Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Training Specialist (Range)

Job ID

Salary Minimum

USD $48,464.00/Yr.

Salary Maximum

USD $79,640.70/Yr.


Perform duties planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing adult training programs.


Day shift, Monday - Friday, Normal business hours


Twelve-month initial probationary period

Location (Subject to Change)

Lithia, Florida

Major Duties (Not Limited to the Following)

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.


  • Review applicable technology and literature, surveys agency/department personnel, and confer with management to determine training needs.
  • Design and implement training programs for adults to maximize student acquisition and retention of knowledge, skills, abilities, and perspectives.
  • Assess training program effectiveness and revise programs accordingly.
  • Evaluate training program content and recommend modifications.
  • Write lesson plans, curriculum, handouts, and other training materials.
  • Instruct in one or more technical or specialized fields.
  • Coordinate and act as a liaison with higher learning centers, training institutes and individuals to develop training courses and ensure expertise in a variety of specialized areas.
  • Monitor the training budget to ensure adequate program funding.
  • Maintain a library, records and files of training courses, registrations, course attendance, materials, and other information.
  • May supervise other staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of applicable statutory training standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of adult instructional course development, research, and practice.
  • Considerable knowledge of adult instructional course development and classroom presentation methods and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable subject matter current trends and developments.
  • Skill in the application of managerial and supervisory techniques.
  • Skill in designing training programs to achieve objectives.
  • Skill in presenting training courses to adult classes.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate training activities with other organizations and individuals.
  • Ability to assess staff training needs and design appropriate training programs.
  • Ability to measure training effectiveness, compile results, and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.

Minimum Qualifications

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.


A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and

Four years experience in adult teaching or coordinating adult training programs; and

A passing score on pre-employment testing.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year degree granting college or university; and

Two years experience in adult teaching or coordinating adult training programs; and

A passing score on pre-employment testing.
A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Education or Behavioral and Social Sciences; and

One year of experience in adult teaching or coordinating adult training programs; and

A passing score on pre-employment testing.


Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of law enforcement firearms and driving tactics.

Working knowledge of computers and software programs.

Ability to administer the Physical Abilities Assessment (PAA) which requires being in good physical condition.  

Additional Requirements

  • Possession of a valid Florida driver's license at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months.
  • No illegal drug use after 30 years of age.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.


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