Staff Development Specialist
The Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association (ACERA) is a retirement system organized under the County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937, which provides retirement, disability and death benefits to the employees, retirees and former employees of Alameda County and certain other participating public employees. The retirement plan provides lifetime benefits to members of the retirement system who meet the minimum age and length-of-service requirements and is a significant and fundamental part of the comprehensive benefit package ACERA provides to eligible employees.
For more information about ACERA, please visit www.acera.org.
To provide ACERA members and employers with flexible, cost-effective, participant-oriented benefits through prudent investment management and superior member open decision-making process. In providing benefits and services, all persons will be treated fairly and with courtesy and respect. Investments will be managed to balance the need for security with superior performance. We expect excellence in all activities. We will also be accountable and act in accordance with the law.
The Staff Development Specialist (Project) is located in the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association Department. This position will be a Project Provisional appointment.
This position will perform training and staff development activities in areas including but not limited to assessment and needs analysis, program development to include training content and record development, oversight, program and management development, process optimization and automation, evaluation and communication, and perform other related duties as required.
The following is a list of position expectations:
• Consult with senior and mid-level agency managers on various components of staff development programs;
• Facilitate annual training needs assessment for departments and analyze ongoing training needs;
• Determine appropriate training delivery methodology and procedures, including use of audio-visual equipment and technology automation;
• Plan and coordinate training sessions across all job classifications;
• Design lesson plans, including the organization and sequencing of content;
• Develop audio-visual supports; develop and publish handouts;
• Research/learn new theory, tools, and developments in respective fields;
• Train department personal to deliver training and facilitate training instruction for ACERA employees in a variety of content areas in order to meet department goals, and objectives;
• Promote good job performance levels to enhance skills and abilities for career development opportunities;
• Complete special assignments and work on department committees; coordinate with divisions within the department and with outside agencies;
• Develop special reference materials in coordination with program staff;
• Evaluate training programs to determine the effectiveness of the training provided, how effectiveness may be increased, and determine additional training needs; and,
• Evaluate and participate in Lean/process optimization training requirement initiatives.