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Criminal Justice Training Center Instructor

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 3025

Title: Criminal Justice Training Center Instructor

Department: Criminal Justice Training Ctr.

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Academic Administration

Job Sub-Family: Program Administration

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 12

Grade Min: $43,001

Grade Mid: $51,601

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Criminal Justice Training Center Instructor prepares and presents Texas Commission Law Enforcement (TCOLE) basic police academy and in-service training classes and assists in the development of class curriculum.


  • Teaches and coordinates courses in areas of competency in the Basic Peace Officer Program; participates in the total instructional program of the college.
  • Designs and maintains an active classroom environment that is conducive to student learning and success.
  • Provides advice and assistance to student regarding instructional or program-specific issues.
  • Plans, develops, and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist cadets in meeting course objectives.
  • Adheres to State Record Management and Reporting requirements.
  • Assists in the scheduling of facilities, including the firing ranges.
  • Coordinates as necessary with Academy staff on all observed cadet performance and conduct issues.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Full Time and Part Time Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Has primary responsibility for conducting performance evaluations and making recommendations for hiring and dismissing employees.


Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related job experience


  • TCOLE Instructor Certification is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • TCOLE Master Peace Officer Certification is preferred;
  • Ten (10) years' experience as full-time peace officer is preferred;
  • Five (5) years' experience teaching in a law enforcement academy or college/university criminal justice program is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of all processes, procedures, and protocols in the Basic Police Officer Program, and of related trends, issues, and accepted practices.


  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in a variety of computer and software programs and applications;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good organizational and planning skills.


  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community;
  • Ability to train, inspire, and motivate cadets in a learning
    • centered environment.

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment (2 - 4 hours), classroom, training room, or auditorium (2 - 4 hours).

Physical Demands:

  • Working environment will be a combination of inside and outside, in wet and dry conditions, and will include areas that are considered dangerous or hazardous, including a firing range. Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, or walking for prolonged periods of time, as well as for bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, jumping and climbing; adequate speech, hearing, visual acuity, and ability to distinguish color is required; may be required to carry, push, pull, drag, or hold medium to heavy weight objects of up to 50lbs. The use of fingers, both hands, both arms, and both legs is required; may be required to take offensive and/or defensive action during physical confrontations. Must have the ability to balance firearms.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.


  • Demonstrates the ability to orally convey subject or message clearly and concisely to the intended audience.
  • Generates interest and enthusiasm in the subject or message from the participants.
  • Responds to participants' reactions or comments, and adjusts delivery style and/or format of presentation as needed.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the subject or topic to provide practical responses to questions or issues.
  • Displays applicable visuals and provides appropriate written materials to support the presentation.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Student Advising/Assistance

  • Demonstrates the ability to advise and assist university students and/or prospective students with academic plans and course selection, financial options, career plans, and/or student opportunities.
  • Shares relevant knowledge and insight to apprise students of the university's programs and services.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Listens and responds to student requests and concerns with patience and understanding.
  • Treats students with respect.


  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Student Success Indirect Support

  • Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
  • Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
  • Helps students build peer support networks.
  • Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Treats students with respect
  • Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.