Accreditation Specialist



JOB CODE: 2100

PAY GRADE: 1110

SALARY RANGE: $24,068 - $40,925

LOCATION OF WORK
Police Department

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of an Accreditation Analyst, performs highly responsible complex and specialized work in planning, coordinating and managing the implementation, maintenance and adherence to professional standards for municipal agencies as established by CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training), legal mandates and best practices in government management. Work is performed with considerable independence, along with strict confidentiality and is evaluated through conferences, reports and results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Compiles and maintains all proofs of compliance with the law enforcement accreditation process; assists in the development, maintenance and updating of multi-year departmental strategic plan. Collects source material for the preparation of the department's reports on continued compliance with CALEA standards; assist with the arrangement and coordination of annual mock review and tri-annual on-site review of the department's compliance with CALEA standards. Conducts final quality review of all compliance documentation. Identifies deficiencies within the compliance documentation and recommends changes for approval by the Accreditation Analyst. Archives all compliance documentation electronically with the use of CALEA software. Operates modern specialized office equipment including typewriter, word processor, calculator, copier, and imaging machine.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge and understanding of CALEA standards and the accreditation process. Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment. Knowledge of business English used to prepare reports. Skill in the operation of modern office equipment and in the use of standard computer applications. Ability to learn and apply technical terminology and information specifically related to police work. Ability to effectively and discreetly handle confidential information. Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, other employees, and the public. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions as well as the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, and three years of accreditation and/or compliance experience in law enforcement, governmental, medical, or an educational field.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain throughout employment in this classification.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Availability to travel frequently.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.