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Training Program Manager
Applications are accepted via www.careers.ohio.gov.  Deadline to apply: 6/5/2022.


The Training Program Manager will oversee a range of training events and initiatives that collectively serve to elevate and enhance the delivery of indigent defense in Ohio by building knowledge, skills, and abilities among defense practitioners. In the position, housed in the OPD’s Policy and Outreach Division, you will independently and collaboratively plan, create, and deliver training for public and private indigent defense practitioners across the state. You will build relationships and contacts with indigent defense community members to promote opportunities and gather information about learning needs, and you will use that information to develop training goals in partnership with agency leaders. You will also work with agency divisions and internal and external subject matter experts to plan and implement training events. Your responsibilities for events include logistics as well as developing post-training assessment tools and gathering, analyzing and reporting results. You will also have fiscal procedure and procurement responsibilities related to training events.
In addition to overseeing training for Ohio’s indigent defense community, you will also provide dedicated learning and professional development support for the employees of the Ohio Public Defender. You will act as a consultant for agency divisions, programs, and people to source and recommend opportunities for individual and group growth. The Training Program Manager position also has a policy and compliance role, and you will monitor required trainings and manage communications and reporting. You will serve as lead user and administrator of Ohio Learn, the agency’s Learning Management System (an Oracle Taleo-based application) and will be responsible for researching, developing and implementing new and improved tools and procedures for employee training requests and training purchases. A shared administrative professional serving the Policy and Outreach Division will provide some clerical and program support for your position.
A successful candidate will have a passion for indigent defense, be driven and capable of working independently, and be able to successfully engage, challenge and inspire diverse learners with varying levels of experience and interest. We are looking for candidates who have direct experience or familiarity with indigent defense, and/or providing indigent defense training. Skills in communication and organization are key, and experience in multiple training environments, including virtual and in-person is required.
Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop and deliver content in a variety of platforms (in-person, virtually)
  • Source, create and conduct seminars, workshops, and individual training sessions
  • Collaborate with local, state, and national public defense communities to assess training and development needs
  • Create and disseminate communications and promotions for training events and opportunities
  • Handle event logistics (finding and reserving space and A/V equipment, sourcing vendors, creating promotional materials, staffing registrations, preparing Continuing Legal Education (CLE) applications, etc.)
  • Work closely with the agency’s DEI Director, ADA Coordinator, and others to ensure accessibility and equity in the provision and impact of training
  • Develop and manage policies and procedures for training requests and approvals 
  • Design and implement training assessment tools and analyze and report outcomes
  • Collaborate with leaders, trainers, and stakeholders to develop and maintain training calendars   internal and external training calendars
  • Assist with establishing the annual agency training budget
  • Monitor training expenditures and communicate budgetary concerns to the Fiscal Office
  • Act as agency Learning Management System administrator and lead user
  • Work with departments, supervisors and employees to source or recommend opportunities for individual/group professional growth and development
  • Serve as agency liaison to the State of Ohio’s Learning and Talent Development program
  • Provide work direction to support staff
  • Create and implement registration procedures and manage training records
The Training Program Manager position is assigned to the State of Ohio’s E1 Pay Schedule, Pay Range 14. Unless required by legislation or union contract, starting salary will be the minimum salary of that pay range (step 1, $34.70 per hour in Fiscal Year 2023). These ranges provide a standardized pathway for pay increases: with continued employment, new hires move to the next step in the range after 6 months and annually thereafter. The State of Ohio typically has Cost of Living Adjustments that increase wages in these ranges each fiscal year. Note: In the event a candidate demonstrates exceptional qualifications above minimum, they may qualify for a starting salary above step 1.
FY 2023 Wage Table
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
$34.70/hr $36.68/hr $38.65/hr $40.75/hr $43.05/hr $45.45/hr $47.33/hr $49.54/hr
$72,176/yr $76,294/yr $80,392/yr $84,760/yr $89,544/year $94,536/yr $98,446/yr $103,043/yr
**When you submit your application, please upload a Cover Letter indicating how you are best qualified for this position and why you feel you are the best fit at the Ohio Public Defender’s Office**
Note: The position currently offers you the opportunity to work from home for a portion of time, so a successful candidate will be self-motivated and comfortable communicating via Teams or other conferencing software during those times.

The Office of the Ohio Public Defender (OPD) is the state agency responsible for providing legal representation and other services to people accused or convicted of a crime who cannot afford to hire an attorney.
Our Mission:      Advocating. Fighting. Helping.
Our Vision:         A Fair Justice System.
Our Values:        Compassion. Dignity. Equity. Integrity. Service. Community.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:  Our commitment to inclusion is inseparable from our commitment to a fair justice system. We strive to ensure inclusive spaces and services for our staff, our clients, and Ohio’s diverse communities. We are committed to building a work environment where all our team members have a voice and can embrace our differences to innovate service to the public. We can best meet our public defense mission through a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace, where employees thrive, our mission is accomplished, and Ohioans are served. #TeamOPD is grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion as we work together to pursue fairness and justice for all people.
Position: Training Program Manager
Organization: Ohio Public Defender
Location: Columbus,  OH 
United States
Salary: $72,176 - $103,043
Posting Start Date: 5/23/2022
Date Posted: 5/23/2022
Completion of undergraduate core program in business or public administration, human resources or related field, or adult education; 2 yrs. exp. in teaching/presenting adult education or human resources training & development classes, or in developing adult education curriculum or access to educational partners/vendors providing adult education; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in operating personal computer & use of office systems software (e.g., Microsoft Word; Access; Excel; Power Point).

- Or completion of undergraduate core program in business or public administration, human resources or related field, or adult education; 2 yrs. managerial or supervisory exp. in adult education or human resources field; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in operating personal computer & use of office systems software (e.g., Microsoft Word; Access; Excel; Power Point).

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications noted above.

Knowledge of adult education; adult learning theory; budgeting*; management or supervisory principles & techniques*; public relations or human relations; interviewing*; counseling or education appraisal. Skill in operation of personal computer using office systems software; use of office equipment (e.g., facsimile equipment, photocopier) *. Ability to deal with many variables & determine specific course of action; calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; develop complex reports & position papers; prepare request for proposals & contracts; gather collate & classify information about data, people or things; resolve complaints from participating employees, educational partners/vendors, & government/union officials.

(*) Developed after employment.

Tip about State of Ohio Application Procedures: When completing the different sections of this application, be sure to clearly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications outlined in this job posting.  We cannot give you credit for your Work Experience and Education & Certifications if you do not provide that information in your online application. Information in attached resumes or cover letters must be entered into your application in the appropriate Work Experience or Education & Certification sections in order to be considered.
This position serves at the pleasure and discretion of the State Public Defender and will have an unclassified status per Ohio Revised Code 124.11 (A) (9).
Intentional omission of relevant information, falsification, or misrepresentation of information on the application will disqualify the applicant. In addition, such intentional acts are grounds for immediate termination of an employee. 
The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.  
All final applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to appointment. An applicant with a positive test shall not be offered employment.
Status: This listing expires on: 8/21/2022
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Ohio Public Defender
250 E. Broad Street, 14th Floor

Columbus,  OH 43215
United States
(614) 466-5394
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