26 July 2013

Training Consultant - Instructional Designer - eLearning Director

This position description was distributed by Indeed.com, as posted on Monster. The recruiting organization is Career Management Associates, Inc., for a position in White Plains.

Position Description 

Our client is launching a new corporate university. This person will be the primary eLearning development person. They will also develop traditional instructor led training.  Subject matter of the courses is corporate operations. Legal, Accounting, Marketing, etc. Most of the audience is located in White Plains but there are people located all over the world that will need to take the classes. 

As a member of Talent Management Training Consultant will support Talent Development initiatives in general and specifically design, develop and deliver blended learning solutions aligned to increasing skill level in competencies. 

  • Supports the design, development, and promotion of the global corporate university
  • Develops, implements and evaluates training plans and program materials in response to organizational needs as a generalist or in a combination of disciplines, such as management development, technical or nontechnical training, or e-learning development
  • Monitors routine and standardized training programs, assesses results, and implements enhancements as needed
  • Conducts training needs assessments and determines requirements for new program development
  • Conducts ongoing evaluations to ensure effectiveness of programs and recommends modifications as necessary
  • Provides LMS system administration to include custom report generations, utilization analyses, and quality control
  • Designs and develops eLearning standards, processes, templates, and best practices.

TASK | %-age of Time 

  • Consults with managers, other trainers, and other employees on learning and development | 20% 
  • Conducts needs assessment and feasibility/cost-benefit analysis with supervision, plans, designs , implements and evaluates the design and development of training curricula targeted to specific business populations | 35% 
  • With supervision, participates in the delivery of business/functional specifications for learning solutions. Manage the roll out, production, administration, evaluation and continues improvement of learning solutions. | 15% 
  • Manage training utilities, learning management system, produces blended learning & instructs classes. | 30% 


Competencies required are customer service, technical savvy, consultation, business partnerships, builds networks, planning and organizing, project management, process improvement. 


General knowledge of training technologies and skill in applying corporate sanctioned technologies. (eLearning & LMS). Experience with one or more eLearning rapid application development tool. S/He needs to have training design and development background and strong interpersonal skills, as well as, business acumen and collaboration skills. S/He needs to have a basic understanding of business principles in general and of businesses specifically. 


Bachelor’s in Education, Instructional Design, Human Resources or a related field.  Master’s degree preferred.

07 July 2013

Knowledge Management Program Officer, Research & Organizational Learning

This posting was brought to the blogger's attention from Indeed. The post is an SME facilitator role in mathematics instruction within an education setting -- a natural for KM. New Visions claims that it is responsible for starting 139 small schools in New York City.

Assessment is pending.

Knowledge management program officer for the Research Unit plays a critical role in New Visions' efforts to build a national dissemination and knowledge management center to ensure that the strategies, materials, tools, and findings of a major, federally funded “Investing in Innovation” grant, Accessing Algebra through Inquiry (a2i) are shared with hundreds of schools struggling to implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.  These resources will take multiple forms such as:
  • A national visitors’ program to proactively inform teachers, administrators, policy leaders and experts about the use of formative assessment lessons and inquiry teams to drive student achievement;
  • A video library of classroom instructional practices;
  • Quarterly press releases and impact reports that combine strategies implemented, data on impact and testimonials from practitioners.
Key responsibilities include
  • Manage and implement the knowledge management strategy of a multi-school, federally funded impact study.
  • Collaborate on building process monitoring systems and benchmarks that enable tracking of the dissemination efforts of the a2i program.
  • Coordinate high-level visits to a2i schools in collaboration with a2i project leads.
  • Collaborate on the creation of a video library related to a2i, common core (possibly in literacy as well as mathematics), and inquiry practices.
  • Collaborate on the development of a literature repository for dissemination of cutting edge innovations related to the inquiry process and formative assessments in math as well as other subject areas and the common core.
  • Support cross-unit knowledge management strategies around key bodies of work within New Visions.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Sets goals and evaluates progress on a regular basis;
  • Identifies professional development opportunities;
  • Addresses performance problems in a timely and effective manner;
  • Ensures regular use of New Visions reporting systems by New Visions staff to share work and enhance communications.
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in field of education or relevant field including library sciences or knowledge management; background in mathematics education desirable but not necessary;
  • A minimum of five years experience in one or more of the following fields: education, library sciences, knowledge management, school reform or related fields;
  • Experience working with multi-media tools and video production desirable.
Required Skill Sets
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead complex, multi-strand projects.
  • Strong group facilitation skills -- ability to get consensus and collaboration across diverse New Visions’ units, New Visions’ Partnership School Organization and charter schools.
  • Ability to translate complex ideas to different stakeholders.
  • Exceptional Internet research, qualitative analysis, oral and written communication, organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience or interest in knowledge management essential.

