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The State Contracting Standards Board is currently accepting applications for a Trainer. The Contracting Standards Board’s mission is to require that state contracting, and procurement requirements are understood and carried out in a manner that is open, cost effective, efficient and consistent with State and Federal statutes, rules and regulations.
This is a full-time, Monday - Friday, first shift opportunity located in Hartford, CT, with some remote work possible.
This is a ground-breaking position with the selected incumbent being the first individual to hold the role in the agency. There is no typical day; each day will be new and different and will allow for the opportunity to develop the groundwork for today and future use. This is a high-profile position.
The individual holding this position will be responsible for the Board’s statutory duty to train state contracting agencies on procurement and contracting processes. The individual will be responsible for creation of a world-class agency procurement officer certification program. Recertification and establishing ongoing training programs will be a large part of the position, including virtual and in person training to agency leaders.
The individual holding this position is expected to be a major contributor to the State’s Procurement Manual.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the individual will contribute to Board member orientation and ongoing continuing education.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
The State of Connecticut offers a competitive starting salary, excellent state benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.
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- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in preparing and conducting training programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Prepares and conducts training courses; assists in planning, developing, coordinating and evaluating comprehensive training programs; conducts needs assessments; develops course objectives, curricula, outlines and contents; selects and develops training methods and materials; researches learning material and resources; monitors and evaluates training courses and participants progress; provides technical assistance and consultation; maintains records and prepares reports; organizes and maintains a library of training materials; may conduct drills and exercises; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and techniques of training and staff development; knowledge of education methods and techniques; ability to assess training needs and determine objectives; ability to develop, organize and conduct training courses; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of technical experience in training, staff development, or adult education.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Experience developing and presenting virtual and in-person training material
- Experience with state procurement regulations
- Experience developing and implementing certification program training requirements
- Experience providing consultation for the procurement processes
- Experience working individually and as part of a team
- Experience working with internal and external stakeholders
- Experience working with a volunteer board and board subcommittee
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess specialized certifications for designated positions prior to appointment.
2 Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3 Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.