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Date: Dec 4, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 25439 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle


Position Number: 76000215 

Salary:  $40,000.08 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/13/2017 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Office of Executive Director

Learning and Development Office


In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to the qualifying questions, software systems, actual work experience , years of employment and hours worked per week must be clearly defined within your work history, or the application may not be considered for the position.


**Open Competitive**


Research and Training Specialist

$40,000.08 Annually

Contact Person: Bert Mitchell, (850) 617-3204


The Organization

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.


Our Benefits include

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan

To learn more about DHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at:  


Description of Job

The Learning and Development Office (LDO) supports the mission by developing the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes of the Department’s members.  Research & Training Specialists play a key role in each member’s professional growth and development through the delivery of high quality leadership, soft skills, and customer service training programs.  


This position serves as a Research & Training Specialist in the General Headquarters (GHQ) Training Team for the Learning & Development Office (LDO) and is responsible for the development, coordination, and delivery of training programs.  The Research and Training Specialist works independently to train and facilitate classes for DHSMV members as well as Tax Collector’s offices throughout the state.  The successful candidate will teach courses in leadership development, soft skills, and customer service to frontline members, supervisors, and senior leaders. This position is also responsible for designing, developing, and implementing performance solutions by following industry- standard instructional design and development practices.  The incumbent will manage training projects as well as serve on project teams to develop new training programs and revise existing training materials.   To effectively manage assigned training projects, the incumbent will need to utilize various project management documents.  Administrative duties and coordination, such as maintaining training information in iLearn, the agency’s Learning Management System, are also required.



Job Requirements


This position requires the incumbent to have and maintain a Valid Driver's License in good standing. A driver's license history review will be conducted on all candidates in consideration for the position.


Travel will be required up to one week at a time in order to present training as required statewide.  Travel may sometimes occur on weekends in order to be in the training location for a Monday class.


Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, experience training or facilitating adults in a professional setting, experience in leadership or soft skills training, experience do you have managing projects, professional work experience using presentation software such as PowerPoint, and experience developing training curriculum and other training materials


Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of leadership theories and best practices

Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of adult education

Knowledge of public speaking and presentation techniques

Skill in Internet and/or Intranet navigation

Skill in written and oral communication

Skill in providing excellent customer service

Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to training functions

Ability to conduct research and present recommendations

Ability to develop new methods and techniques of training and evaluation

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments

Ability to prepare and maintain reports

Ability to use Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision at times

Ability to coordinate travel plans

Ability to operate a motor vehicle





The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months.  Following the six month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for that vacancy.



HSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee