Job ID:  26435792

Company:  Montana Environmental Training Center

Application Type:  Seeking Full-time (post graduate opportunities)

Job Title:  Training and Development Specialist

Description:  Brief Position Overview: The Montana Environmental Training Center (METC), located on the MSU-Northern campus in Havre, MT, is the center of State training coordination and implementation for the water and wastewater industry in Montana. The Training and Development Specialist duties include (among others) planning, coordinating and processing through printing and distribution of an annual training calendar to include events sponsored by METC ( approximately 25-30 per year) and other training organizations planning, organizing and implementing training sessions developing, through contracted services or in-house work, specific training materials and modules assessing water/wastewater industry training needs and incorporating those needs into future training events. Duties and Responsibilities: 1) Facilitate and/or instruct water and wastewater and other environmentally related training courses to be delivered traditionally as workshops or schools and online across Montana (50%). 2) Participate in the production of the annual training calendar (15%). 3) Maintain training library, equipment inventory, speakers bureau and other databases (15%). 4) Maintenance of METC Website (5%). 5) Research state and federal laws and policies related to the water and wastewater industry (5%). 6) Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills: 1)A Bachelor of Science Degree in Water Quality, Water Resources, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Hydrology or another related scientific area is required. 2) A valid Montana driver s license is required. 3) A working knowledge of the water and wastewater industry, including the processes of surface water and groundwater treatment, wastewater treatment, as well as operations and maintenance for each is required. This may include a working understanding of the principals of hydrogeology, microbiology, and waterborne diseases. 4) A general understanding of both federal and state water-quality laws and the methods of compliance monitoring is required. 5) The ability to work with and communicate with professional staff is critical. The ability to effectively communicate with the public, both on an individual basis and in presentations to large groups, is required. Preferred Qualifications Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills: 1) A Master of Science degree in Water Quality, Water Resources, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Hydrology or another related area is preferred. 2) Experience as an environmental trainer, water and/or wastewater operator or water quality regulator is also preferred. 3) A general knowledge of the principles of adult learning processes, instructional methods, training needs assessments and training evaluation is a minimum requirement with increased working knowledge of these processes being gained through experiences in implementation of training and through professional development opportunities. The Successful Candidate Will: 1) Be efficient at all Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint. 2) Be at ease operating office equipment such as desktop and laptop computers, printers, copy machines, fax machines, and computer projectors. 3) Be able to operate and maintain common water quality analysis instruments including but not limited to phase/contrast microscopes, pH meters, dissolved oxygen meters, etc. 4) Be able to operate recording equipment including video and still cameras. Physical Demands Travel throughout Montana is required. Travel is usually alone and in a utility van. Training equipment and materials must be lifted, transported and set-up for use at training sites. Most of the training equipment weighs in excess of 10 pounds. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds is necessary. Moderate walking is required. Exposure to wastewater samples is sometimes necessary.

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