Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
17670 29 XD 99 C 745-07 01/31/2019
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JOB CODE: 17670

DEFINITION: This is instructional work providing training to law enforcement personnel in specialized areas of law enforcement in the Department of Education.

An employee in this job provides training to law enforcement personnel attending Department of Education programs held across the Commonwealth. Work involves presenting organized group and individual instruction involving theory, legal aspects, and practical job skills training in specialized areas such as PA Vehicle Code, Chemical Breath Testing, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Traffic Patrol/Drug Interdiction, Commercial Vehicle Collision Investigation, Enforcement of PA Vehicle Inspection Regulations, or Traffic Accident Reconstruction through lectures, demonstrations, audio-visual aids, and hands-on experiences. Employees measure the learning progress of course participants and assess participants’ grasp of course content and related job skills through oral, written, and performance tests. Work also involves assisting in the development of new training materials, test instruments and course handouts, and revising and updating training programs to address changes in law or police practices in the various areas of specialization. Work is performed with independence and is reviewed through course evaluations, observations, and conferences for achievement of educational objectives.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.):

• Provides in-depth classroom instruction in the theoretical concepts, principles, statutes, regulations, legal parameters, and case law in specialized areas.

• Provides training in the application and practice of principles, practices, and methodologies in specialized areas.

• Develops and conducts workshops and presentations on traffic safety related topics.

• Plans and conducts classroom demonstrations and field exercises to provide hands-on experience in practices and techniques in specialized areas.

• Teaches safety and security precautions, procedures, and practices essential to conduct testing in specialized areas.

• Teaches the operation, maintenance, and adjustment of technical, laboratory, and scientific equipment used in each specialized area.

• Reviews current research and case law for use in the modification of training curricula.

• Participates in the development and modification of training materials and teaching techniques, as assigned.

• Measures and assesses learning progress of course participants through oral, written, and performance evaluation.

• Participates in the design, development, and revision of training programs in specialized areas.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of current law enforcement principles, practices, and methodologies in the field of traffic safety and specialized areas.

• Knowledge of current methods, equipment, and materials used in specialized areas.

• Knowledge of current concepts, principles, practices, statutes, regulations, case law, and rules of criminal procedures in areas of specialization.

• Knowledge of legal and technical issues required in all job functions.

• Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions common to the subject area taught.

• Knowledge of instructional strategies, techniques, methods, and approaches used in law enforcement and traffic safety training.

• Ability to conduct training courses and provide individual and group instruction in specialized areas.

• Ability to operate equipment necessary for proper delivery of training classes, including laptop computers, data projectors, breath test instruments and simulators, slide projectors, drug field test kits, fax machines, and other office and training support machines.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (NOTE: These are expected of an employee performing the work of this job at the full performance level. These are not evaluated by the State Civil Service Commission or used for Civil Service examination purposes and are not position-specific performance standards.):

• Ability to evaluate the performance and progress of course attendees through written and performance tests, work assignments, and observations.

• Ability to assist in the development of training materials and test instruments.

• Ability to prepare, administer, and score written and performance tests in specific specialized areas.

• Ability to complete learning records for individuals and other reports and forms required for the certification of law enforcement officials in specialized areas.

• Ability to develop and present laboratory and field site demonstrations of current safety and law enforcement practices, techniques, and methods in specialized areas.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• Three years of law enforcement experience;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.


• Certificate of successful completion of a police instructor development course and one or more of the following:

• Possession of a valid Title 67, Section 77.23, of the Department of Transportation and Department of Health regulations Breath Test Instructor certificate;


• Certificate of successful completion of a Collision Reconstruction course;


• One year of interviewing experience and polygraph training;


• Certificate of successful completion of a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor course.