Staff Instructor
State of Wyoming - Douglas, WY

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Join the professional team of Staff Instructors at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, which consists of six (6) full-time instructors. Staff Instructors are State of Wyoming certified law enforcement officers. Perform a variety of tasks instructing, implementing, and managing general law enforcement topics including formal classroom assignments and practical exercise in one or more of the following areas: Custody Control, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Firearms, Physical Training, Use of Force, Patrol Exercises, and others as assigned.

Additional information relevant to employment with the State of Wyoming and the location of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy include: Wyoming does not have a state income tax; employment benefits include optional health/medical insurance and full State/Agency contribution to State of Wyoming Law Enforcement Retirement System; located in Douglas, a small town atmosphere, excellent schools, community that focuses on its children, and nearby access to skiing, boating, hiking, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Initiate and review present course offerings.
  • Control and monitor student progress and activities, to include formal evaluations.
  • Assist the training supervisor with specific training needs.
  • Meet with agency representatives to discuss training requirements and schedule training/classes.
  • Prepare lesson plans and explain training programs to agency representatives.
  • Make recommendations for change in specific areas of expertise (Custody & Control, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Physical Training, Applied Patrol Exercises, Use of Force) and others as assigned.
  • Implement approved course curriculum changes.
  • Coordinate and schedule the delivery of training programs in areas of specialty.
  • Identify and establish learning objectives and instruct law enforcement personnel at the Academy and at regional training programs.
  • Utilize appropriate methods and materials to accomplish training objectives.
  • Identify/validate the credibility of and schedule guest instructors.
  • Responsible for the development of test instruments, both practical and written, in specific areas of expertise.
  • Write evaluations on students, guest instructors and course content bases on observation of students, instructor performance, and written critiques.
  • Supervise students during class and after hours.
  • Handle disciplinary infractions by direct action or referral.
  • Make budget-related recommendations and monitor program-related expenditures.
  • Responsible for the State and Agency inventory of supplies and equipment in specified areas.
  • Update and revise existing lesson plans.
  • Research and develop new lesson plans by analyzing and utilizing available resource materials in addition to professional experience.
  • Preview audiovisual materials, read publications and attend training courses to enhance professional skills and instructional techniques.
  • Maintain and direct the distribution and recovery of student training materials and inventory.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Knowledge of Federal and Wyoming statutes applicable to law enforcement training methods, techniques, and practices.
  • Knowledge of effective techniques of instruction in adult learning principles.
  • Knowledge of division's mission, goals, and policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge as a subject matter expert in one or more law enforcement topics.
  • Knowledge of the agency budget process.
  • Skill in instructional techniques, research and development.
  • Skill in the use of law enforcement equipment necessary to perform the functions of the position.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Skill in training, lesson plans, and visual aid preparation.
  • Skill in interpersonal communcations.
  • Skill in organization, planning, and time management.
  • Skill in police procedures and tactics, to include the use of motor vehicles and physical motor skills to demonstrate and actively participate in physical skills such as fitness, custody control, and firearms instruction.
  • Skill in effectively passing on knowledge and skills which are required.
  • Skill in performing consistently and effectively under pressure.
  • Skill in working with students who have varying abilities and experiences.
  • Skill in organizing and managing time and resources.
  • Skill in consistently and accurately evaluating programs and personnel/students.
  • Skill in working with common office technology, computers and communications systems.
  • Skill in the area of custody and control.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must successfully pass annual competency tests for use of force, quarterly competency tests for firearms, and semi-annually for physical fitness.
  • POST Instructor Certification.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Class C Wyoming driver’s license and to drive and travel throughout the state.
  • Successful applicants are required to pass a background investigation.

PREFERENCES:
Preference will be given to candidates with an associate's degree in police science/criminal justice plus six years as a law enforcement officer, including four years with responsibility for classroom training or on-the-job training of law enforcement officers.

Preference will also be given to those who are currently Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy certified Custody and Control Instructors.

*Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code PSAI09) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at: http://statejobs.state.wy.us/lookup.aspx

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