Training Specialist

Director's Office/Professional Development

Recruitment #210430-UNCC-20


Director's Office/Professional Development

Salary:  $3,788.75 monthly

This is an unclassified position; selections will be made without the use of an interview committee per OP-110235 V.A.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor

Basic Purpose:
Positions in this job are assigned responsibilities for conducting specialized training and staff development programs at a regional training academy, correctional facility, or for a department region/division.  This includes evaluating and determining employee training needs, preparing required curriculum and conducting training on various topics and skills.

Typical Functions:
•Provides training and instruction for cadet academies and specialized courses (such as, but not limited to, self-defense, leadership development, instructor development, and PREA) at the region, division and/or department level.  May assist with provision of training at a facility level.

•Conducts job analyses and assessments to evaluate employee training needs and evaluates training programs.

•Designs, develops and updates training courses and curriculum; conducts research as necessary; prepares lesson plans, participant manuals, videos and graphics.

•Conducts classroom training, workshops or seminars to increase the knowledge and skills of employees in various subjects or tasks.

•Prepares training reports and maintains training records on participants.

•Schedules and coordinates training sessions and locations.

•May provide supervision to other training officers in planning and conducting correctional training programs.

•Coordinates department or division training or organizational development programs.

•Manages contracts with service providers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and methods of employee training; of correctional security policies and procedures; of various types of equipment used in adult education; of leadership and organizational development principles; of problem-solving and interviewing techniques; and of group facilitation and conflict resolution techniques.  Ability is required to conduct classroom training, workshops or seminars; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to prepare lesson plans and other training  materials;   to  establish  and  maintain effective  relationships  with  others;   to design surveys and analyze survey results; and to conduct research using the Internet and other computer-based resources.

Education and Experience:

Statutorily Required:  N/A

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience in training, adult education, human resource development, correctional or security work, or social casework which involved the classification and assignment of offenders; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of the specified experience for each year of the required education.

Special Requirements
Extensive travel and occasional overnight stays are required.  In order to perform necessary travel, applicants must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment and retain a valid driver’s license while assigned to this job classification.


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.