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  Employment    August 28, 2016

Employment

              

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING COORDINATOR

Qualifications/Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with course work emphasis in criminal justice; supplemented by three (3) to five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes law enforcement; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Special Requirements

Must possess or obtain within 90 days (or as training classes are scheduled) and maintain Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services General Instructor certification. Successful candidates must pass a background investigation and complete a one-year probationary period.

 

General Description of Duties

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to define training needs, develop curriculum, and coordinate the delivery of professional development training and professional development courses for sworn police officers and deputy sheriffs.  Employees in this classification perform administrative and instructional work, coordination, and have extensive liaison with department managers, training officers, adjunct faculty, staff, and students. (1) Position is responsible for serving as a resource, providing information and assistance on training courses, training matters, methods, and techniques to agency representatives, and members of the law enforcement community; providing on-going assessment of training needs. (2) Supervises adjunct and paid consultants to include scheduling, evaluating training, lesson plans and instructors to ensure professional presentations, adult learning techniques, and compliance with DCJS and CALEA  mandates.  (3) Position is responsible for developing online training courses to include creating and producing courses, identifying content experts, editing and managing content, as well as developing tests, uploading courses and ensuring that students receive the proper credit for completing online courses.  May prepare grant requests and monitor their progress through various action levels. May act as grant administrator for those grants approved. May personally design and/or present training programs based on the needs of the law enforcement community. Performs related work as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

Develops curriculum and coordinates delivery of professional development training which meets the professional development needs of students, training officers and member agencies. Identifies and develops professional development programs, as well as provides instruction for Professional Development and Basic classes.

Coordinates and manages adjunct training faculty/consultants, to include: working within budget parameters, hiring, scheduling, and evaluating to ensure they meet DCJS and CALEA mandates.

Assists agency adjuncts with lesson plan development, reviews, revises and updates ensuring compliance with academy directives, certification standards and state mandated lesson plan criteria.

Drafts, copies, binds, and assembles workbooks, handouts, digital media and/or outlines for courses.

Develops and manages online training courses to include creating and producing courses, identifying content experts, editing and managing content, developing tests and evaluations, uploading courses and ensuring that students receive DCJS credit for completing online courses.

Serves as resource providing information and assistance on training courses, training methods, and techniques to agency members, the law enforcement community, and external organizations.

Conducts on-going assessment of training needs.

Evaluates training and instructors to ensure training meets Academy and DCJS requirements and instructors utilize professional adult learning techniques.

Coordinates with member agency training officers and representatives via electronic (email), voice, or in person concerning enrollment, course requirements and arrangements for agency courses; maintains and updates course enrollment in Academy computer system.

Ensures course and student records are prepared and maintained. Acknowledges registrations through the online registration system, enters students into a class through the ACE system and verifies the correct person has been registered for the class.

Posts classes on the Academy website to include: updating new classes, cancelled classes, class descriptions, and bios of the instructors.  Maintains records kept in an access-based system and conversion of files for scanning and record keeping.

Drafts correspondence to consultants, instructors, chief executives, training officers, DCJS and various law enforcement agencies pertaining to training; researches, writes, revises, reviews and

 

provides assistance in the development of lesson plans to comply with the DCJS and Academy policies.

Provides information, advice, and assistance to Basic Academy staff to include revisions to lesson plans.

Analyzes student evaluations of course content and assessment of instructors; drafts overall assessment of training courses.

Coordinates and evaluates the testing procedures for Professional Development courses.

Coordinates and oversees off-site and agency DCJS-approved courses to include site visits to all satellite training locations to ensure the training environment meets standards.

Markets training courses to member agencies as well as outside law enforcement agencies.

Maintains liaison with local law enforcement community. Works extensively with training officers to problem solve registration issues, course availability, and outside opportunities with other entities.

Sets up physical configuration of classrooms per instructor requests and checks all audiovisual and computer presentation equipment ensuring classrooms are equipped and supplied for students and instructors. Manages all aspects of classrooms.

