Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 038831
Education and Experience:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and experience equivalent to one year of full-time employment performing, supervising, or instructing in one or a combination of the following: security, casework services in a correctional setting, law enforcement, probation or parole.
Substitution of Experience for Required Education:  Qualifying experience in security, casework services in a correctional setting, law enforcement, probation or parole may substitute for the required education to a maximum of four years (e.g., experience equivalent to one year of full-time work in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required education).

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
  1. Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
  2. Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
  3. Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  4. Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of appointment in some positions;
  5. Certain positions require that employees meet qualification standards and maintain job and performance certifications related to training programs, POST Certification, and other specialized duty requirements necessary to perform the specialized duties of the position;
  6. Must participate in pre-employment, random, and for cause drug and substance abuse testing as required by departmental policy and procedures.
Examination Method:  Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general direction, is responsible for developing, delivery and evaluating adult, youth, and community related treatment, security, and auxiliary training modules at the Correctional Training Academy; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class provides training for employees of adult institutions, youth institutions, or community related programs in a variety of correctional specific areas. Responsibilities include development, implementation, and evaluation of correctional training courses and evaluation of trainees’ performance during training. This class differs from Correctional Academy Instructor 2 in that incumbents of the latter supervise subordinate correctional instructors.

Work Activities:

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material:
  1. Conducts weekly safety and sanitation inspections and submits reports as required by policy.
  2. Inspects training equipment including firearms and chemical agents to ensure proper safety guidelines and maintenance of equipment.  
Performing General Physical Activities:
  1. Participates in and instructs students in the physical fitness class, self defense training, firearm qualification and other hands on physical activities as required.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:
  1. Investigates and settles disputes regarding students and staff in order to maintain a harmonious working environment.
Getting Information:
  1. Prepares and administers written oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance.
  2. Researches, evaluates, and prepares recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and material for academy training.  
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:
  1. Observes work of students to evaluate performance, and to recommend changes that could strengthen performance skills. 
Training and Teaching Others:
  1. Plans and conducts training programs and conferences dealing with new and established procedures.
  2. Prepares materials and classroom for class activities.
  3. Advises and teaches students about rules and regulations as well as Policy and Procedures.
  4. Presents information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercise, group discussions, videos, or lectures.  
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
  1. Interprets and enforces provisions of state policies and rules and regulations of the State of Tennessee.
  2. Evaluates training materials such as outlines, text, or handouts.
  3. Plans and conducts training programs that meet ACA standards and policy requirements.  
Thinking Creatively:
  1. Organizes production and design of curriculum materials in various programs.
  2. Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals, guides, and course materials.
Coaching and Developing Others:
  1. Assesses training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers and instructors. 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources:
  1. Recommends and orders the purchase of instructional materials, supplies, and equipment.
Scheduling Work and Activities:
  1. Assigns students to participate in required training activities. 
Documenting/Recording Information:
  1. Records, documents and maintains files for students.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
  1. Confers with team members regarding information concerning all training activities and student issues.
Communicating with Persons outside Organization:
  1. Represents the organization in a variety of formal and informal contacts regarding training.

Competencies (KSA’s):

  1. Creativity
  2. Time Management
  3. Conflict Management
  4. Presentation Skills
  5. Written Communications
  6.  Managing Diversity
  7. Customer Focus
  8. Integrity and Trust
  9. Listening
  10. Motivating Others


  1. Administration and Management
  2. Clerical
  3. Communications and Media
  4. Computers and Electronics
  5. Education and Training
  6. Personnel and Human Resources
  7. Public Safety and Security
  8. Telecommunications
  9. Basic knowledge of Philosophy and Theology as it pertains to training/instruction
  10. Basic knowledge of Psychology as it pertains to training/instruction
  11. Basic knowledge of Sociology and Anthropology as it pertains to training/instruction 


  1. Active Learning
  2. Active Listening
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Learning Strategies
  5. Monitoring
  6. Reading Comprehension
  7. Speaking
  8. Writing
  9. Coordination
  10. Instructing
  11. Negotiation
  12. Persuasion
  13. Service Orientation
  14. Social Perceptiveness
  15. Complex Problem Solving
  16. Equipment Selection
  17. Quality Control Analysis
  18. Management of Material Resources
  19. Management of Personnel Resources
  20. Time Management 


  1. Category Flexibility
  2. Deductive Reasoning
  3. Fluency of Ideas
  4. Inductive Reasoning
  5. Information Ordering
  6. Oral Comprehension
  7. Oral Expression
  8. Originality
  9. Problem Sensitivity
  10. Selective Attention
  11. Time Sharing
  12. Visualization
  13. Written Comprehension
  14. Written Expression
  15. Finger Dexterity
  16. Manual Dexterity
  17. Multi-limb Coordination
  18. Reaction Time
  19. Speed of Limb Movement
  20. Dynamic Flexibility
  21. Dynamic Strength
  22. Extent Flexibility
  23. Gross Body Coordination
  24. Gross Body Equilibrium
  25. Stamina
  26. Trunk Strength
  27. Auditory Attention
  28. Depth Perception
  29. Speech Clarity
  30. Speech Recognition

Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Personal Computer
  2. Telephone
  3. Printer
  4. Copy Machine
  5. Motor Vehicles
  6. ATV equipment
  7. Batons
  8. Electronic Restraint Devices
  9. Handcuffs
  10. Leg Irons
  11. Firearms


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