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Date: Oct 14, 2020

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Requisition No: 251582 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind


Position Number: 48008544 

Salary:  $35,686.08 - $40,686.08 

Posting Closing Date: 10/26/2020 



POSITION TITLE:  Research & Training Specialist (Responsible for Staff Trainings and data management)


POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Training & Quality Assurance


FSDB SALARY RANGE - 240 Days:  $35,686.08 - $40,686.08 annually.  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.


REQUIREMENTS:  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional or technical experience. Professional or technical experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida


WORK HOURS:  Monday – Friday; Schedule will vary due to training schedule.  Schedule is at least 40 hours weekly. 



* Designs, develops, and implements agency training activities. 

* Assists in the assessment of training needs and establishment of priorities, identifies resources, develops training plans and contributes to the development of the annual training calendar.

* Compiles, evaluates, and maintains statistical data relating to the training of employees.  Ensures that training programs are in compliance with agency, state, and federal rules and regulations.

* Researches and evaluates new methods and techniques of training in support of the training goals and requirements.

* Assists in the establishment and monitoring of training standards.

* Prepares, reviews, evaluates, and coordinates the development of program syllabi, curricula, lesson plans, and materials.

* Develops and administers exams, writes training manuals, and prepares reports.

* Maintains a database of training and staff development activities. 

* Coordinates training functions for employees.

* Facilitates and/or instructs courses for staff including but not limited to CPR and CPI training.

* Monitors staff completion of required training, including CPR and CPI, by maintaining files, training sign-in sheets, rosters, and tests.

* Uses various modes of training such as PowerPoint presentations, electronic format, and other models deemed necessary for a particular curriculum. 

* Serves as a resource and back-up for other departmental training coordinators.  This includes the development of materials, assistance with class coverage/monitoring, location set-up/logistics, and technology assistance for presentations.  *

* Assists in the development of data collection and reporting through the opinion inventory process.  Assists the Director of TQA with the implementation and data collection related to Strategic Plan and Quality Assurance initiatives. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles of human behavior and learning.  Ability to train individuals or groups of people.  Knowledge of instructional design, research, and implementation of teaching methodologies.  Knowledge of methods of data collection; ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze data relating to various programs.  Ability to work independently and utilize problem-solving skills.  Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to the development of training programs.  Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.  Knowledge of and ability to use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  Extensive proficiency in operating a personal computer (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and the internet).  Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.  Skill and ability to provide professional, effective, and confidential customer service.  Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR and CPI.


Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain an Survival Plus proficiency in sign language, within four years of hire. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.




All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.




In order to be considered for employment in this position, all applicants must attach proof of Bachelor’s Degree/Transcripts to your application on People First upon applying.  If you have not attained a Bachelor’s Degree and meet minimum requirements based on work experience, you will have to submit proof of your highest level of education attained (High School Diploma, Associate’s Degree, etc.).  *PLEASE NOTE:  Once an application is submitted, it cannot be altered, nor can attachments be added. 


Applications accepted through People First only.


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State Benefits for Career Service Employees: Florida Retirement System, Health Insurance ($50/month for individual coverage, $180.00/month for family coverage), $25,000 Life Insurance policy (paid for by the state).  Supplemental policies are offered to employees (dental, vision, accident, hospitalization, etc.).  Career Service Employees earn 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.  Career Service employees receive nine (9) paid holiday’s per year along with one personal day. 


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on October 26, 2020.


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. 

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