Training Specialist I
Nebraska Department of Transportation
Location: Lincoln, NE
As a Nebraska Department of Transportation employee, you will join a team of 2,000 dedicated professionals performing important work to provide Nebraska with a safe and efficient transportation system. We reward our employees' hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation. We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%.
This position will Develop/Teach courses/program: Design, research, develop and update training courses and materials, including course exams/evaluations. Key focus includes the development of online content, Leadership Development and other courses to meet the Agency objectives and needs. Assess individual student participation, behavior, learning achievement and competency demonstration to determine the need for mentoring, adjustment of learning format, remedial training, discipline or recommendation that student be removed from class or training. Assess competencies of employees/students prior to class to determine which courses or segments of courses must be attended. Stay abreast of and utilize advanced instructional development skills, alternative learning methodology, new approaches, methods or techniques. Act as internal consultant to agency leaders to support training and workforce development. LMS Experience: Experience using a Learning Management System. Provide ongoing End-User Support of LMS throughout Agency. 'Evaluation & Measurement of Training Needs Assessments of Agency: Conduct skills gap analysis/needs analysis of employees, as well as determine and administer various types of training evaluations, such as course evaluations, exams, retention of content surveys, and return-on-investment of training. Conduct formal program assessments to determine Agency/employee training needs and develop learning opportunities to address identified needs; assess student learning achievement and competency demonstration and develop related individual learning/mentoring programs. Conduct assessments to determine effectiveness of learning opportunities to develop and implement changes to course curriculum, delivery materials and identify agency needs to be addressed by developing new learning programs. Conduct long-term planning and anticipate future training needs of agency. Partner with team members and agency leaders to set up project metrics; measure and report results. Develop and maintain positive relationships with individuals at all levels of the agency, as well as vendors outside of the agency such as colleges, universities, and other training associations. Meet with key agency leaders, managers and supervisors to develop and review training needs and objectives, organize and lead developmental committees and task forces and develop formal development plan for agency, districts/divisions, and individual employees. Work collaboratively within and across internal agencies and external organizations.
Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: One year of experience and/or training in planning and presenting information and/or education to others through formal training, workshops, seminars, or other instructional venues and experience developing training programs or curriculum; Bachelor's degree in education, human resources, organizational communication, training and development or related field may be substituted for experience.
PREFERRED: Bachelor's Degree in Training and Development, Curriculum Development, or Instructional Design or post high school coursework/training in: elementary, secondary or post-secondary education, adult education, curriculum development, educational psychology, consulting, workshop/seminar planning development with 2 or more years' experience in adult education. Proven experience in planning, developing, conducting and evaluating training/employee development/educational programs, classroom and online training courses. Extensive experience using MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, professional e-mail management system and Internet; to include the use of formulas and database development. Experience with Adobe Captivate, Articulate or other e-learning software.
OTHER: Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Must be available for occasional overnight travel. Those selected for an interview may be asked to provide a training demonstration. Must be prompt, reliable and able to work independently and be self-directed. Must demonstrate proven track record for passion and self-motivation in field, a problem solver, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Regular and reliable attendance is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of adult learning principles and learning methodologies, learning technology, and distance learning. Must possess strong written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and must be able to demonstrate effective classroom and facilitation skills. Skill in handling disruptive behavior and working with learning disabilities. Strong organization skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
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