The Training Officer III (Curriculum Developer) is responsible for the development of agency-wide curriculum for delivery to all DCS employees and select contractors to assist in meeting their performance goals and achieve business objectives; designs, develops, implements, revises, and evaluates curriculum that meets industry and agency standards, is tied to the business outcomes of the agency, and is delivered primarily via classroom and distance-learning formats including computer or web-based conference; create and deliver certification programs to establish and maintain consistency in the quality and delivery of courses throughout the agency; establishes and maintains relationships with staff and management at all levels within the organization, leads design projects, and coaches less experienced peers; provide computer-based training software support; coordinate and participate in special training activities such as piloting new or revised curriculum. In-state travel may be required.
This position requires the ability to create and learn training related to new laws, policy, social work practice, and ongoing technological changes in the State's CCWIS system.
Design, develop, and revise courses for delivery in a variety of media, including classroom and distance learning (computer-based training and web conference) to all DCS employees and contractors. Use instructional-systems design model to ensure effective training. Use training technology to develop and deliver classroom and distance learning products. Use visual management to show project goals, track completion of goals, escalate to managers and barriers and help identify countermeasures to aide in attaining goals. Identify continuous improvement opportunities and process implementation.
Responsible for identifying and leading teams that consults with training sponsors, requesters and subject matter experts at all levels of the organization to identify training needs and ensure training meets stated objectives. Gather information from subject matter experts; research policies and procedures, legal requirements, agency programs, best methods and practices and other information relating to assigned training projects. Confer with managers, trainers and other staff on the development of training. This position requires the complex ability to learn and develop expertise in areas that may or may not reside in the Training Officer III - Curriculum Designer experience.
Responsible for working closely with others internal or external to the agency in order to advise best delivery methods to implement training. Implements completed training products, such as leader & participant guides, handbooks, manuals, training technology tools & other course material, including insuring course materials are available for launch, communication with stakeholders, providing support following course launch.
Responsible for quality assurance on all statewide training developed and delivered by Learning and Development. Conduct quality audits to ensure all trainings are current to policy and procedure as well as fidelity to best practice. Responsible for updating any changes to policy, procedure and practice at time of notice. Also, conducts classroom reviews and advises on curriculum changes to Manager and update as necessary.
Assumes a role in the use of training technology for the agency, as required. Acts as coach and resource to other Curriculum Developers and trainers in the agency. Participates in and leads teams relating to curriculum development and training. May create and deliver certification programs. Develops and delivers certifications for curriculum design, training delivery, evaluation and other training-related topics as needed. coaches/mentors peers in training development, design and delivery (informally as well as through certifications). In-state travel to deliver training and/or coach/mentor staff may be required.
Other duties as assigned as related tot he position.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in social work, psychology, public administration, another social or behavioral science or other acceptable field of study from an accredited college or university.
Ideal candidate possesses 1 or more years of experience with DCS/CPS families as a DCS Specialist or Supervisor and experience teaching or training.
In state travel is required. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, a valid state-issued drivers license appropriate to assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to drivers license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however mileage will be reimbursed.
The ability to secure and maintain an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card; and the ability to secure and maintain clearance from the DCS Central Registry.
As an employee of the Department of Child Safety you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!
- Paid sick leave.
- Paid vacation that includes ten (10) holidays per year.
- Competitive health and dental insurance plans.
- Life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
We also offer optional employee benefits that include:
- Vision coverage.
- Short-term disability insurance.
- Deferred compensation plans.
- Supplemental life insurance.
- Employee wellness plans
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
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.