Department of Administrative Services

Protective Services Trainee (Police) (Unclassified) (6599PS)

$19.94-$26.76 Hourly / $1,595.18-$2,140.69 BiWeekly /
$41,634.20-$55,872.01 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for taking a prescribed formal academic and on the job training course in basic police work involving investigative and inspection techniques and procedures.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

This class is a recruitment and training vehicle for the class of Police Officer. Upon successful completion of training and probationary requirements incumbents in this class will be eligible for appointment to Police Officer with responsibility for protection of life and property.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close supervision of an officer of higher grade; performs under supervision increasingly responsible duties for training and evaluation purposes.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

General intelligence; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability in oral and written expression; ability to evaluate emergency situations and develop effective courses of action; ability to deal effectively with those contacted in the work.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Applicants must be a United States Citizen by date of appointment.

2. Applicants must have a High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification prior to admission to the Connecticut Police Training Academy.

3. During the period as a Police Trainee candidates will be required to complete a course of training to include completion and graduation from the Connecticut Police Training Academy program or its equivalent.

4. Appointment to this class will be for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months. Provisional appointment will be made to the target class when formal training has not been completed after twelve (12) months as a Protective Services Trainee (Police). Appointment will be made to the target class after successful completion and graduation of formal training.

5. Applicants in this class must have reached their 21st birthday. (Police) Applicants in this class must have reached their 21st birthday.

6. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

7. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic certification.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity to perform the duties of the class.A physical fitness assessment will be required of all applicants.

2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to unpleasant situations which may cause injury and may be exposed to uncomfortable weather conditions.

APPOINTMENT

Appointments to the this class is restricted to the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Health Center and are made in accordance with Public Act 14-217.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

Salary Group upon hire                         S.G. 5     Step 1

Upon completion of academy training   S.G. 6     Step 1

NOTE: For current state employees compensation will be in accordance with guidelines for computing salary adjustments set forth by the Department of Administrative Services, Determining Salary Upon Change in Class.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Unclassified

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(28)-Police-Protective Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)

EEO

(4)-Protective Service

SALARY INFORMATION

PS 05

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This inactivates the existing specification for the class of Protective Services Trainee (Police) (Unclassified) in Salary Group PS 05 approved effective September 24, 2014. (Revised to reverse Inactivation of Class) Action No. 18-077

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/1/2019

CLASS: 6599PS; EST: 9/24/2014; REV: 4/3/2019;