Correctional Training Instructor

State Of North Carolina Raleigh , NC 27611

Posted 5 months ago

Description of Work

This is an INTERNAL POSTING open ONLY for current employees of the NC Department of Public Safety and eligible RIF candidates from NC Government.


This is a full time position (40 hours per week) with state benefits including retirement, health insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays. This position is based at the Central Region Training Center located in Apex, NC, and instructs primarily at the NC Justice Academy - East Campus in Salemburg, NC. Overnight travel is required.

This position is responsible for presenting blocks of instruction for Basic Probation / Parole Officer Mandated Training (245) hours and for Certified Instructor level training in the Office of Staff Development and Training (OSDT) section of the Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Employees in this position are required to obtain and maintain additional instructional certifications as required.

Employees in this position are responsible for conducting basic training, writing lesson plans and objectives, reviewing existing lesson plans, assisting other trainers and instructors, and writing evaluation reports. Work includes researching materials for course development, developing course objectives, modifying course content, and participating in evaluation of courses. Work is performed under direct supervision of a Correctional Training Coordinator I and is subject to review and evaluation through reports, student feedback, and stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Listed below are the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) associated with this position. These KSAs, along with the Minimum Education and Experience Requirements listed, are required in order to be deemed "eligible" for the position. Qualified applicants must possess and their application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

  • Possession of current General Instructor Certification AND Instructor Certification in at least one of the following specialties: Corrections Specialized Firearms; Controls, Restraints, and Defensive Techniques (CRDT); or Wellness or Fitness.

  • Instruction or training experience in teaching the procedures, practices, and/or operation of the NC Department of Public Safety.

  • Experience in developing and presenting instructional material (such as, but not limited to, researching course material; operating supplemental teaching aids; and/or composing course plans, lesson plans, course objectives, instructional strategies, examinations, and/or course syllabi).

  • Ability to formulate ideas and communicate them in written and oral form.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with students, fellow instructors, supervisors, and members of the general public.

ADA Physical Requirements will be discussed during the interview.

Management Preferences:

  • Four-year degree in Criminal Justice, Human Services, or a related field.

  • Two years of OSDT Adjunct experience.

  • Four years of Probation / Parole Officer experience.

  • Instructor Certification in two or more of the following specialties: Corrections Specialized Firearms, CRDT, Wellness or Fitness, and/or CPR (from American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute, or Red Cross).

  • Experience using PowerPoint to develop and/or present instructional material and experience using Microsoft Word.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree and two years of directly related instruction and training experience in the subject matter specialty; OR graduation from high school and five years of experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have current required certification with the ability to maintain any and all certifications required by OSDT, NCDPS, and by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

  • Online applications are only accepted through

  • To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application.

  • The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities AND the Minimum Education and Experience are REQUIRED in order to be considered qualified for the position. Therefore, you MUST provide supporting information within the body of the application that clearly demonstrates your possession of the KSAs and the Education/Experience requirements. DPS will NOT accept "see attached resume" in lieu of education and work experience completed on the application.

  • Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

  • Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

  • During the online application process, if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process. If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to for specific certification requirements.

  • The N.C. Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the N. C. Department of Public Safety.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. You can check the status of the application by logging into your account at and clicking "Application Status."

For technical assistance with completing the application, please contact our applicant customer support line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions specific to this posting, please contact DPS Human Resources at 919-716-3800.

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Correctional Training Instructor

State Of North Carolina