Training and Development Professional

  • January 09, 2019 1:47 PM
    Message # 6991770
    President (Administrator)

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    The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), a leader in protecting water resources, is seeking a Human Resources Professional to head the Talent Development area of the Human Resources Office (HRO) at its sixteen-county headquarters. This position will fulfill the role of an HR generalist while serving as the lead for the Office and District on learning and development. This is a hands-on trainer who will implement the results of a needs analysis, a coordinator of vendor led training such as leadership and safety, and the administrator for the Learning Management System (LMS) of UltiPro.

    You will be responsible for vendor relations, as well as the delivery of your own classes and coordinating heavily with the Risk and Safety Professional. The UltiPro LMS will be your baby; you will compile certifications, testing, and all learning records for employees throughout the District. There is also the new onboarding program, expanded leadership training, and a focus on career development for successful succession planning—these are items that make a difference for the employees and thus, the District. 

    This is an exciting position at an exciting time for the District. This enthusiastic HR professional will head up the learning and development areas underway at the District. There will be some administrative tasks for setting up classes and making sure all those details are in place for a successful class, whether you are delivering it yourself or setting up for one of our many talented vendors. You will also be the champion of our tuition reimbursement program which has helped many employees find even further success at the District. 

    Due to the nature of the work, the successful candidate must have experience working with multiple people on multiple priorities. The successful candidate will have an intense focus for organization and detail. Dependability and a solid work ethic are the expectation. A better than average command of grammar and the English vocabulary will be necessary to succeed. Verbal and written communications should be better than average and a point of accomplishment for the candidate. Samples of written material, including training programs and needs assessments may be requested for the interview. You should feel comfortable with metrics to show a return on investment. Be ready to showcase your understanding as to how training and development works within the HR system.

    Professional and polite will also be required as the HRO works internally within the District as well as many outside organizations.

    If you are confident in your skills, appreciate the feeling that comes from doing a good job, and wish to work in a visible position within this busy office, within the District, you are the right candidate. This is a position where you can grow within the HRO with the right skills and attitude.

    We are keen on you knowing what to expect and what is expected of you. You will need to be a real team player-putting the District’s needs before your agenda or ego. In return, you will be supported, empowered, and have your ideas heard all while collecting a competitive salary and amazing benefits.

    Essential Functions

    • Leads the training and development (talent development) function of the HRO while understanding the holistic nature of the office.
    • Tracks and maintains human resources data using various technology solutions.
    • Gathers information, prepares presentations, and facilitates discussions with individuals or groups. Conducts training sessions.
    • Conducts needs analyses, analyzes data, and makes recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement.
    • Partners with stakeholders to communicate and implement various training needs.
    • Establishes, builds, and maintains positive and effective working relationships and partnerships.
    • Manages relationships with HR service vendors, including participating in vendor selection, actively communicating with vendors on critical service delivery issues, and resolving service disputes.
    • Conducts the HRO business at all times with the highest attention to confidentiality when handling personally sensitive or legally protected employee information and communications.
    • Actively works to identify, develop understanding of, inform, and if necessary advise to resolve potential and actual problems arising between the HRO and its stakeholders.
    • Manages multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities demonstrating effective judgment in prioritizing and time allocation.
    • Participates in District emergency management activities and other HRO activities and performs other duties as needed.

    Essential Skills

    • Invested in your work with a commitment, enjoyment, and initiative. Able to stay focused on tasks and goals.
    • Interpersonal skills relating well to all kinds of people, using diplomacy and tact, practices active listening, and is trustworthy, which leads to approachability.
    • Curious with the ability to analyze details, data, and facts which are challenged prior to making a decision. A problem-solver using rigorous logic and methods to solve problems, find fruitful sources with honest analysis.
    • Quick learner who is technically astute in training and HR, yet able to learn new techniques, apply new perspectives and skills.
    • Change management-coping with change, understand ambiguity and remains cool under pressure, is a settling influence.

    Working Conditions

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work activity is active with period of sedentary, performing continuous repetitive tasks (to include keyboarding) with one or both hands. Visual acuity is necessary. This position requires the ability to continuously lift and carry objects up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and carry up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lift and carry up to 30 pounds. Must be able to frequently bend and reach above shoulder level; with the occasional need to squat, crawl or climb. You need to be able to present material and keep a group engaged for, at times, an eight-hour class. Must be able to drive a District vehicle for two or more hours at a time to other District service offices. Travel to the Tampa Service Office, once per week, is required.

    You may be subject to call-in outside of regularly scheduled work hours, or required to be on call, including on nights, weekends or holidays, to respond to emergency management activities or other incidents requiring rapid response in support of District operations.

    Additional Details

    This position is typically scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, out of the Brooksville, FL office, with one day a week in the Tampa Office. This position is considered exempt and thus may be eligible for compensatory time, up to the District’s limit.