Learning & Development Specialist / Training & Development Spec 2

State Of Minnesota Anoka , MN 55303

Posted 3 months ago

Job Details

Working Title: Learning & Development Specialist

Job Class: Training & Development Specialist 2

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 11/08/2019

Closing Date: 11/18/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS MAPE State Operated Svcs

Division/Unit: DCT Support Services / DCT L&D Staff Spec MHSATS

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00 a.m.

  • 4:30 p.m.

Days of Work: Monday

  • Friday

Travel Required: Yes

  • Approximately 25% of the time

Salary Range: $21.30 - $30.93/hourly; $44,474 - $64,581/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Direct Care & Treatment includes an array of programs serving people with mental illness, developmental disabilities and chemical dependency. The Direct Care & Treatment healthcare network consists of inpatient, outpatient and residential services. These programs include Forensics, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Community Based Services, Minnesota Sex Offender Program and Ambulatory clinics. Each of these programs strive to address the complex needs and challenges of people served to optimize their potential and support their life goals.

Job Summary

In partnership with assigned sites and programs, the Learning & Development Specialist develops, implements and evaluates employee training. A wide variety of sources and licensing entities also influence training requirements and opportunities. These include Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Joint Commission, statutes and the Jensen settlement among others.

Using best practices from the learning and development field, the Learning & Development Specialist creates and delivers learner centered, performance based training. In this role, the Learning & Development Specialist engages with learners and others in a way that embraces person centered approaches, is interactive and utilizes adult learning principles. The Learning & Development Specialist demonstrates a thorough understanding of adult learning principles and effectively incorporates them into the training conducted.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Designing, delivering and/or evaluating effective learning and development programs and materials as necessary to meet the needs of the learners and utilize best practices for adult learners

  • Providing staff information on training activities and advising on employee development techniques

  • Collaborating with stakeholders to identify and analyze learning and development needs and opportunities to produce quality training content

  • Providing assistance to work groups and committees to develop training materials, providing expertise, and implementing training


Minimum Qualifications

Must meet one of the following qualifications listed below:

  • 1 year of professional experience or 3 years advanced administrative support, paraprofessional or technical experience in instructional design or delivering training to adult learners that demonstrates the following:

  • Designing, developing and coordinating training programs and development activities

  • Training and/or experience in the use of needs assessment, training methods, adult learning, training evaluation/measurement

  • Experience with learning management or other similar tracking/reporting software


  • Bachelor's degree in Learning Management, Instructional Design, Adult Education or related field and 2 years of advanced technical or paraprofessional experience in instructional design or delivering training to adult learners that demonstrates the following:

  • Designing, developing and coordinating training programs and development activities

  • Training and/or experience in the use of needs assessment, training methods, adult learning, training evaluation/ measurement

  • Experience with learning management system or other similar tracking/reporting software


  • Master's degree in Learning Management, Instructional Design, Adult Education or related field

Note: Associate degree in Learning Management, Instructional Design, Adult Education or related field may substitute for 1 year of advanced administrative support, paraprofessional or technical experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Snap Survey software

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your experience in the areas listed above.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.


  • Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact Brad Fiksen at brad.fiksen@state.mn.us.

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the job ID to Heidi Peura at heidi.peura@state.mn.us by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 for assistance.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

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