This full-time exempt status position at the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville will be funded through a renewable contract with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS). The CTR serves the transportation needs of government, business, and industry through the conduct of contract research and the provision of training/service in the areas of highway safety, transportation policy, public transportation, environmental protection, transportation planning, and intermodal transportation.
Tennessee's Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Program is a federally funded initiative established in 1998 by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), per recommendation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An LEL is the primary connector between THSO and local law enforcement agencies across the State of Tennessee to implement national and state traffic safety priorities through media campaigns, high-visibility enforcement and community engagement. These elements promote traffic safety education and law enforcement to prevent traffic fatalities and improve driver behaviors.
The primary duty station will be in Nashville, TN, however, the successful candidate must reside in one of the 24 counties of the Tennessee Highway Patrol Districts 1 (Knoxville Region) and 5 (Fall Branch Region), as he/she will be administering the LEL program in these two districts. A list of these counties may be found at https://tntrafficsafety.org/east-lel This position will require significant travel throughout the state and occasional out of state travel.
Duties/Responsibilities: The position of Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL Coordinator II) will serve as a liaison between the THSO and law enforcement agencies, health care providers, and community leaders to encourage their participation in its programs and to implement THSO sponsored highway traffic safety programs. An LEL is responsible for facilitating programs and partnerships which may assist in a reduction in fatalities, an increase in safety belt and child restraint usage, reduction in the number of drivers speeding on Tennessee highways, and a reduction in the number of impaired drivers on Tennessee highways.
The LEL is also responsible for developing partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies to assist with traffic safety initiatives. An LEL researches and analyzes traffic data and trends and assist agencies with implementing an enforcement plan. LELs work with law enforcement agencies to identify traffic safety initiatives and assist with the development and implementation of solutions. An LEL has an overall general knowledge of local, state, and federal traffic laws. An LEL implements traffic safety training in its assigned region. An LEL participates in community events to educate the public on traffic safety. This is one of 4 grant funded positions responsible for implementing the activities and tasks of the THSO Law Enforcement Liaison Program. This position will serve the eastern region of Tennessee and will require substantial in-state travel.
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