CLASSIFICATION: LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING SPECIALIST I
Class Code: 5647-25 Date Established: 04-01-89
Occupational Code: 7-3-3 Date of Last Revision: 10-20-11
BASIC PURPOSE: To coordinate, supervise and instruct police and corrections training programs at the state, county, and municipal levels.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Coordinates and instructs classes in both the recruit academy and in-service police and corrections training.
· Certifies departmental firearms instructors for state, local, and county police and corrections agencies.
· Updates recruit academy lesson plans, examinations and training manuals by reviewing relevant literature.
· Writes lesson plans, performance objectives and examinations for the Police Standards and Training Council.
· Contacts law enforcement and correctional agencies in New Hampshire to coordinate efforts in complying with adapted Council standards.
· Determines eligibility of local government units to participate in Council programs and prepares follow-up reports on existing programs for participating agencies.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing related or similar work, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in police science, criminal justice, education, criminology, or police administration. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Five years' experience in the criminal justice field, one year of which shall have been at a supervisory or management level and one year in developing, coordinating or instructing law enforcement training programs. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Must possess or be eligible to obtain certification as a Police or Correctional Officer by the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council.
1. Must be able to do strenuous physical work including running, strength training, wrestling, self-defense tactics, aerobic exercises, firing all types of firearms, driving emergency vehicles on a skid pad at the edge of control, standing, sitting and lifting.
2. Must pass physical fitness testing each year based upon the testing standards required of active law enforcement officers as established in RSA 188-F:27 III.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of modern training techniques. Knowledge of criminal justice training in areas such as rehabilitation, counseling and treatment. Knowledge of recent court decisions applied to criminal justice. Knowledge of methods of apprehension and arrest of suspected law violators. Knowledge of prisons and methods of supervision of prisoners. Knowledge of community organizations dealing with criminal justice and rehabilitation of prisoners. Skill in interviewing. Skill in coordinating efforts of different level agencies. Ability to make calculations using general mathematics. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to speak to groups. Ability to supervise others. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.