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Applicant Pool:If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.
This position is being posted in accordance with the MPEA bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, MPEA bargaining unit applicants will have preference.
The purpose of this position is to serve as a research project manager and to develop, implement and manage the Maintenance Training Program, and this position is responsible for conducting needs assessments, identifying sources/content for training, and reviewing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for training, administering contracts for training by consultants, developing training materials, teaching classes, and managing training budgets. When implementing new software in the Maintenance division, this position assists developing and delivering training statewide. Finally, this position assists in developing, scheduling and delivering training for existing software utilized by the Maintenance division which is not supported by the ISD division’s training. This position will coordinate with the Human Resource Division to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of MDT’s training initiatives, programs and budgets. This position will not be responsible for the soft skills or leadership programs delivered by Human Resources Division.
This position supervises and conducts new and ongoing research analysis, development and implementation of technical enhancements and business improvements to division information, data, and statistical information. Additionally, this position will research materials and technology trends in the field of transportation maintenance. This position will make recommendations on innovative materials, new maintenance techniques and emerging technology using new ideas from MDT personnel within the state and trends outside the state.
Physical demands: Facilitate groups; operate motor vehicles; word processing and data entry; reading and writing; operate audio visual equipment; and computer operation. Additionally this position requires the ability to walk over uneven terrain, extensive travel within the state and out of state, and lifting of heavy objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
Mental demands: organizes, analyzes and synthesizes information from divergent sources; comprehend and apply policies, practices and guidelines; actively listens to others and asks appropriate questions indicating interest in and knowledge of the message; gives and solicits constructive feedback; assesses the risks and benefits to the organization; considers alternatives prior to making a decision; makes sound and timely decisions; understands that all members of a team are necessary in accomplishing the work and encourages team without taking.
Knowledge demands: Adult education principles and practices; organizational development practices; basic accounting and budgeting practices; program administration; basic computer technology; research methodologies; ability to gain knowledge of policies, procedures and guidelines.
Skills: This position must have excellent communication/facilitation skills and the ability to establish close working relationships with technical experts in the Department (district offices and headquarters), other state agencies and FHWA. Skills include: Applying adult education principles and practices within a large diverse organization; create, modify and evaluate adult education materials; effectively communicate with people at all levels in the organization verbally and in writing; facilitate discussions to gather information from stakeholders; organize, evaluate and synthase information gathered from a variety of sources; read, comprehend and apply policies, procedures and guidelines; apply defined constraints to prioritize the implementation of a complex program; independently develop training materials and programs and match delivery with available technology; verbally present information in a public speaking environment; organize, monitor and maintain project documentation and the application of computer technology.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Organizational Development, Business or Public Administration, Communications, Engineering, or a closely related degree. Three years of experience in adult education, including: 2 years adult instruction; 1 year developing adult education programs; 1 year group facilitation; 1 year conference coordination.
One year of program management preferred. One year of experience in contract management and budget management is preferred.
A combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered on a case by case basis.