure successful delivery of training.
Conduct research to determine the best vehicle for providing the Area Studies training (academia, Government experts, private contractors, etc.)
Research availability of online Area Studies foundational training and recommend to the Government the inclusion into training roadmaps.
Work as part of a teaching team, as required.
Use classroom technology such as SmartBoard/Symposium, audio/video/DVD components, and computer applications, such as Microsoft Office.
Collaborate and coordinate with stakeholders to ensure relevance and currency of curriculum. Analyze student feedback for courses in order to identify possible areas requiring change/improvement (content, speakers and/or other instructors, and delivery methodologies).
Ensure learning assessments correlate with or directly support unit/topic/course objectives.
Analyze feedback from Area Studies speakers and/or other instructors about the students and content in order to identify possible areas requiring change.
Develop training materials to include transcription, translation, and analysis of operational, task-based exercises.
Collaborate with language instructors and other Government and Contractor developers in the design, development and documentation of language and domain-specific training materials.
Employ technology (ex. Audacity, Adobe CSS, Adobe Premier) in developing training materials for language learning that combines blended delivery modes such as online, distance, asynchronous e-learning technology and self-paced instruction.
Collaborate with SIGINT Operations technical experts as well as other Government and Contractor instructors and developers to obtain and develop language materials.
Develop practical evaluations to test the student's mastery of the learning and/or performance objectives.
Identify and recommend learning applications and tools that enhance training delivery.
Team with other Government and contract language instructors and developers.
Meet skill level requirements for Microsoft Outlook Level 1, PowerPoint Level 1 and Word Level 1.


Desired Requirements

Requirements:

TS/SCI with CI poly
M.A. or M.S. in Language or Area Studies or a discipline directly related to Area Studies. 
Ten (10) years of experience within the last twenty (20) years, in teaching and/or developing training on topics of interest to the Government and Intelligence Community, on topics such as history, technology, finance, economics, military, geopolitics, transnational issues and social organizations.
In lieu of the Master's Degree, a B.A. /B.S. in Language or Area Studies or a discipline related to the seminar topic/region, and an additional two (2) years of directly related experience teaching or developing training may be substituted. 
Speaker with native capability in the language being taught and a minimum ILR proficiency of level 4 in reading, listening and speaking in the standard form of the language OR a speaker with native capability in another language and a minimum ILR proficiency level 3 in reading, listening and speaking, and sufficient facility in speaking the language to thoroughly discuss the field/topic to be taught in the that language. Skill levels must be documented within the last 3 years. 
Five (5) years of experience within the last ten (10) years, developing and teaching courses for both face-to-face and eLearning delivery.
One (1) year experience within the last five (5) years, working in a cross-cultural environment. 
Ten (10) years of experience within the last twenty-five (25) years in SIGINT, military intelligence and/or the Intelligence Community Operations performing work directly concerning the Far East (to include China, Korea, Japan and Nepal), the Near East (to include AF/PAK, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Middle East nations, Arabic-speaking North Africa), the Americas, Europe, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Global Issues.