• Full Time
  • Wichita, KS
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Website Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training

KANSAS COMMISSION ON PEACE OFFICERS’ STANDARDS AND TRAINING

(KS•CPOST)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training wishes to fill the position of Executive Director.  Please note the conditions of appointment as listed in this document.

The Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training oversees law enforcement certification and training in the State of Kansas and has the authority to initiate administrative investigations and disciplinary proceedings against the 8,500+ active law enforcement officers.  The KSCPOST is also charged with tracking the training and employment histories of all certified law enforcement officers.  The Executive Director of the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training functions serves as the agency head and reports directly to the Commission.

Under general guidance provided by the Chairman and various committees of the Commission, the Executive Director will provide overall leadership of staff in the development and implementation of short and long range plans and policies and other activities, develop and implement the annual budget, develop and implement policies, procedures and regulations subject to the approval of the Commission, work with law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies throughout the state, provide oversight of the certification and decertification process for law enforcement officers throughout the State of Kansas, including the supervision of administrative disciplinary investigations, support all activities associated with the Commission, including staffing for all Commission and committee meetings, meeting schedules, locations, development of agenda, meeting materials and minutes, and oversee the operation of the Central Registry of law enforcement officers created by KSA 74-5611a.

Some travel will be required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1.       Baccalaureate degree in criminal justice or a related area from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States or baccalaureate degree area from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States with 3 years of experience in criminal justice or law enforcement.

2.       At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement with at least 5 years of management experience.

3.       Knowledge of and a demonstrated ability to work with other members of the law enforcement community.

4.       Excellent written communications skills as demonstrated in the cover letter and resume.

5.       Holder of or eligible to obtain a valid and current Kansas driver’s license.

6.       Active certification as a Kansas law enforcement officer or eligible to become certified by fulfilling all statutory requirements for active certification within one year of appointment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1.       An advanced degree in an academic discipline related to law enforcement from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States.

2.       Knowledge of and a demonstrated ability to work with other members of the Kansas law enforcement community.

3.       A graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or other nationally recognized law enforcement leadership program.

4.       Experience with or knowledge of purchasing, human resources, and financial systems.

5.       Excellent oral communication skills.

6.       Experience with agency branding, to include web-based applications and social media.

Starting Salary:  $80,000 to $93,633 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021.  This position is open until filled.

Application Procedure:  To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and State of Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance to Commission Legal Counsel at mmeier@kscpost.org.  You may apply for a Certificate of Tax Clearance at https://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  For more information about employment with the State of Kansas, visit www.jobs.ks.gov.

Appointment:  The Executive Director is appointed by the Kansas Commission of Peace Officers’ Standards and Training and serves at the pleasure of the Commission.  Any appointment offer will be expressly contingent upon approval from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training and the Office of the Governor.

This is a law enforcement position.  Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be offered a conditional offer of employment subject to a full law enforcement background check, criminal history record check, polygraph, psychological evaluation, and drug test.

The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability, or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to Commission Legal Counsel Michelle Meier.