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Colorado Springs Utilities Workforce Development Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Workforce Development Specialist

Job Type: Human Resources/Training

Pay Range Please see posting for details

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 5/27/19

Workforce Development Specialist

Are you ready to work hard at a challenging but rewarding job that makes a difference every day? Do you want to build a long-term career in a stable industry at a company that’s committed to treating you with respect, offers excellent training by professionals just like yourself and ensures safety of employees and customers alike? If so, this is the opportunity you’re looking for.

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a dedicated Workforce Development Senior / Specialist to join our Technical Craft Training team. This position will be one of the go-to professional training experts for training related to Safety, Environmental, and Industrial Equipment (Cranes, Rigging, Forklift, etc.) for skilled trade and craft professionals. This position requires a self-directed individual who works well as a member of a team and is energized by working in an environment requiring continuous change and improvement. Applicants must be comfortable working in a collaborative, consensus driven work environment. Primary duties involve training content delivery via instructor led training and content development as indicated below:

Typical Responsibilities of the Specialist:

  • Develop and maintains strategic training plans and programs to respond to organizational needs for both competencies and technical skills; develops standard methodology for design,development, and delivery of training content and programs

  • Develop, monitors, and evaluates competency-based trainer development programs

  • Design, develop and execute training programs

  • Conduct training needs assessments; analyzes organization/employee training needs to determine requirements for new program development

  • Work with other functions (e.g., safety and operations) to ensure that course materials reflect current specifications and to obtain information on new processes and equipment

  • Develop and conduct various certification programs for employees as required by regulations

In addition to the responsibilities performed at the Specialist level, the Specialist Sr. level will also be responsible for:

  • Collecting and analyzing data obtained in training programs.

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of new and existing training courses and programs and recommending, modifying and updating those training programs as necessary.

  • Acting as liaison with regulatory agencies.

  • Managing projects, while having the ability to affect change management, and provide leadership skills to partner with customers.

This position will be filled at one of two levels depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

  • Workforce Specialist $30.91 to $38.64

  • Workforce Specialist Sr. $37.39 to $46.74

So, what will it take to be successful in this position? Most people at the Specialist level typically offer a bachelor's degree in education, training (or a closely related field), and/or 3 to 5 years on the job experience while the Senior level typically offers a bachelor’s degree in education or training (or a closely related field), and/or 5 plus years’ experience. Previous training and/or operation and knowledge of cranes and rigging is a plus. Of most interest are skills and abilities in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of and experience applying the competencies necessary to perform in each of the following Areas of Expertise (AOE): Designing Learning, Improving Human Performance, Delivering Training, and Measuring and Evaluating learning effectiveness.

  • Knowledge of and experience applying adult learning theories, individual culture and learning styles, needs analysis, learning objectives, application exercises/interactivity, learning assessment and course evaluation.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • An environment championing innovation, state-of-the-art facilities, and clean, efficient technologies

  • The ability to contribute ideas and solutions in an empowering environment

  • We have incident and injury free culture because one injury is too many

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: http://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/applicants-rights-and-responsibilities/ . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Human Resources/Training

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