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Trainer/Operation & Program Support

at City of Houston

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2590013
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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

POSITION OVERVIEW


Applications accepted from: 
ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

 
Posting Number: PN# 22127
Service Line: Houston Water 
Section: Operations & Program Support 
Reporting Location: 69th st. WWTP, 2525 S/Sgt. Macario Garcia
Workdays & Hours: M-F, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm*
*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Houston Water is seeking an energetic, flexible, self-motivated individual that will function in a trainer role. The ideal candidate is a subject matter expert, possesses a valid A or B TCEQ occupational license in water and/or wastewater, and able to communicate course information in a relevant, informed manner. Prepare and conduct training courses for City employees and other external customers.  Conduct general or specialized training sessions as assigned.  Develop lesson plans and utilize appropriate instructional material to teach assigned courses.  Recommend changes to testing and evaluation procedures, training manuals and other instructional materials.  May develop teaching aids such as handbooks, demonstration equipment, multimedia visual aids and reference materials.  Stays current on training objectives and materials provided by TCEQ and the City of Houston.  Provide technical assistance to staff and trouble shoot operational problems.  Teaches principles and procedures by demonstrating equipment and machinery use while applying knowledge of programming, electronics, mechanics, etc.Instructs on computer or software applications for water and/or wastewater systems 

WORKING CONDITIONS 
The position involves routine walking, periods of sitting, and occasional stooping or bending.  Occasional light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 40 pounds or equivalent weight) may be required.
 
This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier _3_ Level.     

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Education, Personnel Management or a related field.
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
One year of professional personnel experience involving training in a formal classroom setting and/or the development of curriculum and lesson plans for adult learners is required. 

Pertinent training experience on a professional level may be substituted for the above educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. 
 
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None.

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years of water and/or wastewater operator experience
 

  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  Knowledge in subject matter
  •  Instructional experience in formal or informal setting
  •  Classroom management
 
 **Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED:   None
However, the department may administer a skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION:   Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

PAY GRADE 17
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
 
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6002.
 
If you need special services or accommodations 832-393-6002. (TTY 7-1-1)
 
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
 
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
 
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. 
 
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.