Job Title: Senior Workforce and Employee Development Specialist
Pay Range: $ 29.63 - $34.52/hourly
Closing Date/Time: Tuesday, February 28th at 4:00 PM (PST)
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of
Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep
Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. We have an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about developing creative training and succession planning programs to help employees succeed and develop professionally.
This position is part of the Workforce Development Unit which is in the Human Resources Division and is responsible for City Light’s training and development programs and organizational development efforts for approximately 1,800 employees. This position will research, formulate and implement best practices for succession planning, and oversee the training and development aspects of the Department’s performance management program and create a strategic approach to training for technical and management skills. This position will design and present training and program proposals including budget, coordinate program implementation, and review proposals from other work groups. This position will report to the Workforce Development Manager.
This position will be part of the team responsible for developing and implementing workforce development and succession planning programs to attract, retain, promote, and grow a diverse workforce. Working closely with field and professional employees, managers, executive leadership, and other Human Resources staff, this position will accomplish the following:
- Work closely with individual employees on training plans and educational opportunities;
- Manage the tuition reimbursement program;
- Coach managers on how to assess employee performance and develop training plans;
- Develop, implement and facilitate mentorship and internship programs;
- Job shadow skilled trades employees and work with them and their management on technical training opportunities and leadership development opportunities;
- Work closely with managers of new employees to ensure training and feedback is provided during the first critical weeks and months on the job;
- Evaluate job class groups as career ladders for upward mobility and develop options for better aligning with business needs and analyze potential paths into such ladders;
- Research performance management techniques and effectiveness and identify ways to apply to employee development;
- Develop and implement an effective model for leadership and staff succession; research current and potential vacancies and staff demographics to improve forecasting of retirements; survey management for critical succession needs of business units;
- Evaluate reorganizations and business process changes for impact on workforce development and career progression;
- Research developments in training methodology and assess changes in technology for effect on workforce development, impacts on job and training requirements, and implications for organization and business processes;
- Actively promote and support key strategic Citywide and Utility initiatives.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Education, Social Science, Business or Public Administration, Organizational Development or a related field (other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability).
Experience: Three years of professional experience in workforce development, adult training/education administration, training project management, educational consulting, human resources or a closely related field. Strong written and oral presentation skills.
Certification/License: Driver’s License or equivalent mobility.
Desired Qualifications: The successful candidate will be passionate about employee development and possess a strong desire to develop, drive, and implement new programs. Ideally, he/she will have progressively responsible experience in the areas of workforce planning, succession planning, training, and/or related human resources generalist experience in a fast-paced, culturally diverse environment. He/she will be interested in working with our field crews to learn their jobs and identify gaps in current training programs. He/she will have excellent communication skills, both oral and in writing, and impeccable judgment.
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.
Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: www.seattle.gov/light/.
For more information and an Online Application Form, visit http://www.seattle.gov/jobs/ by 2/28/2012 at 4:00 pm.
The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workforce.