Job: Program Specialist (Law Enforcement Academy/Outdoor Education)

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Job Description

Position Responsibilities:

The Program Specialist provides administrative support to and coordination of functions for multiple academic programs including Law Enforcement and Outdoor Education/Park Ranger Technology. The position completes administrative tasks ranging from processing of payments to vendors to updating websites to supplying educational support materials.  It also coordinates events, including career fairs and onboarding of contingent personnel.

  • Development and implementation of an inventory control process, and maintenance/purchases of inventory according to state purchasing guidelines
  • Acquire, complete, and oversee federal, state, and regional permits for field based courses
  • Create evacuation plans according to risk management safety strategies and policies specific for each location of the field classes
  • Support of the program advisory meetings and program/staffing CTE requirements
  • Assemble  instructional packets for each field class including emergency contact forms, release of liability forms, evacuation plan, medical forms, etc.
  • Coordinate onboarding, training and payroll/scheduling for contingent employees
  • Monitor development and completion  of contracts with outside agencies
  • Oversee the development of a student and faculty program manual for assigned academic programs
  • Monitor student enrollment to ensure students meet program requirements
  • Monitor compliance with POST standards and documentation protocols
  • Compile and monitor admission and graduation documentation
  • Manage marketing efforts including website updates, printed materials
  • Plan and coordinate annual career fair for Emergency Services and Outdoor Leadership programs
  • Hire and supervise student work study employees

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or certificate in Outdoor Leadership, Law Enforcement, Project Management, Park Ranger/Natural Resources or other academically related field.
    SUBSTITUTION: A combination of education and directly related technical/paraprofessional work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis
  • One year of experience in either (or one year of experience in any combination of the four):
  1. Completing and submitting governmental reports and documentation
  2. POST certification and requirements
  3. Applying for and overseeing permits for outdoor organizations
  4. Administrative supervision of employees
  • The ability to communicate effectively both in written and verbal forms.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to enable effective collaborative working relationships with faculty, agency personnel and students.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction and oversight.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office  particularly Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Leadership, Law Enforcement, Project Management, Park Ranger/Natural Resources or other academically related field
  • One-year experience completing and submitting governmental reports and documentation
  • One-year experience with POST certification and requirements
  • One-year experience applying for and overseeing permits for outdoor organizations
  • One year experience supervising employees

Salary: $40,600/annual

To ApplyComplete applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday September 22, 2017. To apply for this position please create and submit a single document (Word or PDF) containing your cover letter and resume by clicking the link below. Your cover letter should address how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position. Failure to submit both a resume and cover letter will most likely result in the rejection of your application.

You will admire the friendly culture of our campus and be inspired by our team environment and dedicated employees. Additionally, we offer:

  • Attractive health, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings options; we will also help you build your retirement savings via our defined benefit or defined contribution plans.
  • An opportunity to become a lifelong-learner and enjoy considerable savings for the college education of your dependents through our tuition reimbursement program.

For a complete overview of our benefits, please visit the benefits section of our website.

Enjoy helping others? Want a career that makes a difference, not just a profit?

Connect daily and make a difference in the lives of thousands of students working to earn an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or a Master’s degree at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). RRCC has two campuses: our main campus in Lakewood, Colorado and our newly expanded campus in Arvada, Colorado. Red Rocks is Colorado’s premier community college and the fourth largest in the state, serving over 15,000 students each year. RRCC is the first community college in the nation to offer a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies and the first in Colorado to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Water Quality Management.

This position is located on the 140-acre, beautifully landscaped, Lakewood main campus, high in the foothills, with views looking along the Front Range to Boulder and beyond. Just minutes from downtown Denver, with dedicated RTD light-rail and bus stops, commuting is quick and easy. At Lakewood, RRCC offers employee access to an on-campus coffee shop and cafeteria, an on-campus children’s center, health clinic, recreational facilities, and a brand new 38,000 square foot recreation center, complete with climbing wall, a large gym with basketball courts, state of the art fitness equipment, and full locker rooms to make your transition back to work easy and efficient. RRCC also offers tuition assistance for full-time employees and most dependents, for classes within the 13-college, state-wide Colorado Community College System.

Important Notes

Note: Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.

RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at: For a hard copy report please contact 303.914.6494.


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