Applicants may apply via the New Visions Recruitment Portal

10 June 2013

Senior Software Ontology SME

This position was advertised by SAIC at SemanticWeb.com.

The Integrated Systems Group of SAIC has a career opening for a Senior Software Ontology SME in Columbia, Maryland.


The Senior Software Ontology SME will perform full lifecycle software systems support and will currently hold a minimum Secret security clearance with the desire and ability to obtain a TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance.


•Perform technical planning, software development, software systems integration, verification and validation, cost, risk and supportability and effectiveness for total software systems.
•Advise and support the customer in the development of solutions from concept design through disposal.
•Act as an subject matter expert in the area of Ontology Development.


•Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 16+ years of overall related IT technical experience with at least 5 years of the IT experience having been in a leadership position directing significant research and development efforts.
•5+ years of related experience in Ontology development and/or Data Modeling and at least 2 years in Ontology development.
•5+ years of experience performing software development using Java or C#.
•2+ years of experience working with OWL, RDF/XML and SPARQL.
•A current Secret security clearance is required with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance.


•Excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively develop system documentation, white papers, and PowerPoint presentations, as well as conduct technical presentations with senior customer leadership at conferences.
•Currently possess an active TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.

Knowledge Representation Specialist

This position was discovered on the SemanticWeb blog. The position is with Elsevier, and has health sciences / ICD-10 as a domain specialization. Apply here.

The Content Enrichment Center (CEC) seeks a Knowledge Representation Specialist for developing Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy (EMMeT) as part of its Health Sciences Smart Content initiative. The candidate will be responsible for enhancing EMMeT to improve its application in search and discovery products such as ClinicalKey in three key areas:

(re)modeling parts of the ontology
integrating new reference vocabularies or updating EMMeT with newest versions of reference vocabularies
creating cross-walks between EMMeT and other vocabularies.

The candidate will apply own medical knowledge and/or work with external clinical experts to confirm and validate clinical accuracy of EMMeT as both a taxonomy and ontology and will also work with a team of Knowledge Representation Specialists, as well as product leads to determine how to best build and leverage semantic capabilities.

Knowledge of ontology modeling is a must, experience with medical vocabularies such as SNOMED CT and ICD-10 is beneficial.

Qualifications | General Knowledge and Technical Skills

  • Proven expertise in building and maintaining a taxonomy/ontology within the medical domain
  • Experience in knowledge modeling and ontology management, RDF, OWL
  • Scripting skills (Perl, Python,
  • Querying skills (MySQL/Oracle, SPARQL)
  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently; ability to manage priorities and time and meet firm deadlines.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Medical knowledge through clinical education, training or work experience
  • Informatics degree or extensive experience in semantic technologies, including text mining, ontology management and/or linguistics
  • Extensive experience with standard medical vocabularies and crosswalks including ICD, SNOMED, MeSH, UMLS, and others
  • Health Science-related degree preferred (i.e., MD, NP, PA, RN, PharmD)

02 June 2013

Knowledge Management Analyst - Performance Improvement

This position was cross-posted from Indeed, and appears on the Hackensack University Medical Center web site.

Knowledge, Education and Skills Required 

• Bachelor's degree.
• Minimum 3 years experience with analysis of health care data, both administrative and clinical data.
• Experience in statistics, analysis and information presentation.
• Experience in operations and data system access/analysis.
• Proficient in ACCESS, SQL and EXCEL functions.

Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred

• RN with Nursing informatics background desired or Strong clinical Background
• Master's degree.

Job Summary

The Knowledge Management Analyst has the responsibility and accountability for the creation of monitoring, measurement, evaluation and improvement analysis and reporting to the satisfaction of internal and external customers. As directed by the Director, Knowledge Management Committee, and Operations management, creates measurement, analysis and reporting applications including dashboards, alerts and reports. This position is responsible for collaborative action in systems design and implementation, information systems operations, and providing support to a variety of special projects.

Essential Generic Job Functions (List in order of importance)

