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Class Code: 5833
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 law enforcement training programs and services. Develops and evaluates law enforcement training methodology and curriculum content. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Oversees and participates in the development and coordination of multiple complex project schedules, production budgets and logistics of statewide law enforcement training operations to achieve results in a timely and cost-effective manner.

2. Oversees the research, development, delivery and evaluation of a comprehensive statewide program of law enforcement training courses, including participating in the development and updating of policies, procedures, administrative rules, goals and objectives.

3. Instructs/teaches/facilitates training programs, and coordinates instructor scheduling, facility availability and associated budgets.

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

5. Supervises a staff of professional, support and/or contract law enforcement personnel by interviewing, developing and delivering training, establishing performance standards and providing constructive feedback based on performance evaluation.

6. Serves on multi-jurisdictional/disciplinary committees in designing new or amending current programs, and creating or promoting innovative solutions for both basic and in-service law enforcement training.

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

8. Manages the development of instructor-level training statewide and facilitates the development of training program masters to ensure standardization of instructional materials, handouts, tests, lesson plans and delivery.

9. Responds to inquiries from diverse audiences (e.g., employees, agencies, the public, etc.) to provide information and clarification regarding training programs, actions, policies and procedures.

10. Monitors training contracts and reviews outside provider training programs to ensure the highest standards are maintained, content remains current and instruction is proficient.

11. Participates in the preparation, administration and monitoring of the unit budget, while researching and identifying opportunities for acquiring funding for special projects and services.

12. Reviews, analyzes and modifies all grant contracts in order to ensure compliance with applicable AZ POST statutes, rules and regulations.

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

14. Conducts needs assessments, and designs and applies evaluation techniques and proficiency testing methods to measure the courses' effectiveness and identify new opportunities for training.

15. 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.

16. Oversees 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.).

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

18. Oversees the records management of unit activities (e.g., performance, events, meetings, budgets, etc.).

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

20. 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 and project management techniques.

2. learning theories and principles as applied to adult training.

3. training and instructional strategies and methodologies.

4. the principles of group dynamics and human behavior.

5. problem-solving techniques.

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

7. the practices and principles of supervision of personnel.

8. strategic and organizational planning techniques.

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

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

11. public relations principles as they relate to the public sector.

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

13. the administration of basic and advanced law enforcement training programs.

14. law enforcement methods and procedures related to patrol, traffic control, investigation, identification, communication, administration and support functions.

Skill in:

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

2. making oral presentations to groups.

3. the rules of English grammar and composition.

4. the use of computer keyboard devices.

5. the use of computer software programs.

Ability to:

1. effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with all levels of contacts.

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

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

4. organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks concurrently.

5. exercise sound judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.

6. independently make decisions and take appropriate action.

7. describe complex ideas in understandable, usable ways.

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

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

10. negotiate training contract terms and conditions.

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

12. prepare, administer, and coordinate budgets, grants, and contracts.

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


Office setting.

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


May be required to travel statewide to perform certain work functions.

Must possess and maintain an Arizona driver license by the date of hire.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires eight (8) years experience as a certified Officer with at least five (5) years at the rank of Sergeant or above with experience in directing, evaluating and teaching curricula and academic programs. 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 may substitute for one (1) year of the professional experience. A Master's degree in business or public administration, education, or social or behavioral science may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/24/2014 3:40:40 AM