Institute for Building Technology and Safety

  • Training Lead

    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/5/2018 1:49 PM)
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    Disaster Recovery
  • Responsibilities



    This position is part of a Disaster Recovery team.   We are not first responders, but when natural disasters strike (e.g.., hurricanes, earthquakes, flood waters, tornados, fires, etc.) our team travels to the disaster area as part of the recovery process to help restore the communities. Our primary focus is working with homeowners in the restoration of their houses and property.


    This position will begin as an “on-call/as-needed” basis, with strong probability of converting to a regular, full-time position with full employee benefits which include (but are not limited to) medical, prescription, dental, vision, FSA, 401k with employer matching, paid holidays, and paid leave.


    We are looking for an individual who is willing, able, and readily available to be a part of this team, who can report for work and travel on short notice to disaster sites and remain engaged in the recovery efforts for varying periods of time. Longer assignments will include rotations for travel back and forth between their home and the disaster sites.


    Position Summary:


    We are looking for an experienced training lead to devise our organizational training strategy, oversee its implementation and assess its outcomes. You will identify training and developmental needs and drive suitable training initiatives that build loyalty to the firm. Develops and administers training programs for employees, assesses training and development needs for department, helps individuals and groups develop skills and knowledge, creates training manuals, presents in-person training sessions, monitors training for effectiveness. Training lead work across many departments to get employees up to speed in both their specific vertical, and the overall needs of the company. Training Lead responsibilities include enhancing employees’ skills, performance, productivity and quality of work.




    • Identify and assess future and current training needs through job analysis, career paths, annual performance appraisals and consultation with line managers.
    • Oversees training programs that include web-based seminars, printed manuals, group sessions, training videos, and more.
    • Determines training needs and requirements for an organization or group by meeting with managers, talking with employees, or administering surveys.
    • Reviews existing training materials produced by third parties to determine appropriateness and relevance.
    • Modifies or creates course materials and training manuals to meet specific training needs.
    • Presents in-person and online training sessions or hires qualified personnel to do so.
    • Schedules training sessions, organizes information technology and other equipment, and manages course enrollment.
    • Monitors training programs and manuals to ensure that they are effective and up-to-date and makes updates as necessary.
    • Works with managers to address learning issues, instruction problems, or new educational needs regarding specific employees or departments.
    • Manages costs for all programs, productions, and publications in order to report to organization executives regarding a return on investment.
    • Specializes in a particular industry and keeps current on the activities and needs of that industry by attending regular meetings, conferences, and seminars.
    • Maintains understanding of new educational and training techniques and methods.
    • Draw an overall or individualized training and development plan that addresses needs and expectations.
    • Deploy a wide variety of training methods.
    • Conduct effective induction and orientation sessions.
    • Monitor and evaluate training program’s effectiveness, success and ROI periodically and report on them.
    • Manage training budget.
    • Provide opportunities for ongoing development.
    • Resolve any specific problems and tailor training programs as necessary.
    • Maintain a keen understanding of training trends, developments and best practices.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, Communications or relevant field.
    • 3-5 years of experience in related work.


    • Proven work experience as a training lead.
    • Track record in designing and executing successful training programs.
    • Well-versed in the traditional and modern training methods (mentoring, coaching, on-the-job or in classroom training, e-learning, workshops, simulations, etc.).
    • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
    • Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.
    • Strong writing and record keeping ability for reports and training manuals.
    • Good computer and database skills.



    IBTS covers travel expenses, i.e., travel, per diem (food and lodging). Where reimbursements are provided, they will be provided directly to the individual and in a timely fashion.



    Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities, and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. 


    The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.


    IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.


    We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents.


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