Coordinates all aspects of the Sheriff's Office training processes and monitors and identifies all internal and external resources to meet a variety of training needs. Plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the processes and makes suggestions for training program planning and goal setting.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Receives general supervision from the Staff Support Section Lieutenant.
- Exercises direct supervision of Sheriff's Service Technician assigned to unit.
- Evaluate training goals, objectives, and priorities and provide input concerning implementation of various training programs.
- Evaluate, determine, and suggest resources needed.
- Provide input and suggestions on the implementation of programs based on current and long-range needs.
- Monitor training processes to ensure compliance with written directives.
- Prepare recommendations regarding changes to services or programs.
- Coordinate activities with other agency components.
- Build positive interactions among components; promote positive perceptions of the training program.
- Help to identify training needs for all agency positions.
- Coordinate and schedule in-service training as required; schedule agency training sites; ensure equipment is workable and in good condition.
- Identify in-house, local, and outside human training resources; ensure sufficient in-house instructors are trained for mandatory training requirements; ensure instructors maintain appropriate certifications as required.
- Coordinate reserve and posse volunteers' training to ensure P.O.S.T. requirements are met.
- Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in field; review professional journals, attend association and professional meetings, and otherwise maintain contacts with professionals to facilitate exchange of information.
- Review lesson plans, performance objectives, and tests prepared by instructors; upon request, provide information on development of instructional plans; monitor quality of instruction.
- Develop and coordinate training academies and mini-academies as required.
- Assist in development of recruit training academies as required and provide on-going participation in the academy administration.
- Develop procedures for adequate documentation of training programs; maintain adequate and appropriate employee training records; review documentation for accuracy and completeness.
- Maintain lesson plans, attendance records, instructor performance reviews, etc.
- Administer record-keeping operations to ensure personnel training files and course documentation is maintained.
- Maintain agency media library and training aids; review training aids and select appropriate additions to ensure library is current and complete.
- Monitor skills requirements and other mandatory training (such as firearms, driving, self defense, hazardous materials, first aid and CPR, and ERD) to ensure employees remain in compliance with requirements.
- Monitor and track employee completion of field training programs and receipt of appropriate documentation of such.
- Participate in special projects as assigned (such as hiring, promotional processes, etc.).
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Principles and practices of training.
- Principles and practices of accurate record keeping including ACA accreditation documentation requirements for agency training.
- Lesson plan development for training purposes and adult learning theory.
- Test construction practices.
- Website access for all applicable training available outside the agency.
- Software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
- Modern office practices and procedures.
- Plan, organize, and administer a multi-faceted law enforcement training program.
- Develop, evaluate, and coordinate agency training programs in creative and dynamic ways.
- Be a team player and co-manage programs with co-workers.
- Perform duties independently without close supervision.
- Maintain a highly organized program.
- Schedule both agency and outside training facilities and equipment.
- Communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and via various forms of electronic media.
- Use office automation systems including basic proficiency with computer applications such as e-mail, word processor, spreadsheet, and database look-up and/or entry.
- Collect, compile, and analyze information and numerical data.
- Prepare reports.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population to include inmates, criminal justice agency personnel, other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Two years of experience in a directly related training or human resources field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities. Experience in a law enforcement agency preferred.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Education, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related field. (Equivalency is based on two years of high-level experience equaling one year of college work. For example, an employee with no college would require 8 years of high-level experience to reach the equivalency of the Bachelor's Degree. It is obligatory upon the incumbent to provide proof of equivalency for review and ultimate acceptance by the Sheriff.)
- Must have acceptable eyesight to perform computer duties, provide training, drive a vehicle, etc.
- Must have appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone and in public contacts; may be required to talk extensively and speak to groups.
- Must have acceptable hearing to hear well on the telephone and in public contacts.
- May be required to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time.
- Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch, twist, reach, kneel, squat, and balance.
- Must be able to lift, carry, drag, or push.
- Must have fine and gross motor skills and full use of fingers, hands, and arms to perform computer duties or operate equipment.
- Must be capable of working under stressful situations.
- Must have good cognitive skills and awareness of work accuracy.
- Must have ability to concentrate on more than one task at a time and to make independent decisions.