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Training Manager

By January 9, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Frederick, MD
  • January 27, 2023

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

About the Position:

The Training Manager administers the assessor training program, identifies, and assesses the training needs of the organization through job analysis, career paths, and consultation with managers, assists in the delivery of training to customers, and provides expertise to support AASHTO standards development. The Training Manager is also expected to promote, support, and leverages technology resources and tools to improve and enhance training products. Specifically, the incumbent is responsible for the following:

  • Assessor Training: Designs, develops, manages, and maintains a rigorous training program for AASHTO re:source’s laboratory assessors. Management of the program includes scheduling and documenting technical, administrative, and quality system training activities, development of training guides and presentations, and writing and grading training quizzes and exams. Directs and supervises the daily activities of AASHTO re:source staff who assist with training, and acts in a supervisory role for new laboratory assessment staff during their first several months of employment. Conducts regular training sessions with laboratory assessment and accreditation program staff to address the needs of the staff on technical issues. Maintains relationships with training vendors and makes recommendations for training to LAP Manager.
  • Customer Training:  Provides input to the development and implementation of training courses for customers. Serves as a subject-matter expert involved in the design and development of any external courses. Serves as a lead instructor and subject-matter expert for the laboratory portions of the coursework. May provide training and presentations at industry events, including the AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange.
  • Training Records Management: Creates and maintains policies and procedures for training records use and storage. Manages electronic system for storing and updating staff training records. Ensures that all training records are current, accessible, and meet the requirements for our ISO 9001 certification and ISO/IEC 17043 accreditation.
  • Standards Development: May participate in the work of technical subcommittees of the AASHTO Committee on Materials and Pavements (COMP), TC3, ASTM International, and other committees engaged in the preparation of specifications and methods of testing of construction materials. This includes leadership positions on the committees, and when appropriate, formal presentations before a variety of groups. Works closely with other AASHTO staff and COMP technical subcommittee chairs, serving as the AASHTO staff lead for technical subcommittees, as needed.
  • Overall Management and Administration:  Acts as an internal advisor on business operations including assessment staffing resources. Represents AASHTO re:source at industry meetings and conferences. Maintains an excellent working relationship with the AASHTO re:source Customer Council. Actively participates in AASHTO re:source management and quality management meetings. Assists the AASHTO re:source Manager and the Director of AASHTO re:source on project management, as necessary.

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of professional experience either performing assessments or audits, preferably in material or laboratory settings, or in adult learning. A Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience, preferably in science or engineering, or equivalent combinations of education and experience.

The candidate must have excellent project management, written and oral communication skills, and ability to influence internal and external parties on the business, staff resource and training needs; knowledge of adult learning theory or other learning theories; broad understanding of the technical aspects of construction materials, including test procedures and testing facilities; and a sound understanding of AASHTO and ASTM International test methods. Experience in training laboratory assessment personnel is desirable and excellent skills in presenting information and ensuring understanding of application of technical knowledge is required.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a resume to recruiter@aashto.org by Friday, January 27th, 2022.

Who We Are:

AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing transportation departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We represent all transportation modes including: air, highways, public transportation, active transportation, rail, and water. Our goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system that is safe and efficient for every individual. We strive to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation.

The culture displayed at AASHTO is one of inclusiveness. AASHTO fosters a supportive working environment for staff and focuses on both the professional and personal successes of employees. Additionally, employees benefit from a collective workplace that genuinely cares about them and what they do.

Perks and Benefits:

This position would primarily report out of our Frederick, MD office. AASHTO offers employees hybrid work flexibilities and this role may be approved to work remotely up to 2-3 days per week.

Additionally, as a full-time employee, you are eligible for:

  • A retirement plan with a highly competitive matching and contribution structure
  • Comprehensive health insurance benefits
  • A robust transit benefit
  • Generous leave accrual
  • Flexible work schedules and telework options

AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer. AASHTO has a COVID-vaccination policy in place which requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an approved religious or medical accommodation.

To apply for this job email your details to recruiter@aashto.org