Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy

Job Openings

Position:         Adjunct Instructor         (CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT)
Details: On a continual basis, the Academy seeks highly motivated and qualified people with excellent skills to serve as Adjunct Instructors

Successful candidates should be prepared to assist in areas of Academy Instruction.  Only candidates that have experience in needed General or Specialized areas of Instruction will be considered.  

These are primarily volunteer positions; if compensation at a contract rate is considered it will be determined based on Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

For information, send inquiries to:

  All Academy Applications must be submitted on a Virginia State Application Form.

The state application is provided here for your convenience in both PDF and Word formats:

VA State App. pdf version
VA State App MS Word version

All submissions also require a Resume and Cover Letter.


Position Title:   Training Coordinator / Staff Instructor

                           Basic Law Enforcement Academy               

Job Summary:   Coordinate, and instruct as required, all aspects of the Basic Law Enforcement basic school training programs. 
Job Relationships: Responsible to the Executive Director for overall performance.

Nature of supervision:  Direct

Positions directly supervised:  Basic Training Students

Major Job Functions:
The following is a summary of the major essential functions of this job.  The incumbent may perform other duties both major and minor, that are not mentioned below, and specific functions may change from time to time.

Schedule, plan, and instruct (as required) individual classes in accordance with Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and Academy guidelines and schedule, introduce, and evaluate, assistant and guest instructors.
Prepare or collect, review, revise, and maintain lesson plan files in accordance with DCJS and Academy guidelines.
Prepare as needed, administer, evaluate, review and record results of written and performance quizzes and tests.
Set up and maintain classrooms/ranges, provide for and arrange audiovisual equipment, brief classes, maintain records of student attendance, and reproduce or create handouts and training aids. 

Provide student performance counseling as needed and insure student safety and welfare at all times.
Help maintain serviceability and cleanliness of audiovisual and other Academy equipment, Academy vehicles, classrooms and all common Academy areas.

Maintain professional, cordial relations with other staff members, students, visiting instructors, Sheriffs, Chiefs and other organizational heads.

Assist or substitute for any other Academy staff member as needed.

Perform such other duties as may be required from time to time by the Academy Director.


Education and training: Possession of a valid DCJS General Instructor certification. The highly qualified candidate will be endorsed in one of more of the DCJS Specialty Instructor areas.

The highly qualified candidate will also have a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related field. An Associate degree and/or combination of experience may be used in lieu of a degree preference. The education requirement may also be waived at the discretion of the Executive Director.

Work experience: Three or more years Law Enforcement and/or Corrections experience (Virginia Certified or eligible for Virginia Certification) as well as instructional or training experience preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required: The position requires skill in the operation of presentation equipment and audio-visual training aids. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency with written reports, business documents and classroom presentations.  The demonstrated ability to communicate thoughts, ideas and concepts to students. Position also requires good organizational and people skills.

Physical Requirements: Ability to drive a motor vehicle and standing in a classroom environment providing four to eight hours of classroom instruction daily.


Applications require:               VA State Application, Resume and Cover Letter

Materials may be submitted electronically to or by mail / in person to:

ATTN: Executive Director
6130 County Drive
Disputanta, Virginia 23842

POSITION CLOSES 03/06/2020 at 5:00 p.m.
(postmarks will not be considered)
Position salary range is 38,963.00 — 42,506.00.  

Final salary will be commensurate with candidate’s knowledge, skills abilities and experience. 
Benefits package includes:

Annual Leave  (12 Days earned per year), Sick Leave (15 Days earned per year) and Paid Holidays.  Military Leave also available

Health and Dental Coverage, (all costs paid for employee only-costs paid towards dependent(s)

Retirement (Virginia Retirement System)
Life Insurance and Optional Group Life Insurance   
Uniforms provided
Successful applicant will be required to undergo a comprehensive pre-employment background / examination.  This may include (among other areas): medical, psychological and criminal.


Position Open until Filled.