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Class Code: 5829
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Under administrative direction of the Executive Director of Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, performs highly responsible and complex managerial work in the development and implementation of curriculum and training policy for the State Certified Police Training Program. Serves as liaison between the Agency and user agencies and other interactive local, county, state and federal agencies. Performs designated lobbyist activities and testifies before the Arizona State Legislature on issues related to the Board. In the absence of the Executive Director assumes full responsibility of duties for the Agency. Supervises subordinate employees as designated; work is performed independently with general guidelines set by the Executive Director. Represents state law enforcement interests in consultation with community colleges and universities. Performs related work as required. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Manage all AZ POST training functions; ensures the goals and objectives of AZ POST training are attained; supervise and train professional and support personnel; establish and implement internal policies and procedures; develop and implement work standards and direct work assignment; review and approve unit work product for quality control; motivate staff and evaluate performance.

2. Administer and oversee all AZ POST training programs and functions.

3. Interpret complex laws, administrative rules and past Board actions and decisions to clarify requirements to user agencies; prepare complex written reports to keep the AZ POST Board and Executive Director informed.

4. Develops and administers an operating budget; monitor expenditures; analyzes data and statistics to ensure unit goals are being met; and forecasts future expenditure requests to meet the statutory obligations of the AZ POST Board.

5. Conduct studies to determine, validate and maintain selection standards, training standards and minimum qualifications for peace officers statewide; prepares comprehensive reports (e.g. staff studies, evaluations, needs assessment, grant proposals, etc.) to document events, training issues or special needs.

6. Identifies, develops and monitors the use of subject matter experts who provide curricular and instructional content of training courses.

7. Maintain knowledge of current trends in law enforcement, community involvement and economic issues in order to anticipate and plan for impact on law enforcement training.

8. Analyze the impact of legislation and judicial decisions; analyze and interpret local, state and national trends in law enforcement, criminal justice practices and economic issues.

9. Serve as the public lobbyist for AZ POST; testify at Board, legislative or administrative hearings or judicial proceedings.

10. Serve as the liaison to federal, state, county, municipal and tribal political officials and administrators on AZ POST issues; respond to inquiries and provide information regarding peace officer certification, retention and training requirement; maintain liaison with other law enforcement agencies from around the state and other states for training partnerships.

11. Confers with university and college officials and other professional training personnel to define and approve curricula for training programs for college class credit.

12. Coordinate AZ POST Advisory Group meeting to solicit statewide input concerning AZ POST rules, procedures and standards.

13. Administer the AZ POST Administrative Rule promulgation process and supervise the research, preparation and promulgation of AZ POST rules.

14. Directs the production and distribution of various publications (e.g. training reports, manuals, calendar schedules, workbooks, instructional guides, newsletters, annual reports, etc.).

15. Develops, implements and monitors negotiated contracts and intergovernmental agreements regarding the selection, retention and training of peace officers.

16. Directs the design and distribution of surveys, interviews and questionnaires relevant to AZ POST responsibilities.

17. Implement, monitor and maintain information systems used in the accurate tracking of peace officer training records.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. The principles and practices of administration, management and personnel supervision.

2. Program and/or project management techniques.

3. Fiscal management and budgetary preparation and control required to develop and administer a budget.

4. Arizona Revised Statutes, AZ POST rules and Arizona Rules of Criminal and Administrative Procedures pertaining to peace officer recruitment, retention or training.

5. Training or instructional strategies and methodologies.

6. Learning theory or principles as applied to adult training.

7. Principles of group dynamics and human behavior.

8. High risk/liability issues inherent in law enforcement training.

9. Current law enforcement techniques, trends and strategies.

10. Principles and methodologies for identifying, establishing, and supporting minimal training and hiring standards for law enforcement.

11. Applicable federal laws and regulations for training and hiring (e.g. EEOC, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, OSHA, etc.).

12. Copyright restrictions in regard to the development and delivery of training programs.

13. Principles of supervision.

14. Problem-solving techniques.

15. State procurement rules and processes.

16. Public relations and marketing principles as they relate to the public sector.

17. Strategic and organizational planning techniques.

Skill in:

1. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with all levels of internal and external contacts.

2. Formulating concepts and developing strategies and solutions for training needs.

3. Making oral presentations to groups.

4. Rules of English grammar and composition.

5. Developing, leading and participating in work groups to problem solve, plan and/or develop training programs or tools.

Ability to:

1. Develop feasible short and long-range plans to develop programs and complete projects.

2. Plan and organize resources involving multiple priorities and deadlines in order to meet objectives.

3. Identify problems or issues, analyze alternatives and develop viable recommendations.

4. Exercise independent judgment and/or initiative, take appropriate action and function with minimal supervision.

5. Prepare budget and cost estimates to determine necessary funding through projections.

6. Monitor trends, conduct research, gather information and analyze a variety of data regarding law enforcement training programs.

7. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

8. Consult with all levels of management within various federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies.

9. Exercise sound judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.

10. Convert ideas and concepts into an effective combination of audio and visual impressions.

11. Negotiate training contract terms and conditions.

12. Develop and present grant proposals.

13. Direct and manage professional and support staff.

14. Read, comprehend and interpret complex written materials.


Statewide travel may be required to perform certain work functions.


Office setting.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, education, criminal justice or related field and seven (7) years of law enforcement experience and at least four (4) years of professional supervisory or management experience in directing, developing, evaluating and teaching curricula and academic programs. A Master's degree in business or public administration, or education may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status - Exempt

Current as of: 7/24/2014 10:01:39 AM