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Class Code: 6835
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Performs responsible and complex administrative work in planning, developing, coordinating and implementing statewide training programs and services; develops and evaluates training methodology and curriculum content; represents employee interests in consultation with community colleges and universities. Performs related duties as assigned. May supervise support staff. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: 1. Assists in the development and coordination of multiple complex project schedules, production budgets and logistics of statewide training operations; oversees complex projects to achieve results in a timely and cost-effective manner by providing direction, facilitation and control of resources.

2. Oversees the research, development and delivery of a comprehensive program of training courses. Coordinates instructor scheduling, facility availability and associated budgets.

3. Instructs/teaches/facilitates training programs

4. Identifies, develops and monitors the use of subject matter experts who provide curricular and instructional content of training courses.

5. Supervises subordinates' activities and work product by delegation, performance evaluation, disciplinary action and conflict resolution; provides leadership, guidance, motivation, counseling and/or discipline to contract staff, subject matter experts or student participants.

6. Develops and monitors annual and long-range statewide departmental training programs. Directs the design and distribution of surveys, interviews and questionnaires for conducting training needs assessments.

7. Serves on multi-jurisdictional/disciplinary committees in designing new or amending current programs and creating or promoting innovative solutions.

8. May serve as a subject matter expert or technical consultant for agency training programs.

9. Develops, implements or evaluates new and existing training programs. Manages the development of instructor-level training to maintain a cadre of in-state instructors. Facilitates the development of training program masters to ensure standardization of instructional materials, handouts, tests, lesson plans and delivery.

10. Communicates with diverse audiences (e.g., employees, agencies, the public, etc.) to provide information and clarification regarding training programs, actions, policies and procedures.

11. Reviews outside provider training programs to ensure the highest standards are maintained, content remains current and instruction is proficient; participates in the development and updating of policies, procedures, administrative rules, goals and objectives.

12. Participates in the preparation and administration of the unit budget. Researches and identifies opportunities for acquiring grant funding for special projects and services.

13. Supervises/assists in the production and distribution of various publications (e.g., training reports, calendar schedule, workbooks, instructional guides, newsletters, etc.); directs the preparation of comprehensive reports (e.g., staff studies, evaluations, needs assessments, grants solicitations, etc.) to document events or specific needs.

14. Remains current in job specific procedures in order to apply the most appropriate methodologies by attending conferences, educational programs and seminars, reading professional publications, using the Internet, and participating in professional organizations.

15. Monitors the development of negotiated training contracts and related service terms and conditions.

16. Designs and applies evaluation techniques and proficiency testing methods to measure the effectiveness of training.

17. Directs the review and selection of training materials and acquires copyright clearances in order to obtain the highest quality source materials to ensure compliance with federal copyright laws.

18. Supervises the design, development and implementation of the conversion of traditional training materials to alternate learning formats (e.g., computer assisted instruction (CAI), Webcast delivery, video streaming, Internet, etc.).

19. Confers with university and college officials and other professional training personnel to define curricula for training programs for college class credit.

20. Supervises the records management of unit activities (e.g., employee performance, events, meetings, budgets, etc.).

21. Interprets and applies the Instructor Certification program rules and policies in order to ensure compliance with minimum standards established by the AZ POST Board.

22. Writes test questions and evaluates their validity for the certified training academies statewide, coordinates with compliance specialist personnel to promote proper program documentation and record keeping for all agency approved and required training.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. program or project management techniques.

2. budget preparation and fiscal management required to develop and administer a budget.

3. learning theory or principles as applied to adult training.

4. training or instructional strategies and methodologies.

5. the principles of group dynamics and human behavior.

6. trends in executive development and management training.

7. problem-solving techniques.

8. report-writing techniques to produce analytical reports or written materials having high organizational impact in appropriate format.

9. the principles of supervision.

10. strategic and organizational planning techniques.

11. copyright restrictions in regard to the development and delivery of training programs.

12. the functions, features and potential applications of electronic systems for the delivery of training programs.

13. mainframe and personal computer job-related software.

14. public relations and marketing principles as they relate to the public sector.

15. high risk/liability issues inherent in law enforcement training.

Skill in:

1. effective communication, both orally and in writing, with all levels of contacts.

2. formulating concepts and developing strategies and solutions for training needs.

3. making oral presentations to groups.

4. organizing time and resources (e.g., people, facilities, events, materials, etc.).

5. the rules of English grammar and composition.

6. developing practical frameworks that describe complex ideas in understandable, usable ways.

Ability to:

1. develop feasible short and long-range plans/goals to project and develop programs and projects.

2. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

3. organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks concurrently.

4. exercise sound judgement in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.

5. independently make decisions and take appropriate action.

6. convert ideas and concepts into an effective combination of audio and visual impressions.

7. use modern office and training equipment to perform complex office and training tasks.

8. negotiate training contract terms and conditions.

10. conduct research, gather information and analyze a variety of data.

11. motivate employees in order to create trust, team spirit and professionalism.


Office setting.

May be required to lift or carry up to 25 pounds.


Statewide travel may be required to perform certain work functions.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business or public administration, education, or social or behavioral science or related field and three (3) years professional supervisory or management experience in directing, developing, evaluating and teaching curricula and academic programs.

A Master's degree in business or public administration, education, or social or behavioral science may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Current as of: 7/24/2014 10:01:19 AM