Job Specifications


Job Code: 513204

Pay Plan: Classified

Pay Grade: 23

Occupational Category: Administrative Services, HR & Fiscal Operations

Effective Date: 03/14/2017

Class Definition: Curriculum development and training work at a professional level involving research, design, implementation, and evaluation of law enforcement training at the Vermont Police Academy for the Criminal Justice Training Council. Assignments of specific trainer may relate largely to a specific program although involvement may be throughout all program areas. Duties include supervision of students and faculty, preparing and delivering lesson plans and classroom instruction, supervising contractual agreements, and coordination of special projects relating to the development of the training facility. Extensive liaison occurs with department managers and staff, adjunct faculty contractual parties, and students. Work is performed under the supervision of the Training Director.

Examples of Work:

Develops continuing education courses for the Vermont law enforcement community. In-service Training at the Academy includes required courses for re-certification of all sworn officers, mandated programs, and general professional development. Oversees all training involving impaired operation and related highway safety issues. Ensures that programs are based on current research, national standards, and best practice. Assists in developing a strategic comprehensive impaired driving plan informed by current research, data, Governor's Highway Safety Program, Highway Safety Program, and state/national priorities. Assists in the statewide coordination and oversight of initiatives and efforts within the impaired driving countermeasures and other assigned program areas within the GHSP Highway Safety Plan. Participates as an active member of the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance (VHSA) "Impaired Driving Task Force" and attends meeting with impaired driving task forces and other work groups. Provides coordination for impaired driving related training, equipment and other support activities to include Drug Recognition Experts (DRE), Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), courtroom testimony and report writing. Participates in the selection of DRE, ARIDE and SFST instructors. Reviews and interprets local, state and national Traffic Safety data and schedule, presents and directs information to relevant staff/partners. In coordination with the GHSP, works with the State DRE Coordinator, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP), Judicial Outreach Liaison (JOL) and legislature to advance Impaired Driving legislation. Assists GHSP Law Enforcement Liaisons (LEL) in coordination of required resources for all impaired driving related field activities throughout the state.

Determines the type of instruction necessary and coordinates and supervises the presentations by various instructors. Coordinates and supervises adjunct training assistants and faculty as necessary. Speaks before service groups and interested groups of citizens on those aspects of law enforcement and law enforcement training related to impaired operation. Assists in scheduling courses for local officers throughout the State. Assists in analyzing the training needs of various police and enforcement agencies and adjusts training to these needs. May act as grant administrator for those grants approved. May personally design training programs based on the needs of the law enforcement community. Consults with the Director of Training on analysis and improvement of the organizational structure, program plans, operational procedures, team relationships, productivity levels, and similar issues in order to enhance program results. May prepare notices of training events, solicit candidates for specific offerings and screen applications for programs. Arranges space and equipment for specific training events. Travel in-state and out-of-state may be required to attend meetings, conferences and training. Performs related work as required.

Environmental Factors:

Duties are performed largely in an office and classroom setting. Some training activities are conducted outside and in inclement weather. Private means of transportation must be available for required in-state and out of state travel. Incumbents must be able to work a flexible schedule that will require occasional weekends and evenings.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of professional employee training practices, adult learning theory and practice, testing principles and practices.

Knowledge of best practices in law enforcement principles, procedures and techniques, including Vermont's Criminal and Motor Vehicle Laws, and detection and apprehension of impaired drivers.

A working knowledge of impaired driving laws, impaired driving countermeasures, the DRE program, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) program and Vermont Legislative processes.

Working knowledge of the Vermont Criminal Justice System to include; The Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, Judicial Bureau, Treatment Courts, Alternative Justice Programs, Corrections and Probation.

Knowledge of individual and group dynamics.
Knowledge of legal documents and their use.

Working knowledge of grants and contract administration.

Ability and willingness to attend and successfully complete advanced law enforcement and law enforcement training courses.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to identify areas of training need.

Ability to develop and deliver instruction to small and large groups.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree and two (2) or more years of experience in the law enforcement or related field that includes one (1) year of instruction and curriculum development.


Associate's degree and four (4) or more years of experience in the law enforcement or related field that includes two (2) years of instruction and curriculum development.


High school diploma and six (6) or more years of experience in the law enforcement or related field that includes three (3) years of instruction and curriculum development.

Preferred: Certification or eligible for certification as a full-time Vermont law enforcement officer.

Special Requirements:

The CJTC conducts a background investigation on the candidate who has received and accepted a conditional offer of employment.