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County of Los Angeles-STAFF DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

4/2/2019 3:05:54 PM 82

Salary$5,320.00 - $6,976.74 Monthly $63,840.00 - $83,720.88 Annually

$63,840.00 - $83,720.88 Annually

Location Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles County, CA

Job Type

Full time

Department

MENTAL HEALTH

Job Number

b1861A

Closing date and time

4/16/2019 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana







Position/Program Information

STAFF DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST description image

Department of Mental Health
Exam Number: b1861A
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
FILING START DATE: 4/3/2019 AT 9:00 A.M.
FILING END DATE: 4/16/2019 AT 5:00 P.M.

DEFINITION:
Coordinates and participates in the development, implementation, and presentation of staff development programs and activities of a County department.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class typically report to a Head, Staff Development Specialist, Training Coordinator, or a departmental administrative manager and are characterized by their responsibility for analyzing training needs, developing, coordinating, and implementing staff development programs in the areas of personnel, management, supervision, clerical, customer service, automated systems, and other departmental programs for all staff of a County department. These positions plan training programs which may be presented by the incumbent, departmental subject matter experts, or outside consultants and evaluate the results and effectiveness of these training programs. Incumbents in these positions must exercise knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques in training development and the functions and services of the department's operations; effective communication techniques to present training materials before large groups; and, the ability to develop and organize training instructional materials, reports, and correspondence.

Essential Job Functions

Conducts research and analysis of training needs and makes recommendations to management concerning the need for new training programs and for revisions in existing training programs to increase their effectiveness.

Plans, develops and implements employee orientation and training programs based on identified training needs and on input provided by management and supervisory staff.

Schedules and conducts classroom training sessions; prepares training manuals and other training aids for trainers from within or outside the Department.Participates in the delivery of training programs; conducts classroom instruction in orientation, induction, and in-service training.Identifies, organizes and sequences subject matter to be taught in training programs to assure maximum effectiveness.

Works with management and supervisory personnel in interpreting subject matter so that they may participate in classroom instruction, and provides the necessary follow-up training upon the conclusion of formal training sessions.

Participates in developing evaluation studies and measurement tools to aid in assessing the effectiveness of training programs and in improving their quality.

Coordinates employee participation in courses and seminars offered by the County, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and vendors of equipment, materials and systems used by the department.

Participates in identifying, evaluating and recommending vendors for staff development programs, coordinating program delivery with vendors, and monitoring program delivery to assure performance is in compliance with contract provisions. Assists in preparing budgets for the various training programs and the preparation of required reports; composes procedural manuals, training reports and related correspondence.

Requirements


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in training, education, organizational development, communications, human resources or a closely related field and one year of staff experience in planning, developing, and conducting staff development training programs and related activities -OR- a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and two years of the required training experience.

One additional year of the required training experience may be accepted for each year of college up to a maximum of four years.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
Physical Class II – Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT: This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience weighted 100%. The evaluation of training and experience will be based on application information submitted at the time of filing.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST. 

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: The names of candidates receiving a passing score in this examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of  twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Past and present mental health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.

VACANCY INFORMATION: The resulting eligible list for this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Mental Health.

Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION: Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing.

In order to receive credit for the required degree/coursework, certification, and/or license, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization, and/or a legible copy of the official certificate and/or license at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days (or during the examination process) from the date of filing application.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" tab for this posting.  
 
Applicants must complete and submit their online applications and upload required documents (e.g. License, Resume, Official Transcripts, etc.) as attachment(s) during application submission, or send by email to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov  within 15 calendar days from date of application submission.  Indicate the Exam Title on the subject line when sending required documents by email.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements.  Your online application must show complete license, education and work experience information necessary to evaluate your qualifications.  License information section must show title of license, license number, original date of issue, and expiration date.  Education information section must include name and address of school attended, complete dates attended, name of course/s taken, number of units earned, and degree/s earned.  Work experience section must include job title, employer name and address, name of work area/facility, actual payroll title held and not the working and/or functional titles, from/to dates of employment including month, day and year, total number of months, total number of hours worked per week - not a range of hours (full or part-time), and complete detailed description of related job duties.  If range of hours is provided, experience will be prorated based on the lowest number of hours worked per week.  List separately each job experience to be evaluated.

IMPORTANT  NOTES:

  • All information is subject to verification.  Applications may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from class specifications and Minimum Requirement serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet requirements.  Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
 

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.


SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
 

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID, E-MAIL AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
HR Examinations Unit: (213) 972-7034
HR Examinations Unit Email: exams@dmh.lacounty.gov
Analyst Contact Phone: Nicholas Jordan, (213) 972-7047
Analyst Contact Email: najordan@dmh.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE: (213) 972-7034
TELETYPE PHONE: (800) 735-2922
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONES: (800) 735-2922

Agency
County of Los Angeles
Website
http://hr.lacounty.gov
Address
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Los Angeles, California, 90010