Training Specialist

  • Job Code: W1310
  • Pay Grade:WO
  • Pay Scale:$23.65-$42.87 Hourly; $49,192.00-$89,169.60 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Plan, develop, coordinate, and implement adult training programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Review applicable technology and literature, survey agency/department personnel, and confer with management to determine training needs.
  • Design and implement training programs for adults to maximize student acquisition and retention of knowledge, skills, abilities, and perspectives.
  • Assess training program effectiveness and revise programs accordingly.
  • Evaluate training program content and recommend modifications.
  • Write lesson plans, curriculum, handouts, and other training materials.
  • Instruct in one or more technical or specialized fields.
  • Coordinate and act as a liaison with higher learning centers, training institutes and individuals to develop training courses in a variety of specialized areas.
  • Monitor the training budget to ensure adequate program funding.
  • Maintain records of training courses, registrations, course attendance, materials, and other information.
  • Supervise other staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of applicable statutory training standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of adult instructional course development, research, and practice.
  • Considerable knowledge of adult instructional course development and classroom presentation methods and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable subject matter current trends and developments.
  • Skill in the application of managerial and supervisory techniques.
  • Skill in designing training programs to achieve objectives.
  • Skill in presenting training courses to adult classes.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate training activities with other organizations and individuals.
  • Ability to assess staff training needs and design appropriate training programs.
  • Ability to measure training effectiveness, compile results, and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Four years experience in adult teaching or coordinating adult training programs in the law enforcement field.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Two years experience in adult teaching or coordinating adult training programs in the law enforcement field.


  • A master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an education or behavioral and social sciences field.
  • One year of experience in adult teaching or coordinating adult training programs in the law enforcement field.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training