Associate Dean, Director of the Regional Criminal Justice Training Center

Golden West College
California, United States
$119,208.00 - $158,427.00
Sep 17, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Golden West College


Associate Dean, Director of the Regional Criminal Justice Training Center

Job# GM-002-21

Salary: $119,208.00 - $158,427.00 Annually

Deadline: 10/9/2020 11:59 PM Pacific



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Plans, organizes, and directs all programs in the Regional Criminal Justice Training Center (RCJTC), including academic programs, certificate of achievement programs, Basic Recruit Academies (RBC & SIBC), Continuing Professional Training (CPT), institutes, workshops, seminars, lectures, contract education, and administrative elements. Participates in recruiting and selection of faculty and staff.


Distinguishing Career Features

The Associate Dean for the RCJTC is an academic management position that administers the programs and courses offered culminating in certificates, degrees, and California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certifications. These programs and curriculum are supported by simulations and practicum. The Associate Dean is responsible for complying with the guidelines and criteria established by the State of California, the Coast Community College District and the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).  The Associate Dean also serves as the Director for POST certified academies administered by the RCJTC and must demonstrate the ability to manage the Regular Basic Course instructional system.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The RCJTC employs a multi-disciplinary approach to training, and as such, required duties will vary with specific disciplines being examined.  Incumbents should possess finely-honed leadership and management skills, consistent with executive-level law enforcement experience, and will typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:


• Plans, organizes, and directs criminal justice education as well as closely related disciplines. Assures compliance with POST regulation and participates in developing policies and procedures related to the approval and/or accreditation of these and other law enforcement programs.

• Serves as the primary point of contact between the RCJTC and POST, insuring all POST-certified programs are delivered in a manner consistent with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and Six Pillars of Character.

• Oversees the recruitment, selection, admission, and academic progression of students in the program. Monitors satisfactory academic progress and reviews students’ records for advancement to higher levels of education or job placement.

• Establishes standards for academic and academy performance for permanent and adjunct faculty. Assures that faculty maintain required licensure and credentials.

• Facilitates the development of revised and new curriculum and program elements that stay current with State, Federal, and POST requirements.

• Directs and participates in the preparation and assignment of class schedules and teaching assignments. Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff and monitors the credentials and teaching load of faculty.  Leads and oversees the assignment and performance of executive and recruit training officers, maintaining the high-quality training standards for which GWC is known.              

• Initiates, maintains, and renews articulation agreements with universities. Serves as a liaison between the college, law enforcement training partners, and the RCJTC Executive Advisory Committee.

• Develops, assembles, and recommends annual budgets by researching, reviewing, and analyzing historical information and projecting future needs. Controls and authorizes expenditures within the limitations of approved budgets.

• Provides leadership for program review including process improvement and program development, systematic assessment of student progress and learning outcomes.

• Directs and participates in the preparation of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to criminal justice and law enforcement agencies and program accreditation, including the Basic Course Certification Review (BCCR) process facilitated by POST.

• Conducts advanced officer and continuing professional education training programs following approved texts, safety protocols, and manuals.

• Collaborates with faculty within and outside of Criminal Justice, to advance the program and blend other education and training.

• Attends continuing education, conferences, and Basic Course Consortiums to maintain licensure, comport with POST Regulation, and provide creativity and innovation to all facets of the RCJTC.  Researches and surveys industry trends and legislation leading to recommending development of new programs and content that enhance the mission of the RCJTC.

• Advocates for the needs of the division and communicates concerns with Executive Dean and/or administration.

• Directs, supervises, and oversees the routine operations and delivery of instruction for the department.

• Coordinates, develops, maintains, and implements program, District, and state policies, rules and regulations related to the Criminal Justice program.  Coordinates related activities with participating agencies and individuals to ensure the integrity of established standards of all Criminal Justice programs.

• Serves on department and campus committees related to the duties of the job. Represents the College on boards, committees at local, state, and national level to promote and support criminal justice instructional programs.  Serves as the College and Criminal Justice representative to POST Advisory meetings regarding POST certification and training.

• Oversees orientation and tenure review evaluation process of new faculty and tenured faculty.

• Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.

• Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics.


Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills

The position requires specialized knowledge of police organizations, POST, rank structure, and the criminal justice profession.

• Requires advanced knowledge of laws, codes, regulations, and practices related to law enforcement including POST requirements.

• Requires working knowledge of the principles of program leadership, supervision, and staff development.

• Requires in-depth knowledge of the State laws and regulations related to licensure, certification, and accreditation.

• Requires knowledge of budgetary methods and procedures and techniques of cost analysis.

• Requires well-developed skill at facilitating small group decision-making processes.

• Requires well-developed knowledge and skills with personal computer-based software programs that support this level of work, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, presentation graphics, and data entry and retrieval to and from custom databases.

• Requires well-developed human relations skills to build an effective team, conduct lectures, productively and cooperatively working with faculty and students, and to conduct training.

• Requires sufficient math skills to perform statistical tests. Requires advanced writing skills to prepare reports.



• Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the position.

• Requires the ability to recommend innovative changes to the program and convert emerging trends in criminal justice/law enforcement to curriculum and practicum.

• Requires the ability to interpret a range of procedural and regulatory materials.

• Requires the ability to work independently to accomplish objectives and engage in critical thinking and problem solving.

• Requires the ability to assign, train, coordinate, and review the work of others.

• Requires the ability to prepare professional narrative and statistical reports.

• Requires the ability to demonstrate understanding of and sensitivity to socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of staff and students.

• Requires the ability to maintain all necessary licenses.

• Requires the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet schedules and timelines, including those required of governing boards.

• Requires the ability to foster and maintain, productive and collaborative working relationships with others.


Physical Abilities

The general physical demands, working conditions, and essential job functions associated with this classification will be kept on file with the Office of Human Resources.

• Essential functions will vary by position.

• As defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the District shall engage in a timely, good faith interactive process with employees or employment applicants who are requesting or are in need of reasonable accommodations and, provide reasonable accommodations for employees or employment applicants who, because of their disability, are limited in or unable to perform one or more of the essential functions of their job in accordance with applicable state and federal law.


Education and Experience

Possession of a master’s degree.

• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment. Or any combination of education and experience which would meet the required equivalent qualifications for this position (Application for Equivalency required).

• Any academy director appointed on or after April 1, 2020 shall have sworn, full-time, first-level, supervisory experience in accordance with POST Administrative Regulation 1052.


Licenses and Certificates 

Possesses a California POST Supervisory Certificate or proof of equivalence from a state or federal law enforcement agency.

• Proof of service as a Sworn, full-time, first-level supervisor in California, or other state or federal law enforcement agency.

• May require a valid driver’s license. 



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