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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.

Program Management II, P.O.S.T. Unit Director

This position is responsible for the management and oversight of Colorado’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) unit. The Director leads a staff of eleven employees who work in the following areas:  development and revision of law enforcement training curricula; inspection and approval of law enforcement training programs and academies; administration of written and skills examinations; compliance with statutes related to criminal history checks for peace officer certification applicants; annual grant awards for law enforcement training programs; marijuana enforcement training and in-service training.  The Director also coordinates with Operations and Budgeting concerning the P.O.S.T. staff budget, coordinates P.O.S.T. Board agenda items for quarterly Board meetings,  develops and implements P.O.S.T. rules, conducts certification revocation show-cause hearings, works with law enforcement officials at the local, state and national level in the development of peace officer training programs, provides resources and testimony to the General Assembly, coordinates the filling of P.O.S.T. Board vacancies and appointments with the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions, and performs other duties as assigned or required.   
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Political Science, or a field closely related to the assignment AND five years of professional supervisory or administrator experience at a public law enforcement agency (lieutenant or above), including a District Attorney’s office, which must have been gained within the last 10 years.  In addition, previous professional experience in the following is required;
Development and/or management of a training program
Development of program goals and strategic plans
Management of a budget

Agency:  Colorado Department of Law
Location:  Denver, CO
Salary/Range:  $6,943 – $9,800 per month
How to Apply:  Your application will be reviewed by a qualified Human Resources Specialist to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.  If your application does not demonstrate that you meet the minimum requirements, you will not proceed in the selection process for this position.  You will be notified of the results of the application review.  If your application is rejected and you have questions, you may contact Kathy DePew at 720-508-6510 or  You must contact her office within two days of the date you receive the application rejection notice.
Application Deadline:  8/9/2017
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