Associate Director, Training

University Enterprises, Inc.   SACRAMENTO, CA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on June 19, 2022
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University Enterprises, Inc.

(UEI) is seeking an

Associate Director, Training

For the Office of Water Programs (OWP) at Sacramento State. The Office of Water Programs (OWP) develops and implements professional training programs and publishes training manuals for operators of water treatment plants, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and reclamation facilities. OWP also offers programs and materials for pretreatment facility inspectors, environmental compliance inspectors, and utility managers. All training is offered as distance learning using correspondence, video, or computer-based/online formats with opportunities for operators, supervisors, managers, and administrators to earn continuing education and contact hours.

UEI offers an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Participation in CalPERS Retirement Program
  • Paid Vacation Time – starting at 10 hours accrued/month
  •  Paid Sick Time – 8 hours accrued/month
  • Paid Holidays – 13 paid holidays per year including paid time off the week between Christmas
    Day and New Year’s Day as the CSUS campus is closed
  •  Excellent medical benefits – 100% employer-paid medical & dental for employee-only coverage
    and low cost for family coverage

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This position is open until
filled with a priority review date of July 1, 2022.
Pay Rate: $10,932 - $16,399 per month
Sacramento State requires all campus employees, including auxiliary employees, to be fully
vaccinated, including a booster, against COVID-19 unless they have a qualifying exemption.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for guiding OWP’s training curriculum by leading the development,
improvement, and promotion of the training program and materials. The position provides both
technical and management input to meet operator needs for new training courses and programs; leads
the development and improvement of existing training courses and programs to meet the educational
needs of operators; and ensures that the content of the existing manuals reflects the current state of
the water sector. The Associate Director (AD) works closely with and provides consultation to the
training group including the lead authors, technical editors, and customer service group. The AD is
expected to be engaged in professional organizations as part of promotion and networking for the
training program. This position works closely with the Executive Director of OWP or his designee in
preparation of proposals, marketing, planning, organizing, supervising, and/or performing the work of a
professional engineering staff; represents OWP at meetings and conferences, and manages projects
including quality assurance of OWP products. This position reports directly to and receives general
direction from the Executive Director (Director) of the Office of Water Programs or their designee. This
position supervises the Treatment Plant Operation Specialist.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  •  Provides plans for the development, improvement, and implementation of the OWP training
    program based on industry-established training needs. Maintains contact with EPA and
    state/province training certification officials to ensure that the training program content is
    current and to make training/licensing agencies aware of OWP’s training programs.
  • Promotes the training program by attending regional and national professional meetings and
    conferences. Attends conferences and works on professional committees to develop contacts,
    promote OWP programs, and respond to water sector training needs. Presents papers and
    keynote speeches and serves on panel discussions informing people of current and future
    advances in training programs.
  • Leads develop and manage online training courses for the operators of drinking water and
    wastewater treatment plants and conveyance systems.
  • Identifies and analyzes trends and needs in training for operators of water and wastewater
    treatment plants and conveyance systems including content, and delivery modes suitable for our
    targeted audience, and assessment of their effectiveness.
  • Leads and/or participates in funded applied research projects in environmental engineering.
  • Ensures operator training materials are up-to-date by reviewing literature in appropriate
    professional journals; attending conferences; participating in technical sessions and reviewing
    operator training needs with conference attendees; visiting water and wastewater treatment
    and conveyance facilities to review training needs with operators and supervisors; and
    conducting task analyses to develop training need-to-know criteria.
  •  Works with other trainers and instructors to help them integrate OWP training materials into
    their training programs.
  •  Coordinates and works closely with the publications and graphics teams including lead
    authors/consultants, Publications Manager, Senior Graphic Designer, and online development
  •  Prepares proposals, markets OWP services, and develops/updates statements of qualifications
    for potential training program development opportunities.
  •  Coordinates course development for the certificate program through the University system
    working closely with the College of Continuing Education (CCE).
  •  Assists the Director in the day-to-day operation of the certificate program, including responding
    to written and telephone requests for explanations of the materials in the training manuals and
    courses; assisting students in learning challenging concepts, and providing advice on training
    needs to meet job and certification requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Environmental Engineering or in
    Environmental Engineering.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  •  Professional engineering license.
  •  Demonstrated extensive experience in the field of environmental engineering with
    an increased level of responsibility in technical oversight of engineering projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and analyze environmental laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  •  Demonstrated ability to review and write technical project reports and documents.
  •  Demonstrated ability to present information and results in conferences and meetings.
  •  Demonstrated ability to respond to requests for proposals (RFPs) and assemble a team to
    complete projects.
  • Must pass a background check, which may include fingerprinting. Must continue to meet the
    established standards.
  • Must be legally eligible to drive in California, complete and pass an online training course,
    maintain a good driving record, and be acceptable for vehicle insurance coverage under the
    University Enterprises insurance plan. Must continue to meet the established driving standards, driving record will be monitored with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to ensure

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Ph.D. in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
  •  Demonstrated experience in water and/or wastewater treatment operation and/or design.
  • Licensed as an operator of a water or wastewater treatment plant.