HR Specialist -Training
Innovative Defense Technologies

Arlington, Virginia

Posted in IT

Job Info


Background Information:

Innovative Defense Technologies(IDT), provider of automated software testing, data analysis, and cybersecurity solutions for complex, mission-critical systems in the US Department of Defense (DOD), is seeking an HR Specialist to be based in our Arlington office.


The HR Specialist for Training will create, develop or curate, implement, and conduct training and development programs for employees. The right candidate has a track record of developing learning paths in multiple competency areas and rolling them out company-wide: technical/functional, program management, business development, and leadership.

All applicants must be able to obtain/maintain an active U.S. Security Clearance.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develops training and programs to fulfill employee and organizational needs.
  • Creates and/or acquires training content, guides, and course materials.
  • Assesses training and development needs through surveys, interviews, focus groups, communication with managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Supports employee onboarding and orientation by facilitating and offering improvement ideas.
  • Delivers training virtually, in-person and blended.
  • Collaborates with the Talent Development Coordinator to maintain records of training and development activities, attendance, results of tests and assessments, and retraining requirements.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness through assessments, surveys, and feedback.
  • Maintains knowledge of the latest trends in training and development.
  • Contributes to the development of creating competencies and career tracks.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Training and Development, or a related field.
  • At least five years of training experience required.
Required skills:
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods. - Ability to evaluate and research training content and delivery options.
  • Ability to design and implement effective training and development programs.
  • Instructional design and delivery strategies for a hybrid environment.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and related program software.
  • High proficiency in training content development tools, such as but not limited to Create Tool, Rise, Articulate, and Storyline.
  • Working capability to imbed and edit video for training purposes.
Preferred skills:
  • Competency and career development experience
  • Interested in a career path in Talent Development
  • Problem solving skills to provide the best solutions/answers in a timely fashion
  • Learning agility; eager to learn and tenacity to reach a workable solution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially with customers and leadership expectation management
  • Attention to detail with high level of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Initiative, reliability, teamwork and customer service orientation
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Desire to build an HR career

EEO Statement:

IDT is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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