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Occ. Code 1463310






New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Standard



          Training Technicians (Police) research, develop, and implement training programs for law enforcement or security personnel.  Incumbents oversee the administration of training programs; perform duties related to the research and development of training-related grants; serve as an instructor in training programs; conduct training-related studies; conduct public speaking engagements; and review and evaluate complaints arising from training programs.  Positions are located at the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).




          Senior Training Technicians (Police) are law enforcement employees with the primary assignment of providing, arranging for, or evaluating training directed to law enforcement, security, and related employees.

          Associate Training Technicians (Police) coordinate training and training outreach efforts within, and supervise lower-level training and support staff within a defined operation or area of purview.




          Senior Training Technicians (DHSES) deliver advanced and comprehensive training to government, law enforcement, and emergency responders.  Positions are classified at the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES).

Senior and Associate Training Technicians (Veterans Affairs) provide on-going training programs that the Division of Veterans Affairs (DVA) delivers to staff, and other parties as appropriate, throughout New York State.  Positions are classified at DVA.


          Senior Training Technicians (CADD) provide personnel of the Department of Transportation with formal and informal training and technical support in the operation of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) engineering applications, for the purpose of transportation design and construction.  Incumbents are actively involved in developing agency standards for equipment and software.  Positions are classified at the Department of Transportation (DOT).


          Training Specialists develop, present, and/or administer contracts related to training programs to improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of employees, contractors, vendors, local government agencies, volunteers, and other parties to better enable them to carry out an agencys mission.  Positions are classified at many agencies.


          The Training Technician series and the Training Specialist series are distinguished from one another by virtue of incumbents of the latter series being professional trainers and the incumbents of the former series being professionals within a given line or sphere of work with the primary assignment of providing training on certain technical matters to others engaged in that sphere or line of work.





·       Conduct or provide direct training or instruction for or to law enforcement, social services, security, educational, and other types of persons or agencies.


·       Research, develop, evaluate, review and otherwise implement various kinds of presentations and training to law enforcement, social services, security, educational, and other types of persons or agencies.  This may include functions related to the research, review, management, or administration of grants, contracts, or similar such instruments.  This may also include reviewing and evaluating complaints from training program recipients.


·       Evaluate instructors currently providing training to covered persons or agencies.


·       Conduct research into new technologies, methods, or the like, as relates to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement actions.


·       Perform law enforcement, and/or investigator, and/or law enforcement liaison duties or functions over a limited number of cases, matters, or instances.


·       Activities are conducted within a certain, defined area of purview (such as missing persons or sex offenders).



·       Coordinate and direct the work of a defined training operation, unit or area of purview.


·       Supervise lower-level staff within a defined training operation, unit, or area of purview.


·       Develop training programs for law enforcement, security personnel, treatment providers, court officials, and other agencies or parties.


·       Perform liaison duties with high-level law enforcement officials, the courts, advocacy groups, various sorts of local governments, nonprofits, and other organizations, agencies, or groups.  This may include providing them with informational materials, conducting informational meetings, conducting site visits to provide or supervise training, or similar such functions or duties.


·       Revises training curricula incorporating points of discussion for specific targeted audiences.


·       Activities are conducted within a certain, defined area of purview (such as missing persons or sex offenders), or given training operation or unit.




Open/Competitive: a bachelors degree and three years of experience as a police officer in a local or state law enforcement/criminal justice agency; or, an associates degree and five years of such experience.



Promotion: one year of permanent competitive service as a Senior Training Technician (Police) or a Highway Safety Training Technical Supervisor, both at DCJS.

Date:  4/16


NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent, and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.