Drug Recognition Expert Program Specialist

Uofa Criminal Justice Institut   Little Rock, AR   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on April 29, 2023
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The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), a division of the University of Arkansas System, is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positio
Drug Recognition Expert Program Specialist
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CJI is an AA/EOE Employer.


Summary of Job Duties:
The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program Specialist assists the Traffic Safety Program Manager in the coordination of DRE certifications and re-certifications, and in developing, monitoring and conducting a variety of training and education programs to include:  Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Drugged Driving (DD), and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Program.  The DRE Program Specialist assists the Traffic Safety Program Manager in the implementation of programs, projects and other administrative activities of the program by assisting with course facilitation, certification,  management, and student enrollment; providing logistical support for program activities, and data management.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Education and/or Experience:  Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements upon approval of the Director of the Criminal Justice Institute.
1.    DRE certification (current or expired) or substantial knowledge of the DRE program and requirements.  
2.    Bachelor’s degree (preferred).
3.    Knowledge of the criminal justice field through education and/or experience.
4.    5 years of Law Enforcement experience with Standardized Field Sobriety Testing certifications.
5.    Standardized Field Sobriety Testing certification

Job Knowledge, 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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.    Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and the Internet.
2.    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
3.    Professional appearance and telephone manner.
4.    Strong organizational skills.
5.    Ability to work collectively with other staff members.
6.    Ability to use computers, telephone systems, copiers, fax machines, and other office equipment.
7.    Ability to work under one’s own initiative with limited supervision.
8.    Ability to develop and present material to law enforcement officers and criminal justice officials.   

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

To mid $50,000s depending upon education and experience.

Required Documents to Apply:

List of five Professional References (name, email, business title), Proof of Veteran Status, Resume

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry
The Criminal Justice Institute is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check is required. Required checks are identified in the position listing. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.