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


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)

How to Apply

To apply for this work role, submit an application to one or more of CISA's vacancy announcements. Please ensure your resume has been updated to reflect your demonstrated experience performing the above tasks and describe your exposure to the listed competencies.

  1. Assign the appropriate Task ID and/or Core KSA ID to each experience statement in your resume. Task and KSA IDs are listed in parenthesis at the end of each bullet above.
  2. You must also include demonstrated experience on the four required competencies:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving

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