State of Colorado Job Opportunities
Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General! We are seeking a motivated, detail-oriented Program Assistant to join the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (P.O.S.T) unit! The person in this role serves as a crucial team member by performing program administration and administrative assistance for the certification process, including reviewing applications for those seeking peace officer certification, reviewing and approving instructor training programs, and coordinating POST certification exams. Be part of a small close knit unit and a team that makes a large impact in law enforcement statewide.
“Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.”
Our core values drive our actions and demonstrate that we are:
Principled – maintain highest ethical standards, rigorous legal analysis, careful evaluation of facts
Public Servants – ensure our work is not about us, it’s about the people of Colorado
Innovative – identify the best approach, make deliberate decisions, always look to improve
Better Together – support each other, partner with others
The Attorney General has primary authority for enforcement of consumer protection and antitrust laws, prosecution of criminal appeals and some complex white-collar crimes, the Statewide Grand Jury, training and certification of peace officers, and most natural resource and environmental matters. The Attorney General serves as counsel to all state officials, departments, boards and commissions. Visit our website to learn more: https://coag.gov/.
In addition to the challenging and impactful work being done at the Office of the Attorney General, there are many other benefits to joining our team:
- Medical and dental health plans
- Employer-paid life insurance
- Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Free access to an on-site fitness center
- Strong, flexible retirement benefits including 401K and 457 plans
- Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State personnel system
- Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program
To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits.
The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and understands that a diverse work force adds quality and perspective to the services we provide to the public. We encourage candidates with diverse qualities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.
This unit assists the P.O.S.T. Board with statutory and rule requirements for the approval of basic training academies, ensures that peace officers applicants trained in other states meet the standard of certification and qualify the training of all individuals seeking Colorado Peace Officer Certification. The unit manages the continuing law enforcement education of Colorado peace officers, maintains the training records and certification accomplishments of Colorado peace officers recognized in Title 16, Article 2.5, part 100 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, receives and reviews peace officer training grant applications funded by the P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Training Project to provide grant award funds for continuing law enforcement educational programs for POST certified Colorado peace officers. The unit manages Peace Officer Certifications, per Title 24, Article 31, part 300 of the Colorado Revised Statutes and engages in community outreach to educate the public about POST.
This position performs program administration and administrative assistance for the certification process. This includes assisting in gathering all relevant documents and data needed to determine if a candidate is in compliance with statutory standards for peace officer certification eligibility. This position reviews and approves all POST academies, including detailed schedules and ensures POST requirements are met. This position coordinates all POST exams by coordinating staffing for exams, proctoring the exams both locally and in rural areas of the state and arranging individual tests and retests. This position handles accounting and all invoicing related to exams and certification. This position is the point of contact for all applicants/officers seeking a variance from POST Rule. Assists other compliance staff members with other administrative tasks related to certification as needed, as well as administrative tasks within the POST unit. Performs other tasks as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Please document all relevant experience in detail on your application. Experience will not be inferred or assumed. Any part-time experience listed will be prorated.
- Four years of experience providing high-level administrative or office management support in a professional office setting as the main function of your job.
- Of the four years of experience, one year of experience must include reviewing a high volume of documents for compliance.
- An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
- There is no substitution for the one year of experience reviewing a high volume of documents for compliance.
Note: Candidates possessing a foreign degree must submit a translation (evaluation) of their degree from an accredited institution, such as The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services in order to be given credit for the degree.
Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, the preferred applicant will also demonstrate and clearly describe the following skills and experience in their job application:
- Experience working in a law enforcement setting;
- Experience conducting compliance reviews and demonstrated strong attention to detail;
- Experience providing administrative support in an organization that deals with large volumes of information, meetings, events, or other areas of work requiring meticulous organization and attention to detail;
- Experience working for and providing support to a Board;
- Experience working in a licensing/ certification setting.
If you possess any of the preferred qualifications outlined above you must clearly demonstrate this experience in your required cover letter. Experience will not be inferred or assumed.
Conditions of Employment:
- Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
- This position is required to travel up to 25% of the time throughout the state for exam administration. Must be able to travel independently as travel may require overnight stays and must be able to drive long distances. Position must have a valid CO Driver’s license.
Required Application Materials
- A completed State of Colorado Application: Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application provided is fully completed and clearly describes their education, training and experience as it relates to this position. Only your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications. If you attach a resume and cover letter, those materials will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Applications left blank or marked “See Resume” will not be considered.
- Cover Letter: A detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position, any information regarding your skills, qualifications, accomplishments, etc. and how you meet the listed preferred qualifications is due at the time of application.
Veteran’s Preference: In order to be considered for veteran’s preference you must attach a copy of your DD214 forms as well as any documentation required to prove disability or marital status.
Your application will be reviewed by a qualified Human Resources Specialist to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If your application does not demonstrate that you meet the minimum requirements, you will not proceed in the selection process for this position. You will be notified of the results of the application review. If your application is rejected and you have questions, you may contact Daisy Zepeda at 720-508-6510 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You must contact her office within two days of the date you receive the application rejection notice.
Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Upon meeting the minimum qualifications, the next phase of the process is typically a structured application/resume review by a panel of subject matter experts against the job duties and/or preferred qualifications in this job announcement to determine technical competence, depth and breadth of experience and potential job fit.
- Technical Competence – Technical experience as it relates to the duties outlined in this job announcement.
- Depth and Breadth of Experience – Experience that covers multiple areas outlined in this job announcement and demonstrates the level of responsibility assigned.
- Job Fit – Experience will be evaluated to determine how well experience aligns with and meets the business needs of this position. Current experience is preferred.
It is imperative that the “Work Experience” section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work product, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and “see resume” statements will not be accepted in lieu of the “Work Experience” section of the application. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants as the materials may be used to identify a top group for additional assessment or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration
Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. If you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. A standard appeal form is available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor Denver, CO 80203, Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
The Department of Law is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Julie Christopher, at Julie.Christopher@coag.gov or call 720-508-6511 .
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