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Field Program Consultant

Looking to grow your career in public safety? If so, read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection (DESPP) is recruiting for a Field Program Consultant to join our Police Officers Standards and Training Council (POSTC) at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden, Connecticut.

This position is full time on first shift, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday with flexible working hours, depending on projects and events. Compensatory time may be available in accordance with HR rules for this job class.


In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:

  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work and;
  • Encouraging a healthy work/life balance!


Candidates hired for this position may be assigned to one of the following divisions within our agency:  Certification, Accreditation or Field Service Division. Candidates applying for this role will become part of a team that is committed to developing best practices for all of CT Law Enforcement Officers; utilizing our resources, talents, leadership abilities and experiences. Field Program Consultants have the distinguished honor to serve our Law Enforcement Units and Law Enforcement Officers by:

  • Coordinating in-service classes, researching new laws and best practices, preparing and submitting training requests for proposal;
  • Coordinating Instructor development and supervisor programs to teach leadership skills beyond the classroom setting;
  • Managing the Instructor certification process to include regulation compliance, field audits and curriculum development;
  • Developing, charting and navigating a program or course to lead Law Enforcement Units through the Accreditation process ensuring best practices and compliance with new accreditation laws;
  • Ensuring police officer, instructor and training schools follow regulations and Connecticut General Statutes;
  • Investigating police revocation requests submitted by the CEO of Law Enforcement Units, conducting compliance hearings in compliance with the revocation/decertification process with recommendations to the Academy Administrator;
  • Coordinating and assisting with the Accreditation training and assessor teams, to include POSTC CALEA and CONN- PAC;
  • Ensuring POSTC regulation and statutory compliance for in-service and Satellite Academies;
  • Researching, developing and updating policies and programs that open communication between law enforcement, communities, stakeholders;
  • Interacting and working with many members of government agencies, public and private sectors to include but not limited to attorneys, town officials, members of academia, community advocates and all members of law enforcement.

Given the various programs offered at POSTC, this position requires designing a working environment that handles multiple projects at once with sensitive deadlines and at times works under a state of urgency. The nature of our work encourages our employees to bring forth and capitalize on valuable skills such as: 

  • Communication – written and verbal;
  • Leadership and influencing;
  • Creative and organizational skills; and
  • Researching, developing and teaching skills.  

This job is invigorating, intense and highly gratifying.  Please see EXAMPLES OF DUTIES section below for more information. 


The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing a broad range of public safety services, training, regulatory guidance and scientific services utilizing enforcement, prevention, education and state of the art science and technology.


The Police Officer Standards and Training Council is committed to providing innovative, credible and responsive high quality basic, advanced and specialized training to Connecticut police officers, adopting and enforcing professional standards for certification and decertification of Connecticut’s police officers, and is charged with developing, adopting and revising a comprehensive standards program for local law enforcement units.