POST Deputy Director (Program Management I)


Criminal Justice
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Salary Range:
$6,928.00 - $8,800.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 11:59 pm
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Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
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The Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Unit has an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Director to join their team. This member of POST leadership will help support, improve, and elevate law enforcement throughout the state of Colorado. This position is perfect for a strong leader with a drive for operations oversight and passion for law enforcement. If you are a motivated leader who is driven by making a difference in the state in which you live, this position is for you!

This position is open only to residents of Colorado.

The Colorado Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Unit documents and manages the certification and training of all active peace officers and reserve peace officers working in Colorado. POST provides continued training on emerging issues, distributes grants to law enforcement agencies, and investigates civil and criminal violations of POSTs certification statutes. The unit consists of three sub-units, Compliance, Training, and Grants.

The compliance team oversees, approves, and regulates POST law enforcement academies, processes variance requests to POST Rule, certifies peace officers, maintains the statutory peace officer database. The training team develops and implements quality practices in a variety of areas to educate and support law enforcement, as well as tracks in-service training hours for certified peace officers, pursuant to POST Rule 28. The Grants team manages statewide budget for reimbursement of law enforcement training expenses, distributes funds for Colorado training regions, coordinates formulaic and competitive grant application process and audits law enforcement agencies receiving training equipment from POST.

This position is responsible for supporting the POST Director in the day-to-day management and oversight of the POST unit. The Deputy Director leads professional and administrative staff who work in the following areas:  development and revision of law enforcement training curricula; inspection and approval of law enforcement training programs and academies; administration of written and skills examinations; compliance with statutes related to criminal history checks for peace officer certification applicants; annual grant awards for law enforcement training programs; marijuana enforcement training and in-service training; investigations of civil and criminal violations of P.O.S.T. statutes; audits of local law enforcement agencies for compliance with applicable Presidential Executive Orders; ensure compliance with annual in-service training requirements; enforce mandatory reporting requirements to P.O.S.T. by agencies.

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. 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in criminal justice, communications, psychology, sociology, or a closely related field; AND
  • Four years of professional experience overseeing a program or managing operations of a team. This experience must include formal supervision of staff and managing large scale projects or initiatives.


  • Professional experience overseeing a program or managing operations of a team will substitute for the required education on a year for year basis.
  • A master’s degree in criminal justice, communications, psychology, sociology,  or other closely related fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Required Competencies: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals;
  • Critical thinking skills including the ability to adapt to meet changing demands;
  • Ability to listen effectively, identify, analyze, and address a wide variety of issues and problems in multiple subject areas;
  • Organizational and time management skills,  including the ability to manage multiple projects;
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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

  • Experience supervising employees, including coaching, training, and prioritizing work assignments;
  • Experience working in law enforcement, especially in a leadership role or with training, granting, or compliance;
  • Experience assisting with process innovation/ improvement in a professional setting;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience managing difficult conversations;
  • Experience overseeing operations of a team or organization, including managing resources, budget, and ensuring strategic plan is being met;
  • Experience as a project manager;
  • High technical aptitude and ability to rely on technology to streamline and automate processes.

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.

Conditions of Employment:

  • This position will be required to travel, including occasional overnight trips. Position may travel up to 25%. Applicants must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s license.
  • This position is eligible for hybrid work options. The position will be required to be in the office at least 2 days a week.
  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
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