The Legislative Audit Bureau supports the Legislature in its oversight of Wisconsin government and its promotion of efficient and effective state operations by providing nonpartisan, independent, accurate, and timely audits and evaluations of public finances and the management of public programs.
We are seeking candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States and will not require employer visa sponsorship now or in the future. A background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to an offer of employment.
The Bureau is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are seeking a learning professional with experience training adults in complex, technical topics to join our team as a collaborative content creator and dynamic educator of audit professionals.
The Legislative Audit Bureau, located in Madison, is a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. We support the Legislature in its oversight of Wisconsin government and its promotion of efficient and effective state operations by providing nonpartisan, independent, accurate, and timely audits and evaluations of public finances and the management of public programs. We have broad audit authority over state government activities, which provides you with diverse opportunities for professional development and growth in the learning field. We offer comprehensive compensation and benefits, continual learning, work/life balance, opportunities for growth, flexible work schedules, and a collaborative work environment.
The Auditor Training Specialist performs complex training work, which involves coordinating, organizing, assessing, and conducting training sessions using a variety of training methods. This position works under the general supervision of the State Auditor with training-specific guidance and support provided by other organization leaders and subject matter experts.
- Deliver complex, technical training in a classroom, distance learning, or e-learning environment.
- Develop curricula, course outlines, instructional methods, training aids, manuals, and other instructional materials and products for use in training audit professionals.
- Serve as a professional resource for employees and managers regarding training programs.
- Evaluate and analyze training needs and assess training effectiveness.
- Establish training schedule and coordinate training classes.
- Formulate and develop plans, procedures, and programs to meet specific training needs.
- Research, develop, review, and assess training programs and materials, and recommend modifications as appropriate.
- Analyze training content for accessibility, and recommend changes to make content accessible and to remediate accessibility issues.
- Assist with planning and developing specialized training, leadership development, continuing education programs, and customized technology-based training.
- Prepare informal training resources, such as “tips and tricks” emails and ongoing coaching communications.
- Assist in compiling training data and generating reports on training activities.
- Assist in formulating policies and procedures for training programs.
- Assist in solving training problems and ensures the effective use of modern training methods and techniques.
- Assist in the management of contracts for outside training.
- Maintain training records, including completing records of training participation for purposes of earning and documenting attainment of continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.
- Maintain registration for training courses and conferences, and prepare and update course rosters.
A candidate must have a minimum of five years of experience in providing formal technical training to adult learners, strong oral and written communication skills, and a history of collaborating effectively with technical subject matter experts to develop complex training content. A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred in a related field, such as instructional design, educational technology, organizational development, or adult education. Prior work experience in the field of financial auditing, performance evaluation, or accounting is preferred. Professional certification, such as that available through the Association for Talent Development, is also preferred.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate knowledge of training procedures and techniques; learning management and learning content management systems, such as Cornerstone; group processes, group dynamics, and interpersonal relations; and instructional and curriculum design. Successful candidates will demonstrate skills in collaborating with subject matter experts to create technical training content, formulating learning objectives and delivering training content that improves employee performance and builds auditor skill. Ideal candidates are highly motivated, take initiative, and seek challenging opportunities that help them to continue to grow as a learning professional. Starting salary is dependent on prior experience and education. All Bureau employees are required to be strictly nonpartisan.
Why work at the Legislative Audit Bureau
Working at the Bureau provides an opportunity to make a difference. Your work will contribute to the Bureau’s efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations. Individualized professional development is a focal point at the Bureau. We strive to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and we promote a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.
How to Apply
Please submit the following application materials by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021: 1) resume; and 2) a one- to two-page statement of interest that addresses the following:
1. using specific examples, describe your past experiences developing and delivering complex technical training content to adult professionals; and
2. describe how you would enter our organization and be successful in the role.
We are seeking candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States and will not require employer visa sponsorship now or in the future. A background check will be conducted on all finalists before an employment offer is made.
Application materials and inquiries can may be directed to LAB-Employment@legis.wisconsin.gov.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer