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POST Training Coordinator 1

Idaho State Police

Open for Recruitment: October 11, 2017 - November 1, 2017
Announcement # 08452091643
Salary Range: $22.50 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Meridian

This position is located in the

Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Academy in Meridian.

POST Mission: To develop skilled law enforcement professionals who are committed to serving and protecting the people of Idaho.

Today's Idaho is both cosmopolitan and small-town friendly, providing a variety of options that appeal to every taste. Recently Idaho has been featured nationally for its way of life which includes:

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PLEASE NOTE: The successful applicant will be required to complete a background investigation and polygraph examination, which includes drug screening. Please see the Idaho State Police drug policy at the end of this announcement.

The general responsibilities are to:

  • Develop, implement, and coordinate training programs for basic academy recruit training
  • Assess and coordinate training needs with other law enforcement and police training personnel
  • Develop objectives and design courses to meet standards established by the POST Academy
  • Research and locate new training materials and training aides
  • Coordinate development and scheduling of POST and basic law enforcement programs insuring certification of instructors and accreditation for officers
  • Instruct classes in area or areas of expertise
  • Conduct curriculum review committee meetings
  • Assist in certifying officers in use of firearms and other requirements to meet POST standards
  • Supervise day-to-day recruit activities
  • Investigate violations of POST standards
  • Evaluate all phases of basic recruit officer training and prepare written documentation of recruit performance
  • Lead and participate in physical training of POST Academy students

Minimum Qualifications for this Opening:

  • Good knowledge of training programs used to train law enforcement officers
  • Experience:
    • Presenting training to adult groups in structured learning situations including presenting formal police classroom training
    • Performing needs assessments, developing training objectives, designing and developing coursework to address those needs and objectives, and evaluating the training
    • Researching and analyzing law enforcement training material for applicability in training programs
  • Possess a valid driver's license


  • Certified law enforcement officer with Patrol, Detention, Correction, Probation & Parole, or equivalent, certification

Desirable Qualification:

  • Preference given to applicants who have a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, education, or similar degree from an accredited college or university

Examination: Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Your score will be based on the information you provide. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. You can access this by logging into your applicant account at: Login. You then select the “Exams Summary” tab, click on either “Current Exams” or “All Exams” and the score will be displayed.

To Apply: If you wish to apply and take the exam, click the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided. When updating your online application information, select Idaho State Police under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift," and Meridian under "Cities."

Idaho State Police Drug Policy

Idaho State Police does not consider for employment, nor accept as a volunteer, any person who has:

  • Used or possessed within the 5 year period immediately preceding application for ISP employment: LSD, PCP, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, or designer drugs (e.g. ecstasy, synthetic cathinones, their chemical derivatives and synthetic equivalents, etc.); if use was prior to 5 years preceding application for employment, the following factors will be considered:

(1) the frequency of the behavior;
(2) the quantity of drugs involved; and
(3) the type of drug;

  • Used or possessed within the 3 year period immediately preceding application of ISP employment: marijuana, inhalants (huffing), anabolic steroids, hallucinogens (psilocybin mushrooms), or synthetic cannabinoids (e.g. spice, K2, etc.);
  • On any occasion illegally manufactured or delivered a controlled substance;
  • Used any illegal drug while employed in any law enforcement or prosecutorial agency;
  • Been found guilty by a court or jury of driving under the influence of intoxicants within the 5 year period preceding application for ISP employment;
  • Abused prescription drugs (case by case analysis).

Other involvement with illegal drugs may be a disqualifier. The Colonel of the Idaho State Police has the authority to make all final hiring decisions.

Also please note: ISP's procedure states that visible tattoos on the head, neck, or hands are prohibited and must either be removed or covered by an acceptable means that does not deter from the professional image. Tattoos on arms below the cuff of the summer uniform must be removed or covered by an acceptable means that does not deter from the professional image


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.