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Idaho POST Division Administrator

Idaho State Police - Meridian, Idaho

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$27.71 hourly
Top Pay:
$44.00 hourly

Job Description

The Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training Academy (POST) has an exciting career opportunity for a dedicated individual committed to excellence in Law Enforcement Training. 

PLEASE NOTE: The successful applicant will be required to complete a comprehensive background investigation and polygraph examination, which includes drug screening. Please see the ISP Drug Policy online to view all requirements.

The POST Division Administrator is a non-classified position. The Administrator is employed by and reports to the Director of the Idaho State Police. This direct report includes, but is not limited to, fiscal, purchasing, and personnel matters.

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the basic training of all Idaho peace officers, county detention officers, adult probation and parole officers, dispatchers, juvenile and adult corrections officers, and juvenile probation officers. POST facilitates delivery of in-service training and continuing education courses to criminal justice practitioners throughout Idaho. POST establishes minimum standards for employment, issues various levels of professional certification, and manages a self-sponsored student program in some disciplines. For these, and similar topics, the POST Division Administrator receives guidance and direction from a fifteen member Council representing law enforcement agencies and other organizations within the law enforcement community. The Council's principle purpose is to establish and enforce the training, education, and professional standards for Idaho Peace Officers.


  • Plan, control, and direct POST training, certification, and records keeping function for all criminal justice professionals who fall under POST's purview
  • Direct the development and administration of budgets from a variety of sources
  • Develop and present legislation and administrative rules and regulations that govern POST operations under areas of standards, certification, hiring qualifications, and decertifications
  • Work collaboratively with city, county, state, and federal public safety organizations and professionals
  • Promote an efficient, effective, and productive working environment within POST and its employees
  • Work closely and effectively with the Director of the Idaho State Police and the POST Council to identify priorities and receive other direction concerning issues of significance affecting POST and the services it provides

Additional Information


  • A baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution
  • Considerable knowledge of and/or experience in public agency management; criminal justice systems; application/interpretation of state and federal laws; development of law enforcement training standards; and creation of public safety policy, procedure, and protocol
  • Familiarity with adult education or training involving theory, test methods, development, evaluation of curriculum, and assessment of training needs
  • A minimum of five years of organizational leadership experience that includes personnel reviews of direct reports; personnel development plans; creating, delegating, and modifying workflow; interacting with political entities; and public presentations of complicated topics

Job Requirements

  • Age: No minimum or maximum requirements
  • Education: Please see online application for more information
  • Experience: Please see online application for more information

Please apply online by July 11 at https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=NONCLS045740

Salary Range: $27.71 - $44.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Contact Informaton

Michelle George

Idaho State Police
700 S. Stratford Dr.
Meridian, Idaho 83680
phone: (208) 884-7019

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