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Manager, Basic Law Enforcement Academy Coordinator

College of the Redwoods
Job Location:
Eureka, California
Police and Public Safety

Position Type: Administrator/Manager

Department: Administration of Justice

Location: Eureka


The Manager is responsible for planning and directing all instructional activities in the academy. The Manager is also expected to develop and maintain professional relationships with law enforcement and regulatory agencies at all levels of government. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and facilitate the implementation of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified course of instruction which leads to eligibility to be hired as a sworn peace officer.
  • Supervise all aspects of the Basic Academy.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all public and private entities which may employ graduates of the Basic Academy.
  • Schedule all personnel required to deliver instruction to the Basic Academy course students, and schedule the use of all training facilities needed for the course.
  • Plan the Basic Course schedule.
  • On an emergency basis, teach any block of instruction for which qualified under P.O.S.T. standards, where no other suitably qualified instructor is available within the time period in which the particular block of instruction is scheduled.
  •  Supervise the administration of all examinations and other testing required of Basic Academy students. Administer all entrance examinations. Ensure the security of all testing materials.
  • Insure that P.O.S.T. performance objectives for the Basic Academy course are met by students and staff.
  • Revise course curriculum to maintain current P.O.S.T. training requirements.
  • Evaluate, with the assistance of staff, student performance and recommend remedial training, where needed.
  • Administer student discipline at the Academy level and ensure that students conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. Act as a role model/mentor for students.
  • Assist in the recruitment of Basic Academy students and conduct orientation training for students and staff.
  • Regularly evaluate and recommend to the Director changes to the program content of the Basic Academy course.
  • Assist in developing an annual budget for the operation of the Basic Academy.
  • Represent, with the Director, the Basic Academy at all applicable meetings and conferences.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a plan to evaluate the performance of all instructors and support staff of the Basic Academy.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

Must have a strong understanding of the theory, practices and principles of personnel management. Requires well-developed communication skills to make formal presentations to advisory and policy boards, to convey technical concepts, and optimize the efforts of assigned staff. The law enforcement academy program at College of the Redwoods is committed to developing peace officers that embody the doctrines of equitable policing. Our program is intent on instilling the core values of principled policing in our students, and the coordinator must be fully committed to these philosophies. 


Requires the ability to perform all responsibilities of the position. Ability to write reports that adequately communicate problems and solutions. Must be able to gather and analyze data and develop conclusions and recommendations. Requires the ability to plan, organize and prioritize complex and technical work processes in order to meet well-defined schedules and timelines. Requires the ability to communicate technical information and to interact with administrators, board members, staff, and outside agency representatives. Serve as liaison with local/regional law enforcement and corrections agencies and consortiums and with public education institution. Must be able to lead and participate in the development of programs and systems within the operational goals of the College and the department. Should be able to do long range forecasting in order to determine program and equipment needs. Requires the ability to organize, supervise, train, evaluate and motivate an efficient staff. 

Physical Abilities

Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to bend, stoop, and walk. Requires arm, hand, finger dexterity to operate keyboard and other office equipment. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read detailed manuals or procedures, recognizing words and numbers. Requires sufficient auditory ability to carry on conversations in person and over the phone. 

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Administration of Justice or a related field and at least five years' experience as a full-time peace officer. Peace officer experience must be within five years of the date of the application. Per POST Regulation 1059: Any academy coordinator appointed on or after April 1, 2020, shall have sworn, full-time, first-level supervisory experience. Experience as a law enforcement instructor in a community college or police academy setting. Experience as a Field Training Officer for three years or more may be substituted for the instructional experience.

Preferred Qualification: Master's degree in Administration of Justice or a related field; Experience with modern educational technologies and adult learning methods. 

Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Diversity

It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and its employment practices.

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

Licenses and Certificates

Valid California Driver's License


Full-time, 12-Months/Year

Salary Grade: 127

Salary: $83,824.00 - $123,073.60/Annual Salary

Contact(s): Human Resources

Contact Phone: 707-476-4140

Contact Email:

Start Date

February 2022

Posting Number: S00190P

Requisition Number: 22-160

Job Close Date: 01/28/2022

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, pre-employment physical examination, freedom from tuberculosis, provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 and its variants, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.

Forms are available through Human Resources to request COVID-19 vaccination exception in the following situations: (a) medical excuse from receiving COVID-19 vaccine due to medical contraindication or precaution; (b) disability; or religious objection based on a person's sincerely held religious beliefs, practice or observance.

California School Employees Association is the exclusive bargaining representative for College of the Redwoods classified employees. Each employee hired into a classified position shall contribute to the administration of this contract by membership dues or service fees. 

The salary range indicated is reflective of a 14-step salary schedule.


Medical, dental, and vision insurance is provided by the District for all full-time employees and their dependents.

Application Process

Required Materials 

Apply online at

You will need to attach the information below to complete the online application process. Attachments are accepted in .doc or .pdf file formats. 

1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in and qualifications for this position 

2. Professional resume 

3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate)

Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the screening committee.

Application Procedures 

All documents included in your application file become the property of the District and will not be returned. 
Your application for this job posting will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each job posting.

To be included in the first review, the applicant must complete the online application process by 5:00 p.m. PST on the closing or first review date.

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this job posting, please call Human Resources.

For assistance or information, please contact:

College of the Redwoods

Human Resources

7351 Tompkins Hill Road

Eureka, CA 95501-9300

Phone 707-476-4140

Fax 707-476-4421

TTY 711


Selection Process 

All complete applications will be reviewed by a representative screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited to appear for a personal interview at College of the Redwoods. Expenses incurred in connection with the site interview will not be reimbursed.
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