Training Manager

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on January 8, 2021

King County District Court Profile
King County District Court is the largest court of limited jurisdiction in the State of Washington and is currently responsible for processing approximately 200,000+ matters per year with 25 judges and approximately 260 employees in 8 locations. The Court is a leader in many areas involving public safety and access to justice, including the use of problem-solving courts, jail alternative programs, technology and judge-managed probation services. Twelve cities contract with King County for court services that are provided by the Court.

Job Summary
The Training Manager works with Court management and human resources to identify training requirements, develop training plans for new and existing employees, and continually evaluate training courses to determine their effectiveness. Leveraging experience with instructional methods, team coaching, and skill development, the manager conducts training and supervises and develops Training Coordinators to ensure that all employees are properly trained and working to carry out Court standards.
Additional materials required:  please attach (1) a Resume and (2) a Letter of Interest which clearly describes how you meet or exceed the requirements of this position and why you would be the best person for the position.   
NOTE:  Failure to complete all sections of the application and include all required materials may result in the rejection of your application.

Job Duties

  • Prepares course training materials, with information from and in coordination with, Court management to ensure a detailed understanding of training subjects and processes.
  • Collects information from management regarding how well employees retain information and use the concepts learned in training courses.
  • Creates printed and instructional materials to be distributed during training.
  • Continually evaluates training courses to determine the effectiveness of training strategies.
  • Conducts training sessions using a variety of different models including one-on-one, classroom, and/or video.
  • Supervises and develops training coordinators

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, including but not limited to public administration, court administration, business administration or criminal justice plus five years plus five years progressively responsible management or experience with training methods, adult learning styles, curriculum development or presentation skills; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and demonstrated experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the responsibilities of the job.
Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the current processes and procedures of the Court
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to areas of training
  • Knowledge of multiple training methods and adult learning styles
  • Ability to develop training curriculum
  • Ability to be an effective facilitator in a group setting
  • Ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks and deadlines
  • Effective oral and written presentation skills
  • Ability to direct and supervise employees
  • Ability to identify needs, develop training plans for employees across an organization, and evaluate results
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization as well as union officials, other court and county employees, and the public

Supplemental Information

Selection Process:  Application, Resume, Letter of Interest and panel interviews.

Any employment offer will be contingent upon the results of a criminal background investigation and fingerprinting.  

Work schedule:  Regular position working a 40-hour work week.
The first review of applications will begin the week of February 1st.

If you have questions regarding this position, please call Travis McKinnon at 206-263-1239 or

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.