Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Field Program Consultant

Recruitment #200727-3829MP-001

Introduction

Do you have a passion for supporting others?

We invite you to discover this outstanding opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection (DESPP) is looking to hire a Field Program Consultant that will join our Police Officers Standards and Training Council (POSTC) team at the Connecticut Police Academy, 285 Preston Avenue in Meriden, CT. 

We are seeking a motivated, detail-oriented and customer-focused individual to fill the Field Program Consultant position in the POSTC Field Services Unit.              

This individual will interact with over 161 Connecticut Law Enforcement agencies, community members and other government agencies, to include the six (6) different divisions within DESPP, to develop programs, monitor and maintain police certification and promote accreditation standards in support of public safety throughout Connecticut. 

The main duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Certification compliance for new hires, re-certification, lateral and comparative certifications
  • Conducts field audits of training files, instructor lesson plans for review periods of police certification
  • Process investigate revocations/De-certifications of police officers certifications
  • Update website
  • Develop, build and coordinate basic and in-service advanced training
  • Manage and conducts audits for CALEA, CLESP and State Accreditation Compliance
  • Collaborate with multiple government agencies, community activist Chiefs of Police to develop statewide policy
  • Collaborate with public safety task force to improve police training standards promoting community relations and safety
  • Research new laws, statutes and trends, crafting statewide training notices
  • Develop basic training curriculum by working with the Director of Basic Training and Field Services
  • Supervises Bid Review of potential training vendors/training programs, selection of specialists to serve on committee.  Monitors evaluation, written documentation of results
  • Provides consultation, negotiation of cost for training with vendor
  • Knowledge of training standards, requirements, mandates, etc. in order to represent agency at meetings, responds to questions, follow through, and make recommendations to resolve questions and make referrals
  • Responsible for contractual procedures in order to procure training services.  Writes  personal  service agreements, and accurately documents information and supporting documentation
  • Determines contractual cost for training vs. use of volunteer trainers and adjunct instructors  use when researching, developing, preparing and implementing police training
  • Locates/identifies training facilities/sites for statewide training use, evaluating sites in order to meet course needs.  Negotiates site use and cost
  • Recommends training specialists for projects, programs, and for instruction or consultant use.   Fully trained to use good judgment and discretion as management skills to deal with police professionals on a daily basis

This is a full time, 40 hours per week position, Monday - Friday work schedule.  A competitive benefits package is offered which includes healthcare coverage, wellness programs and paid time off.

Selection Plan

Candidate selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees:

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
  • Cover letter 
  • Completed CT-HR-13 

Non-State Employees:

  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor
  • Cover Letter
  • Completed CT-HR-13  

Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks.  Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.  

Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum.  The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website http://portal.ct.gov/das by typing in "CT-HR-13" into the "Search Department of Administrative Services" search field.  Also considered in this selection process:  Any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records.  Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process.

This posting will fill the immediate vacancy listed above but may be used to fill future positions for this job class.  We encourage you to apply to any jobs for which you qualify for and are of interest to you.

Should you have questions pertaining to the recruitment, please contact Lucy Manente at Lucy.Manente@ct.gov  or 860-685-8200.

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.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to multi-task and perform multiple assignments
  • Ability to research new laws, developing police standards, trainings and certifications
  • Experience as a manager at the rank of Lieutenant or higher
  • Proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage basic recruit training records and in-service records for POSTC compliance and certification
  • Managed CALEA or a State Accreditation Program
  • Experience with policy development for a state approved Law Enforcement Program
  • Developed curriculum for a basic recruit training program and advanced police training
  • Self-motivated, team player, problem –solver and life long learner

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.