- Information about the Department
The Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) consists of five Divisions: Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC), Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). The Executive Director's Office (EDO) provides administrative and management services to the operating divisions of the department. This includes the Executive Director and Deputy Director; and the staff in the Financial Services Section; Human Resources; the Planning and Resource Development Unit; Logistics Services; Compliance and Professional Standards; and also includes the School Safety Resource Center; and the Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) unit.
Information about the DivisionThe position announced is with Colorado State Patrol. The mission of the Colorado State Patrol is to ensure a safe and secure environment for all persons by utilizing the strengths of its members and providing professional law enforcement services that reflect honor, duty, and respect. Through high visibility, strict enforcement, maximum resource deployment, and community education, the CSP promotes safety, protects lives, and preserves state highways using the programs described below:
- Traffic Safety - enforces motor vehicle and all other Colorado laws on 8,400 miles of highway and 57,000 miles of county roads, including selective enforcement actions, saturation patrols, crash investigations, and educational safety programs.
- Communications - provides a professional communications system for members of the Patrol, other state, local, and federal agencies, and Colorado residents.
- Criminal Interdiction and Automobile Theft - proactively investigates motor vehicle theft and related offenses, inspects Vehicle Identification Numbers, interdicts illegal drugs, and gathers intelligence to support state and national homeland security efforts.
- Hazardous Materials Enforcement - enforces permitting and routing rules, develops safe transportation rules and regulations, and provides timely response and mitigation for hazardous materials events on-roadways.
- Executive and Capitol Security - provides 24-hour security at the State Capitol and Capitol Complex, and security for the Governor, First Family, visiting dignitaries, and public demonstrations.
- Smuggling and Trafficking Interdiction Section - enforces the state's human smuggling and human trafficking laws on Colorado roadways.
- Port of Entry and Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program - collaborates with industry to support safe transport of materials on commercial motor carriers in Colorado.
- Aircraft Program - supports traffic enforcement activities and transports state officials and employees.
- Victims Assistance - provides direct services to victims of highway traffic crimes in accordance with the Victim Rights Act.
- Description of Job
The CALEA Accreditation Manager is a supervisory position within the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) working under the Division of The Colorado State Patrol (CSP). This position will serve as a civilian member to keep CSP in compliance with the Commission Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), at all times, and will be responsible for meeting the objectives of the Colorado State Patrol initiatives to ensure they are within the standards of CALEA.
The position is highly organized, tactical and strategic and requires a professional that has an understanding of CALEA Accreditation in a law enforcement capacity that may also have some supervisory experience. This position will have the responsibility to determine the best method of program processes and the exercise appropriate judgment in establishing priorities and resolving complex matters. This position will include close communication, connection and go-between with internal and external uniformed law enforcement members, and will need to understand how to direct activities, schedules deliverables and assignments to those members.
The successful candidate will provide oversight of two (2) staff members both uniformed and civilian, to include performance management, setting schedules, approving time and leave and managing their workload within the program. The following s a list of other duties that may be consistent with the position:
- Directing, managing plans, organizing and evaluating methodology for all program operations, activities and personnel;
- Serving as a member/lead of a task-force or work group responsible for analyzing short and long term CSP requirements tasked with researching appropriate plans and objectives for accreditation needs of the agency;
- Providing functional budget recommendations for the business unit and forecasting agency cost for specific agency accreditation enhancement or needs;
- Monitoring agency adherence to accreditation standards by the agency;
- Evaluation program outcomes and change systems, processes, and guidelines to ensure program success and relevance for department members;
- Determining appropriate proof of compliance, type, frequency and retention of necessary documentation;
- Conduction program research, analysis, data collection and identifying program problems to explore possible alternatives to recommend necessary changes;
- Consulting with Executive Command Staff, on a regular basis, to manage risk and compliance to accreditation standards;
- Communicating with other law enforcement agencies to educate, partner and exchange conceptual ideas regarding the program;
- Monitoring and evaluating employee subordinate performance;
- Other duties as assigned
- Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
- Approximately 10% spent in the field, 90% spent in the office
- Travel may be required during work hours throughout Colorado/Metro Denver/Front Range
- Occasional overnight travel 1-3 times a year throughout Colorado
- Required to operate CDPS vehicles
- THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY
- Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, statistics, public administration or a field of study related to the duties of this position as determined by HR. (A copy of your transcript showing degree conferred must be submitted to verify this requirement.)
- AND at least three (3) years of professional work experience in program management coordination, or a similar discipline, to include, adhering to compliance standards in a law enforcement environment/field.
- The preferred applicant would have at least 1 year experience working as a CALEA accreditation compliance program professional; The selected candidate may be required to obtain the CALEA Accreditation Manager Certificate within 12-16 months.
- Additional work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor's degree;
- A master's or doctorate degree in a field of study related to the duties of this position will substitute for the required education and year for year of the required experience;
(Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.)
The Exceptional Applicant will be an experienced Accreditation Manager in a law enforcement arena or experience supervising and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
- Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
- Understanding of CDPS/CSP mission statement and working knowledge of CSP structure and unit responsibilities;
- Leadership and vision across multidisciplinary groups;
- Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
- Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
- Ability to partner with public and private organizations, special interest groups, elected and appointed officials, in situations which may be politically sensitive;
- Experience supervising support staff;
- Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
Conditions of Employment
- Applicants must be able to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
- Successful Candidates will serve a one year probationary period or trial service if currently classified with the state;
- Applicants must be willing to be fingerprinted and must be able to pass an extensive background investigation/fingerprinted, employment history background and a pre-employment polygraph;
- A Colorado Drivers License is required at the time of hire;
If you omit any material fact on your application, testing materials, or during the background interview or polygraph, whether intentional or unintentional, you may be disqualified. If any disqualifying information is discovered at any stage of the selections process, you will be removed from consideration from the process by an Appointing Authority.
Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb/forms-2 . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered. Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.
- Supplemental Information
The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.
ADA Accommodations: "ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date."
Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDPS Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)
3) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation
4) Detailed, Chronological Resume
5) A Cover Letter
Requirements for the resume: Please upload your resume as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application. Please label all pages with your full name. The resume limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. Your resume should contain the following information:
- Education and Training
- Work Experience should be listed in reverse chronological order, beginning with your most recent experience, and must include:
- Beginning and ending dates of assignments, including promotion dates
- Official position title/working title, including specialty area or unit, you held within the organization/company
- The name of the organization or company
- A brief description of your job duties
Requirements for the cover letter: Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application. Please label all pages with your full name. The cover letter limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job. Please be specific and detailed in describing experience, abilities, and accomplishments as they relate to this position's requirements and major duties as described in the announcement.
Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.
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