Training Specialist Senior

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  • United States, Austin, TX 78741 View on Map
  • Post Date : September 17, 2020
  • Apply Before : October 17, 2020
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Job Description

Posting Title
Training Specialist Senior

Job Requisition Number

Position Number

Job Type

Division Name
Austin Code

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job, plus three (3) years of experience in a technical training environment.
  • Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Licensing for specific disciplines may be required.

Notes to Applicants

This position plays a leadership and technical role within the Department’s Training Division; the role includes leading, facilitating and coordinating staff development activities to include designing and structuring a training curriculum for the Austin Code Department.

This position also recruits faculty, and facilitates and delivers job specific training to field enforcement personnel and support staff, researches adult learning concepts, evaluates training effectiveness and conducts needs assessments.

Criminal back ground check is required.

When completing the City of Austin employment application, any gaps in employment must include an explanation and dates of unemployment. Work experience must include month and year.

Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. References must be a minimum of three (3) verifiable references who can verify your work experience i.e. (supervisor or direct report). No relatives or friends are allowed to be noted in the reference section.

A competency assessment may be required to verify your skill set.

The posting may be used to fill other similar positions within Austin Code Department outside of the division listed above.

Please note that all Austin Code Department locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any ACD work-site – including parking lot or in any personal vehicle located on the premise.

If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program,

you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties.

Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Pay Range

$28.01 – $36.41


Monday through Friday.

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; remote work is considered.

Job Close Date

Type of Posting

Austin Code


Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable


5202 E. Ben White Blvd, Ste. 550 – Austin, Texas 78704

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a regulatory environment
  • Knowledge of curriculum development, instructional design systems and adult learning methods
  • Successful completion of additional courses in Instructional Design
  • Strong experience in project planning, execution, and coordination
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in the use of all standard Microsoft Office applications, and skilled in computer usage
  • Excellent planning and time management skills
  • Solid knowledge of both traditional and modern training processes
  • Ability to convey complex information that is understandable to all audience levels
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Designs and performs needs assessments to analyze and identify short-term and long-term organizational training needs.
Surveys various training techniques, materials, and commercial offerings to select the most appropriate process for the delivery of training.
2. Researches commercial training offerings and determines feasibility of use.
3. Develops written training materials, visual aids, and reference materials, including course curriculums.
4. Develops and administers assessments of staff skills for use in developing training strategies and curriculum, and effectiveness of delivery.
5. Delivers targeted, audience-appropriate instructor-led training sessions.
6. Coordinates student and facility schedules for delivery of training, and maintains and prepares appropriate records of participation.
7. Performs preproduction, production, and postproduction work on computer- and video-training materials that use computer and streaming audio-visual technologies for on-demand use.
8. Analyzes laws, codes, and policies, and consults with subject matter experts to design and develop curriculum related to trainees’ needs.
9. Conducts research or surveys to determine the effectiveness of training provided.

Responsibilities –
Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: Provides leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of instructional systems design methods.
  • Knowledge of City practice, policy, and procedures.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to facilitate and deliver training.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to lead and train others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation
This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within
the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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