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Director, Criminal Justice Training Center

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 2260

Title: Director, Criminal Justice Training Center

Department: Criminal Justice Training Ctr.

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Academic Administration

Job Sub-Family: Program Administration

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 16

Grade Min: $65,866

Grade Mid: $79,040

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: Individualized

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: Y

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Director, Criminal Justice Center directs the operations of the Criminal Justice Training Center and coordinates the training of basic peace officer candidates and advanced training for peace officers, according to the applicable Government Code, Texas Occupation Code, Texas Department of Public Safety regulations, and TCOLE statutes and rules.

Duties

  • Monitors and directs the training program requirements mandated by TCOLE; oversees curriculum updates and scheduling for the academy.
  • Develops, analyzes, and implements operational guidelines.
  • Oversees budgets and purchasing for the center operations.
  • Researches best practices and contemporary training methods for police academic and in-service training operations.
  • Recruits and reviews employment applications for adjunct instructors.
  • Oversees the evaluation of instructors, programs, and operations.
  • Facilitates and coordinates meetings and information exchanges with members of the Criminal Justice Training Center Advisory Council.
  • Coordinates with university administration, staff, and faculty regarding associated programs, strategic planning, and related administrative matters.
  • Maintains TCOLE Instructor Certification; serves as an instructor in basic peace officer course(s); provides in-service training(s) as required.
  • Participates in Basic Peace Officer Graduation Ceremonies.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Full Time Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Has primary responsibility for conducting performance evaluations and making recommendations for hiring and dismissing employees.

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Master's degree

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related job experience as a licensed peace officer, and two (2) years of experience in training or supervision.

License/Certification:

  • TCOLE Instructor Certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and success in leading a Criminal Justice Training Center

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the operations of the Criminal Justice Training Center, and of the related issues, trends, and accepted practices.

Skills:

  • Good training skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community.

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Proficiency

  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Supervision

  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Operations Management

  • Manages department or section operations consistent with department/section goals and objectives.
  • Administers the department/section budget ensuring effective utilization of financial resources and appropriate disbursement of funds.
  • Fosters a cooperative and productive work environment through motivation, encouragement, and mentorship of staff.
  • Ensures department/section compliance with university and department policies, procedures, and work rules.
  • Keeps management apprised of department/section activities and issues requiring senior management input.

Computer/Automated System Proficiency

  • Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
  • Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.

Decision Making

  • Demonstrates the ability to make informed decisions in a timely manner.
  • Assimilates and/or secures relevant information to assess the risks and benefits of alternatives.
  • Considers impact of decision in the long and short term.

Customer Relations Management

  • Ensures customer's needs and expectations are addressed within his/her department or section. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Mentors and guides department/section staff by sharing knowledge and best practices to appropriately respond to customer's requests.
  • Monitors staff interactions with customers for professional conduct, consistent application of university policies and procedures, and follow up of outstanding requests.
  • Assumes responsibility for addressing complex or unusual requests.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:10 AM