Planning Coordinator (Program Assistant I)


Criminal Justice
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Salary Range:
$50,820.00 - $64,800.00 Yearly
Apply By:
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 11:59 am
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Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver CO 80203
Release Date:
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
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The POST Unit is seeking a detail-oriented professional to join their team. This person will support the Academy Curriculum Redesign initiative and support the Curriculum Developer with compliance, logistics, and customer service to various stakeholders. This person will have the opportunity to travel across Colorado and engage with the community to learn more about law enforcement and make meaningful changes to academy curriculum.  If you have a passion for law enforcement and advancing training, this is the position for you!

This position is located in the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Unit within the Criminal Justice section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. The Unit exists to assist the POST Board with the requirements of the statutorily mandated POST created curriculum and the supervision of training efforts of Colorado peace officers. The Unit is responsible for ensuring training needs of the law enforcement community are met by regularly developing and changing existing curriculum, setting and maintaining standards of law enforcement training academies, certifying and decertifying peace officers, and the administration of large amounts of grant funds for peace officer training.

This position will primarily work on the curriculum redesign project. The goal of this project is to develop a more detailed and standardized curriculum that all law enforcement academies will use across Colorado. The focus of the curriculum will be on hands-on and experiential learning. This position will provide logistical and administrative support to the Academy Curriculum Developer.  As the project progresses, this position will help with the obtainment and organization of curriculum instructional materials, files and other records, setting meetings, managing communication, etc.  After the project has been completed and implemented, this position will assist with the maintenance and compliance of the new curriculum.

Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in the Department of Law.


Minimum Qualifications: Please document all relevant experience in detail on your application. Experience will not be inferred or assumed. Any part-time experience listed will be prorated.

• Four years of experience providing program or administrative support in a professional office setting. Experience must include supporting multiple team members.


  • 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of university or college course work from an accredited institution may be substituted for one of the four years of administrative assistant/office clerical support experience.
  • Qualified applicants must have at least one year of administrative assistant/office clerical support experience. If qualifying under the substitution, you will be required to provide a copy of your transcripts. 

Note: Candidates possessing a foreign degree must submit a translation (evaluation) of their degree from an accredited institution, such as The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services in order to be given credit for the degree.

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Customer service mind-set
  • Beginner proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, the preferred applicant will also demonstrate and clearly describe the following skills and experience in their job application:

  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team, including demonstrating collaboration and flexibility to address changing priorities
  • Experience or interest working for and with law enforcement
  • High technical aptitude and experience working with various systems
  • Experience working in a customer service facing role
  • Experience serving as a liaison or mediator
  • Experience working for the State of Colorado
  • Demonstrated ability to gain cooperation, teamwork, and consensus from diverse  groups of individuals

Conditions of Employment:

  • Final candidates for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation. For POST Unit positions, this includes a review of POST Certification status.
  • The POST unit works on a hybrid schedule. Flexible work options are available, but the position will be required to report to the office as needed.

Please view the full job description for more information, including information about compensation and benefits, and to apply online.

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