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The Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (CLEST) Deputy Director of Academy Operations is responsible for managing the academy training, maintenance, and food

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Special Job Requirements:

Limited in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a large professional and administrative support staff, through lower-level supervisors, including approving hire recommendations, reviewing performance evaluations, and evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates. Develops and implements policies and procedures for the operations of the Training Academy including training, maintenance, and food service sections. Oversees, monitors, and reviews travel expenses, maintenance, and operations for the training section. Develops, coordinates, approves, and monitors required courses of instruction by reviewing lesson plans and course syllabi, attending classes periodically, and initiating new programs as needed. Coordinates and approves advanced or non-required courses of instruction held throughout the state by reviewing written requests for courses, prioritizing needs, and implementing selected instructional plans. Provides technical assistance to law enforcement agencies by answering question and providing information. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the operations, maintenance, and service requirements of a residential training facility. Knowledge of criminal law, the criminal justice system, and law enforcement standards. Knowledge of law enforcement techniques, including investigations, interrogation, apprehension and arrest, and related subjects. Knowledge of techniques involved in training program development and principles and practices of organizational management. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to prepare detailed written reports and documents. Ability to estimate cost, time, manpower, equipment, and materials required to support current and planned operations. Ability to make verbal presentations to large groups using various training methods.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, criminal justice, education or related field; plus four years of experience in Law Enforcement or a related area, including two year in a supervisory capacity. Certified or able to be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission as established by ACA 12-9-204. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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