Training Coordinator - Maine Criminal Justice Academy

Vassalboro, Maine, United States | Law Enforcement | Full-time

Apply by: July 10, 2022

Department of Public Safety - Maine Criminal Justice Academy

Opening Date: June 17, 2022

Closing Date:  July 10, 2022

Job Class Code: 7021
Grade: 25 (Professional/Technical)
Salary: $47,923 - $64,625 (there will also be a 4% general salary increase implemented on July 3rd)
Location: Vassalboro - Maine Criminal Justice Academy

This is professional service work involving the coordination and provision of education and training to law enforcement and corrections personnel.  

Primary tasks:

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and evaluates corrections and law enforcement training programs 
  • Instructs students in specialty areas
  • Identifies, selects, and evaluates instructors of courses
  • Develops curricula, course goals/objectives, lesson plans, and designs tests for students and Cadets  
  • Researches and identifies new and changing training subjects

Work is performed under limited supervision. Statewide travel required.

The Training Coordinator’s position is an essential component for the Academy's operation in our capacity to fill the essential statutory requirements, as outlined in 25 M.R.S., chapter 341 of our core mission. This position is vital and has an important impact for the law enforcement and corrections agencies throughout the state.

Specifically, this position handles a variety of duties, including the training and certification for all full and part-time law enforcement and corrections officers, out of state waiver requests, primary P.T tester/trainer, prepares all the documentation for the MCJA Board to approve on the above-named certifications, helps other MCJA staff on all related programs held here at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and finally, teaches in the Methods of Instruction class to develop new certified instructors.

Applicants should possess the following skills to be successful in this position:

  • excellent written and verbal skills
  • excellent computer/technology skills

Minimum qualifications:

A Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or Public Education and two (2) years experience in the criminal justice field.  Directly related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Preference will be given to those applicants with:

Experience in curricula development, adult learning concepts, classroom management, student/instructor coaching and development

Contact information:

Questions about this position should be directed to Assistant Director Jack Peck at

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.  In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period.  Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here or contact our office at 207-623-6700.  Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.  Be sure title of the job you are applying for is included.  Applications cannot be accepted after the posting closing date.  

Benefits of working for the State of Maine:

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including: 

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements. 
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes  13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office. 
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program. 
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act 
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness. 

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.