Department of Administrative Services

Training Officer (8838PS)

$34.24-$45.78 Hourly / $2,739.44-$3,662.54 BiWeekly /
$71,499.12-$95,592.03 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in preparing and conducting recruit and in-service courses of instruction for municipal police personnel.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Director of Training or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead students or clerical staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Serves as subject matter specialist for a core of subject modules in municipal police training; develops curriculum for courses; researches subject matter to keep current with laws, trends and state of the art developments in field; reviews and evaluates textbooks; creates visual aids for each area; structures classes and develops appropriate teaching techniques, e.g. role playing, case histories, etc.; provides demonstration and evaluation of practical skills; constructs subject matter examinations; evaluates student performance; maintains discipline; arranges for guest lecturers including visual aids, hand out material and scheduling of classes; performs validation research to determine value and application of training; maintains permanent file of student records; may represent Police Officer Standards and Training Council or Director at meetings, conferences or other law enforcement training activities ; serves as Coordinator for a resident or commuter class on a rotating basis; orients new students; assigns dormitory rooms; issues uniforms; constructs class seating plan; schedules classes; schedules audiovisual equipment use; assigns work details; administers discipline; counsels students; conducts inspections; administers pre- and post-examinations; performs related duties as required.

On a rotating basis serves as Coordinator for a resident or commuter class; orients new students; assigns dormitory rooms; issues uniforms; constructs class seating plan; schedules classes; schedules audiovisual equipment use; assigns work details; administers discipline; counsels students; conducts inspections; administers pre- and post-examinations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of current police practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of adult training and educational methods and techniques; basic knowledge of research techniques; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in a federal, state or municipal law enforcement agency with some experience conducting formal law enforcement training programs.

Note: Formal training is defined as training conducted in a classroom and/or workshop setting with set training goals and objectives and a formalized lesson plan. On the job one-on-one training is not considered formal training.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in adult education, criminal justice, police administration or police science may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of one year for an Associate's degree, two years for a Bachelor's degree or three years for a Master's degree.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some discomfort and danger of physical injury while instructing inexperienced recruits in the use of firearms, chemical weapons and self defense.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(38)-Training

BARGAINING UNIT

(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

PS 15

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Training Officer in Salary Group PS 15 approved effective September 21, 2001. (2012 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

3/9/2012

CLASS: 8838PS; EST: 8/25/1967; REV: 3/9/2012;