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002HA3 - Law Enforcement Training Spe 3

Date Posted:  Oct 8, 2019
Requisition ID:  25289

Plainfield, IN, US, 46168

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


The Law Enforcement Training Specialist provides training to new and experienced law enforcement officers. The purpose of this training is to prepare the officers for law enforcement duties and to satisfy the training mandate of officers established by law.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Conducts basic hands-on training courses for new recruits;
  • Provides specialized courses in areas of expertise (e.g., defensive tactics, defense weaponry, firearms, emergency responder and/or emergency vehicle operation);
  • Performs conditioning assessments of trainees and conducts physical training;
  • Conducts emergency vehicle operations and firearms instructor training and certifies experienced police officers designated by their department;
  • Instructs basic students on indoor and outdoor firearms ranges teaching revolver, semi-automatic and shotgun handling, marksmanship and safety;
  • Provides training in criminal investigation, including crime scene management, fingerprinting and evidence collection;
  • Instructs trainees in vehicle crash investigation techniques including basic laws of physics, measuring and mapping, diagramming, skid marks, use of a traffic template and the preparation of reports;
  • Demonstrates proper laboratory techniques;
  • Conducts jail officers course outlining booking procedures, inmates rights, proper search, security of jail and detecting abnormal behavior;
  • Provides mandated course for new chiefs of police, which covers scheduling, manpower deployment, vehicle operations, use of weaponry, law enforcement-community relations and other topics;
  • Researches, develops and updates training curricula and lesson plans;
  • Recommends modifications to curriculum of other law enforcement training programs;
  • Determines certification status of trainees;
  • Follows laws, legal precedents and ethical standards in the performance of duties;
  • Counsels, tutors and provides special guidance to trainees as needed;
  • Serves as academy coordinator for training conducted by other agencies utilizing academy facilities;
  • Keeps updated in field of expertise by attending various workshops, seminars and reading professional journals;
  • Assists in maintaining the security of the facility and its guests.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Preferred Experience:
  • Thorough knowledge and skill in at least one police or law enforcement specialty area (e.g., criminal investigation, vehicle crash investigation, emergency vehicle operation, defensive tactics and/or firearms);
  • Specialized knowledge of adult education principles and applications;
  • Specialized knowledge of training and educational methods, techniques, practices, principles and group dynamics;
  • Specialized knowledge of agency’s mission, functions, operations and purpose;
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to supervise the participation of experienced criminal justice practitioners and fellow Law
  • Enforcement Training Specialists in exercises or programs;
  • Ability to conduct training analysis and needs assessments;
  • Ability to organize and present material in lectures, demonstrations, discussions and self-study formats;
  • Ability to modify designs at training site to better meet a particular group’s needs;
  • Ability to analyze effectiveness of techniques;
  • Ability to establish effective and cooperative working relationships with trainees, other instructors and entire agency staff;
  • Ability to become certified as a law enforcement officer;
  • Ability to obtain certification as a trainer in specialized subject area(s).
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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