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The purpose of this position is to develop and implement a driver training instruction course, specifically designed for, but not exclusive to, Public Safety. Onsite classroom training followed by driver decision instruction on a driving simulator, plus evaluation of law enforcement department driving policies will be provided to ACCG and GMA property/liability and workers compensation fund members. The position will also serve as Risk Consultant for member Public Safety Liability and Worker Compensations issues.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Be knowledgeable on all aspects of Georgia law pertaining to Rules of the Road for the general public, applicable state or federal codes covering the driving of Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS, and other local government employees.
Assists local governments as a resource in their implementing applicable driving policies including, but not limited to, driving disciplinary systems, pursuit, take home, maintenance, inspection, training, and ride-along policies.
Conducts onsite evaluations of law enforcement and possibly other departments driving policies, making recommendations for improvement.
Conduct and or assist in onsite law enforcement audits and surveys. Work with Loss Control Field Representative in conducting loss analysis, and recommendations.
Confers with elected officials, city and county managers, city and county clerks, department heads, attorneys, trainers, consultants, equipment manufacturers or suppliers, claim representatives, and other individuals.
Develop and conduct onsite driver training, including classroom presentation, decision based driving simulator training, and other driver training methods approved by the LGRMS Training Manager or LGRMS Director. Also, work with POST to have the driver training program approved.
Attain and Maintain National Safety Council Defensive Driving Instructor Credentials, and provide DDC training to local governments as needed.
Write articles on driving safety and other risk management issues for publications of ACCG, GMA and LGRMS.
Monitor and stay up to date on applicable federal and state court decisions having a possible impact on the liability of law enforcement and local government employees pertaining to the operation of their vehicles.
Prepares routine documentation and administrative reports such as expense reports, mileage logs, training records, correspondence, memoranda, forms and other documents.
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or other closely related field; 15-20 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelors degree; minimum 10 years of current law enforcement experience; Served as a POST Certified Peace Officer; POST Certified Law Enforcement Instructor; EVOC or Law Enforcement Driving Instructor background a plus; minimum of 5 years as a Training Officer for a Law Enforcement Department; must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.p >