Executive Director-Vermont Criminal Justice Council (Pittsford, VT)

Application Deadline Date: Do Not Apply Online – see instructions below Req ID: 10681 Department: Criminal Justice Training Council Location: Pittsford, VT, US Position Type: Exempt Schedule Type: Full Time Hourly Rate: See Below

How to Apply

Do not apply online. Send resume and cover letter to William Sheets at william.sheets@vermont.gov by January 4, 2021.

For questions, please contact 802-483-2738.


Title 20 (20 V.S.A. 2355) defines the Vermont Criminal Justice Council’s (The Council) powers and duties including appointing, subject to the approval of the Governor, an Executive Director who shall be an exempt State employee, and who shall hold the office during the pleasure of the Council. This is a full-time, 40 hour a week exempt position located at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford, VT. Some in-state and out-of-state travel is required.

General Purpose of Position: Subject to Council supervision and the provisions of the Council rules, the Executive Director is empowered to act on behalf of the Council as to those matters enumerated in Title 20 V.S.A. 2357.

The Executive Director supports the Council with administering the rules they adopt with respect to the following:

To approve, on applications made in advance, criminal justice personnel training programs and their lesson plans and instructors, to issue certificates of approval to those programs, and to revoke those approvals or certificates
To certify, as qualified, instructors at approved criminal justice personnel training schools and to issue appropriate certificates to those instructors
To certify criminal justice personnel who have satisfactorily completed approved training programs and to issue appropriate certificates to them
To cause studies and surveys to be made relating to the establishment, operation and approval of criminal justice training schools
To consult and cooperate with law enforcement officer criminal justice training schools
To recommend a course of study in crime prevention for law enforcement students, and/or the development of advanced in-service training programs for law enforcement officers, which shall include a course of study on crime prevention
To consult and cooperate with universities, colleges, and institutes for the development of specialized courses of study including a course of study on crime prevention, where appropriate
To consult and cooperate with other departments and agencies of the state and federal government concerned with criminal justice personnel training
To perform such other acts as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out his or her powers and duties as set forth in this chapter
To report to the council at each regular meeting of the council and at such other times as may be required
Approve and accept pre-service students for the basic officer’s training course
Generally, assist the Council in the discharge of its duties under Title 20 V.S.A., Chapter 151
The Executive Director shall be responsible for obtaining compliance with matters enacted by the Council, within the period of time set by the Council or, otherwise, by law
The Executive Director shall have full administrative responsibility for the direction and control of Council employees, agents, instructional staff, and consultants appointed under the provisions of Title 20 V.S.A. 2355 (c). The Executive Director shall be responsible for the use of all property belonging to or assigned to the Council and shall maintain necessary records, therefore
The Executive Director shall be responsible for the preparation of the Council’s budget and its presentation before the General Assembly
The Executive Director shall report either verbally or in writing at each Council meeting as to the discharge of duties and the conduct of Council business
The Executive Director shall have the authority to establish committees, and to appoint members as needed or necessary by these rules, to assist in carrying out the duties of the Executive Director and the Council

In addition, the Executive Director Position includes these duties:

Working collaboratively with State agencies and departments to gather relevant existing data and records necessary to recommend changes to existing law enforcement trainings to assure they address the changing needs and best practices related to public safety (i.e. administering Narcan, safety training related exposures to illicit drugs, etc.)
Reporting annually to the designated committees of the General Assembly to demonstrate the State’s progress in compliance with legislative mandates regarding training and policy
Principal accountability includes highly complex managerial work directing the activities of the Vermont Criminal Justice Council under the direction of the Council
Plans, organizes, directs, and reviews budget and fiscal operations and recommends the allocation of funds and resources from multiple sources to achieve optimum mix and maximum program impact with wide latitude for independent judgment and initiative
Develops long range plans and programs in preparation for major changes to ensure conformance with broad goals, objectives, policies and procedures as may be determined by the Council
Directs the development of human resources, fiscal operations, and seres as staff to the board chair on special projects and/or confidential assignments
Developing, advising the Council, and implementing innovative training practices, updated learning methodologies, and cutting edge policing techniques
Working with other emergency services (such as fire and emergency medical services), colleges and universities in Vermont and beyond, and other training partners to deliver contemporary training and education
Other duties as assigned by the Council

Compensation is negotiable in alignment with the current State of Vermont Executive Director Pay Plan. The Executive Director is entitled to compensation as established by law and reimbursement for expenses within the amounts available by appropriation. This position has access to a slate of benefits including, but not limited to: Health and Dental insurance coverage, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability and Retirement.

Minimum Requirements

Advanced degree in public or business administration or a related criminal justice field, with a minimum of ten (10) years of experience working in law enforcement, of which five (5) or more years must be at command staff or administrative level.

An equivalent combination of education, certification and experience may be considered.

Post Offer Pre-Employment Screening

Selected candidate must pass a criminal background check, submit a financial disclosure form and complete a Declaration of Tax Compliance. References and verification of employment history shall be required.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


For more information and to apply online, please visit: https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Pittsford-Executive-Director-Vermont-Criminal-Justice-Council-VT-05763/694256500/