Job Details
Police Academy Coordinator
Administrative Support/Management



$3,884 to $5,205 PER MONTH

$46,610 to $62,462 PER YEAR


**Pending Board Approval**

Under the direction of the Public Safety Education Director, the Police Academy Coordinator will manage and coordinate administrative matters and provide direct supervision over the Law Enforcement Academy (non-traditional hours) for entry–level peace officers; evaluate staff; monitor and enforce academic policies and regulations through application of appropriate disciplinary procedures. The Coordinator will also assist in the development and delivery of Law Enforcement In-Service training courses throughout the county.

  • Manage and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Police Academy, including training days at off-site locations.
  • Open and close college facilities used for instruction.
  • Manage recruit training officers; develop instructional and duty schedules, confirm instructors and adjust the instructional schedule as needed; coordinate instructional lesson plans for POST approval; may evaluate student performance; assist with maintenance of records of student progress.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of Police Academy to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Assist in the development and coordination of an In-service training program within the county.
  • Conduct uniform inspections and maintain a structured recitation program.
  • Monitor and enforce academic policies and regulations through application of appropriate disciplinary procedures as set forth in Academy guidelines.
  • Meet with students and prospective students to advise them regarding Academy programs and requirements; maintain student records.
  • Manage written and scenario testing; provide remedial training; maintain P.O.S.T. test item security.
  • Maintain training vehicles, weaponry and other inventory used in Administration of Justice (ADJ) programs.
  • Participate in the planning of ADJ activities and programs.
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of staff and provide for appropriate development and training of assigned staff.
  • Assist the Director in reviewing and evaluating curriculum, including testing and instructional methods; assist in the analysis, formulation, planning and evaluation of departmental operations as assigned.
  • Orient staff and students to the police academies and assist in the Pre-enrollment process for each academy.
  • Assist in the complying with legal mandates, contract provisions and required procedures of P.O.S.T. and other regulatory agencies; enforce Academy policies and regulations according to established guidelines.
  • Ensure Academy safety plans are adhered to both on campus and on off-site locations.
  • Oversee Recruit Training Officer (RTO) Program to ensure proper training and that Academy policy and procedure are followed by RTOs.
  • Attend conferences, trainings, seminars and P.O.S.T. meetings as assigned to keep knowledge and skills current.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  1. A master's degree and one year law enforcement experience OR
  2. A bachelor's degree and two years law enforcement experience OR
  3. An associate's degree and six years law enforcement experience.

In addition to the above a candidate for the Manager, Extended Police Academy must possess: 
• An Advanced Certificate from P.O.S.T. preferred, Intermediate Certificate accepted.


Licenses and Other Requirements

  1. Valid California driver's license
  2. Regular Attendance
  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of Police Academy operations, activities and programs.
  • Methods and techniques of leadership and management.
  • California Police Officer Standard Training policies, procedures, codes and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations and applicable sections of the California Education Code.
  • Oversee and participate in the management and leadership of a comprehensive Police Academy program.
  • Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
  • Participate in the selection and recommendation, supervision, training, and evaluation of staff.
  • Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives, and procedures for assigned area.
  • Gather and analyze data and situations and make appropriate decisions.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive, concise, clear oral and written reports.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Interpret and apply California Education Code, Title 5, federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations as it relates to the position.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, fairness and honesty in all aspects of the performance of duties.
  • Provide leadership based on ethics and principles as they relate to the functions and operations of the Police Academy.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents.  


In addition, the District provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.  The employee participates in the Public Employee Retirement System through District and employee contributions.

Selection Process

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee.  At the discretion of the District, videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) may be offered.  Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  The Search Committee will recommend a slate of finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.


The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.


Conditions of Employment

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.  A pre-employment physical examination may be required.


Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.


College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.


College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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