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Correctional Training Officer

C40

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for conducting specialized training and staff development programs at an assigned correctional facility, at a training academy or for a department region/division.  This includes evaluating and determining employee training needs, preparing required curriculum and conducting training on various topics and skills.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

Conducts job analyses and assessments to evaluate employee training needs and evaluates and develops curriculum, including lesson plans, participant manuals, videos and graphics.

Conducts classroom training, workshops or seminars to increase the knowledge and skills of employees in various subjects or tasks including pre-service and in-service training.

Prepares training reports and maintains training records on participants.

Schedules and coordinates training sessions and locations.

Provides supervision to other training officers in planning and conducting correctional training programs.

Coordinates department or division training or organizational development programs.

Manages contracts with service providers.

Level Descriptors

This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of the assignments skills required to complete specific assignments, and the responsibility for the supervision of others.

Level I: Code: C40A Salary Band: I

This is the basic entry level at a facility or district.  At this level employees perform routine professional level work in completing various training activities.  This may include conducting various types of training using existing materials and plans, assisting in the development and coordination of training programs and maintaining training records. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the principles and methods of employee training; of correctional security policies and procedures; and of various types of equipment used in adult education.  Ability is required to conduct classroom training, workshops or seminars; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to prepare lesson plans and other training materials; and to establish and maintain effective relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of correctional or security work, training, adult education or human resource development for each year of the required education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTE:  Experience must have been the primary responsibility in order to be considered as qualifying.

Level II: Code: C40B Salary Band: J

This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned full responsibility for developing and conducting various types of training and related activities in a correctional training program at a facility, unit, or district.  This will include preparing any required lesson plans or other materials, conducting classes, workshops or seminars, evaluating participant results, preparing required reports, and other related activities.   Employees assigned to this level may also be responsible for providing training at an academy or division level while under the guidance or indirect supervision of a higher level Correctional Training Officer or staff member.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level consist of those included in Level I plus the ability to plan and conduct employee training programs.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one additional year of qualifying experience or a master’s degree in adult education, or human resource development.

Level III: Code: C40C Salary Band: K

This is the specialist level where employees perform advanced training activities at an academy or division level.  This may include developing and presenting training courses and programs, creating an annual training plan, conducting needs assessments, designing, developing and updating curriculum, conducting research, writing lesson plans, evaluating training programs, conducting trainer development and leadership development programs, and coordinating distance learning programs. Employees assigned to this level may also be responsible for providing guidance or indirect supervision to lower level Correctional Training Officers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level consist of those included at Level II plus knowledge of leadership and organizational development principles; of problem solving techniques; interviewing techniques; and of group facilitation and conflict resolution techniques.  Ability is required to design surveys and analyze survey results; and conduct research using the Internet and other computer based resources.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus two years of experience in training, adult education, social casework which involved the classification and assignment of offenders, correctional security management or human resources development in a correctional facility.

NOTE:  Correctional security management involves work at the lieutenant level and above.

Level IV: Code: C40D Salary Band: L

This is the leadership level where employees are responsible for the direction and administration of a training program to include direct supervision of assigned professional training staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level III plus knowledge of supervisory practices and principles and ability to supervise and direct the work of others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus one additional year of qualifying experience.

NOTE:  Correctional security management involves work at the lieutenant level and above.

Special Requirements

Some positions may require that the applicant must have conducted a minimum of 80 hours of training as a certified subject matter instructor or subject matter expert instructor in firearms, CPR, First Aid, self-defense, etc.

Applicants must be willing and able to perform the necessary travel and possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment and retain a valid driver's license while assigned to this job classification.

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