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Title:  Law Enforcement Certification & Training Coordinator

Application Deadline Date:  04/18/2021
Req ID:  13131
Department:  Vermont Criminal Justice Council

Pittsford, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.60


The Vermont Criminal Justice Council (VCJC) is seeking a law enforcement professional for the position of Law Enforcement Certification & Training Coordinator to coordinate in-service training opportunities for officers at all levels of experience. The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of programming for experienced officers already in the field, in areas such as evidence management, background investigations, and patrol techniques, while working with Federal agencies and vendors to meet training needs. This includes coordinating standard courses for Level II and out-of-state waiver officers to complete their training requirements like Fingerprint, VIN, RADAR, etc.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced trainer with expertise in multiple disciplines, as this position is heavily relied on to act as a subject matter expert in more than one subject area. Due to the major responsibilities of this position, VCJC prefers an experienced Use of Force instructor who can provide direct instruction in both Basic Training and in-service, to include train-the-trainer level programming.


While Basic Training is in session, the Training Coordinator will be responsible for the supervision of students during one overnight shift per week. In addition, the incumbent will oversee the Basic Training fitness program, ensuring that staff are adhering to the overall plan, and that the plan has been designed to avoid overuse injuries and activities deemed high-risk. The Coordinator will supervise any fitness testing event to provide instruction and ensure students/applicants are performing to standard, while maintaining fitness data and making recommendations to the Council on fitness standards.


This position offers a great deal of freedom to work on projects the employee identifies as important to Vermont Law Enforcement. Candidates should be able to identify needs and training gaps amongst their colleagues and be self-motivated to facilitate these types of learning opportunities. Trainings generally take place at the Academy, but they are conducted regionally as well.


This is a Category 13 position under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and training staff are paid for 48 hours of straight time every week. Overtime is required and weekend work, although rare, may occur.

Who May Apply

This position, Law Enforcement Certification & Training Coordinator (Job Requisition #13131), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Cynthia Taylor-Patch at cindy.taylor@vermont.gov or (802) 483-2741.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Law Enforcement Certification and Training Coordinators (LECTCs) administer and coordinate basic and in-service law enforcement training in accordance with current national normative practices and legislative mandates for the Criminal Justice Training Council – Vermont Police Academy. Although many duties overlap, knowledge base, required certifications, and skillsets may vary by specific position. Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of training.

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 in Law Enforcement AND Staff Training & 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
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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