Website North Carolina Justice Academy
THE STARTING SALARY FOR A NEW HIRE TO THIS POSITION IS LIMITED TO THE RECRUITMENT RANGE OF $ 42,780 to $ 58,845.
This position is assigned to the Training Division at the North Carolina Justice Academy’s east campus in Salemburg, NC. This position will be responsible for the research, development, and delivery of basic and advanced level courses related to Physical Fitness. This position includes a thorough knowledge of physical fitness and use of force options, documentation, current best practices, and other topics related to physical fitness in law enforcement and detention officer certification.
The person filling this position will be assigned to the Training Division and will be required to perform a portion of all three of the following organizational duties.
This position is responsible for coordinating and instructing in advanced and specialized criminal justice training curricula (as differentiated from entry-level training) using an Instructional System Design model of analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation phases. This training is related to physical fitness, which includes a thorough knowledge of these topics, documentation, current best practices, and other topics as they relate to physical fitness in law enforcement and detention officer training.
Second, the person will be responsible for providing technical assistance in assigned content areas upon request from criminal justice personnel regarding operational policies and procedures related to physical fitness, which includes a thorough knowledge of the use of these topics, documentation, current best practices, and other topics as they relate to physical fitness in law enforcement and detention officer training.
Third, the person will be responsible for developing advanced and specialized criminal justice training materials that will include curricula, multimedia, and other audiovisual materials.
The selected candidate will undergo and must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation.
Candidates selected for an interview will be notified when selected for an interview that they are required to complete a physical fitness exercise as part of the interview process.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
- The person must have very strong verbal communication abilities. This applies to both the administrative and training environments. The person must have the ability to communicate with a diverse background of people. Because of the teaching component of the job, the person must, besides being able to speak well, be precise in giving instructions, especially in practical exercises, be able to listen extremely well, and be able to read and react to non-verbal cues of other people. These verbal skills are also extremely important in being a part of work teams.
- The person must have solid written communication skills. The person must be able to concisely and correctly prepare administrative reports, memoranda, letters, etc. The person must also be able to write and edit training materials, hypermedia and distance learning media, publications, etc. Because many of these contain legal information, the level of exactness must be at 100 percent.
- The person must also have the ability to market programs in the specialized content area for which they are responsible. The person must have considerable knowledge of general criminal justice practices and must have and maintain the current expertise of a specific content area at the advanced and specialized level. The person must have considerable knowledge of current educational and training methodologies, including multimedia and distance learning technologies, and can analyze and interpret evaluation and other research data. It is preferred that this knowledge and ability have been demonstrated by experience in teaching and/or training adult learners, ideally in the same specialized area of criminal justice.
- The person will operate in environments without daily on-site supervision where he/she will be expected to possess strong interpersonal communication skills, be self-assured and able to organize and prioritize work, establish specific goals in response to broad policy direction, solve problems independently and collectively within a work team, be self-directed and self-motivated without daily direction and supervision, conceptualize ways to transfer theory into practical application, exhibit high moral character and behavior, including discretion in matters of highly confidential information.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, one of the social sciences, or a related field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of progressively responsible experience in the field in which assigned;
or Bachelor s degree in criminology, criminal justice, one of the social sciences, or a related field from an appropriately accredited institution and six years of progressively responsible experience in the field in which instruction is to be conducted;
or an equivalent combination of education arid experience.
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