Director of Training
This position develops and implements division goals and objectives, along with managing the design, presentation, and evaluation of programs through subordinate managers and/or staff. Insures these programs meet required standards of quality; relevance; currency of content; and other agency guidelines, policies, and standards. Ensures state and federal mandates and standards are met.
Academy Operations Manager
This position oversees the delivery of statewide, statutorily mandated, basic training programs for police, corrections, telecommunications, campus public safety and parole and probation officers. It ensures basic programs have adequate staffing, proper equipment is in place and operational, safety protocols are in place and followed, and training is conducted in accordance with approved lesson plans. The supervisor assigns and reviews work of staff and part-time instructors and adjusts work assignments and schedules to maintain adequate staffing levels. This position ensures student discipline, morale and welfare; and conducts and coordinates investigations of student or outside instructor misconduct. The Supervisor reports investigation findings orally and in writing to the Training Director. Personally develops, or ensures that the section staff develops curriculum for various public safety disciplines and that all produced materials are of the highest and most professional standard; responsible to ensure that information developed for the DPSST Field Training Manuals are consistent with the needs of respective disciplines. This position ensures that all curriculum materials used by the Training Division are current by conducting or directing frequent material reviews. Supervisor solicits input from staff and constituents and works with subject matter experts to incorporate new or upgraded materials into the curriculum. Selects and convenes workgroups as necessary to review, discuss, and develop curriculum.
This position oversees the delivery of statewide, statutorily mandated, basic, and advanced survival skills training in high liability areas including Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Confrontational Simulation and the Health and Fitness programs. This position also oversees the delivery of statewide, statutorily mandated, basic and advanced tactical skills training in high liability areas including Emergency Vehicle Operations, Vehicle Stops, Building Searches and Scenario Training. This position ensures programs are adequately staffed and that proper equipment is in place and operational in accordance with approved lesson plans. The Skills Supervisor ensures inventory control of all training equipment, vehicle inventory maintenance, simunitions and firearms. The Skills Supervisor ensures maintenance is completed in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and DAS guidelines. This position ensures compliance with Department rules, policies, and procedures by assigned staff.
Class Training Coordinators
These positions primarily oversee basic classes and students through instructing, observation, counseling, remediation, maintaining discipline, providing identification and intervention of student misconduct. Acts as a positive role model and motivates class members to form a positive, cohesive team. Conducts preliminary student investigations of misconduct and recommends a course of action. This position communicates with employing agency heads (or designee) on student progress and issues that arise during the training course. They identify, track and coordinate remediation of student deficiencies. This position provides oversight of instructors who teach, including introductions prior to training, liaison with the Curriculum Unit, and mentoring based on student feedback and personal observations. Coordinates documentation of class-related issues and submits for entry into the class file. This position coordinates and conducts graduation ceremonies and class projects. The Class Training Coordinator reports to the Academy Operations Manager.
Skills Training Coordinators
These positions oversee the training and development of student training in skills and tactical areas through instructing, observation, counseling and remediation. These skill and tactical areas include statutorily mandated, basic, and advanced survival skills training in high liability areas including Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Confrontational Simulation and the Health and Fitness programs. Skills Coordinators also instruct and assist in ensuring scheduling of instruction in Emergency Vehicle Operations, Vehicle Stops, Building Searches and Scenario Training.
Legal Services Coordinatof
The Legal Services Coordinator serves DPSST and the instructor by researching current legal issues and updating curriculum relating to legal issues. Instructors will work with the Legal Services Coordinator on training related to legal issues.
The payroll technician has responsibility for preparing DPSST payroll and benefits, and provides payroll related services by compiling payroll data from timecards or time sheets; review of payroll system voluntary deduction and benefit input forms; reconciling benefit enrollments and payroll records: distributing paychecks, and answering payroll related questions for employees and supervisors. The Payroll Technician also processes garnishments; sends out letters and receives payments for self-insurance of employees on leave without pay; records and prepares miscellaneous summary reports for such items as payroll adjustments, and union dues; maintains files of payroll forms, records and OSPA reports. This position also processes and monitors requests for Hardship Leave Donations and maintains Hardship Leave accounts.
Accounting and Travel Expense Technician
This position serves the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and the Instructor by ensuring timely responses to submittal of reimbursements for travel and contract payments or other DPSST related expenses. Instructors will submit all agency and travel related reimbursements with their monthly timesheets on the appropriate form(s). Each biennium the Accounting Technician collects and maintains POV authorizations. The Accounting Technician will confirm compliance with State travel policies and may make follow-up inquiries with instructors or supervisor.
Instructor inquiries regarding status of travel reimbursement claims should be made with the Accounting Technician or Travel Coordinator.