POST Employment Opportunities

Peace Officer Standards and Training agencies and academies provide challenging opportunities for professional, managerial and administrative employment. POST agencies throughout the United States offer competitive salary, government job benefits, career advancement and an unparalleled opportunity to serve as part of a team committed to improving the quality of law enforcement and the safety and effectiveness of peace officers.

Training Coordinator

This position is responsible for coordinating basic and advanced law enforcement training courses. Duties include:

  • recruiting and selecting instructors (adjunct, vendor or contractor);
  • developing training schedules;
  • providing course materials to students and instructors;
  • ensuring classroom and range readiness;
  • supervising student and instructor behavior in classroom and dormitory setting;
  • enforcing student academic, disciplinary, and performance standards;
  • developing lesson plans and other course materials;
  • managing training resources and facilities;
  • assessing the effectiveness of course materials and instructor delivery;
  • maintaining course and student records - paper and electronic;
  • establishing and maintaining a positive rapport with SD law enforcement agencies;
  • providing instruction to basic and advanced students as needed, based on qualifications.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Knowledge of:

  • basic law enforcement operations;
  • adult learning techniques, principles and methods;
  • effective use of training materials;
  • developing new curriculum, including developing learning objectives, lesson plans and evaluation tools;
  • computer programs, such as email, data entry, and Microsoft Office products.

Ability to:

  • solve problems and resolve conflicts;
  • be organized and detail oriented;
  • communicate effectively;
  • build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • prioritize, organize and manage multiple tasks;
  • work well with others and be a team player;
  • attend applicable training to better perform job duties;
  • provide recommendations to correct student performance or behavioral issues
Agency:  South Dakota Law Enforcement Training
Location:  Pierre, SD
Salary/Range:   $47,476 to $63,496.08 annually, depending on experience
How to Apply:  Apply at:
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Application Deadline:  3/31/2017

Law Enforcement Training Academy Director

This position will require at least four (4) months of Monday-Friday travel to Fort McCoy each year, plus additional post-academy travel along with regular travel throughout the state for employment activities, conducting and coordinating training, attending meetings, training sessions and conferences, and to conduct field enforcement activities is required.  Occasional travel out of state is required to attend meetings, instructional sessions and training conferences managing the recruit academy.

This primary responsibility of this position is to manage all aspects of the process by which Recruit Conservation Wardens are trained in the basic law enforcement academy (minimum standards training). This encompasses 720 hours of training recognized and regulated by the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice.  This position represents the Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Law Enforcement management in its interaction with public and private organizations and advises the Recruit Training Supervisor for the Bureau of Law Enforcement on policy and operational issues.

Agency:  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location:  Statewide
Salary/Range:  $46,737.60 - $77,126.40
How to Apply:  Go to:
Application Deadline:  4/2/2017
Contact Name:  Andrea Augle
Contact Telephone:  414-263-8567

Certified Law Enforcement Instructor

Qualifying candidates must have a least three years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer or telecommunicator.

Agency:  Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice
Location:  Richmond, KY
Salary/Range:  Unknown
How to Apply:  For more information visit the DOCJT website at or contact Frank Kubala at
Application Deadline:  5/31/2017
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