PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in implementing training or accreditation programs and providing assistance to municipal police departments in establishing and maintaining training or accreditation programs and facilities which conform to standards.
Works under the limited supervision of the Executive Director or other adminstrative official of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs specialized duties in area of police training or accreditation and professional standards; audits and evaluates programs, facilities and equipment utilized by municipal departments for effectiveness and conformance with training council or accreditation standards; coordinates contracted recruit instructors or accreditation assessors; develops, prepares and presents training or accreditation informational programs; consults with police chiefs, training or accreditation officers and other department officials and recommends courses, programs, equipment or facilities designed to meet specific training or accreditation needs; conducts examinations of training staff and program graduates or assessments of police agencies: recommends council approval and certification of programs, instructors or police agencies meeting standards or revocation of approval where standards are not maintained; maintains perpetual inventory and registries of all personnel trained, local and regional training facilities, equipment and other training resources; maintains state accreditation standards and conducts annual review of standards; acts as liaison with municipal police department educational organizations, accreditation managers or other agencies and assists in administration of council activities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of police training programs, educational methods, facilities, training aids and techniques and police accreditation programs; considerable knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in criminal justice and law enforcement.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in training at the level of Training Officer or in the area of police agency accreditation as an assessor or accreditation manager.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in criminal justice, education or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group MP 59 approved effective June 16, 2006. (Revised to modify Purpose of Class)