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Academy Training Manager

POST Training Coordinator 3

Idaho State Police

Open for Recruitment: June 14, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Announcement # 08456015244
Salary Range: $25.06 to $35.80 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Meridian

The position of Academy Training Manager is a non-commissioned position. The person selected to fill this position will be able to maintain their current Idaho peace officer certification.

The successful candidate must meet ISP's Drug Policy (see below) and will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation and polygraph, which includes drug screening. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation and polygraph.

The general responsibilities of this position are to:

  • Manage the Idaho POST Academy Training Bureau
  • Manage through professional/contract staff criminal justice basic training academy operations
  • Assist in selecting professional and support staff
  • Assign and evaluate professional and support staff
  • Facilitate strategic planning sessions
  • Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Assist in developing and implementing long and short range plans for programs, personnel, equipment and other needs
  •  Assist with division budget development and reporting
  • Insure programs meet IDAPA and industry standards
  • Provide direction for operation of existing programs and development of new programs
  • Monitor areas of program responsibility to insure consistency in operations and the quality of programs
  • Insure programs are in conformance with department, federal, state, and local law enforcement jurisdiction requirements
  • Monitor and research trends to remain current with industry standards

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of training management practices and problem solving/conflict resolution
  • Significant experience developing, evaluating, and coordinating criminal justice training and development programs
  • Experience supervising staff; and reviewing and evaluating part-time and/or contract staff
  • Experience in interpretation and application of state and federal laws, law enforcement training standards, and creation of public safety policy
  • Experience working in the field of adult education or training involving test methods, development or evaluation of curriculum, and assessment of training needs
  • Significant experience as a law enforcement instructor teaching in entry-level academies
  • Current or prior status as a POST (or state/federal equivalent) certified law enforcement officer OR Associate's degree in criminal justice, education, or similar degree from an accredited college or university OR have served a minimum of four years in the capacity of a POST Training Coordinator

Examination: Your score will be based on a rating of your education and experience. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each exam question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. To preview the exam, click on the Preview Exam link at the bottom of this page.

How to Apply: Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the application checklist and exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please 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.


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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.