Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Administrator

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #040924-MUAH07-450100

Summary Statement

The Delaware Police Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST) Administrator reviews and examines the administrative operations, systems, and training programs for Delaware police agencies and its police officers. The POST Administrator ensures that law enforcement hiring standards, training, and certifications comply with applicable law and POST rules and regulations. The POST Administrator is responsible for the coordination of revisions, updating and publication of the standard operating procedures, training standards, and documentation.   The POST Administrator also functions as the Records Officer for POST and liaison to Delaware Public Archives.  This position performs analytical and administrative work with emphasis on planning and coordinating hiring, training, and certification activities among all Delaware police agencies and completes related work as required.

The POST Administrator reports directly to the POST Executive Director and falls under the direction of the Police Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST), under the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS).

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.
  • Review police academy recruit applications for compliance, conduct police reciprocity reviews and administer POST Certification examinations, recommend, draft, and implement training curricula and standards. Provides input regarding statewide issues, policies, and decisions.   
  • Maintain police agency and officer compliance with POST through review of hiring standards, training, and policies and procedures.
  • Correspondence/report writing, attend, facilitate, and perform on-site inspections. Identifies training needs of staff, coordinates the procurement of training by contracted vendors and other law enforcement agencies, ensures training is provided to maintain certification, maintains training records, and prepares reports mandated by law.
  • Prepare and facilitate decertification hearings and proceedings.
  • Complete special projects, public Archives Records Officer related work.

Job Requirements

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities, and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  1. Possession of a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university. 
  2. Experience with police training and practices, police training academies, policy standards and documentation. 
  3. Experience using a wide range of various computer programs and automated criminal justice applications/databases. 
  4. Experience in planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing investigations. 
  5. Experience in determining compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures. 
  6. Experience in narrative report writing. 
  7. Experience in civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings. 
  8. Experience in providing testimony before boards, commissions, administrative bodies, or court officials. 
  9. Experience in program evaluation which includes evaluating programs and services to identify problems, determine compliance and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency to ensure program goals and overall objectives are met. 
  10. Experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

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


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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. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.