1. Evaluates current information processing systems and coordinates planned changes, upgrades and conversion as necessary
2. Manages the utilization and affects the translation of analytical requirements into development activities in the various Knowledge Management solutions including but not limited to Premier, Siemens, vendor databases, and other available information systems, tools, technologies and processes. Also additional skills to include EPIC Systems reporting and ORACLE B.I.
3. Consults and liaisons with the Data Integration Analysts, clinical chairs, chiefs and Directors, and vendors of public reporting entities as well as database Administrators, application analysts and data architects to translate requirements into efficient and effective applications and data structures.
4. Provides research to Clinical Knowledge Management Director and CQO for building the business case for quality; identifying opportunities for cost reduction through improved care outcomes; the return on investment of improvement initiatives; thorough benefits-cost analysis of new projects.
5. Facilities and executes applications development to enable performance measurement and improvement projects.
6. Participates as a member of the Performance Improvement Coordinating Committee and appropriate project teams.
7. Supports Service Lines Committees and teams for clinical and operations management in meeting project goals and objectives.
8. Supports operations by utilizing appropriate information systems to develop supporting integrated clinical, financial and operational data and reports.
9. Identifies failures of gaps for the development of data flow processes and subsequent management there of to ensure relevance, accuracy and consistency of information for use in the Clinical Chairman’s Quarterly reports and physician re-credentialing.
10. Works collaboratively with organizations responsible for public reporting and rewards programs (Leapfrog, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Premier) to understand intent of metrics and feedback on access of data to support intent of quality metric.
11. Provides analysis of changes in public reporting program metrics so to identify organizational performance gaps and resulting reward jeopardy..
12. Grants, revokes, monitors and maintains the security roles of knowledge management information technology access.
13. Creates, implements and monitors users, group and workstation access and controls.
14. Provides training to employees on the access and utilization of the various knowledge management information.
15. Designs and creates key clinical, financial, and operational data as directed by Quality Improvement groups and the Director of Performance Improvement.
16. Participates in departmental task forces and committees to acquire performance information and analytical requirements.
17. Develops analyses that meet users' needs and support business plan relating to service, department and division.
18. Participates in education of Department of Performance Improvement staff to the processes of continuous quality improvement in order to integrate improvement tools into service lines narrative analyses.
19. Presents at new employee General Orientation addressing HUMC’s performance improvement strategic plans, goals, objectives and national collaborative .
20. Provides seamless clinical, operational and financial data in a useable format.
21. Provides and facilities the use of performance measurement information systems.
22. Provides a wide variety of performance measurement and reporting support to the Chief Quality and Safety Officer and Operating Managers including creating analysis, reports, dashboards, etc.
23. Consults with internal and external clients on data quality issues.
24. Provides recommendations for process and data capture improvements.
25. Works with operational information system applications and data architects to design improvements in performance data capture.

16 May 2013

Knowledge Management Attorney (Leveraged Finance)

This posting from Paul Hastings, an international law firm, appeared on Indeed.com.
Position Description: 

The Knowledge Management Attorney manages development of and access to core practice content for practitioners in an assigned practice area. 
In this capacity, the Knowledge Management Attorney will: 
• In coordination with practice area lawyers: draft, update and manage standard forms, internal memoranda on practice legal issues, and practice process checklists; Identify work product precedents (exemplar documents); 
• Contribute content to internal and external Firm publications, presentations and training; 
• Initiate and coordinate legal knowledge projects and systems in the assigned practice area; 
• Coordinate with the IT Department and other Knowledge Management Department staff regarding content management and access systems; Develop and manage legal knowledge information collections and databases; 
• Train and assist practice area lawyers and Paralegals in use of the Firm’s relevant knowledge tools and information resources; Coordinate with peers in other practice areas to exchange best practices in knowledge resources developed by each area; Monitor and share with practitioners recent, relevant legal developments and current market practice developments and trends; 
• Work beyond scheduled hours as necessary and travel as required; and 
• Handle additional related projects as necessary. 
• The Knowledge Management Attorney will not perform client legal work. 
We are seeking candidates who have: 
• Expert legal knowledge and practice skills in the assigned practice area; 
• Expert proficiency in the English language, including punctuation, spelling, grammar and writing skills; 
• Expert proficiency in training skills and best practices; 
• Advanced proficiency in researching and drafting legal documents and content, such as transactional documents, legal memoranda, pleadings, and/or motions; 
• Advanced proficiency in legal research techniques, online research and legal research databases;
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications; 
• Expert knowledge of the workflows and the core needs of lawyers in the assigned practice area; 
• Advanced knowledge of Inter/Intra/Extranet technologies, particularly for legal-specific uses (portals); 
• Advanced proficiency in document management search functionality and systems; 
• Advanced knowledge of database structure and theory; 
• Advanced knowledge of business practices and philosophies; 
• Law degree and current bar admission in the jurisdiction of the Firm office; 
• At least 5 years of law firm practitioner experience in the assigned area of law; and, 
• At least 3 years of training experience; 
Paul Hastings LLP is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

07 May 2013

Knowledge Base Developer at Home Depot

Seen on Simply Hired

"The Knowledgebase Administrator works as part of a team in the AHS Operations Support Center to assist in the on-going creation and day-to-day management of content on The Home Depot's AHS Knowledge Base portal.  Hands on experience with content management and knowledgebase tools, preferably Documentum and portal search tools. Experienced technical writer with experience writing, editing and proofing of processes.  Shared accountability for Voice of the Customer results.  Ability to work well independently and able to work effectively in ambiguous situations. Ability to display sound judgment, analytical thinking, and promote and encourage positive change."