Job Details

Training & Development Specialist 1

Oregon Employment Department, Coos Bay or Roseburg

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/20/2019

Every employee at the Employment Department is passionate about serving Oregonians and Oregon businesses. If you feel inspired and motivated by our mission, vision, and values, we invite you to join us in exceeding our customers’ expectations!

Our mission: to support business and promote employment. We do this by providing stability for Oregonians and communities during times of unemployment, by helping businesses find great workers and job seekers find employment, and by providing workforce and economic information to promote informed decision making.

Our vision: an Oregon where meaningful work enables the state’s diverse people and businesses to realize their full potential, creating prosperity in every community.

Our values: integrity, respect, and community. We want to be trusted to keep our word, always acting with honesty and courage. We value diverse perspectives, assume good intent, and act with compassion. We foster a sense of belonging for our employees, partners, and customers, creating positive impacts where we live and work.

The Oregon Employment Department fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to maintain a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, or status as a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking. This policy applies to every aspect of our employment practices, including recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, and training.

What you will be doing:
The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the coordination, development, and delivery of a variety of training programs and will present information to a variety of audiences including agency staff, advisory committees, WorkSource Oregon (WSO) partners and Workforce Operations staff and leadership. The person in this position delivers training, facilitates meetings, provides training design assistance to agency program trainers, and provides consultation to staff and management teams on training and development related issues.

Design and develop a range of learning experiences for staff and partners including: in-person training, eLearning and other innovative learning initiatives.
Work with the WSO Training Manager, Training Coordinator and training team members to develop simple training programs that have statewide implications. Assist in the development of more complex training programs by providing input on local implementation of programs, goals and strategies.
Ensure that training is provided in a way that allows for accessibility by persons with disabilities other diverse learners that represents the population being served in Oregon.
Develop relationships and collaborate with Regional Technicians and other subject matter experts to help translate their knowledge into effective learning experiences for staff. This includes developing, editing, and/or reproducing course materials.
Provide training on local and statewide systems, standards, processes and programs to local WSO staff. Communicate staff training needs to WSO Training Coordinator and Training Manager.
Build strong relationships with stakeholders to set and manage expectations, create project plans, and regularly communicate project update and status.
Analyze skill gaps and performance improvement opportunities within WorkSource centers, on the Training Team and with individuals.
Gather information from customer surveys, talking with staff, managers and partners, and attending meetings to determine whether there is a learning need and to define the performance objectives/desired outcomes.

What are we looking for:

Experience creating curriculum for and delivering training to adult learners (high school aged and up).
Experience coaching employees to achieve performance objectives through observation, feedback, listening, instruction, and encouragement. Asks questions in ways that enhance the clarity, quality, and reliability of information.
Experience in the fundamentals of project management or training development management (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing) including achieving and communicating milestones (communication through writing, phone and digitally through online meetings).
Open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity individually and as part of a team.
Identify and analyze problems; identify rules, principles or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; weigh relevance and accuracy of information; analyze information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions; generates and evaluates alternatives solutions to make recommendations.
Encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust and group identification; fosters commitment and team spirit; primarily works with others remotely to achieve goals.
Commitment to valuing diversity and promoting inclusion
Required Minimum Qualifications: Three years experience reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting information, rules, and policy; OR three years experience as a trainer or work experience that included presenting information to groups; OR possession of a Bachelor's degree in Education, Organizational Psychology, Business or Public Administration, Training and Development, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources or related field.

Note: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes and minimum qualifications above to determine whom to interview. Please make sure the attributes and minimum qualifications you have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be evaluated on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

How to Apply:

Follow the "Apply" link and complete the online application. Please use name you want us to address you by.
Veterans' Points: If you are requesting veterans' preference, you may receive an additional questionnaire in your Workday account after you submit your application. In order to receive Veterans’ Preference, you must complete the questionnaire in your Workday account, preferably before the application deadline but no later than date of interview. For more information on veterans' preference points, visit: Veterans Resources.
IMPORTANT: Please monitor your Workday account, as all communications will be sent to your Workday account. You may be asked to submit additional information after initial application.

Additional Information:

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

Veterans’ Preference:

Oregon state government provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235. If you are requesting veterans' preference, you may receive an additional questionnaire in your Workday account. In order to ensure your privacy, we are asking that you complete the Veterans’ Questionnaire and attach your qualifying military documents at that time. This questionnaire will be sent to your Workday account after you submit your application. Please be sure to monitor your Workday account frequently, as all communication regarding application status will be sent to your Workday account. If you need assistance logging back into your account, please contact the DAS Workday Helpdesk at: 503-934-3500,

In order to receive Veterans Preference on your application, you must complete the questionnaire in your Workday account, preferably before the application deadline but no later than date of interview. For more information on veterans' preference points, visit: Veterans Resources.

Working Conditions:

Employee must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. If not, employee must be able to provide an alternate method of transportation. Travel, including overnight travel, will be expected to train, provide consultation and needs assessment within the region, to deliver and support training in other workforce areas in the state, and to attend statewide meetings in Salem. Employee is responsible for boxing, carrying and loading training equipment, materials and supplies. Boxes can weigh up to 50 lbs. Loaded carts can weigh up to 100 lbs. Work involves setting up and moving tables and chairs, and taking tables down. Tables can weigh up to 50 lbs. Work requires lifting, bending, crouching, crawling under desks, grasping, squeezing to hook up equipment; use of arms above shoulders; standing, assembling. Work environment includes high level of electronic audio/visual/computer hardware equipment. Working conditions in the distance learning area may require no to low noise from staff present.

Equity and Inclusion:

View guidance our hiring managers use at the following website: View Equity and Inclusion Questions Used During Recruitments

Criminal Records Check:
The Employment Department is committed to being a leader in providing its employees with fair and equal employment opportunities and recognizes that as a best practice in equity and inclusion, criminal background check policies shall be job related and consistent with business necessity. The agency will only consider information from the past four years (starting from the date of the arrest) for nonviolent offenses and the past seven years for violent offenses when conducting its own criminal records checks pursuant to Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 125-007-0200 through 125-007-0330. For positions with authorized access to FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) information, a separate criminal records check is conducted by the Oregon State Police. If you would like further information on how each criminal records check is conducted, please read our Criminal Records Check Policy or contact us at the number below with any questions.

Work Authorization:
The Oregon Employment Department does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Questions and Application Support:

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