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YES Project - Training Specialist

Training Specialist

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: March 20, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Announcement # 05122097308
Salary Range: $20.00 - $23.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's Division of Behavioral Health, Youth Empowerment Services (YES) project team is filling a Training Specialist position for our office in Boise. This position will plan, evaluate and coordinate training, training materials and logistics.

The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) project is an ongoing collaborative effort to implement a new system of care for Idaho children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. Implementation will result in improved access to community-based mental health services for an estimated 9,000 Idaho children, creating a mental health system that is more effective and efficient in empowering the mental wellness of children, youth, and their families. For more information about YES project initiatives, visit

The Division of Behavioral Health will be filling several new positions related to the YES project. To see other current openings, click here.

This announcement will be used to fill the current vacancy in Boise only. If you have previously applied for Training Specialist and wish to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used


  • Research and assess training needs
  • Develop training plans
  • Oversee and manage the execution of training plans
  • Partner with variety of internal and external stakeholders to facilitate training delivery 
  • Identify internal and external training programs, vendors and resources
  • Work with subject matter expert regarding instructional design
  • Develop training materials and aids such as manuals, handbooks, text, videos
  • Manage training contracts and budget
  • Coordinate training activities throughout the state 
  • Support the tracking, monitoring, and reporting of training and training outcomes
  • Promote training and training opportunities
  • Develop training related communications and communication materials
  • May provide training as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of training theory
  • Experience performing needs assessments, developing training objectives, designing and developing coursework and evaluating the training
  • Experience presenting training to adult groups in structured learning situations
  • Experience using a variety of training methods

Additional Qualifications: Are not required, however, having the minimum qualifications and the education and/or experience below will increase your score.

  1. Some knowledge of state and local government organization, structure and functions. Typically gained through at least one year of experience working in a state government agency.
  2. Experience working in a health care delivery system. Typically gained through at least one year of experience working in a behavioral health or health care related setting.


There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 69 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift," and Boise under "Cities."


Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.