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Senior Training Specialist

Jul 19, 2018
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City of Seattle
Seattle
Position Description

The Seattle Department of Human Resources provides services for the City of Seattle's diverse workforce to ensure employees are recruited equitably, managed fairly, are well-trained, supported, and assigned job duties to accomplish City business goals. Within the department, members of the Learning, Development and Organizational Effectiveness team impact the growth and development of the City of Seattle's 11,000 employees. We pride ourselves on offering quality programs, trainings, services, and opportunities for employees. We are looking for a new team member to join us in developing, delivering, and improving our existing curriculum to provide inclusive learning experiences.    
 
As a Senior Training Specialist, you will be joining a team that is passionate about promoting organizational growth and learning through equitable practices.

Job Responsibilities

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Spend 3-4 days a week applying your passion for adult learning through facilitating training, workshops, and seminars
  • Drive equitable practices and treatment of employees through the City by assisting and/or leading the design and delivery of professional and leadership learning solutions
  • Use Cornerstone to facilitate administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses or training programs
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for Citywide employee development and training programs
  • Be part of the nationally-recognized Supported Employment Program by providing daily direction and supervision to administrative support staff
 
You will be successful in this role if you are able to: 
  • Manage engagement with learners in a way they can acquire, internalize, and synthesize information
  • Be flexible in your communication methods, adapting your delivery for diverse audiences
  • Recognize both verbal and non-verbal cues to assess your effectiveness
  • Facilitate learning for audiences ranging from line-level employees through senior leadership
  • Guide and supervise the production of materials used in training, workshops, and seminars
  • Collaborate with a team to assess, modify, and update existing training courses

 

Qualifications

In addition to the ability to perform the tasks described above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of education and/or experience and/or training which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class):

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Education, Social Science, Business or Public Administration, or a related field
  • Three years of professional experience in adult training/education administration, training project management, and/or educational consulting
 
OR
  • An Associate Degree in Education, Social Science, Business or Public Administration, or a related field
  • Four years of professional experience in adult training/education administration, training project management, and/or educational consulting
 
OR
  • Five years of professional experience in adult training/education administration, training project management, and/or educational consulting
 
All potential Human Resources team members are evaluated for the following department values:
  • Respect – We demonstrate regard for ourselves and others; we are open minded, considerate, fully present, engaged, and responsive
  • Excellence – We perform and serve to the highest standards; we attain outstanding results through innovation, effort, and personal commitment
  • Integrity – We are worthy of trust because we do the right thing; we are ethical, principled, and transparent and behave consistent with our values
  • Equity – We honor differences and seek diverse backgrounds and perspectives; we are inclusive and pursue just outcomes
  • Accountability – We take responsibility and follow through with intention; we take ownership of the process and results
  • Adaptability – We are flexible and resilient; we respond readily to change and new conditions, seek solutions and do our work with optimism
  • Integration – We are a team; we work holistically and strategically, incorporate others and are mindful of impact.

 

Additional Information

This position is classified as a Training & Education Coordinator, Senior. If you'd like to know more about this position or the Learning, Development and Organizational Effectiveness team, the manager for this role would be happy to talk to you. David Jackson III can be reached by email or phone: 206-256-5330.

You can also learn more by watching this short video: https://youtu.be/y8HGev5iLoQ. 
 
APPLICATION PROCESS:
To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application, attaching BOTH a cover letter and recent copy of your resume, to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle no later than 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Seattle Department of Human Resources encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions please contact Lindsey King at Lindsey.King@seattle.gov.