Title:  Law Enforcement Certification & Training Coordinator

Application Deadline Date:  07/24/2024
Req ID:  50518
Department:  Vermont Criminal Justice Council

Pittsford, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $29.87


The Vermont Criminal Justice Council (VCJC) Police Academy is seeking a Law Enforcement Certification & Training Coordinator. This position will report to the Director of Training and will focus on the development, delivery, and instruction of law enforcement core competencies. Law enforcement transformation and national policy changes will drive new curriculum as will current mandated training for in-service officers. This position will focus on the development, coordination, and curriculum for in-service training for all certified officers with a specialty in developing online training and compliance.

Law Enforcement Certification & Training Coordinators mentor and role model best practices, display qualities of equitable treatment and inclusion, and exemplify behaviors of law enforcement professionals through training and discipline. Experience in training supervisory level curriculum topics, current instruction in law enforcement-specific fields, ability to administer physical fitness training programs, and ability to collaborate with law enforcement agencies and partners to coordinate in-service training needs throughout the state are highly encouraged to apply. The position performs multiple competencies and reports to the Director of Training.

This position is based in Pittsford, VT and the hours are 8 AM to 4:30 PM, with one overnight expected, but often more overnights will be required depending on the needs of training staff and the size of the incoming class. Some travel will be necessary and required to facilitate training in various locations throughout the state and nationally. Certification, or eligibility for certification, as a Level III Vermont Law Enforcement Officer is required. The Vermont Police Academy strongly encourages minority and BIPOC applicants to apply.

Who May Apply

This position, Law Enforcement Certification & Training Coordinator (Job Requisition #50518), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kenneth Hawkins at kenneth.hawkins@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

LECTCs are required to be mentally alert and responsible for the safety, physical well-being and mental health of up to 45 recruits during training sessions for up to 16 hours on a daily basis. During the sleep time of recruits, LECTCs stay overnight at the police academy for a minimum of one night per week in order to provide emergency assistance. LECTCs are required to extensively work outdoors in varying conditions and terrains based on job specificity and are required to travel accordingly to perform required duties. Many duties are executed in an office or classroom setting, which can include various indoor and outdoor venues throughout the police academy campus, along with off-site locations.

Minimum Qualifications

Four (4) years of professional experience as a certified law enforcement officer including experience with staff training and development.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate’s degree or higher.

Special Requirements

Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment


Some positions in this class may also require:

  • Certification, or eligibility for certification as a Level – III Vermont Law Enforcement Officer
  • Passing and maintaining required physical training assessments based on current standards

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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