Training Specialist (Fire Safety Educator)

Recruitment #1810-TNGSPCCPR2-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

the Ideal Candidate will:

  • Have the ability to design, organize and implement fire and life safety education programs and projects.
  • Have experience developing clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports and educational materials.
  • Be comfortable with public speaking and public relations through social mediums.
  • Be able to use the principles and practices of sound business communication; proper english grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation.
  • Have at least two (2) years' experience teaching in a public education or community environment.

JOB OVERVIEW

Training and professional development of employees in various topics or skills. This includes the preparation of lesson plans and other materials to be used in conducting training, scheduling, and coordinating various workshops, classes or seminars, conducting training in a variety of settings and/or facilitating a variety of meetings or seminars.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Two years of experience in classroom instruction or curriculum development.

OR

An equivalent combination of education (not less than possession of a high school diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job specific competencies listed above.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Considerable knowledge of instructional course development and classroom presentation methods and techniques.
  • Ability to write lesson plans, curriculum, handouts and other training materials.
  • Working knowledge of applicable subject matter current trends and developments.
  • Skill in the use of audiovisual equipment used in a training environment.
  • Ability to develop training courses that achieve training objectives.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate training activities with other organizations and individuals.
  • Ability to measure training effectiveness and recommend improvements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.

WORK CATEGORY

Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This job is performed in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

    • Surveys agency/department personnel and reviews policy, methods and procedures to determine training needs.
    • Prepares or collects information and materials to be used in conducting and/or facilitating training, meetings or seminars, including lesson plans, training guides, participant manuals, videos, slides and other materials.
    • Implements training courses, to include establishing training goals and objectives, to maximize student acquisition and retention of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
    • Conducts classroom or other types of training using adult education and training principles and techniques; evaluates results and makes changes or adjustments as needed.
    • Reviews, evaluates and recommends modifications to training course content to ensure the effective and up-to-date delivery of training material.
    • Assists with writing lesson plans, curriculum, handouts and other training materials.
    • Instructs in one or more technical or specialized fields.
    • Coordinates and acts as liaison with higher learning centers, training institutes and individuals to develop training material and ensure the delivery of quality training.
    • Schedules and coordinates training classes, workshops, seminars, conferences or meetings.
    • Maintains records, files and a library of training courses, registrations, course attendance, materials, and other information.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

      JOB SPECIFICATIONS

      • Knowledge of adult education principles and techniques
      • Knowledge of classroom and on-the-job training principles
      • Knowledge of various types of equipment and materials used in conducting training.
      • Ability to conduct classroom training, workshops or seminars; to use video, audio and other types of equipment to present training;
      • Ability to gather information to use in developing training courses
      • Ability to communicate effectively; to use small group facilitation tools; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
      • Knowledge of applicable training standards, policies and procedures.
      • Working knowledge of applicable subject matter current trends and developments.
      • Working knowledge of the operations of the unit to which assigned.
      • Ability to develop training courses that achieve training objectives.
      • Ability to organize and coordinate training activities with other organizations and individuals.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
      • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
      • Ability to work effectively with others.

        Conclusion

        WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

        We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

        • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
        • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
        • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
        • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
        • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
        • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

        Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

        Veteran’s Preference:

        Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

        Equal Opportunity Employer:

        Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

        Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

        Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

        Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

        Response/Recovery Activities:

        Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*



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