Posted: Nov 22, 2021

Police Academy Instructor

Lackawanna College - Scranton, PA
Temporary
Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2021
Education

Position Summary & Description

Summary

The Lackawanna College Police Academy as part of the Continuing Education Department, is seeking applicants for various non-credit instructional positions with the Lackawanna College Police Academy and Law Enforcement Continuing education program Available Roles:1. Physical Conditioning Instructor2. First Aid and CPR Instructor3. Application of Force Special Instructor4. Firearms Special Instructor5. Patrol Vehicle Operation Special Instructor6. General Law Enforcement Instructor

Position Qualifications

Physical Conditioning Instructor

Minimum Education and Training

  1. Physical Conditioning – Provided documentation of training and or education which evidences expertise as a physical conditioning instructor. In addition you must provide documentation of successful completion of an Instructor Development course, Please note, those that possess a teaching certificate in physical education may meet the eligibility requirements to be certified by MPOETC as a Physical Conditioning instructor and receive an instructor identification number.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Approved Physical Conditioning certification, and Instructor Development Course (copy of certificate required)

First Aid and CPR Instructor

Minimum Education and Training

Must possess a current Instructor Certification issued by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the Department of Health or other agency approved by the Department of Health. (40 hour curriculum). Must be certified by MPOETC as a First Aid and CPR instructor and receive an instructor identification number.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 Approved First Aid and CPR certification Instructor Certification, (required), Law Enforcement Experience preferred

Application of Force Special Instructor Defensive Tactics

Minimum Experience & Training

Provide documentation of successful completion of an Instructor Development course and training or education which evidences expertise as a defensive tactics instructor. Must be certified by MPOETC as a Defensive Tactics instructor and receive an instructor identification number.

             Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Approved Defensive Tactics Instructor, five years police experience (must document), and Instructor Development Course (copy of certificate required).

Firearms Special Instructor

Minimum Experience & Training

Possess a current Police Firearms Instructor rating from the National Rifle Association, the State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Smith and Wesson Academy, the Philadelphia Police Academy, United States Secret Service, or other certification approved by the Commission. Must be certified by MPOETC as a Firearms instructor and receive an instructor identification number.

             Preferred Knowledge: Skills and Abilities

Approved Firearms certification, five years police experience (must document), and Instructor Development Course (copy of certificate required).

Patrol Vehicle Operation Special Instructor

Minimum Experience & Training

Provide documentation of successful completion of an Instructor Development course and an Instructor's Course in Emergency Vehicle Operation or police driver proficiency. Must be certified by MPOETC as a Patrol Vehicle Operator instructor and receive an instructor identification number.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Approved Patrol Vehicle Operator, five years police experience and Instructor Development Course (copy of certificate required).

SFST Instructor

             Minimum Experience & Training

Provide documentation of successful completion of a NHTSA approved SFST Instructor course. Instructor certification must be current

Preferred Knowledge and Skills and Abilities five years police experience (must document),

General Instruction

Minimum Experience & Training

Three years police experience (must document), a Bachelor Degree (transcript required), and either an acceptable Instructor Development Course (copy of certificate required) or a teaching certificate issued by the Department of Education (copy of certificate required), or have full-time employment with academic rank at an accredited college or university (must document).

                                                                                 OR

Four years police experience (must document), an Associate of Arts Degree (transcript required), and either an acceptable Instructor Development Course (copy of certificate required), or a teaching certificate issued by the Department of Education (copy of certificate required), or have full-time employment with academic rank at an accredited college or university (must document).

                                                                                OR

Five years police experience (must document), and either an acceptable Instructor Development Course (copy of certificate required), or a teaching certificate issued by the Department of Education (copy of certificate required), or have full-time employment with academic rank at an accredited college or university (must document).

                                                                                OR

Attorney licensed to practice in Pennsylvania (include copy of current bar card).Must be certified by MPOETC as a general instructor and receive an instructor identification number.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Five years police experience (must document), a Bachelor of Arts Degree (transcript required), and Instructor Development Course (copy of certificate required).

Essential Functions

The work of this position occurs in a typical classroom and outdoor environment. Although infrequent, periods of heavy exertion may occur. Incumbent must have the following abilities:

    • Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required.
    • Communicate both orally and in writing to issue, receive and carry out instructions and orders effectively and to convey information to a variety of co-workers and the general public.
    • Use a variety of common education and presentation office machines such as telephones, copiers, computer terminals, keyboards, video display terminals, auxiliary printers and similar equipment.
    • Familiar  with  utilization of education presentation equipment  PowerPoint
    • Perform manual duties such as lifting and carrying various weight limits.
    • Operate office equipment which may require stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching and prolonged standing.
  • Follow oral and written instructions

Applications will only be accepted via online method OR email.  If selecting the email option, interested candidates can email resumes to [email protected]. Deadline for applications, CHANGE DATE.  No phone calls, please.