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Training Specialist

  • Job Code: W1310
  • Pay Grade:WO
  • Pay Scale:$23.30-$42.23 Hourly; $48,464.00-$87,838.40 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.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Current or previous experience as a certified law enforcement officer.

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. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored 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