Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Office of the Chief Financial Officer(OCFO) Division has an opening for a Training & Communications Specialist to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will be reporting to the Business Assurance Manager, the Training & Communications Specialist is a key member of the Procurement & Property Department's Business Assurance Group. You will work under limited direction by the Business Assurance Manager. You will be responsible for leading the Department's Training & Communications programs which includes collaborating with department leadership, staff and customers to identify target needs and opportunities, developing and deploying annual training plans, developing and implementing engaging learning activities and training course content as well as creating communications content and material for the various changes to requirements, policies and procedures. You will partner with Business Assurance group members to participate in the development and implementation of a diverse set of activities, including department initiatives and special projects. You will independently develop resolution to complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of identifiable factors. You will exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining the desired results.
What You Will Do:
Support Lab Operations/OCFO/Procurement Vision, Goals, Objectives and Strategies.
Emphasize excellence in customer service. Play an active role in ensuring Procurement staff provide a high level of service to both internal and external customers.
Lead and actively participate in the development of strategic, highly efficient and effective process improvement and reengineering efforts. Emphasize teamwork, continuous improvement, and best practices.
Contribute to the fulfillment of the overall goals of the Procurement Department by performing additional tasks as assigned when the need arises.
Adhere to DOE, UC, and Laboratory policy and provisions.
Independently leads the Department's Training and Communication Program.
Strategize on and promote the most effective approaches for all staff and customer training and education.
Develop and implement the annual department training plan based on input gathered and analyzed from various sources.
Lead efforts for the creation and maintenance of internal training collateral including tutorials and eLearning courses, leveraging input from subject matter experts. Analyze existing instructional material for recommended/required revisions.
Design and develop low-cost, in-house training collateral and tools on relevant procurement topics.
Develop lesson summaries such as overviews or topical outlines, visual aids, and written handouts.
Train instructors, within the department who will provide the training, on training techniques and methods.
Coordinate the development and issuance of exams for training assessment.
Conduct benchmarking to continuously improve the program.
Update and maintain the Training and Development website.
Maintain staff training records.
Source training programs and materials for the department or individuals within the department.
Proactively strategize on best approaches for communication of new and/or changing requirements, policies and procedures.
Plan, develop and deploy communication plans.
Identify and utilize various communication channels.
Develop communication content for external and internal communications.
Provide training and communications support for Department Initiatives and Special Projects.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Business or other business-related discipline, or equivalent training and experience, and a minimum of four years of related experience in an area of instructional design, eLearning design and implementation, or related field.
Proficiency in windows-based systems, and presentation software (Articulate preferred).
Knowledgeable about learning management systems, instructional design and e-learning platforms.
Exceptional organizational skills, leadership and interpersonal skills.
Exceptional communication skills.
Ability to reach decisions through independent judgment, interpret policy and administrative direction, and formulate into operational policies and procedures.
Demonstrated negotiation, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Possesses ability to establish and maintain long-term working relationships with a broad cross-section of people.
Strong project management skills with the ability to self-manage multiple development projects and deadlines.
Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Business or other business-related discipline, or equivalent training and experience, and a minimum of six years of related experience in an area of instructional design, eLearning design and implementation, or related field.
Professional-level experience in instruction and facilitation, program development, and planning and coordination, and change management.
Demonstrated experience in researching and designing course content, classroom and e-learning, including tailoring content to customer needs.
Prior experience in instructional design, e-learning development or design, and graphic design
Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models.
Solid knowledge of course development software and at least one Learning Management System.
Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts.
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position will be remote initially, but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively until 2021 due to COVID-19. Once restrictions are lifted, work may be performed at Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) -- Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA.
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.