Accreditation Project Coordinator

Recruitment #060719-MXAA08-450100

Summary Statement

The Accreditation Project Coordinator is responsible for the activity conducted in the Delaware Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.  The Project Coordinator will conduct the business of the accreditation program and the Delaware Police Accreditation Commission (DPAC) in accordance with the policies, regulations and guidelines of the DPAC and other tasks set forth in the job description.  The Project Coordinator is under the direct supervision of the Deputy Principal Assistant of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Implements and coordinates the mission, objectives, tasks and activities for the program.
  • Develop a curriculum and train assessors and agency managers on the accreditation program.
  • Implements the accreditation program for agencies that do not have an accreditation manager by assisting in file construction, developing policies and procedures and collecting proof of compliance with standards.
  • Assists police agencies in the compliance and the maintenance of compliance with state accreditation standards.
  • Organize and implement accreditation assessments of police agencies.
  • Work with DPAC to develop and implement new accreditation standards.
  • Analyzes federal, state, and local legislative proposals to determine impact on current accreditation standards.
  • Monitors the activities of other police accreditation / certification programs.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS forAccreditation Project Coordinator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. A criminal justice degree and/or 5 years Delaware law enforcement experience, preferably in a supervisory, command or administrative capacity.
  2. Prior accreditation experience as an accreditation manager, accreditation assessor, and/or working for an accredited police agency.
  3. Experience with developing policies and procedures necessary to operate a law enforcement agency and or other related experience.
  4. Experience in the delivery of training materials and public speaking.
  5. Experience with DPAC and/or Police Accreditation is strongly preferred.

Conditions of Hire

A satisfactory background check (including a fingerprint based background check administered by the Delaware State Police) is required as a Condition of Hire.

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.  

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