Job Description

Open to all qualified applicants.

Under limited supervision, conducts classroom-based lecture and practical skills building sessions for Basic Mandate Law Enforcement training delivered throughout the year at one of eight GPSTC regional academies. Participates in needs assessment, research, design, and evaluation of stateside public safety training programs.

Position Requirements

Instructor of topics including firearms, defensive tactics, and driver training for law enforcement. There are long periods of standing, riding, driving, bending, and squatting required. Year-round training in all weather conditions. Wearing of personal protective equipment, i.e. RedMan Training suit used for defensive tactics training.

Physical Requirements

If you have already obtained a Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification, no additional requirements. If you have not obtained the Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification prior to interviewing, you must schedule time with an academy Sr. Manager or delegate to observe you doing.

1. 25 push-ups in 60 seconds or less
2. 30 sit-ups in 60 seconds or less
3. 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes or less

Minimum Qualifications

Eighteen months of work experience as an instructor providing training in various law enforcement related topics. Possession of Georgia Peace Officer Certification in good standings and General Instructor Certification. 

Preferred Qualifications

Preference may be given to those applicants who possess one or more of the following: have a minimum four years recent law enforcement work experience; have been regularly instructing in a law enforcement training program; have specialization in an advanced subject area applicable to basic LE mandate training; possess Georgia POST General Instructor Certification and any of the position required Georgia POST Specialty Instructor Certifications: General Instructor, Driver Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor.

Probation Period

Employee is required to successfully obtain their required certifications within 24 months of hire (Includes: EVOC Driver Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, First Aid/CPR Instructor or at risk of termination.)

Other Remarks

Selected candidate subject to a 7-year clean criminal record background check and negative drug screening results.

Apply Today!

Job Vacancy Announcement #20-010012

Submit required application and supplemental documents to:

  • Human Resources – GPSTC
    1000 Indian Springs Drive
    Forsyth, Georgia 31029,
  • Email application packet to [email protected], OR
  • Fax to (478) 993-4229

Application deadline is February 28, 2020. Submissions must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. of the deadline date.

Contact (478) 993-4411 with any questions.

Application Requirements

  • State of Georgia Application for Employment (completed & signed)
  • Resume (Optional to those providing sufficient detail in application to describe duties performed in current/past employment.)
  • Copy of POST Officer Profile Report reflecting certifications, employment, & training record

Submitted application & documents will be reviewed to determine those applicants selected for interview appointment.

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