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The Arkansas Department of Correction Department of Community Correction (ADC/DCC) Training Administrator is responsible for overseeing and directing the institution’s training program. This position

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Provides administrative direction to subordinate staff by developing and establishing short and long term program goals and objectives, administering and evaluating project assignments, providing interpretation of policies and law to resolve issues, and implementing project goals and objectives. Reviews, researches, and assesses the institution’s current training programs, confers with subordinate coordinators, supervisors, and other governmental and private entities to determine training needs. Develops criteria, goals, objectives, and standards, including applicable standards of conduct, schedules, policies, and procedures for each approved training program, and develops the institution’s curriculums and manuals to be used to meet the approved training needs. Recruits technical experts, such as college professors and/or other agency personnel, to assist in the development and/or presentation of new, specialized, or technical training programs. Develops contracts for services between agency and industry specifying responsibilities for each. Evaluates training programs by reviewing tests, range scores, and participant comments; makes periodic personal observations of course presentations and lesson plans to ensure training effectiveness, identifies deficiencies and incorporates policy changes, and updates information and methodology as needed. Collects data and compiles statistical reports of employee attendance and certification results, prepares correspondence and general information concerning training programs, and maintains training records. Maintains all required class records, scores, and evaluations for each agency employee. Develops and monitors budgets for individual training programs by authorizing and approving expenditures. Attends meetings and seminars to obtain information useful to training staff and to inform management of training program needs and goals. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of correctional programs, policies, procedures, and regulations. Knowledge of training program design, development, and presentation techniques applicable to an agency or industry’s business needs. Knowledge of teaching principles and methods. Knowledge of budgetary practices. Ability to analyze information and assess training needs for agency or industry work force. Ability to negotiate and implement contracts. Ability to oversee the production and editing of audio-visual training aids. Ability to recruit personnel, plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates and/or volunteers. Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, public administration, psychology, education, or a related field; plus five years of experience in training or a related field, including two years of supervisory experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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