Law Enforcement Trainer (Program Specialist 4)

State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98504

Posted 1 week 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 Master TAC Officer, serving as the lead for other contract instructors, provides classroom and hands on instruction, and collaborates with curriculum developers to ensure courses are being taught consistent with design. This position requires a candidate who is an excellent communicator, 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.These positions will carry out the following duties:

  • Facilitate the instruction of Washington State's Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) programs.

  • Act as a lead TAC Officer of BLEA classes, sometimes multiple concurrent classes.

  • Train and mentor students guided by WSCJTC agency values.

  • Model trustworthy behavior to support the ideal of officers who earn the trust of their communities.

  • Reinforce and demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors.

  • Maintain order within the academy atmosphere, including motivating classes as a group and students individually.

  • Support and mentor contracted TAC Officers in leading academy classes.

  • Perform inspections, drill protocols, and ceremonies.

  • Maintenance of class files and student attendance records.

  • Communicate with student's employing agencies regarding performance, attendance, coordination of additional training needs, test failures and remedial training.

  • Report and track student injuries including communication with student's employing agency and the Assistant Commander of Administration.

  • Support contracted TAC Officers with day-to-day questions, issues, and tasks by providing direct assistance, guidance, and instruction as is necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience in law enforcement in an assignment that may require the application of physical force.

  • Understanding of adult teaching and learning methods.

  • Two (2) years of experience in implementing training programs, including hands-on training, specific to training law enforcement personnel (experience as an FTO/PTO will meet this requirement)

  • 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 communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

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

  • 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 training and instruction principles, content, and methodology.

  • Knowledge of curriculum development.

  • Problem solving skills, including analysis and strategies.

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system including federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies, laws, ordinances, and regulations.

  • Knowledge of cultural diversity/implicit bias.

  • Effective at developing and utilizing resources.

  • Complete First Level Supervision Course within one year of employment.

  • Attend or audit all BLEA and BLEEA instruction within one year of employment.

  • Complete First Level Supervision Course within one year of employment.

  • Attend or audit all BLEA and BLEEA instruction within one year of employment.

  • Complete First Level Supervision Course within one year of employment.

  • Attend or audit all BLEA and BLEEA instruction within one year of employment.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Complete first level supervision course within one (1) year of employment.

  • Attend or audit all BLEA and BLEEA instruction within one (1) year of employment.

  • Complete the following Train-the-Trainer and Instructor Development Courses: Patrol Tactics Instructor, Draeger Instructor Basic, SFST Instructor Development, ABLE Train-the-Trainer, and Below 100 Train-the-Trainer, within two (2) years of employment.

  • Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 21-14, that requires all Washington state employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, by October 18, 2021, as a condition of your employment. Pursuant to this mandate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination as part of the hiring process. Your vaccination status will be verified upon hire.

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 Interestdetailing 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 PreferenceMUSTattach a copy of their DD214, or other verification of military service. Pleaseblackoutany 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, contact Human Resources 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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Law Enforcement Trainer (Program Specialist 4)

State Of Washington