Monitors classroom activities to ensure training meets DCJS and Academy rules and regulations; reviews class enrollments for individual classes to determine whether there is sufficient enrollment for class to be conducted.

Serves as a Safety Officer ensuring students are trained safely.

Coordinates role players and briefs them on their roles in the training; sets up role-playing scenarios that correctly evaluate training issues.

Conducts initial orientation for classes, ensuring students complete all necessary paperwork to include registration, daily rosters, and course evaluations. Acts as the point of contact for all students attending and for the instructor(s).

Submits completed course folders which represent all of the key paperwork associated with the course. Summaries of the course evaluations are included in this submission and recommendations to modify, adjust, or remove that course or instructor from further engagements is made.

Contacts all instructors and consultants to determine: dates of instruction; level of administrative support required; classroom configuration; maximum students for class; pre-requisites of course; and technology requirements.

Executes the following paperwork per course: transmittals of request for courses; purchase request; instructor contract(s); ensures instructor bios are updated; also ensures completion of the following: lessons plans reflect the course content; course outlines; handouts for course; test(s); daily rosters; final rosters; course evaluations/summary; safety checklist if applicable; injury reports if applicable.

Interacts with students to determine if training is practical, realistic, and up-to-date.

Identifies possible grant sources, prepares grant requests and monitors their progress through various action levels.

Conducts monitoring and evaluation of students participating in Instructor Apprenticeship programs. In compliance with existing DCJS standards the Professional Development Coordinator who conducts this task must have 3 years’ experience as a DCJS certified instructor.

OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Consults and collaborates with instructional staff on design, development, and evaluation of instructional programs, materials, and methods.

Uses various media file types and data compression techniques to deliver video and interactive media.

Consults with staff on effective instructional design for online courses; provides suggestions and feedback on the most effective online strategies.

Reviews and edits faculty-developed content so that it is grammatically correct and reflects best practices.

Evaluates training and instructors to ensure all training meets Academy and DCJS requirements.

Serves as a resource providing information and assistance on training courses, training methods, and techniques to agency members, the law enforcement community, and external organizations. 

Ensures course and individual records are prepared and maintained.

Transports a variety of equipment and supplies (e.g. cameras, stands, microphones, video projectors, screens, laptop computers, surge protectors, cables, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required to complete assignments.

Analyzes  student  evaluations  of  course  content  and  assessment  of  instructors;  drafts  overall assessment of training courses.

Coordinates and evaluates the testing procedures for Professional Development courses.

Develops a schedule for training courses, makes copies, binds and assembles workbooks, handouts, digital media and/or outlines for courses.

Coordinates and oversees off-site and agency DCJS-approved courses.

Sets up and checks all audiovisual and computer presentation equipment ensuring classrooms are equipped and ready for students and instructors.

Monitors classroom activities to ensure training meets DCJS and Academy rules and regulations.

Reviews class enrollments for individual classes to determine whether there is sufficient enrollment for the class to be conducted.

Contacts all instructors and consultants to determine logistical requirements for training courses. Interacts with students to determine if training is practical, realistic, and up-to-date.

Conducts monitoring and evaluation of students participating in Instructor Apprenticeship programs in compliance with existing DCJS standards.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Orders classroom and training supplies as needed.

Answers telephone calls and emails; responds to questions and provides information.

Picks up training paperwork, training props, and equipment for classes in the metropolitan area.

Provides required proofs of compliance from the Professional Development Section for DCJS and CALEA Certification and Re – Accreditation processes.

Performs related duties as required.

Salary and Benefits:

The starting salary for this position is $52,559.00, depending on qualifications and experience.

The Academy is generally closed on Mondays and usually follows a four-days-per-week schedule, Tuesday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This position offers an extensive benefits package, including comprehensive life and health insurance, vacation and sick leave accrual, and retirement benefits.

Location:

The Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy (NVCJTA) is located in Loudoun County at 45299 Research Place, Ashburn, Virginia 20147-2600.

 

 

                                

                 


 

                                                                                                                                                    




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