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State of Massachusetts Sr Certification Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

/Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission/ Job Title: Senior Certification Specialist * *Reports to: Director of Police Certification * *_Agency Overview_ The Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (“the POST Commission”), an independent agency with appointees from the Governor and Attorney General, was established by Chapter 253 of the Acts of 2020 (“An Act Relative to Justice, Equity and Accountability in Law Enforcement in the Commonwealth”). The Commission’s role is to create a mandatory certification process for police officers in Massachusetts, as well as processes for decertification, suspension of certification, or ordering retraining in the event of certain misconduct. The Commission is also responsible for investigating and adjudicating claims of misconduct; maintaining databases of training, certification, employment, and internal affairs records for all officers; and certifying law enforcement agencies. As the central entity mandated to oversee officer certification, the Commission will ensure that officers’ training and misconduct records are available both to the Commission and to current and future employers, to improve accountability. Individuals who are not certified, or who lose their certification, will not be able to serve as police officers in Massachusetts. The POST Commission is looking for an individual to join the Division of Certification as a Senior Certification Specialist. _ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES_ The Senior Certification Specialist will work within the Division of Certification and assist the Certification Specialists, Director of Police Certification, and other employees of the Division in all duties relative to the certification and recertification process of police officers in the Commonwealth. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following: * Acquire and maintain knowledge of the statutes and regulations relative to the POST Commission * Make and document evaluative decisions regarding Certification * Maintain statistics regarding process outcomes * Ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, procedures and/or policies * Review certification documents for completeness * Examine documents to ensure minimum certification criteria has been met * Communicate with law enforcement agencies, officers, and applicants relative to the certification process or submission errors * Maintain and update records in the certification management database * Perform searches in the certification database, National Decertification Index, and other data systems * Maintain accurate contact lists for all designated law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth * Issue Certification Notifications to police officers * Assist other Commission staff in various informational aspects of certification * Provide administrative support to the Division of Certification such as filing, answering telephone calls and email correspondence and opening mail * Accept responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and meeting expectations * Maintain open communication and work with other operational divisions and agencies as necessary * Perform other duties as requested _INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING_ Interested individuals should apply for the position throughMassCareers. An application must include a cover letter and a resume. Applications should be submitted by December 31, 2022. Applications submitted after that date will be considered at the discretion of the Commission. _SALARY RANGE_ Salary range: $60,000 - $90,000 _BENEFITS PACKAGE_ The POST Commission is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package to its employees. The specific components and eligibility may vary based upon position classification, hours worked per week, and other variables. Therefore, specific benefits for this position may be discussed as part of the interview and offer process. The successful candidate will be hired as an employee at will. This position is non-civil service. This position is an exempt position. The overall benefits available include paid vacation, sick, and personal leave time; health, dental, and vision insurance through the Commonwealth’s Group Insurance; and optional pre-tax Health Savings Account plans. In addition, thePOST Commissionprovides employees the opportunity to elect life insurance, long-term disability insurance, deferred compensation savings, tuition remission, and pre-tax commuter account plans, along with other programs. POST Commissionemployees also participate in the Commonwealth’s State Retirement Plan, which can become a defined benefit plan for those that both vest and subsequently retire from State service. Follow this link for additional retirement information: _COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY_ The POST Commission is committed to building a diverse staff across its entire agency and at all levels. The POST Commission is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. _NOTICE OF REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECK – INCLUDING TAX COMPLIANCE_ The POST Commission requires a background check on all prospective employees as a condition of employment. Candidates should be aware of this requirement but should also know that such a background check is not initiated until: 1. A candidate is invited to a second or subsequent interview, and 2. The candidate has signed the Background Check Authorization Form and related releases. This background check includes a check of Criminal Offender Record Information, and Massachusetts Department of Revenue tax compliance on all prospective employees as a condition of their employment. Candidates with advanced degrees and professional licenses may have these credentials verified. Individuals other than those references provided by a candidate may be contacted while a full background and qualification check is completed. It is the policy of the POST Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local law. _REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS_ * Ability to understand laws and regulations as they relate to the POST Commission * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Ability to exercise discretion in handling of confidential and sensitive information * Appreciation of and attention to detail * Willingness to perform routine administrative and clerical duties as needed * Outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects under time constraints and with available resources * Ability to work independently, productively, and creatively in an evolving environment * Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written expressions * Commitment to the mission of the POST Commission * Strong work ethic and commitment to producing work at the highest levels of quality * Excellent interpersonal skills; an appreciation for teamwork and collegiality; and an ability to interact with people at all levels within the Commission, stakeholders, outside counsel, outside vendors, and members of the public * Supervisory skills with the ability to train, delegate, and manage subordinates * Appreciation of the value of diversity and inclusion, and the importance of interacting respectfully and sensitively with people of different backgrounds * Proficiency with computers and the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint), including mail-merge, and willingness to learn state and Commission specific electronic systems. _MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING_ * Bachelor’s Degree or higher with a major in business administration, computer science, statistics, government, public administration, operations or related field, OR * Three years full-time or professional experience in public administration, government, business, compliance, technology or customer service work * Prior experience working as a civilian in a law enforcement agency preferred Job: Unclassified* *Organization: Peace Officer Standards and Training *Title: *Sr Certification Specialist Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street Requisition ID: 22000DYF