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Position: Training & Development Manager
Organization: Avista Corp.
Salary: D.O.Q., Non-Bargaining Unit Position
Location: Spokane, WA
Closing: 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2011
Manages, oversees, and supports internal staff development, quality management and training services of the craft, technical training and apprenticeship efforts to build needed employee skills to meet constantly changing and demanding technical and safety requirements. Maintains progressive knowledge of the trends in computer technology as it relates to software, as well as, training industry topics, information, techniques and equipment, and making recommendations for upgrading training software, programs, materials and methods accordingly.
Responsible for creating and managing training initiatives, standards, expectations, measurements, record keeping and facilities to build employee competencies. Ensures the quality and effectiveness of training, apprentice and certification programs that comply with regulatory standards. Works at a strategic level for long-range planning and program development in partnership with HR and utility leadership.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Adult Learning, Training, Organization Development or related field, or equivalent experience required. Demonstrated 5-8 years experience in training and development including technical training, with at least 3 years in a leadership role. Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal apprenticeship programs. Utility experience and experience working within collective bargaining agreements strongly desirable. Experience and skills in design and delivery of technical training programs, applying principles of adult learning, learning management systems, and e-learning, Requires excellent written, verbal, project management, problem solving skills, and negotiating skills. Highly effective teamwork, facilitation and interpersonal skills, ability to partner with key stakeholders appropriately, build cross-functional consensus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, web technologies and data analysis required. Requires ability to meet multiple deadlines and analyze and organize detailed data. Requires the ability to maintain standards of consistency and accuracy in record keeping across training programs to meet compliance requirements. Other combinations of education and experience many be considered.
Please complete an online screening application and paste your resume in the space provided at: www.avistacorp.com/careers. If you experience problems with the online system, you may fax your application and materials to 509-495-4922 or mail them to Avista Corp., Human Resources, PO Box 3727, Spokane, WA 99220-3727.
Performance and job related qualifications guide our hiring and promotion decision, not race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.
Avista Corp. strongly supports creating and sustaining a safe and healthy work environment for all its employees. To help further that initiative, the company has established pre-employment drug testing for all potential Avista Corp. employees and has instituted a policy of hiring individuals who are non-smokers of tobacco products.
POSTING DATE: 9/2011
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