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Training Specialist

University of Georgia
United States, Georgia, Athens
January 28, 2023
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S09577P
Working Title Training Specialist
Department FMD-Grounds-Admin
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University .
College/Unit/Department website fmd.uga.edu
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
M-F, 8:00-5:00; no on-call; not an essential worker
Some night and/or weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the organization.
Advertised Salary $39,000-$42,000
Posting Date 12/02/2022
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 01/09/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
Position Information

Classification Title HR/EEO/OD Paraprofessional/Professional
FLSA Non-Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 2 years teaching at high school, technical school or in an adult learning environment or related area;
  • A Bachelor's degree in education, communication, human resources or related field.
  • Bilingual

Position Summary
This position is a critical position that will provide workplace safety, operational, computer related and equipment training to 120+ employees in the Grounds Department. This incumbent will prepare training documents and lesson plans related to operational, workplace safety issues, equipment maintenance/preventative maintenance issues, and other related safety topics. This incumbent will log training documentation for all employees and conduct refresher courses as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Knowledge of and the ability to use training methodology, time management skills, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate, present, and teach effectively in front of groups.
  • Ability to operate audio visual equipment.
  • Ability to develop teaching material utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (including Power Point, Word, Excel, and Translator), Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Knowledge of landscape and hardscape maintenance and operations.

Physical Demands

  • Lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, and climb stairs during a normal workday.
  • Read/communicate effectively.
  • Driving to perform job related duties.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes
Is this a Position of Trust? No
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.


Conduct training classes as part of the Grounds Academy, individualized training curriculum, and/or refresher training for probationary and existing staff. Facilitate ELDT training program and new employee orientation.
Percentage of time 30

Prepare training documents/master lesson plans related to operational, workplace safety issues, equipment maintenance/preventative maintenance issues, and other related safety topics. Use of visual equipment and other instructional media for classroom exercises. Use of PEP.
Percentage of time 20

Data entry of training records in Word documents/spreadsheets and electronic systems.
Percentage of time 20

Prepare monthly/annual training reports. Coordinate and make changes to training curriculum. Prepare/document training records of personnel.
Percentage of time 15

Manage filing systems to include training records, training lesson plans, etc.
Percentage of time 10

Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Percentage of time 5