Director, Police Academy and Training Program
Director, Police Academy and Training Program
College of the Sequoias
College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding of and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.
Description of Position
Under the administrative direction of the COS Hanford Educational Center Provost, the Director Police Academy and Training Program will plan, organize, direct, and manage the programs and operations of the District's Police Academy and Training Program. The Director will identify new programs and in-service training for local agencies and perform administrative support duties related to the operation of the Police Academy. The Director will be responsible for law enforcement instructional programs, hiring, and supervision of coordinators faculty and staff for the police training program. He/she will maintain accreditation with the commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and work in close consultation with the Tulare-Kings Counties Law Enforcement Advisory Board. As a member of the management team, the Director will also serve as administrative support for the Hanford Educational Center, when requested.
Instruction and Support:
• Ensure all programs, services and functions comply
with federal, state and local codes, legal mandates, contracts, rules, regulations, and ordinances, required procedures of POST and other regulatory agencies, and District policies and procedures.
• Work closely with Student Services to develop support programs for students enrolled in the Police Academy.
• Assist instructors in establishing an effective classroom environment that promotes teaching and learning which respects persons of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and gender.
• Teach courses at the Academy when need arises and/or to further professional education skills.
• Consult with public safety executives, District and
community leaders to analyze, formulate, plan, and evaluate, the broad training and educational goals of the Police Academy in order to effectively meet the training and educational needs of regional law enforcement agencies and the public safety community. The Director will expand the instructional program to include contract education for public agencies, continuing professional education for public safety professionals, internships, and career counseling opportunities for students.
• Coordinate with local law enforcement agencies and comply with all instructional, employee and safety requirements of the college.
• Develop and maintain relationships with all appropriate local, state and national agencies and organizations.
• Plan, conduct, and participate in regularly scheduled meetings with the Tulare-Kings Counties Law Enforcement Advisory Board
• Develop and implement marketing/recruiting plans for programs.
• Promote the Academy's instructional programs to high school students, civic organizations, businesses and other organizations.
• Attend professional conferences, meetings and workshops to stay current on public safety issues and curricula.
• Oversight of Day/Evening/Weekend programs
• Prepare all necessary internal and external reports,
obtain supplies, materials, and equipment;
• Develop, implement and adhere to the Police
Academy budgets and manage all financial resources consistent with District policy and sound financial management principles, including approval of expenditures.
• Recruit, train, schedule, assign, supervise and evaluate the work performance of assigned academic and classified personnel.
• Administer external accreditations and assure regulatory compliance with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and the College of the Sequoias Master Agreements and District's Board Policies.
• Provide program analysis and participate in strategic long-range instructional planning for improvement through the District's program review and accreditation processes.
• Assist in identifying outside funding sources and in preparing proposals and grant applications and manage compliance and tracking of grant awards.
• Work with the Provost to prepare class schedules and assign instructors.
• Act as technical resource person for matters relative to law enforcement training.
• Provide for career development of subordinate staff. • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
• Possession of a master's degree; AND
• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership
experience reasonably related to the administrator's
administrative assignment OR
• The equivalent AND
• Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the
diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
• Master's Degree or the equivalent in Criminology, Police Science, Public Safety, Public Administration, and Law Enforcement related fields from an accredited college of university.
• Possession of a POST Management Certificate. • Graduation from the California POST Command
College and/or FBI National Academy.
• Knowledge of California Commission on Police
Officers Standards and Training (POST), California Corrections Standards Authority (CSA), or similar state regulatory requirements.
• Experience in teaching, training, and leadership in the field of law enforcement.
• Experience as a community college instructor in one or more law enforcement related disciplines.
• Management experience in public safety/law enforcement.
Licenses and Other Requirements
• Valid driver's license.
• An incumbent must be insurable at the "standard rate"
by the employer's insurance carrier at all times while employed in this classification by the College of the Sequoias.
• Indoor/Outdoor environment.
• Constant interruptions.
• Multiple tasks.
• Day/Evening/Weekend program
• Drive vehicle from site-to-site to conduct business of the
• Ability to communicate with students/employees/public.
• Ability to read documents.
• Ability to sit and stand for extended period of time.
• Ability to reach in all directions.
• Ability to lift moderately heavy objects.
• Ability to operate a computer and office equipment.
Conditions of Employment
• Salary is at Range M-24 (Steps A through H). ($87,389 to $129,115 annually.)
• 12-month probationary period.
• Medical/dental/vision insurance program for employee
• STRS Retirement Plan is provided.
• Employee life insurance ($100,000) is provided.
Only complete application packages will be evaluated by the screening committee. Application materials will be evaluated to determine how fully the applicant meets the Desirable Qualifications. The most successful interviewees will be invited to a second interview with the District President. All costs incurred as a result of the application/selection process shall be borne by the candidate.
All applications must be received by Human Resource Services on or before the application deadline.
June 5, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Applicants must submit the following material to be considered:
• Completed COS Administrative application.
• Diversity Statement (included in the application packet). • Cover letter describing interest in the position and
addresses your competence in the areas of responsibility listed under the Description of Position and Representative Duties.
• Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university
work. Official transcripts are required upon employment.
College of the Sequoias 915 S. Mooney Blvd. Sequoia Building, Room 5 Visalia, CA 93277
For full application instructions and position description, visit https://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Pages/Employment-Opportunities.aspx
Notice to all candidates for employment
"College of the Sequoias Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military service, or any other basis protected by law."
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