VR Training Specialist (Hybrid, Austin)

at Texas State Job Bank
Published February 8, 2023
Location Austin, TX
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Who We Are: Texas Workforce Commission connects people with careers across the state. While we are based in Austin on the north lawn of the Texas State Capitol, this position allows part-time teleworking.We're a Family Friendly Certified Workplace with great work-life balance, competitive salaries, extensive opportunities for training and development, and fantastic benefits. This position is located at101 E 15th Street, in Austin. Who You Are: A creative, experienced, vocational rehabilitation (VR) professional who understands how to deliver training to an adult audience. You would be excited to join the VR Training team, which specializes in delivering job-skills courses to VR counselors and other VR staff. You would be gratified to support our department mission: To help TWC and our partners enhance employee workplace skills and productivity through the delivery, development, and coordination of quality learning opportunities, and you would be proud to work for a great state agency with a noble public service mission. What you Will Do: The Training Specialist IV will be a classroom/virtual trainer and curriculum developer who performs highly complex (senior-level) duties.Work involves coordinating, developing, evaluating and conducting training sessions using a variety of training methods. May serve as team lead providing guidance to others. Works under limited supervision, with moderatelatitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The ideal candidate shares our department mission and values (professionalism, teamwork, mastery, purpose, creativity, and flexibility) in a positive, energetic team environment. You Will be Trusted To: - Developand delivera wide variety of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) training topics to VR staff using approved department guidelines. - Collaboratewith Texas Workforce Solutions (TWS) management to assess training needs. - Developtraining strategies and/or training solutions to meet customer requirements. - Coordinateand conducttrain-the-trainer workshops and project meetings. - Buildpositive working relationships with subject-matter experts and co-workers to accomplish the department's goals and objectives. - Preparedocuments, such as correspondence, reports, and training materials, with a high degree of accuracy using acceptable format and grammar. - Serveas mentor for other training staff on occasion. - Advocatefor a culture of continuous learning throughout the Texas Workforce System (TWS). - Perform other duties as assigned. You Qualify With: - Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in human resources, organizational development, education, or a related field. AND - Three years of experience in positions that provided knowledge of training methods, techniques, and materials as related to individual development, education, and training programs; or in positions that provided knowledge of agency operation or programs which included giving group presentations. OR - One year of qualifying experience may be substituted for each year (30 semester hours) of education. You Are a Great Fit With: - Experience in vocational rehabilitation. - Skill in delivering training to adults in a classroom or virtual platform such as TEAMS or ZOOM. - Experience with case management tools and processes - Experience working with individuals who have different abilities and accessibility needs or in an environment addressing functional limitations. - Experience developing and revising training curricula to meet specific business requirements. - Commitment to delivering excellent customer service. - Ability to travel 50%. You Gain: - Part-time telecommuting offered - Competitivesalary: $4,607.17/month - Defined Retirement Benefit Plan - Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts - Medical Insurance - Paid time off, including time for vacation, sick and family care leave - Additional benefits for active employ escan be found athttps://www.ers.texas.gov/Active-Employees/Health-Benefits. VETERANS: Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs! Go to www.texasskillstowork.com to translate your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications, and skill sets. Also, you can compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office by pasting this link into your browser: hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_HumanResourcesandTrainingandDevelopment.pdf HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, please complete a State of Texas Application for Employment and apply online at www.workintexas.com or on Taleo. TWC is not considering applications from persons who require sponsorship for an employment visa. A position utilizing this classification will be designated as security sensitive according to the Texas Labor Code, Section 301.042.