Placer County

Training/Organization Development Manager (#14751)

$50.47-$63.03 Hourly / $8,748.13-$10,925.20 Monthly / $104,977.60-$131,102.40 Yearly


To plan, organize, direct, manage, and administer County-wide employee training and facilitation functions/programs; to plan, direct, and supervise the work assigned staff; to serve as the subject matter expert on training, organizational development, career counseling, meeting facilitation and other related subjects; to establish and implement program objectives and performance standards; to direct, manage, and participate in strategic planning, policy development and legislative analysis for the division; and to represent the County in external and internal contacts in a positive and effective manner.


This single position classification functions at the manager level and as such recognizes positions that exercise full line and functional management responsibility for employees within a division and assumes substantive and significant responsibility in Training and Development Administration.


Receives general direction from County Executive Officer or his/her designate.

Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical personnel.


Duties may include, but are not limited, the following:

  • Plan, direct, manage, and administer the County’s training plans/programs for management and non-management employees; prepare recommendations regarding programs, consultants, operational processes, and needs assessments.
  • Plan, organize, implement, and manage the programmatic, administrative, and operational activities with designated areas of responsibility; monitor and evaluate work in progress to ensure compliance with goals and objectives.
  • Plan, design, develop, and implement Countywide and specialized training programs to support the County’s and departmental goals, objectives, and philosophy; assign work activities and projects; monitor timelines; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate training activities throughout the County; schedule classes; coordinate the efforts of the training/development staff and consultants; manage and participate in the development of classes, handbooks, manuals, course outlines, and other material; approve class design and material.
  • Plan, direct, design, and implement the training/educational components of County-wide programs or initiatives such as Employee Recognition Programs and Combined Giving Program; lead project teams; identify program goals and objectives; implement program; monitor and evaluate results of the effort.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate the County’s training and development programs and plans as related to current practices, legislation, employee surveys, and fulfillment of organizational needs; consult with County departments regarding needs, collect data, and identify needs.
  • Plan, coordinate, and administer the County’s Tuition Reimbursement Program; screen courses to determine eligibility in the program; participate in community consortiums and organizations; network in an effort to identify valid educational opportunities in the community; develop and implement effective internal marketing methods.
  • Plan, direct, and participate in career counseling activities for County employees; provide direction and advice to employees about course and curriculum content choices in relation to job relevance, career development, and upward mobility.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, implement, and participate in facilitation and mediation efforts; facilitate cooperation and communication among County departments as well as between individuals and groups; make recommendations on conflict resolution solutions. 
  • Develop and administer the County’s training/organizational development program budget(s); forecast funding needs, staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor approved expenditures; implement mid-year adjustments.
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the training/organizational development division.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and managers, and the community utilizing accepted principles of effective customer service.
  • Direct and manage the work of consultants; assist in the preparation of requests for proposals, review bids, interview and select consultants; manage workflow, set expectations and priorities, and monitor outcomes; negotiate contracts.
  • Maintain awareness of and participation in external professional environment and resources to ensure the highest level of professional standards are applied to service delivery within the County.
  • Represent the County of Placer, the County Executive Office and its Training/Organizational Development Division to the public and to other agencies in a positive and productive manner. 
  • Serve as a positive and motivational team leader as well as a positive and effective member of a peer group. 
  • Perform related duties as required.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in training and development, including two years of supervisory/management responsibility and budget administration.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education, communications, public administration or a related field.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid California driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of adult learning theories, training and development, and training design and their successful application within the workplace environment.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment and related spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation applications.
  • Standard and accepted usage of the English language including spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Communication techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information and directing group discussions.
  • Principles and practices of research and analysis.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.
  • Principles and practices of communication processes, group dynamics, meeting facilitation, mediation, conflict resolution, and assessment centers as a career development tool.

Ability to:

  • Plan, direct, motivate, and supervise assigned professional, technical and clerical staff.
  • Observe and provide feedback to assigned staff.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of assigned job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; explain and interpret policies and programs; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve divisional issues.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment-surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means.
  • Stand for long periods of time in classroom; use of repetitive arm-hand movements to write on board or when utilizing a computer terminal to produce materials; lift moderate weight such as when arranging supplies on shelves, moving equipment and material from a supply area to a vehicle, arranging tables and chairs and setting up audio-visual equipment.
  • Perform the most complex work within the division.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Apply the principles and practices of personnel administration.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Function as a productive and positive team member and effective team leader.
  • Apply the principles and practices of motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Determine effective method of research, compile data and present in form most likely to enhance understanding. 
  • Prepare reports, statistical data, forms, questionnaires, and surveys.
  • Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine, postage meter, and photocopy machine.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

CLASS: 14751; EST: 7/1/2002; REV: ;