Senior Use-of-Force Instructor - INTERNAL Only - 13183BR

Senior Use-of-Force Instructor - INTERNAL Only

Department: 
Law Enforcement Training Ctr
Location/Division: 
Kansas Law Enforcement Trn Ctr
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

This position is only open to current employees of The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.

The Senior Use of Force Instructor assists in and/or is responsible for the instruction of students in basic, advanced and specialized law enforcement classes, courses and seminars conducted by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. The Senior Use of Force Instructor is responsible for development of curriculum and learning objectives for police subjects and instruction of basic training and in-service training classes at KLETC and outreach sites across the state. The Senior Use of Force Instructor serves as a mentor and monitor of the subject matter expert field, and completes other tasks, duties and assignments as directed by the Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, or assigned Education Program Manager, which are related to the instructional mission of KLETC. The person in this position will report directly to the assigned Education Program Manager of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Some travel is required.

Job Description

60% – Responsible for the instruction of students in basic, advanced and specialized law enforcement classes, courses, seminars and workshops at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and outreach sites throughout Kansas.
  • Instructs police officers in basic, intermediate and advanced law enforcement classes, courses, seminars and workshops at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and outreach sites across Kansas;
  • Utilizes diverse instructional methodologies based on proven adult learning principles while presenting and incorporating classroom and practical, scenario-based performance outcome training classes;
  • Researches, develops and evaluates practical application training exercises;
  • Researches, develops and instructs advanced training classes and seminars taught to local, state and federal law enforcement officers;
  • Attends advanced training classes, courses, seminars and workshops nationally to stay abreast of the latest information, techniques, methods and strategies of contemporary law enforcement operations related to assigned fields of police instruction;
  • Maintains a general knowledge of all areas of law enforcement to provide assistance to other instructors in the presentation of their assigned areas of instruction;
  • Provides student officers with academic counseling services, student evaluations, participates on curriculum committees and other duties commonly associated with the instructional professional;
  • Maintains the weapons systems, simulators, computers, and projectors to sustain the Judgmental Use of Force training;
  • Maintains and documents the inventory control system for the Judgmental Use of Force equipment;
  • Establishes and makes recommendations to KLETC management staff for approval regarding successful/unsuccessful evaluation standards for the Judgmental Use of Force training;
  • Makes Use of Force policy recommendations to KLETC management staff;
  • Provides training to the KLETC instructional staff on the operation and evaluation process of the Judgmental Use of Force simulator;
  • Conducts or schedules other KLETC instructional staff to conduct required remedial Judgmental Use of Force training for students rated unsuccessful in their initial evaluation;
  • Facilitates outside agency use of the KLETC Judgmental Use of Force system.
  • Maintains the Non-Lethal Training Ammunition equipment inventory, excluding firearms;
  • Facilitates outside agency use of the KLETC Non-Lethal Training Ammunition facility.

25% – Responsible for the development of curricula, learning objectives, lesson plans and handout reference material for all certified and authorized basic law enforcement training academy programs in Kansas.
  • Conducts research in assigned fields to stay informed of latest trends, theories, and methodologies;
  • Designs and develops new law enforcement curriculum by creating learning objectives, lesson plans, and other instructional support documents based on research, surveys and job task analysis to be disseminated to all Kansas law enforcement academy programs;
  • Regularly reviews current curriculum to assess and analyze validity;
  • Develops defensible test items and evaluation matrixes to be used for academic and practical application assessment in law enforcement classes and courses;
  • Initiates curriculum content changes based on law statute changes, court decisions or research.
10% – Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Recruits, trains and schedules law enforcement officers from Kansas agencies to assist with practical training;
  • Assists Kansas law enforcement agencies in developing agency training programs;
  • Assists Kansas law enforcement agencies in hiring and promotional interview processes;
  • Provides expert instructional and curriculum development assistance to other Kansas law enforcement academies as needed;
  • Provides reports and recommendations to management staff concerning training equipment, inventory, maintenance, facility, budgetary and personnel needs;
  • Testifies in municipal, district and federal court when subpoenaed by competent court authority;
  • Ability to instruct or be trained to instruct firearms; emergency vehicle operation; physical defense tactics; vehicle stops; and practical training in officer survival;
  • Seeks grants to further enhance assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Adheres to University of Kansas, KU Continuing Education, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and State of Kansas policies and procedures;
  • All other related duties as assigned.
5% – Participates in statewide professional law enforcement associations.
  • Actively involved in various committees and leadership roles of statewide law enforcement associations;
  • Maintains liaison with Chiefs, Sheriffs and officers within the Kansas law enforcement community;
  • Writes articles related to areas of instruction and specialization for law enforcement publications or magazines;
  • Conducts demonstrations of the Judgmental Use of Force system to law enforcement or community groups.

Required Qualifications

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States recognized by the University of Kansas or the ability to obtain a Baccalaureate within six months of hiring date;
  2. A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience as a full-time, state certified law enforcement officer;
  3. Effective verbal and written communication skills as evident in application process;
  4. Holder of or ability to obtain a valid and current Kansas driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree specifically in adult education or an academic discipline related to law enforcement from an institution accredited by one of the six
  • Ability to instruct or be trained to instruct firearms; emergency vehicle operation; physical defense tactics; vehicle stops; and practical training in officer survival;
  • regional accreditation associations in the United States recognized by the University of Kansas;
  • Post-Baccalaureate degree, or progress toward such degree, in an academic discipline related to adult education or law enforcement from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States recognized by the University of Kansas;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of office productivity software;
  • Ten years or more of full-time experience as a state certified law enforcement officer;
  • Experience in the training, education and/or instruction of adults;
  • Experience as a law enforcement instructor in a law enforcement training academy or college setting;
  • Demonstrated experience in the instruction of Use of Force training in a law enforcement academy training setting.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:

A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.
Resume
3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline for applications is Friday, November 23th.
Finalist(s) will be required to make a presentation to the interviewing committee on a subject selected by the committee.

Advertised Salary Range

$75,000 - $95,000

Application Review Begins

26-Nov-2018

Anticipated Start Date

16-Dec-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
13183BR
Department:
Law Enforcement Training Ctr
Location/Division:
Kansas Law Enforcement Trn Ctr
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
26-Nov-2018
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