The State Training Coordinator reports directly to the Laboratory Chief of Support Services and may function as an Alternate Responsible Official for the State Agency Program. Primary duties include but are not limited to Internal Training- the Training Coordinator will develop and conduct training for all Internal laboratory staff in the aspects of security, bio-safety, and Incident response. Serves as the State Training Coordinator and acts as the point of contact for internal and external training events and exercises. External Training- Develop and maintain a list of Arizona laboratories and contact personnel in the state to be used for after-hours emergencies or public health notifications. Develop and conduct training for external laboratory personnel in the elements of packaging and shipping of Infectious agents according to the most current federal regulations. Provide training to laboratory staff on bio-safety and other laboratory procedures. Provide pre and post-training surveys from laboratory attendees to monitor the efficacy of the training events and look for areas for future improvement. Certify and maintain a list of laboratories and laboratorians who have completed training.
− Develops and provides training for: Arizona laboratories on bio-safety, packaging and shipping of specimens, and other laboratory protocols; plans drills, exercises, and Inspections to test program plans and achieve the laboratory's ELC grant deliverables.
− Coordinates exercises for Arizona laboratories. Assists In the preparation of mid-year and final grant reports as needed. Assists In the development and coordination of drill-related follow-up issues.
− Ensures that bio-safety and bio-security requirements specified by federal agencies are achieved through training related to written plans and Standard Operating Procedures. Provides bio-safety and bio-security training to technical staff, visitors, and contractors. Assists the Responsible Official In the development and maintenance of ELC program required documents.
− Edits, writes, coordinates, prints, and distributes the quarterly newsletter to Sentinel Level Laboratories. Delivers and coordinates important laboratory information to community partners by various notification means.
− Acts as the laboratory's Slate Trainer and coordinates CDC, APHL, and other teleconferences, meetings, and training held at the laboratory.
− Presents at meetings and conferences.
− The DOT regulations relate to the shipment of etiological materials and CDC/USDA regulations as they relate to biosecurity, disease epidemiology, and bio-safety techniques.
− Principles of biosafety in microbiological laboratories
− Instructional systems design.
− Training principles, practices, processes, and tools.
− Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
− Instructional design
− Distance learning development
− Expressing ideas and information concisely
− Critical thinking, assessment, evaluation, and/or synthesize multiple sources or streams of information
− Adapt to rapidly changing requirements
− Excellent interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills with the ability to work with office staff, facilities design and maintenance personnel, laboratory technical staff, outside contractors, and government agencies.
− Personal computer experience, with working knowledge of Google and Windows software including presentation, web-based training, teleconferencing, and web-conferencing software.
− Teach or transfer knowledge
− Deal diplomatically and interact professionally with a variety of individuals
− Adapt and customize solutions according to constraints.
− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
The ideal candidate will have:
− Bachelor's degree in microbiology, molecular biology, biology, chemistry, public health, industrial hygiene, or a closely related field with 3 years of work experience in bio-safety in a laboratory environment. Board certification in industrial hygiene or a certified bio-safety professional is preferred.
Driving is required for State Business.
− Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
− Must obtain the required security risk assessment for clearance to work with select agents.
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.