Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Training Officer

Police Officer Standards and Training Council

Recruitment #220607-8838PS-001


The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection has an exciting opportunity for a Training Officer to join the Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC).

If you're an experienced supervisor or trainer in the federal, state or law enforcement industry, we encourage you to apply!


This is a full time (40 hours per week) position, with the opportunity for a flexible schedule between the hours of 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Monday through Friday.

This role will be centrally located on site at the Police Officer standards and Training Council (POSTC) in Meriden, CT.

*This salary range may increase, effective July 1, 2022.


The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) mission is three fold. First: providing innovative, credible and responsive high quality basic, advanced and specialized training to Connecticut police officers. Second: committed to adopting and enforcing professional requirements for individual police officer certification, and Third: provide a body of comprehensive professional law enforcement accreditation standards for state law enforcement agencies, manage such program, grant accredited status to agencies which demonstrate and maintain compliance with applicable standards.


In this role, you will work closely alongside a small team of Training Officers in developing curriculum, lesson plans, and training modules necessary to provide best practice instruction to police recruits and in-service law enforcement officers. You will be responsible for:

  • Developing lesson plans and curriculum as a subject matter expert;
  • Researching Connecticut and National laws to ensure training reflects best practices for the police workforce;
  • Supervising recruits and working with multiple outside municipal and state agencies;
  • Coordinating recruit sessions and graduations;
  • Assisting partner satellite locations;
  • Planning training including: scheduling, staffing of the instructors, verifying instructor certification meets compliance;
  • Assisting with writing training bulletins and programs to include new Public Acts;
  • Performs other related duties as required to promote the mission of the agency.

As a Training Officer, we will encourage you to exercise creativity in order to stay current with national and statewide law enforcement trends. This position will provide you with a strong sense of purpose that greatly influences the beginning foundation for all state employees entering CT law enforcement - it's a very rewarding and gratifying career!

More details can be found in the class specification.


The State of Connecticut provides a leading comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellent health and dental coverage;
  • A generous retirement plan;
  • Paid time off;
  • A healthy work/life balance!

Check the video below to learn what it's like to be a State employee: 


Selection Plan

This is a competitive recruitment, open to the public.


  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.


Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.


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

  • Current State Employees: Two (2) most recent performance evaluations, Cover Letter, and a completed CT-HR-13 form.
  • Non-State Employees: Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor, Cover letter, and a completed CT-HR-13 form.

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. Employment of the selected candidates will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

Any pending disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records are also considered in the selection process.


Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Should you have any questions about the position, please contact Samantha Wasef, Human Resources Associate – Talent Solutions at Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


  • 5+ years of experience serving as a Field Training Officer or Supervisor.
  • Experience training police officers.
  • Experience with policy implementation for a Law Enforcement Program or Agency. 
  • Experience implementing projects or plans. 


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.



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

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