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Training and Development Specialists
District Of Columbia

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Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

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Currently Employed: 1,310

Projected Annual Job Openings: 50

Typical Hourly Wage: $24.39 - $43.49

Typical Annual Salary: $50,700 - $90,500

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
  • Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees or customers.
  • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
  • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
  • Obtain, organize, or develop training procedure manuals, guides, or course materials, such as handouts or visual materials.
  • Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.
  • Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
  • Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, or handouts.
  • Evaluate modes of training delivery, such as in-person or virtual to optimize training effectiveness, training costs, or environmental impacts.
  • Keep up with developments in area of expertise by reading current journals, books, or magazine articles.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Laser printers
  • Notebook computers
  • Overhead projectors
  • Personal computers

Technology:
  • Computer based training software
  • Document management software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Presentation software
  • Web page creation and editing software

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