Director, Criminal Justice Programs

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description:

  1. Full-time, year-round assignment of coordination, supervision, and management duties; specifically, to oversee the operation of the Criminal Justice program.
  2. Duties and Responsibilities:
  3. Directs and maintains responsibility for the management and quality control of the Criminal Justice training program in accordance with F.A.C. 11B-21.005.
  4. Administers the Criminal Justice program, including, but not limited to, Law Enforcement Officer training, Corrections Officer training, A.S. degree in Criminal Justice, and advanced training for law enforcement and correctional officers.
  5. Manages and supervises delivery of instructional content including scheduling, curriculum development, classroom technology, pedagogy, and effectiveness of teaching.  Coordinates online and distance learning offerings.  Develops and coordinates workshops, seminars, and other advanced training opportunities to meet community needs.
  6. Provides for the fiscal management of the department including recommending and managing budgets.
  7. Manages and supervises program staff and instructors, in accordance with college, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and other agency standards.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  making staffing recommendations; ensuring that instructors are appropriately credentialed, contracted, and paid; evaluating performance; and providing orientation and training.
  8. Maintains department equipment inventory by cost center according to regulatory agency and college standards.
  9. Attends workshops, seminars, conferences, meetings, and keeps the college and local criminal justice community aware of program activities.  
  10. Oversees and schedules the use of Building DD and ensures that all activities in this facility are conducted in accordance with regulatory agency and college standards.  Coordinates scheduling of firing range activities with the Highlands County Sheriff's Department.
  11. Ensures that the college maintains Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) certification by the FDLE, as well as all FDLE correspondence.
  12. Acts as a liaison between the college's Criminal Justice program and Law Enforcement, Correctional, and other public service agencies in the district.
  13. Maintains membership on the Region VIII Criminal Justice Advisory Board.  Also conducts regularly scheduled meetings of the college's Criminal Justice advisory committee and is attentive to its recommendations for program implementation. 
  14. Instructs Criminal Justice program courses as needed. (Teaching assignments must exceed 200 hours per year to be eligible for overload pay.)
  15. Provides counseling and advising services for students as needed.
  16. Maintains strong communication with department personnel, college departments, and local Criminal Justice partners.
  17. Responsible for coordinating, documenting, and implementing all unit action planning, outcomes assessment, and institutional effectiveness efforts within the scope of administrative supervision.
  18. Monitors and promotes progress toward meeting the goals and objectives of the College's Equity Update report.
  19. Acts as a Campus Security Authority (CSA)/responsible person for Title IX and Clery Act compliance. Must participate in all required CSA/responsible person training.
  20. Acts in accordance with College policies and procedures.
  21. Performs other duties as assigned.



Educational:  Master's degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice (or Master's degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice) from a regionally accredited institution required.  A Master's degree in another related field will be accepted for initial appointment if the candidate completes 18 graduate semester hours in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice within the first two years of employment.

Experiential:  A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Law Enforcement or Corrections officer required; administrative and Criminal Justice education experience preferred.  Working knowledge of F.D.L.E. rules/regulations is required, with emphasis on Criminal Justice education and officer/instructor certification standards strongly preferred. 

Other:  Maintains F.D.L.E. and SFSC instructional certification for Criminal Justice program courses.  Experience developing, supervising, and delivering online curriculum helpful.


Additional Information:

Classification:  Professional Staff, Level III

Reports To:  Dean, Applied Sciences and Technologies

Supervises: Instructional, professional and clerical career staff assigned to the Criminal Justice program

Posting Date:  September 16, 2020

Starting Annual Salary Range:  $65,000- $75,000

Application Deadline:  October 18, 2020 




Applicants with disabilities who need assistance in the application or hiring process should contact: Human Resources, 863-784-7132, or send written request to:


South Florida State College

ATTN: Director, Human Resources

EA/EO & ADA Officer

600 West College Drive

Avon Park, FL 33825


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