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Director of Police Academy

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Posting Number: 0600728
Open Date: 08/01/2017
Position Title: Director of Police Academy
Working Title:
Department: Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa
Position Type: Educational Administrators
Months of Service: 12 months

.75 FTE, 30 hours per week



DUTIES: Under the administrative direction of the Dean of the Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa, plan, organize, direct, and manage the programs and operations of the District’s Police Academy, certificate programs and in-service training for police; and perform administrative support duties related to the operation of the Police Academy. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Plan, organize, direct, and provide leadership for the programs, projects, services and activities of the District’s Police Academy to create effective learning environments for students; manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned activities, programs, and operations; recommend and administer policies, procedures, and programs; provide program analysis and participate in strategic and long-range instructional planning; develop and prepare new and renew grant proposals; oversee and participate in the development, administration, and coordination of the assigned program budgets; recruit, train, schedule, assign, supervise and evaluate the work performance of assigned academic and classified personnel; discipline personnel in accordance with established policies and procedures; serve on Administration of Justice and Police Academy departments tenure and evaluation committees; administer external accreditations and assure regulatory compliance with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training; consult with faculty and staff to design a schedule of credit, non-credit and contract education courses offered at multiple locations to meet the needs of students; review assignments of faculty and assistants to courses; monitor schedules and workload for accuracy throughout the semester; assure accurate and timely attendance reporting for all Police Academy courses; maintain current knowledge of new developments and innovations in Police Academy Programs; recommend changes to maintain relevance and meet student and community needs; conduct instructional needs assessments as appropriate; assist instructors in establishing a classroom environment that promotes teaching and learning and respects persons of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds; exercise leadership in the development of the program budgets and mange financial resources consistent with District policy and sound financial management principles, including monitoring revenue generated and expenditures to cities through revenue share contracts; approve expenditures; assure that all programs, services and functions comply with federal, state and local codes, rules, regulations, ordinances and District policies and procedures; work cooperatively with other administrators and outside agencies to coordinate programs and services in appropriate discipline areas; assist in identifying outside funding sources and in preparing proposals and grant applications and manage compliance and tracking of grant awards; serve as an advocate for the District and liaison with local, state and regional Police Department and other public safety agencies and organizations; assist in program articulation with the high school and other local, state and federal educational programs and agencies; communicate with leaders in the private and public sectors to determine needs for new courses and programs; serve as staff on a variety of committees, boards, and commissions; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence; participate in shared governance through service on hiring, planning and/or operations committees and task forces; participate in cooperative arrangements with other educational institutions; participate as a member of College committees as assigned; perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge & Abilities:

MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Operations, services, and activities of Police Academy operations and activities; principles and practices of program development and administration; methods and techniques of leadership and management; California Police Officer Standard Training policies, procedures, codes and regulations; principles and practices of curriculum and course development; statewide Title V matriculation regulations; matriculation process, objectives, policies and regulations; basic research methods and report writing techniques; principles of business letter writing and report preparation; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; methods and techniques of research, analysis, and decision making; principles and procedures of statistical record keeping and report preparation; modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software; English language usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy; pertinent federal, state and local codes, laws and regulations.

ABILITY TO: Manage, direct, and provide effective leadership for comprehensive Police Academy Programs; analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments; develop, coordinate, and manage programs and services to meet the District’s goals and objectives; plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; identify and respond to sensitive organizational issues, concerns, and needs; research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals; prepare and present comprehensive, effective oral and written reports; interpret, apply, and explain applicable Federal, State, and District policies, laws, and regulations related to assigned functions; plan, organize, coordinate and direct instructional programs in the areas of police education and training; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet applications and presentation programs; effectively respond to all situations/incidents using sound judgment and decision-making skills; read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures; work confidently with discretion; conduct meetings and serve on committees; plan and organize multiple activities and tasks to meet schedules and time lines work successfully with District faculty, administrators, and staff as well as community representatives; work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in any academic area OR the equivalent OR possession of a valid California Community College Supervisor Credential.

A minimum of one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Desired Qualifications:
Licenses and Other Requirements:

Possession of California P.O.S.T. advanced and supervisory certificates or equivalent from another state.

Possession of a California P.O.S.T. Academy Director Certificate or ability to obtain it within one year of employment.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Possession of California P.O.S.T. management certificate.

Possession of California P.O.S.T. Academy Instructor Certification Course (AICC).

Working Conditions:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Office and classroom environment. Constant interruptions and distractions. Exposure to computer screens. Physical Abilities: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment including a computer keyboard and peripheral equipment. Hearing and speaking to exchange information on the telephone or in person. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Seeing to read and verify data and prepare various materials. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to file and retrieve materials. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.


Range F, $6,688.50-$8,230.50 plus $2,000.00 annual stipend for earned Doctorate Degree. Excellent benefits.

Salary Schedule: Academic Administrator
Work Schedule:

Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Start Date: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.
Screening Deadline:

All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review. Extended deadline date of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Open Until Filled Yes
Required Applicant Docs Cont'd Southwestern College Online Application
Supplemental Questionnaire:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload the following under “OTHER” (if applicable):
CA POST Management Certificate
CA POST Academy Instructor Certification Course
CA POST Academy Director Certificate


If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above under MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Supplemental Equivalency Application” available from the SWC Human Resources Web page ( You will need to complete and upload this form with your online application.

Foreign Degrees:

Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.

Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying.

For your convenience, we have provided the NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) membership list to assist you in complying with this requirement; click on the Helpful Job Tips link on the navigation bar. You may use any other certified transcript evaluation service at your disposal.

Additional Information:

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Clery Act – More information about the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, including the Annual Security Report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

Selection Procedure:

A screening committee will evaluate applicants, taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.


We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.

If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.

HR Contact Information:

Southwestern Community College
Human Resources (Room 1670)
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910

(619) 482-6395

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this career opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craig's List
    • Diverse, Issues in Higher Education
    • Ed-Join
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • San Diego Union Tribune
    • SDSU Aztec Career Connection
    • SWC Website
    • The Registry
    • Tribal College Journal
    • UCSD Job Listing
    • Women In Higher Education
    • Other (Please Specify if not listed above)
  2. If Other, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required and Optional Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of application (Cover Letter)
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. POST Certificate
  4. Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred
Optional Documents
  1. Other Certificate (See Special Instructions)
  2. Other (See Special Instructions)