Training Specialist

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • May 11, 2021
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description

Announcement Number: 1374267464

STATE OF NEVADA
COMMISSION ON PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING
5587 Wa Pai Shone Avenue
Carson City, Nevada 89701
(775) 687-7678 FAX (775) 687-4911
STEVE SISOLAK
Governor
MICHAEL D. SHERLOCK
Executive Director
Vacancy Announcement: Training Division, Training Specialist (Unclassified)
Response Deadline: Until Filled
The Training Division has an open full-time training officer position located in Carson City at the
Stewart Facility.

Approx. gross Salary: PERS Employee/Employer Paid: $75,430
PERS Employer Paid: $65,806

Duties: Include but not limited to the following: Supervise basic law enforcement cadets during a
Category I/II/III residential academy, develop and evaluate lesson plans and curriculum that address
NAC mandates for Nevada peace officers, develop and schedule instruction and instructors for the
basic course, supervise and evaluate instructors for content and performance, coordinate and schedule
training areas and training resources, develop and instruct specialized and advanced courses that
enhance the basic curriculum, and communicate effectively both written and orally. Develop and
instruct specialized and advanced courses relevant to professional development, management and
supervision. Research and make recommendations regarding current and potential trends related to law
enforcement training, curriculum and needs. Direct and participate in physical training several times a
week.

Qualifications: Prior successful employment as a full-time peace officer equivalent to a Nevada
Category I officer. Applicants must have excellent organizational skills, demonstrate leadership, and
possess knowledge of the latest versions of MS Word, Excel and the internet. The ideal candidate
would have a bachelor's degree in a criminal justice related field, with diverse assignments while
working as a peace officer to include patrol, investigations, training and supervision. The successful
applicant must have an in-depth understanding and experience of adult learning theory and principles.
Applicants should have experience teaching law enforcement related subjects. Candidates should
embrace a disciplined basic academy environment and have an understanding of the importance of
leadership, command presence, officer safety, ethical behavior and physical fitness. A combination of
experience, training and education may be used in lieu of above that demonstrate the necessary
qualifications. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment
background check.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires the applicant to participate in and instruct physical fitness
sessions. Applicants will be administered the POST Physical Fitness Test (PPFT) for category I peace
officers as part of the interview process. The standards for the PPFT are:
1 - Vertical Jump of not less than 14 inches
2 - Agility Run in not more than 19.5 seconds
3 - 30 sit-ups in one minute
4 - 23 push-ups, no time limit
5 - 300 meter sprint in not more than 68 seconds
6 - 1.5 mile run in not more than 16 minutes 57 seconds

POSITION STATUS: Exempt (FLSA); unclassified position entitled to standard State benefits; serves at the
will of the Executive Director, POST. Employment is contingent on successfully passing a background
check. This position announcement lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-
inclusive. The incumbent may be expected to perform additional job related duties and may be
required to have or develop additional specific job related knowledge and skills.

Working Environment: Working at POST offers a relaxed working environment located on the
beautiful campus-like surroundings of the Stewart facility; which formerly housed the Stewart Indian
School. POST is a forward thinking organization that embraces the latest in technology to aid in
delivering training excellence. POST has adopted a 4 day, 10 hr/day schedule, although during
academies, some weeks will revert back to a 5 day, 8 hr/day schedule. The position is based in Carson
City, Nevada, the state capital. Nevada has a relatively low cost of living including no state income
tax.

Resumes: Resumes may be mailed, faxed or emailed to the attention of:

Amanda Socha, Executive Assistant
5587 Wa Pai Shone Avenue
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Fax: 775 687-4911
E-mail: asocha@post.state.nv.us
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Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

Job Address

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