Occ. Code 1437100

 

TRAINING SPECIALIST 1, GRADE 18

1437100

TRAINING SPECIALIST 1 (NURSING), GRADE 18

1437140

TRAINING SPECIALIST 1 (ADDICTIONS), GRADE 18

1437110

TRAINING SPECIALIST 1 (MENTAL HYGIENE), GRADE 18

1437130

TRAINING SPECIALIST 2, GRADE 23

1437200

TRAINING SPECIALIST 2 (ADDICTIONS), GRADE 23

1437210

TRAINING SPECIALIST 2 (MENTAL HYGIENE), GRADE 23

1437230

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

          Training Specialists develop and present training programs to improve the on-the-job knowledge, skills, and abilities of employees to better enable them to carry out an agencys mission, including the care and treatment of vulnerable persons in the care and/or custody of the State.  They develop and administer contracts for the provision of specialized training services or initiatives. They work in a broad array of agencies, including those with institutional, facility, and community-based settings or intergovernmental roles.  They may also develop and present specialized training to local government employees, contractors and vendors, external human service agency employees, and volunteers.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

          Training Specialist 1:  full performance level; design and develop curricula and training materials; and present training on a wide variety of topics and programs using targeted training methods, equipment, and media.  Positions provide instruction in more generalized courses, including supervisory and clerical practices, and courses specifically designed to address unique agency needs and requirements.  They may supervise paraprofessional positions involved in the delivery of hands-on instruction to employees.

 

TRAINING SPECIALIST 2: first supervisory level; lead the planning, organization, and delivery of agency training; and oversee the development of curricula by lower level staff. Positions supervise lower level training specialists, paraprofessional and support staff.  They develop new training initiatives and modify existing programs based upon their assessment of program needs; evaluate training; act as an organizations consultant to internal and external programs; and oversee contract administration.  In a small agency or institution/facility, these positions may serve as the highest level training position; exercise responsibility for all training matters; and report to a higher level program or administrative supervisor.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

Develops and presents specific training courses in an agencys training program.

 

·       Identifies and assesses specific training needs by reviewing agency programs and by discussing staff and program requirements with program managers.

 

·       Develops a training program to meet identified needs by determining course content and method of presentation and obtaining training materials.

 

·       Prepares proposals for training programs utilizing funds provided for in State and employee agreements, and for Managerial/Confidential training.

 

·       Presents training courses by obtaining outside instructors or personally conducting course and selecting audiovisual teaching aids.

 

·       Reviews outside instructors lesson plans to ensure consistency with course outlines.

 

·       Prepares lesson plans for those courses conducted personally.

 

·       Evaluates training course through the use of questionnaires, review of work reports or supervisory evaluation.

 

 

Informs employees and program managers of available training and educational opportunities.

 

·       Disseminates training announcements and information concerning educational opportunities.

 

·       Provides specific information and course applications for those employees who may have a direct interest in a training course.

 

·       Selects employees for training courses and educational opportunities based on relevance of courses to employees work, budgetary restraints and class size.

 

Assists program managers and supervisors in developing on-the-job training programs.

 

·       Reviews on-the-job training programs with supervisors for relevance.

 

·       Updates training manuals with the assistance of supervisors.

 

·       Recommends specialized training courses to correct problems or to familiarize staff with new programs, policies or procedures.

Provides fiscal and administrative oversight for training related contracts. 

 

·       Assists with contract development, including solicitation and administration of requests for proposals.

 

·       Provides technical assistance related to developing and updating training policies and manuals.

 

Maintains web-based learning management system to record compliance and analyze training needs.

 

Supervises professional and paraprofessional training staff and/or support staff.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

          TRAINING SPECIALIST 1

 

Open Competitive:  Bachelors degree and completion of a two-year traineeship.

 

TRAINING SPECIALIST 2

 

Promotion:  one year of service as a Training Specialist 1.

 

 

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.

 

Date:  7/16

 

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          TRAINING SPECIALIST 1 (NURSING)

 

          Incumbents of these positions provide specialized instruction in nursing, treatment, and health care subjects specific to employees responsible for the care and custody of vulnerable populations in institutional and community settings.  Incumbents may supervise paraprofessional training staff.  Positions are classified only in those settings.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Open Competitive: one year of post-licensure experience as a Registered Nurse and two years of experience delivering specialized training in a classroom setting.

 

 

          TRAINING SPECIALIST 1 (ADDICTIONS)

          TRAINING SPECIALIST 2 (ADDICTIONS)

 

Training Specialists 1 (Addictions) plan, direct, develop and deliver training to care givers, counselors, and health care professionals involved in providing treatment, prevention, and intervention services in the area of addictions.    

 

Training Specialists 2 (Addictions) also supervise lower level professional and support staff.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

TRAINING SPECIALIST 1 (ADDICTIONS)

 

Open Competitive:  Bachelors degree in a human services field and two years of experience developing and delivering addictions and/or substance abuse treatment training to human services treatment and/or counseling staff.

 

 

TRAINING SPECIALIST 2 (ADDICTIONS)

 

Promotion: one year of service as a Training Specialist 2 (Addictions).

 

Open Competitive:  Bachelors degree in a human services field and three years of experience developing and delivering addictions and/or substance abuse treatment training to human services treatment and/or counseling staff.

 


          TRAINING SPECIALIST 1 (MENTAL HYGIENE)

          TRAINING SPECIALIST 2 (MENTAL HYGIENE)

 

Training Specialists 1 (Mental Hygiene) develop and deliver major segments of institution and community training programs to improve the knowledge and abilities of those caring and treating mentally ill and developmentally disabled persons in institutional and community settings.    Incumbents may supervise paraprofessional training staff. 

 

Training Specialists 2 (Mental Hygiene) supervise lower level professional and support staff and serve as the overall assistant to the training manager of the institution, facility, or region.  Positions are typically classified in institution and community settings.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

TRAINING SPECIALIST 1 (MENTAL HYGIENE)

 

Open Competitive:  Bachelors degree in a human services field and two years of experience in developing and delivering classroom training involving the concepts and techniques of care for vulnerable persons in a mental hygiene setting.

 

TRAINING SPECIALIST 2 (MENTAL HYGIENE)

 

Promotion: one year of service as a Training Specialist 1 (Mental Hygiene).

 

Open Competitive: Bachelors degree in a human services field and three years of experience in developing and delivering classroom training involving the concepts and techniques of care for vulnerable persons in a mental hygiene setting.