Technical Positions are those that do not involve primary supervisory
responsibilities.  In law enforcement, these could be acceptance onto a
SWAT team, lateral transfer to Detective, transfer or promotion to Crime
Scene Investigation, etc.  On the fire side this would be Driver/Operator,
High-Angle Rescue Team and so forth.  In EMS this might be promotion to a
position of Flight Medic, for example.

These candidates should be tested extensively for subject knowledge.  
The Instrument of choice for that is:

Written Testing

It would be appropriate to use mainstream industry textbooks as well as
Department Standard Operating Procedures, Guidelines, and the like.  Also,
statutes, State and Provincial Protocols, and other government sources such as
FAA, FEMA, and DOT are often applicable and relevant.  Since the new
position is not one of management, it would be optional to include a small
section on management or supervisory practices as both an introduction to the
concepts for later on, and also because these positions may "ride up" as squad
leaders at times.  The usual length of a written test is 100 questions but there
is no reason not to use 150 or more even, if the subject is especially detailed
or extensive.

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Promotion to Technical Position

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