Assistant Accreditation Manager

City Of Augusta GA Augusta , GA 30903

Posted 2 months ago


Under administrative direction of the Accreditation Manager, is responsible for the management of records, coordination of resources and personnel within the Sheriff's Office to ensure reaccreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), State of Georgia Certification through Georgia Chiefs of Police and American Correctional Association(ACA); performs non-sworn professional administrative work in support of accreditation/certification and departmental professional standards; recommends action and assists in formulating and implementing policy, procedure, and work-flow designs. Work includes overseeing the accreditation/certification process and long-term integration of department policies and procedures to meet the requirements set forth by CALEA and the State of Georgia.


  • Administers and accreditation process that ensures compliance with standards developed by CALEA, State of Georgia and ACA. Reviews policies, as they relate to accreditation/certification standards, for compliance and the evaluates accreditation needs; and edit files, implements, and manages the application of accreditation standards to meet CALEA, State of Georgia and ACA requirements. Maintains current information on accreditation/certification standards, and the interpretation and application of accreditation/certification standards through active participation with appropriate accreditation commissions and professional associations. Maintains accurate, up-to-date files by ensuring the timeliness of reports and inspections monthly, quarterly and annually. Monitors records and systems and advises agency personnel with regards to maintaining accreditation/certification standards. Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs or conducts administrative/management studies relating to accreditation/certification. Determines analytical techniques and information-gathering processes and obtains required information and data for analysis; analyze alternatives and makes recommendations. Discusses findings with management staff and prepares reports of study conclusions; assists in developing and implementing departmental or program goals and objectives. Gives presentations as directed.

  • Represents the department in conjunction with the Sheriff or designee at conferences for accreditation/certification award recognition and any appropriate training.

  • Plans and monitors accreditation/certification on-site assessments and maintains appropriate records relating to accreditation/certification activities. Takes the lead role while getting the department prepared for mock and on-site assessments.

  • Acts as the department liaison to CALEA and other Law Enforcement Agencies involved in the accreditation/certification process.

  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level


  • Database principles and practices, as well as computer and software application as it relates to reporting and analysis of data.

  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and County staff.


Education: Any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, or sufficient experience to perform the principal duties and responsibilities.


  • Accreditation Procedures-Thorough knowledge of law enforcement accreditation standards including management philosophies and operations and related familiarity with state, federal and other local agencies and organizations. Thorough knowledge of public administration philosophies and concepts.

  • Information Technology-Knowledge of office equipment and personal computer to include word processing and a variety of presentation media.

  • Manage multiple projects at one time, skilled in effective time management and resource utilization, and able to adapt quickly to changing situations that my adversely affect previous plans, schedules and routines.

  • Work independently in the absence of specific instructions or supervision by following verbal and/or written instruction effectively.

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Learn the function, policies, and services of the Sheriff's Office


  • Gather, organize, evaluate and analyze data

  • Critical Thinking-Using logic and reasoning to understand, analyze, and evaluate complex

  • situation and research information to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to the situation.

  • Interpersonal Relationships -Develops and maintains cooperative and professionalrelationships with employees and all levels of managementto include representatives from other departments and organizations. Handling all interactions with poise, tact and diplomacy and in a confidential manner. Is aware of others' reactions and understands why they react as they do.

  • Decision Making-Evaluating the best method of research and then exercising appropriate judgment in establishing priorities and resolving complex matters. Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

  • Time Management-Plans and organizes daily work routine. Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Implements work activities in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules..

Certification:Complete Georgia and CALEA Accreditation Managers training within one year of appointment. OTHER

This position requires travel from office to other locations at more than 50%.

Physical Requirements:

Depending upon area of assignment:

Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, restraining persons and repetitive motions. Work is performed in an office setting, an automobile, and field sites with exposure to noise, diseases, cold and inclement weather that may require the use of protective devices.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.

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