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Republic Services Instructional Designer in Phoenix, Arizona

Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the U.S. environmental services industry. Through our subsidiaries, we provide superior customer experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet(r) for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Due to the nature of our industry, we make safety our top priority every day. We're dedicated to the safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve.

Why Work with Us

We are guided by five essential core values - to be Respectful, Responsible, Reliable, Resourceful and Relentless in all we do, every day. We are reminded of these principles every time we see the five R's joined together to form the Republic Star. It's what makes us who we are and sets us apart from the competition. We are dedicated to doing our part to preserve the environment by creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive - not just for today, but for generations to come.

We hire the best people to make Republic Services a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to employees at all levels of the organization. Apply today and join our team!

POSITION SUMMARY: The Instructional Design Specialist collaborates with stakeholders and subject matter experts to analyze business needs and recommend learning strategies. Employing a variety of instructional methods, the Instructional Design Specialist develops and deploys performance-based e-learning, video, instructor-led, and blended-learning solutions. The Instructional Design Specialist also aligns with business stakeholders to evaluate the impact of the learning strategy on organizational goals.


  • Follows accepted Instructional Design (ID) processes to design and develop blended learning solutions and training materials with highest level of instructional design and most up-to-date content—ensures a variety of collaborative learning strategies: guided facilitation, short lecture, group discussion, and experiential exercises.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of training programs and recommends modifications to training programs as needed based on business goals and objectives.

  • Manages program design projects; maintains project plan; scopes resource requirements, including costs; while working closely with sponsor(s), subject matter experts, developers, and/or vendors.

  • Researches and assesses technical and soft skill training needs, establishes objectives, and designs curricula to meet the business needs.

  • Conducts analysis of training evaluations to assess content relevancy, trainer effectiveness, Return on Investment (ROI), client satisfaction and trainer feedback regarding the experience.

  • Provides input on planning and strategy for Instructional Design team to manager.

  • Collaborates with team to ensure proper training design and consistent delivery methodology.

  • Consults with management regarding organizational effectiveness and employee development needs.

  • Conducts cost-benefit analysis for all training initiatives.

  • Researches and recommends the use of vendor-based materials for organizational development and performance improvement projects.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 2 or more years of experience working with Learning Management Systems.

  • Knowledge of instructional design principles and adult education concepts with an ability to identify appropriate delivery methods and develop technical and conceptual content for a variety of training projects.

  • Ability to manage large design and development projects from conception, through design and development, implementation and evaluation.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, WebEx or other virtual training application, eLearning (Articulate Storyline) /LMS systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills with a strong emphasis on technical writing skills. Strong organizational and time management skills with an ability to effectively work within a fast-paced/customer-focused environment.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Minimum of 2 years of corporate training experience in instructional design and development.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.