Position Details: Course Writers / Developers

Location: Columbia, SC

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Course Writers / Developers

Location:  Seven positions at the US Army Soldier Support Institute, Columbia, South Carolina

A P Ventures (APV) Background:  Since 2006 APV has pioneered creative learning and marketing solutions for defense, federal, and civil clients.  Our instructional design teams and multimedia production teams have created more than 3,000 hours of instructor-led courses for classroom, online and blended learning environments, online courseware for self-paced training, and marketing/branding products to showcase their client’s principal initiatives and messages.  Our stellar past performance creating and delivering these solutions has established APV as a highly reliable provider of top-quality products.  We are a prime contractor on more than 25 contracts, including multiple indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) umbrella contract instruments that present our company with a steady stream of work opportunities.  The COVID-19 crisis impacting other companies has had no appreciable impact on the work we are doing for our clients, and we do not project that pattern to change.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to join a team of professionals committed to excellence, focused on clients’ missions, and dedicated to achieving the highest possible rate of customer satisfaction.

The Opportunity:  We are in search of seven former US Army Adjutant General (AG), Finance and Comptroller (FC), and Army Postal Operations officers, warrant officers, and senior non-commissioned officers for a contract at the U.S. Army Soldiers Support Institute (USASSI).  The contract will provide training support and instructor services to the USASSI.  These are full-time positions with all work performed in government facilities except under emergency conditions such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  The positions do not require a security clearance.  The project duration is three years (a base year, and 2 option years) and projected to start in late September 2020.


  • Support the analysis, design, development, review, and revision of AG, FC and Postal training products
  • Apply the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation process (ADDIE) to develop, revise, and review AG, FC, and Postal Operations training and education products including Training Support Packages, course administrative data, programs of instruction, lesson plans, student assessment plans, examinations and quizzes, practical exercises, and other related course materials to ensure content relevance and compliance with US Army Training and Doctrine Command policies and regulations
  • Conduct research to remain current on applicable Army doctrine, regulations, and other policy and procedural changes
  • Brief client leaders on progress of all work; prepare briefing materials, information papers and decision papers as necessary
  • Work with instructors, training developers, and course directors to develop priorities of work and facilitate development
  • Anticipate problems with delivery timelines and/or required staff expertise; discuss solutions with the company Program Manager
  • Travel when necessary to other locations in CONUS to evaluate courses not taught not taught on Fort Jackson (up to 15% travel)
  • When necessary, perform instructor duties in order to share specific expertise with students

Minimum Requirements for All Candidates:

  • Be former members of the US Armed Forces, preferably Army
  • Have a BA/BS degree.  In lieu of a BA/BS degree, an Associate’s degree and 4 years of relevant experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of US Army Training and Doctrine Command Regulation (TR) 350-70, Army Learning Policy and Systems and its supporting pamphlets
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills (be prepared to provide examples of products you have authored)
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Have a proven ability to think critically and recommend relevant solutions to complex problems
  • Working knowledge of the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation (ADDIE) process for the development of instructional materials

Specific Requirements for Each Position:

  • Former FC Officer:  1 position
    • Graduate of US Army Command and General Staff School / ILE or other service equivalent
    • Minimum of 12 months of experience as a budget officer in the G-8 at the 2-star or higher level, Comptroller at the Brigade level, or service on the Army staff or Army Service Component Staff as a budget analyst or financial management support center branch chief
  • Former FC Non-Commissioned Officer:  1 position
    • Graduate of the FC Senior Leader Course
    • Minimum 12 months of experience within the last 5 years in FC assignments such as a Financial Management (FM) Suppurt Unit, or a FM Management Technician at the Brigade level or above.
  • Former AG Officer:  1 position
    • Graduate of the Captains Career Course (CCC) or other service equivalent
    • Minimum of 12 months of experience in AG assignments after CCC completion
  • Former AG Warrant Officer (WO):  1 position
    • Graduate of the AG Warrant Officer Advanced Course
    • Minimum of 12 months of experience in AG WO assignments after Advanced Course completion
  • Former AG Non-Commissioned Officer:  1 position
    • Graduate of the AG Advanced Leaders Course
    • Minimum of 12 months experience as a leader in a Human Resources (HR) Sustainment Center or HR NCOIC in the S-1/G-1 Section at the Battalion or higher level
  • Former Postal Operations Non-Commissioned Officer:  1 position
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an Army postal unit
    • Graduate of the Inter-Service Postal Training Activity Postal Operations Course
    • Preferred:  Completion of the Postal Supervisor’s Course

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience within the past 5 years as a writer/developer supporting Army AG, FC or Postal operations

About A P Ventures

A P Ventures is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.  Minorities, females, veterans and disability candidates are encouraged to apply.