Basic Training Administrator- INTERNAL ONLY - 12999BR

Basic Training Administrator- INTERNAL ONLY

Law Enforcement Training Ctr
Kansas Law Enforcement Trn Ctr
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

This position is internal only.

KLETC Overview
Established by the Kansas Legislature and administratively overseen by the University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education, the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) operates a geographically remote, 173-acre campus with fifteen buildings including two multi-story residential student dormitories (117 dorm rooms), 12 miles southeast of Hutchinson, near Yoder KS. KLETC serves as the central agency for all law enforcement training in the State of Kansas.

KLETC manages an $8.1 million annual budget, 51 authorized FTE staff (augmented by more than 400 contract/adjunct staff annually), and trains nearly 10,000 students annually in residential, online, and outreach programs. KLETC serves 437 recognized law enforcement and police agencies in Kansas, providing basic training and continuing education programs throughout each fiscal year. Many KLETC basic training and continuing education programs are conducted in a high risk and high liability environment (firearms, use of force, emergency vehicle operations driver training, defense tactics, and search and seizure). The campus, in coordination with PCE, Edwards Campus leadership and other KU offices, also oversees high-level administrative functions, including student discipline, academic issues, legislative funding requests, information technology and telecommunications planning, strategic planning, and external grants. KLETC basic training students reside on campus in residential housing dormitories. The KLETC campus operates 24-hours a day, Sunday afternoon thru Friday evening.

KLETC manages and maintains all 15 buildings and the surrounding grounds utilizing its own maintenance and custodial staff, supplemented by contract vendors. KLETC contracts with private vendors for food service/full-service cafeteria, laundry and security services. KLETC maintains a vehicle fleet that includes 25 cars, utility vehicles and other equipment necessary to maintain the campus and nearly 25 miles of equivalent roadway.

PCE Overview
KU Professional & Continuing Education, headquartered on the Edwards Campus, operates in a self-supporting business environment while aligning with KU's academic, research and public service missions. KUPCE works collaboratively with all KU academic schools and departments to provide continuing professional education. Professional & Continuing Education programs serve all 105 Kansas counties, 50 U.S. states, and 61 nations.

Position Overview
The position will work in conjunction with other Assistant Directors, and are responsible for the development of processes and procedures for the effective operation of the program. They investigate allegations of student and staff misconduct, including sensitive areas such as sexual harassment and discrimination allegations. They serve as subject matter experts in developing curriculum in subject areas depending upon their background.

Job Description

50% Manages programs, projects, functions and/or processes of the basic training program. To accomplish this function, the incumbent works with instructors, support staff, other departments, and law enforcement agencies around the state to coordinate schedules, programs, student issues and curriculum for all basic training programs. Assists with the logistical planning of the basic training function.

15% Under the statutory authority of the Executive Director to promulgate policies and procedures for the effective operation of the campus (including a student code of conduct), the assistant director develops and implements operating policies and procedures related to basic training and affecting 22 staff members, 150 residential students and law enforcement agencies statewide. Uses complex software to generate reports used to evaluate program effectiveness, make modifications to programs and adjust curriculum and standards.

10% Budgetary discretion and responsibility. This position is actively involved in the budget process and is frequently responsible for major capital purchases, including developing specifications, researching vendors and evaluating bids. Responsible for monitoring and approving operational expenses including, staff travel, operating supplies and equipment repairs or replacement.

10% The assistant director leads a team of instructors with responsibility for mentorship and professional growth of the members of the team. Acts as a subject matter expert on curriculum issues in his or her area of expertise related to law enforcement curriculum content, curriculum development, assessments and instructional methodology.

10% Acts on behalf of the Executive Director with regard to immediate concerns of illness, injury, safety or discipline when leadership is out of the office. Exercises substantial independent judgment when addressing these concerns.

5% Interacts regularly with law enforcement administrators statewide, other unit directors and KU administrators. Represents the organization on statewide committees and working groups (which will require driving state-wide).

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States in a field directly related to law enforcement, education or management;
  2. A minimum of three years of training experience;
  3. Two years of management, supervisory and/or project team leadership experience.
  4. Effective written communication skills as evident in application materials;
  5. Holder of or ability to obtain a valid and current Kansas driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in a law enforcement agency or training program setting;
  2. A graduate of the FBI National Academy; Southern Police Institute; Northwestern University School of Staff and Command; KU LELA Command School or other nationally recognized command college program;
  3. Recent management experience in the coordination and supervision of basic law enforcement training or continuing education law enforcement training programs;
  4. Recent experience in and management of curriculum development and testing programs;
  5. Experience working with diverse groups of people and organizations;
  6. Masters’ degree from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States in a field directly related to law enforcement, education or management;

Additional Candidate Instructions

Attach to the online application: 1) cover letter which addresses how you meet each required and preferred qualifications; 2) resume. First consideration given to complete applications received by the review date.

Application review will begin October 12th, 2018 and will remain open until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Lisa Webster

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Law Enforcement Training Ctr
Kansas Law Enforcement Trn Ctr
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