Training Specialist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Information Technology
Service Desk


The Pennsylvania State University Information Technology (IT) Service Desk is seeking Training Specialists who will perform a variety of technical and administrative duties in support of The Pennsylvania State University IT Service Desk’s continual training needs and efforts. The Training Specialist is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment in carrying out a variety of assignments within established guidelines. These assignments include designing and development training programs, development of, and sustaining student staff training programs, providing instructional support, identify internal training programs to address competency gaps, partner with internal stakeholders regarding Department training needs, development and compilation of training aids, virtual training, mentoring and coaching. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assess training needs for new and existing student employees, coordinate new student employee training, assist with design and application of assessment tools to measure effectiveness, track and report on training outcomes and provide recommendations on program material and methodology, maintain, submit and track employee training records, records related to the training function. The selected candidate will be expected to research new training materials, evaluate and provide feedback on training materials, liaise with subject matter experts regarding instructional training design and consult with staff members. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; a commitment to accuracy and compliance; and excellent organizational skills. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088