Law Enforcement Trainer - Integrated Arrest Tactics (Program Specialist 4)

State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98504

Posted 6 days ago

The duty station for this position is in King County, therefore the incumbent will receive 5%

premium pay in addition to the salary listed above.

The Opportunity:

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission is seeking a dynamic leader to train recruit peace officers. This position serves as a Law Enforcement Trainer focused on Integrated Arrest Tactics.  The incumbent will serve as a lead for other contract instructors, provides classroom and hands on instruction, as well as collaboration with curriculum developers to ensure courses are being taught consistently. The incumbent of this position requires someone who is an excellent trainer, strong in character, and demonstrates excellent moral and ethical conduct.

The Benefits:

WSCJTC offers outstanding benefits, choice of state retirement programs including a defined benefit pension plan, advancement opportunities, and flexible/compressed work schedules.

At the WSCJTC, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives

while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace.This position will carry out the following duties:

  • Instruct Integrated Arrest Tactics (IAT) classes for Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) and Advanced Training classes

  • Schedule instructors for IAT classes.

  • Assist in IAT curriculum development and updates.

  • Conduct student evaluations and provide learning plans as needed.

  • Coordinate with Quartermaster to fulfill orders and maintain supplies.

  • Monitor all contracts for BLEA and Advanced IAT instructors.

  • Oversee testing of BLEA recruits and Advanced IAT students.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience in law enforcement or corrections in an assignment that may require the application of physical force
  • OR - at least three years of experience as a trainer of criminal justice personnel (law enforcement, corrections, juvenile corrections) specifically in the areas of firearms, integrated arrest tactics, de-escalation, or patrol tactics.
  • Understanding of adult teaching and learning methods.

  • No sustained use of force complaints for the past three years.

  • Any community complaints within the last three years must be satisfactorily explained.

  • Able to model the Guardian Philosophy of policing in class on a daily basis.

  • Quality problem solving skills including analysis and strategy.

  • Strong work ethic, self-directed, and able to work in a team teaching environment.

  • Ability to support the agency's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

  • Effective communicator.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and/or experience with WSCJTC protocols and chain of command.

  • Recent experience with Basic Law Enforcement Academy training.

  • Two years' experience in implementing training programs, including hands-on training, specific to law enforcement and/or corrections personnel (FTO/PTO experience meets this requirement).

  • First level supervisor experience (examples: sergeant, supervisor, manager).

  • WSCJTC Instructor Development

  • 2 (ID2) certification.
  • Skills for basic computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Public relations experience.

  • Knowledge of Washington State purchase and procurements procedures.

  • Wrestling, mixed martial arts, and/or Brazilian Jui Jitsu.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be able to pass the physical ability test for DT instructor course #2076.

  • Employees of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of your vaccine status. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. You may request an accommodation if you are unable to meet this requirement due to a medical or religious necessity.

How to Apply:

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically through NeoGov.  Simply click the green "Apply" button in the upper right hand corner to get started.

To be considered for this position, please attach the following to your online application:

  • A chronological Resume outlining your experience to date
  • A Letter of Interest detailing your qualifications, and why you believe you are the best person for this role, and
  • A minimum of three (3) professional references who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.

We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting.  Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview.  Carefully review your application before submitting.  All information may be verified, and documentation may be required.

The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the application materials submitted.

Applications from this posting may be used for up to six months to fill future vacancies.

Veteran's Preference

Applicants who meet the required qualifications for the position and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.

We thank you and are grateful for your service!

Contact Us:

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact HR Operations Manager Darlonna Vaughan at 206-468-1764 or

WSCJTC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSCJTC does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

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