Series established February 17, 1993
This series specification describes two classes at the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) which use technology to develop law enforcement training and performance improvement programs in a variety of curriculum and interactive formats. Incumbents consult with law enforcement agencies, institutions of higher learning, and training presenters to determine the scope of specific training requirements and advisability of using various training technology applications and delivery systems.
This is the first journey level in the series. Under general direction, incumbents in this class will provide a wide range of services which include: design interactive and multimedia instructional programs using the latest technology; design general instructional curricula; consult with local law enforcement agencies, colleges, training presenters, a variety of subject-matter experts, and other POST staff to identify training needs and training delivery options; determine training objectives and analyze suitability for advanced technology delivery systems; design, develop, produce, measure and evaluate technical training programs using mastery learning criteria and adult learning principles; modify, design, and produce graphics using computer software; write technical materials such as job aids, workbooks, student guides and instructor support materials.
This is the full journey level in the series. Incumbents in this class will direct and coordinate the designing, writing, and delivery of complex, large-scale competency-based interactive and classroom-based projects; identify solutions for performance-based training problems using computer applications to develop instructional criteria; consult with a variety of law enforcement agencies, trainers and community college training centers in the development of law enforcement training programs; direct counseling, technical assistance and training development efforts for local and State agencies, training presenters, and college training centers; prepare reports regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of Commission approved training programs and curricula; attend meetings and conferences on technology development and instructional design standards and mastery learning criteria programs. May serve as leadpersons.
One year of experience in the California state service performing instructional design duties, using interactive videodisc technology, in a classification at a level equivalent to that of Training Officer I.
Experience: Three years of progressively responsible pertinent professional experience above the trainee level which must have included responsibility for the design of instructional systems integrating adult learning principles and advanced technology. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this pattern must include at least one year performing these duties in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Training Officer I. ) and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college.
One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of Instructional Designer (Technology), Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Experience: Four years of progressively responsible pertinent professional experience above the trainee level which must have included responsibility for the design of instructional systems integrating adult learning principles and advanced technology. [Experience in the California state service applied toward this pattern must include at least one year performing the duties in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Instructional Designer (Technology), Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.] and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college.
Knowledge of: Adult learning principles and effective training methodologies; evaluation techniques and strategies; measurement techniques; training needs assessment methodologies; design of advanced technology applications in training, including interactive videodisc, computer-based training, and instructional television.
Ability to: Evaluate instructional objectives and course content and match with instructional methodologies (interactive videodisc, telecourse/teleconferencing, computer-based training, simulation, role playing, lecture, etc.) that maximize mastery of subject matter and/or skill development by students; assess identified training needs; design, implement, and manage effective instruction, including course content, incorporating adult learning principles, measurement techniques (testing), advanced technology and multimedia systems; design, develop and organize telecourse/teleconference curricula, presentation strategies and visuals in a format suitable for presentation via satellite; effectively use computer authoring systems and programming languages to develop courseware for a variety of technical subjects; evaluate a variety of graphics software and applications, selecting the most suitable for particular instructional projects; update existing interactive videodisc instructional programs and design, develop, implement and manage new programs for delivering training; effectively explain concepts such as assessment of training needs, adult learning principles, advanced technology training applications, measurement techniques, and instructional design concepts to law enforcement executives, managers, trainers, academy directors, and subject matter experts, public and private sector advanced technology consultants, and POST staff; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; work effectively as a member of a team and communicate effectively with Instructional Systems Engineer, video producers, and POST Law Enforcement Consultants; interpret complex technical information, laws, rules, standards, and procedures; communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of: In addition to the above, program management of courseware development.
Ability to: In addition to the above, serve as leadperson over various instructional development projects assigned to the Learning Technology Resource Center.
Proven record of experience in the development, design and implementation of advanced technology applications in training, including interactive videodisc, computer simulation, and computer-based training; familiarity with law enforcement training needs and practices.
Previous experience managing the development, design, and implementation of complex, large-scale, advanced technology applications in training.