CISA Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer

This role develops, plans, coordinates, and evaluates cyber training/education courses, methods, and techniques based on instructional needs.

Personnel performing this role may unofficially or alternatively be called:

  • Content/Training Developer
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Curriculum Development Associate
  • Curriculum Specialist / Consultant / Methodologist / Developer / Designer
  • Education Consultant
  • Education Program Administrator
  • Education Research Analyst
  • Education Services Specialist
  • Instructional Systems Specialist
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • Training, Outreach, and Awareness Specialist  
  • Vocational Development Specialist

Skill Community: Cross Functional
Category: Oversee and Govern
Specialty: Training, Education, and Awareness
Work Role Code: 711


Core Tasks

  • Conduct learning needs assessments and identify requirements. (T0352)
  • Develop or assist in the development of training policies and protocols for cyber training. (T0365)
  • Correlate training and learning to business or mission requirements. (T0437)
  • Design training curriculum and course content based on requirements. (T0450)
  • Conduct periodic reviews/revisions of course content for accuracy, completeness alignment, and currency (e.g., course content documents, lesson plans, student texts, examinations, schedules of instruction, and course descriptions). (T0534)

Core Competencies

  • Presenting Effectively
  • Teaching Others

Core Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media. (K0239)
  • Ability to develop curriculum that speaks to the topic at the appropriate level for the target audience. (A0004)
  • Ability to apply the Instructional System Design (ISD) methodology. (A0054)
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for conducting training and education needs assessment. (K0245)
  • Knowledge of training and education principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training and education effects. (K0252)

Join the Mission

CISA is always searching for diverse, talented, and highly motivated professionals to continue its mission of securing the nation’s critical infrastructure. CISA is more than a great place to work; our workforce tackles the risks and threats that matter most to the nation, our families, and communities.

To join this mission, visit USAJOBs and/or the DHS Cybersecurity Service to view job announcements and to access the application. Be sure to tailor your resume to the specific job announcement, attach relevant documents, and complete all required assessments. 

When applying for CISA’s cyber positions, please review CISA’s cyber roles above and update your resume to align your experience with the listed competencies. Your resume must also show demonstrated cyber/IT related experience in:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving

To receive email notifications when new CISA positions are announced, set up a “saved search” on USAJOBs with keyword “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”

Individuals eligible for special hiring authorities may also be considered during CISA’s one-stop hiring events or by emailing or

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