County of Alameda

Regional Training Center Instructor SAN (#8549N)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Related to SEIU 616 (039)
$21.15-$52.81 Hourly / $0.00-$0.00 BiWeekly /
$0.00-$0.00 Monthly / $0.00-$0.00 Yearly

Under direction, instructors teach, coach, and evaluate student performance on various subjects both in the classroom and in situational environments as applicable. Instructors ensure the safety of students and must be continually cognizant of possible hazards that may occur during the training session.


Regional Training Center Instructors work in the Sheriff's Office and are assigned to teach a variety of classroom and situational based subjects. Instructors may be required to track and submit proof that the goal of the class has been met through test / assessment results, or other forms of evaluation to Regional Training Center staff. Instructors work independently to ensure that the approved training format is followed and they are expected to update course material as necessary.
Regional Training Center Instructor is a broad classification intended for use in a range of subjects while the Regional Training Center Instructor, EVOC class is primarily focused on Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC), Police and Civilian On/Off Road Motorcycle, and/or the Law Enforcement Driving Simulator (LEDS).

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Plans, develops, presents, demonstrates, and conducts group and individualized training and retraining programs in a variety of subjects.

2. Presents class lectures using computer aided presentations or other methods of presentation and maintains the focus of attendees.

3. Teaches, monitors, evaluates, and tests the individual student's performance in a variety of subjects. (Students may be sworn, non-sworn, or currently enrolled in the academy depending on the subject being taught.)

4. Maintains necessary equipment related to course presentation.

5. Develops and updates the program's course material to meet current legal decisions or professional trends and submits such changes to RTC staff for approval.

6. Monitors and evaluates the student's performance during various scenarios and provides constructive feedback at the conclusion of each exercise.

7. Reviews the overall class objective at the beginning and at the end of each training session.

8. Submits class rosters, class evaluations, maintains curriculum handouts, and disseminates certificates of course completion for those who achieve passing scores.

9. Communicates with Regional Training Center staff regarding potential safety or operational issues.

10. Attends continuing education classes and maintains any necessary certificates as required by POST and /or Regional Training Center Standards.

11. Maintains a positive learning environment and facilitates learning activities.

Education and experience commensurate with the duties, responsibilities and subject of the services curriculum being taught. Possession of required license(s), certificate(s), and/or registration(s) may be required for specific assignments.

Appropriate minimum education and experience will be determined for each position in the class on the basis of duties and responsibilities assigned.

Instructors may be required to provide proof of the training or skills they possess in order to meet Regional Training Center or Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements.

Special Requirements:

1. A background investigation will be conducted of all prospective Instructors to ensure they are suitable for law enforcement related work.

2. Regional Training Center Instructors may be required to wear a Sheriff's Office approved uniform which they must purchase and maintain themselves.

3. Instructors may be required to work varied schedules as needed.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• All laws or standards applicable to teaching or presenting the specific subject, including, but not limited to; California Vehicle Code, California Penal Code, California Welfare and Institutions Code, California Police Officers Standards and Training Manual, Regional Training Center Class Outlines, applicable case law, and Regional Training Center Safety Regulations.
• Principles of training.
• Principles of teaching methods and procedures.
• Community resources and services.
• Federal, State, County, and other laws, policies, procedures, and audit requirements pertinent to the Regional Training Center.
• Principles of employee supervision, performance management, and staff development.
• Basic computer use including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Ability to:

• Evaluate, coach, and maintain a positive learning environment.
• Develop new classes to meet the changing needs of Law Enforcement Agencies and the public.
• Prepare and present clear and accurate reports, correspondence, course outlines, and lesson plans.
• Recognize, report and correct hazardous conditions.
• Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Prepare and present documents, training materials, manuals, and presentations using various MS Office or other software.
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with others, and work collaboratively.
• Analyze and evaluate training needs and effectiveness and make appropriate recommendations.
• Facilitate and lead groups.
• Work fluently in a variety of automated and web based systems and data bases to analyze input and quality of training and to access ongoing training needs as well as to perform audits in the systems.
• Plan, organize and coordinate work
• Professionally represent the Sheriff's Office in all interactions.
• Make independent decisions and take initiative.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.

DS:po 7/1/09
Newspecs: 8549N
CSC Date: 7/15/2009

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