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Academy Assistant Director

Location: Fredericksburg, VA


Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy (RRCJA)


May 25, 2017 by 5:00 pm

Job Description / Responsibilities

General Description of Duties:
The Assistant Director acts as Executive Director in his absence, making all decisions in accordance with Academy and the Executive Director's procedures and policies.  Supervises Academy Coordinators/Administrative Staff and all aspects of Academy training and instruction.

Major Job Functions:
The following is a summary of the major essential functions of this job. The incumbent may perform other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned below, and specific functions may change from time to time.

  • Supervises and evaluates coordinators and administrative staff. Conducts annual performance evaluations.  Conducts administrative investigations as needed.
  • Supervises and evaluates instructors on a daily basis. Reviews daily class evaluations.
  • Ensures compliance with Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and Academy policies and regulations.
  • Writes and develops policies for the approval of the Executive Director.
  • Supervises and administers the Academy in the Executive Director’s absence.
  • Supervises Facilities Manager to ensure Academy maintenance and janitorial needs are met.
  • Supervises the Pre-Employment Program.
  • Conducts inspections at least semiannually to ensure lesson plans, files, and documentation are in compliance with DCJS and Academy directives and policies.
  • Teaches planned classes and fills in for absent instructors and coordinators, as needed.
  • Participates in community education and outreach.
  • Interacts and is active with all staff, students and guests.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $55,000- $65,000, depending on qualifications.

Position offers an extensive benefits package, including comprehensive life and health insurance, vacation and sick leave accrual and a retirement benefits package.


Education and training: Bachelor's or Graduate degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Education or related field.  An Associate’s Degree in combination with experience may be used in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree. Law Enforcement, Corrections, or Communication/Dispatcher experience required (local law enforcement experience preferred).  Must have management experience and experience in criminal justice training is preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and able to interact with a diverse staff and stakeholders
  • Exceptional conflict resolution skills
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher
  • Able to succinctly express complex issues both orally and in writing
  • Must be able to participate in physical training with recruit classes

How to Apply

Please send résumés and cover letters care of Candi Stewart. The announcement will be open and résumés and cover letters will be accepted by email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or FAX (540) 371-4404 until the close of business on May 25, 2017.

Selected applicants should be available on June 5, 2017 for the initial panel interview.

Reasonable Accommodation:
Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation during the selection process. This request should be made in a timely manner to the RRCJA and may include an alternate format application or other accommodation at the mutual agreement of the Academy and applicant.


More Information

The Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy (RRCJA) Fredericksburg office is located at 3630 Lee Hill Dr., Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Working Conditions:
This is a FLSA Exempt management position, primarily administrative in nature. However, the incumbent shall be able to participate in physical training and be able to be outdoors in all weather conditions. The incumbent will primarily work 7:00am – 5:30pm Monday through Thursday, with occasional evening and weekend hours required.

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