Training Specialist Ii - Preparedness Trainer

Fairfax, Virginia
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Sep 26, 2020
Oct 10, 2020
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' equitable access to health services and information. The Training Specialist II (Preparedness Trainer), works as part of the expanding Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R).

This position researches and develops public health emergency preparedness training and exercise program offerings. Analyzes, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates training programs related to public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines (e.g. NIMS, CDC, HSEEP) related to preparedness training. Plans, facilitates, and executes initiatives and trainings to deliver a robust set of suitable training solutions for agency staff, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers, response partner organizations, and the community. Manages agency wide training programs. Contributes to the multi-year Integrated Preparedness Plan. Actively researches, creatively designs, implements, and evaluates effective methods to train and develop skills, knowledge, and abilities required for successful performance in adult learners. Manages, develops, and delivers emergency preparedness presentations to in-person audiences, by webinars, and through facilitated learning events. Creates and manages online training modules using eLearning software and web-based platforms. Analyzes metrics and develops reports to evaluate the effectiveness of the trainings offered inclusive of local, state, and federal compliance and program expectations. Serves on the Health Department's Incident Management Team (IMT) and is expected to fulfill key roles during emergency responses. Provides critical training support services to increase the Health Department’s capability to respond to a wide variety of natural and man-made emergencies, including acts of bioterrorism and natural disease outbreaks.

Note: Multiple positions may be hired from this announcement. This is an essential position that works on-site. As an essential member of an emergency response organization, during an emergency activation, employee may be required to work irregular hours, work at a location other than the official duty station, support the department on a 24/7 basis and perform duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Required to work nights, weekends and be available for emergency activations.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of adult learning theories;
Knowledge of group/team dynamics;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to conduct training needs assessments and develop and present training programs;
Ability to manage projects;
Ability to facilitate meetings and consult with agency staff and management;
Ability to keep current on the latest training theory and practice;
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and other county employees.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree in education, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field; plus three years of professional experience in curriculum development, delivery of training courses, needs assessments, and facilitation of team-building exercises.

Not applicable.

  • Bachelor’s degree in organizational development, human resources, business administration, educational psychology, or a related field.
  • Two to four (2-4) years of professional experience in training administration, with an emphasis on conducting emergency management trainings.
  • Knowledge of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Incident Command System (ICS), the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the National Response Framework (NRF), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Public Health Preparedness Capabilities, Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101, and other recognized standards and best-practices in public health emergency preparedness and emergency management.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, SharePoint, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management and organizational development.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of adult learning theory and tools used to develop and deliver adult course curriculum.
  • Experience delivering oral presentations to diverse audiences in formal and informal settings.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect an ability to manage multiple competing priorities and time-sensitive projects and deliverables with excellent attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic, emergency preparedness and response-focused environment.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or one other language.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving records check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Incumbent must be able to lift or carry up to 25 pounds. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to drive a vehicle. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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