DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for planning, implementing, supervising, coordinating and conducting a comprehensive employee training program for the Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection. Under the general supervision of the Work Force Development Officer, an employee in this class works with senior WEP management to determine the training needs of each division within the department. An employee in this classification will prepare and administer in-house training programs, arrange for on-premises training by vendors/consultants, coordinate continuing education opportunities, arrange for off-premises trainings as well as assuring compliance with all mandated trainings. May exercise supervision over a limited number of support staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Identifies staff training needs and designs/develops a specialized program to meet those needs within the wastewater treatment industry, for personnel within all divisions at (engineering, maintenance (treatment plant, facilities, sewers and pump stations), operations, instrumentation, electrical, automotive, clerical, plumbing, GIS, laboratory, construction administration/inspection, etc.
Develops and maintains a database for employee training records;
Coordinates with third parties as necessary to develop training programs to support the department; Develops and conducts employee and supervisory orientation programs for all new employees and supervisors;
Develops and supervises employee apprenticeship training program;
Arranges for all needed and mandated safety training programs in conjunction with the Safety Director;
Makes arrangements for physical facilities, speakers, equipment and materials for training sessions;
Develops in-house operator certification program;
Reviews with section heads and makes recommendations regarding the selection of employees to attend institutes, schools, seminars, conferences, in-house training, etc.
Prepares training travel requests as necessary;
Develops and maintains a department newsletter;
Prepares, organizes and maintains the department's audio-visual and reference library for training purposes;
Researches purposes and implements training methods most effective for the department;
Evaluates all training programs for their effectiveness and needs for change through the use of narrative reports and program participant data;
Prepares an annual budget and annual report;
Conducts training on personnel policies and procedural compliance;
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comfortable and confident public speaker
Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of developing, supervising, and evaluating training programs;
Good knowledge of equipment common to the wastewater treatment industry and its various support area
Good knowledge of present and State and Federal legislation policies and regulations as they relate to the wastewater treatment industry and its various support areas;
Good knowledge of traffic laws and automotive safety procedure;
Good knowledge of PESH safety training standards;
Ability adapt training initiatives in response to changes within the workplace environment.
Ability to prepare training manuals and programs on a variety of wastewater industry topics;
Ability to communicate to vendors/consultants our need for training;
Ability to communicate to employees during in-house training sessions;
Ability to organize and conduct safety and training programs;
Ability to compile complex data and prepare detailed reports.
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
Where possession of a license is required, eligibility for and continued possession of the license is required for employment.
Must possess the appropriate license(s) and endorsement(s) for equipment used for training sessions.