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Training Manager
Title:Training Manager
Department:Detention Services

Job Title: Training Manager                                                                                                                                 Salary Grade: 20

Division/Department: Court Operations/Detention Services                                                                                Salary: $60,195.64

Reports To: Deputy Director of Administration                                                                                                     Date Posted: 7/18/18

FLSA Status: Exempt                                                                                                                                           Last Revised: 7/10/18


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.


This position is part of a management team. Each team member is directly responsible for the overall management, supervision and evaluation of Detention Center residents and staff. Detention Center responsibilities encompass 24-hour operations, 7 days per week in order to ensure the safe, secure and humane operation of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division Detention Center.

Provides specialized training to the Detention Center staff in the fields of juvenile justice, juvenile detention and juvenile court procedures regarding the safe and secure operation of the detention facility. Responsible for maintaining all current training certifications by attending applicable recertification courses.


Under supervision, plans, develops, coordinates and instructs multiple courses of staff development and training established for building safety and security, crisis de-escalation, behavior management, and CPR/first aid/AED. Effectively trains Detention Center staff by correctly demonstrating critical public safety skills or specialties. Has working knowledge of and ensures that all trainings are aligned with the governing rules, regulations, and state laws for Juvenile Detention Centers.


Rates trainees during field exercises, enforces safety protocols and administers and scores tests on materials related to job assignment and basic safety.


Chairs the Detention Center’s internal quality assurance committee and recommends improvements to courses in accordance with best practices of the facility. Maintains accurate training records in ACA format; provides certificates.


  1. refresher training as part of annual in-service training.


Inspects facilities and equipment regularly to identify and correct unsafe conditions. Develops instructional material and teaching aids; updates training materials to reflect current developments.


Chairs the Use of Force Committee and Incident Report Review Committee, which reviews CCTV footage and staff performance on the units to identify training needs.


Serves as the Detention Center’s Use of Force Authority and may testify in court proceedings and/or hearings as it relates to techniques trained.


Provides instruction to staff at regularly scheduled meetings, briefings, and appropriate down times where extra staff may be present.


Completes timely administrative reports, including but not limited to the preparation and maintenance of training records, logs, forms, inspections and reports.


Participates in the annual audit of Detention Center Policies and develops work and security procedures.


Manages the Lead Detention Officers as assigned.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Has supervisory accountability for other employees, volunteers, or interns. Plans, directs and coordinates activities for a unit. Duties may include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others. Conducts performance evaluations, provides input into and participates in discipline, dismissal, and hiring processes, and is accountable for editing timecards in Kronos for assigned staff.

Equipment Operated

Detention security equipment such as computers, cameras, telephones, radios, and handcuffs.

Confidential Data

All court-related information regarding hearings, etc. that the employee may come in contact with by working in the facility.

Working Conditions

While performing duties of this job, the employee frequently walks and stands. With assistance, the employee must be able to physically restrain, chase, and contain juveniles for their protection, protection of others, and/or self-protection. The employee must have the capacity to work in closed environment and work with criminal offenders, some of whom may be dangerous. While supervising offenders, they may interact with others, such as family members and friends of the offender, who may be upset or difficult to work with. Workers may be assigned to work in areas of the institution where there is a risk of violence or communicable disease. Occasionally handles emergency or crisis situations; frequently subject to interruptions, and multiple calls and inquiries. Must be available to work all shifts as needed.

Usual Physical Demands

Must pass a physical fitness/agility test and be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Ability to push and pull objects, pick up objects, and bend repeatedly in order to move desks, beds, and other furniture to conduct security checks and search residents.

2. Ability to step up on elevated surfaces, such as beds or stools, to conduct room searches.

3. Ability to reach, bend, and stoop to perform security checks, and other tasks.

4. Ability to walk extended periods throughout the facility.

5. Ability to stand for extended periods.

6. Ability to physically restrain residents under adverse conditions, including ability to manage weights of 75lbs to 200lbs when restraining adolescents.

7. Ability to respond to emergency situations according to JCDC policies, procedures and protocols.

8. Ability to correctly handcuff and safely remove handcuffs from residents as needed.

9. Ability to effectively communicate (hear and respond) multiple codes through the intercom/radio transmission monitoring system.

10. Ability to lift and carry containers of items weighing up to 45 lbs.

11. Must be able to work overtime based on departmental needs.

12. Must demonstrate competency in implementing physical force techniques and satisfactorily complete all of the requirements in training of physical force; including passing the annual physical fitness test.

New employees are required to pass Subject Control Intervention (SCI) Training by the end of the introductory period.

No lifting restrictions or light duty are permitted in this position.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Strong interpersonal skills required to communicate effectively with Detention Center staff, residents, Court and Detention Administration and the public. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to maintain professionalism when dealing with others and maintain constructive working relationships; ability to maintain professional boundaries with youth and staff as policy and training dictate. Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload; ability to resolve emergency situations; ability to work independently; detail oriented; demonstrable leadership skills; ability to utilize a personal computer.

Education and/or Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice or other related field, or the equivalent amount of related education and/or experience (One (1) year of college equals two (2) years of experience.).


6 years of experience in a lead or training position working in a Juvenile Justice setting directly interacting with juveniles, working in a youth residential facility, or working in juvenile and/or adult corrections.

Prefer candidates who have worked a minimum of one year in a staff supervisory position in a residential or secure youth facility.

Licensure or Certification Requirements

Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain valid automobile insurance, with a clean driving record.

Benefits of Employment


Insurance: Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision, Life and an Employee Assistance Program. Supplemental Life may be purchased at group rates.


Paid Time Off: Ten (10) holidays, vacation time (after 6 months) of three (3) weeks per year for the first eight (8) years of service, and sick time.


Retirement: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and Deferred Compensation Plans.


Court Expectations of Employee

In accomplishing the responsibilities of this position, the Court expects that the employee will adhere to the mission and values of the Court as well as all Court policies and procedures. In addition, while carrying out the duties of this position, the employee is expected to model high ethical conduct on and off the job, and exhibit a professional and respectful demeanor with all Court employees.


Court Mission Statement

To administer justice, rehabilitate juveniles, support and strengthen families, and promote public safety.


Application Procedure

Current Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division Employees:

  • The deadline to apply is 07/25/2018.

  • Please visit to complete and submit the Job Posting Response Form to the Human Resources Division.

  • The Job Posting Response form must be received in Human Resources by the job posting deadline for consideration as a candidate for the posted position.

    External Applicants:

  • This position will remain posted until filled.

  • Please visit to view this posting and to complete and submit the Application for Employment.



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