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APD Curriculum Development Manager

Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Police Department

Salary: $55,016.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2001986
Closing: 10/11/2019 11:59 PM Mountain

Position Summary
Manage the design, development, validation, evaluation and implementation of the APD Academy’s training curriculum; perform business and performance analysis to determine training objectives, goals, and learner characteristics such as existing knowledge and skill level, as well as knowledge and skill gaps; drive projects to successfully execute and manage project milestones; ensure smooth transition from final material design to implementation of program; conduct train-the-trainer sessions to ensure delivery of materials is consistent and trainers understand the course content, learning objectives, delivery method, and evaluation procedures; and provide guidance, consultation and direction to the APD’s Academy training staff, to include, the Comprehensive Training Unit.

This is an unclassified at-will position

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Supervision Received and Exercised
Receive administrative direction from upper level management.

Essential and Supplemental Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the functions listed below)
1. Manage the design, development, validation, evaluation and implementation of the APD Academy’s training curriculum; ensure all instruction of basic and advanced training is developed according the APD Academy’s training processes.
2. Design and develop instructional approaches and/or strategies to meet training requirements.
3. Establish goals and learning objectives to design appropriate and effective curriculum by leveraging instructional design methodology.
4. Conduct research on related topics to the development of training and provide best practices discussion to Command staff; assess and develop solutions to ensure successful curriculum development.
5. Perform business and performance analysis to determine training objectives, goals, and learner characteristics such as existing knowledge and skill level, as well as knowledge and skill gaps.
6. Use advanced knowledge of instructional system design (ISD) and technologies, and adult learning theory to propose learning solutions that are cost-effective, easy-to-create and maintain, visually and instructionally compelling and that provide a rewarding experience for the learner.
7. Provide guidance, consultation and direction to the APD’s Academy training staff, to include, the Comprehensive Training Unit.
8. Conduct train-the-trainer sessions to ensure delivery of materials is consistent and trainers understand the course content, learning objectives, delivery method, and evaluation procedures.
9. Coordinate and communicate with faculty and staff on a continuing basis through written reports, oral presentations, and personal conferences, information concerning changes, problems, and improvements which affect the ongoing process.
10. Drive projects to successfully execute and manage project milestones; ensure smooth transition from final material design to implementation of program.
11. Provide support for the Albuquerque Police Academy’s efforts to gain accreditation and maintain compliance with accrediting bodies, settlement agreements, etc.; monitor and maintain supporting documentation.
12. Work directly with law enforcement trainers, instructor’s and subject matter experts in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of each course component by assisting staff in understanding, applying and executing the standards for all Academy training programs.
13. Assist in development and maintenance of lesson plans for all Academy training programs and editing and preparing all related supporting documentation.

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Attend and participate in professional group meetings, committees, conferences and workshops; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of Instructional Design.
2. Ensure compliance with performance-based training standards.
3. Apply working knowledge of learning domain theory (Bloom’s Taxonomy) to the Academy setting.
4. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Education and experience directly related to the minimum requirements below may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education, instructional design and technology; and

Six (6) years of experience in curriculum development/writing.

Experience in law enforcement curriculum developing/writing preferred.

Published curricula or articles related to curriculum or training materials design, development and delivery preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid Driver’s License.
Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.

Preferred Knowledge
• Principal and practices of Instructional System Design (ISD)
• Methods and techniques used in Instructional System Design (ISD)
• Educational methods and techniques
• Project Management
• Applying learning principles, learning technology and management skills together in the design, development and maintenance of learning solutions
• Advanced skills using MS Word including, but not limited to, document template building, formatting and styles utilization
• Law enforcement philosophies and systems
• Performance-based training
• Multi-level evaluations systems (i.e. Kirkpatrick)
• Methods and techniques of instruction, training and development
• Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations

Preferred Skills and Ability
• Manage the design, development, validation, evaluation and implementation of the APD Academy’s training curriculum
• Design and develop instructional approaches and/or strategies to meet training requirements
• Use advanced knowledge of instructional system design (ISD) and technologies, and adult learning theory to propose learning solutions
• Apply working knowledge of learning domain theory (Bloom’s Taxonomy) to an Academy setting
• Manage the end-to-end instructional design process with a sense of urgency and drive for results
• Develop and conduct training and educational instruction
• Exercise sound judgment in assessing training needs
• Coordinate and collaborate with faculty, subject matter experts and command staff on training content
• Devise survey tools for field research on training impacts
• Create and present lesson plans
• Coordinate working-level small groups for curriculum development
• Communicate clearly and concisely
• Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Working Conditions
Environmental:
Office, classroom and small and large meeting rooms.

Physical:
Essential and supplemental functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time; extensive use of computer keyboard.