Professional Development Specialist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/19/2020 4:16 PM)
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LMI is seeking a skilled Professional Development Specialist at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), headquarters in Washington, DC. This position will support a professional development and training workstream on a project to modernize and remediate systems and organizational processes within the government agency.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian, national security, and defense agencies, operating free of commercial and political bias. For nearly 60 years, LMI has worked with 40 government agencies. From the departments of Defense to Health and Human Services, LMI is honored to support the government's mission and people around the globe. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking, mission-driven people who share that conviction.


We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. In addition, we offer opportunities to work on challenging issues and a variety of projects across customer sets. We encourage our employees to continually learn, grow, and challenge themselves. We offer financial support for tuition and certifications, a robust internal mobility program, and funded opportunities to innovate and research new possibilities, as a few of our many benefits available to our employees.


As the Professional Development Specialist, you will serve the government client by supporting a team providing organizational development expertise and guidance on delivering training and other development opportunities for a unique, highly-skilled workforce. This may include the following activities:

  • Assessing the agency’s current training and development programs and capabilities, identifying gaps, and designing solutions to close those gaps
  • Supporting the design of a training and development program – informed by identification and analysis of training gaps – that provides the workforce the needed skills to meet the agency’s mission and keeps the workforce current
  • Supporting the development of a new virtual learning capability
  • Engaging and collaborating with stakeholders in identifying and leveraging best practices and industry trends
  • Supporting a workforce analysis of instructors and making recommendations on improving the way the agency acquires, employs, develops, and retains its instructors
  • Providing tactical and strategic solutions to the agencies’ need to understand and follow policies, focused on efficiency and proper budget management
  • Working with managers stay connected through communications and stakeholder engagement


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a discipline related Instructional Design and Development, Organizational Development or Human Resources
  • Five+ years of experience in assessing organizational training needs and implementation of organization learning requirements and instructional program design and implementation.
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Ability to propose and assess capabilities of alternative solutions to meet program needs
  • Strong, demonstrated problem solving experience and communication skills
  • Experience managing teams, projects, and tasks
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of tools, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Visio
  • Ability to get DHS public trust security clearance


Desired Qualifications:

 Bachelors in Instructional Design and Development, Organizational Development or Human Resources Master’s degree in a discipline related to Instructional Design, Organizational Development, Human Resources

  • Certification in Organizational Learning or Virtual Learning
  • Experience managing complex development efforts in large federal government organizations
  • Existing DHS public trust security clearance



EEO Statement

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer-all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. 


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other factors protected by applicable law.

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