Jacksonville Sheriff's Office


    Job Location US-FL-Jacksonville
    Requisition Number 2019-1098
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    Job Description

    The Accreditation Coordinator reports directly to the Corrections Accreditation and Inspections Sergeant and participates in short and long-term planning for the Department's accreditation program and compliance activities. The Accreditation Coordinator provides direct oversight and management of the department's policies as they relate to Accreditation standards to assure the compliance with and adherence to standards established by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)/ Commission of Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA)/ The American Correctional Association (ACA)/ The Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC)/ The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). The incumbent must organize work, set priorities, make assignments, enforce deadlines, and make decisions based on analytical and innovative thinking within guidelines. The position demands a high-degree of accuracy and detail, as well as strict adherence to established timelines. The Coordinator has two major areas of responsibility: policy review and compliance.

    Examples of Work

    • Identifies, verifies, and reconciles compliance with established law enforcement and corrections standards,
      correcting any noted deficiencies through policy, training, or other administrative measures.
    • Reviews standards and ensures the department remains in compliance; and stays abreast of all aspects of the accreditation process to include proposed amendments to the standards.
    • Develops, writes, reviews, revises, and manages the department's catalog of policies and forms to ensure compliance with accreditation standards.
    • Recommends changes in policies and procedures when indicated by standards updates, changes, or modifications.
    • Maintains a standard format for policies to be reviewed and revised on a scheduled basis; and maintains accreditation files.
    • Receives assignments and sets work priorities, coordinating accreditation tasks to meet deadlines in order to assure an efficient workflow throughout the agency.
    • Reviews a wide variety of complex and technical issues concerning standards and the accreditation process.
    • Meets regularly with the key agency personnel to identify needs and report progress on accreditation efforts.
    • Identifies and develops new programs, systems, procedures, or equipment specifications for the
      improvement of agency performance in compliance with applicable accreditation standards.
    • Serves as a liaison between administration, other department employees, and outside agencies in all accreditation efforts; regularly reports to agency staff on accreditation
    • Participates in on-site assessments and inspections; prepares and submits required reports and documentation to the appropriate accrediting body; and prepares the department for reaccreditation.
    • Prepares special projects for review.
    • Performs additional duties as assigned.
    • Performance at this level is measured through reports and levels of success accomplishing assigned tasks consistent with agency goals, national standards, and strict deadlines.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • High School or equivalent - 3 to 5 years of law enforcement accreditation experience – Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of accreditation standards CALEA/ACA/CFA/FCAC/NCCHC is preferred. As well as knowledge of the accreditation process.
    • Thorough knowledge of modern law enforcement management, operation, administration and
    • Excellent communication skills both oral and written. Expertise in written, interpersonal, and verbal communications skills including competency in English language, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. Active listening skills to develop relationships and build trust and credibility with a diverse set of stakeholders.
    • High level of emotional intelligence, judgment, astuteness, and strategic thinking.
    • Highly developed time management and multi-tasking skills. Must be well organized, efficient, and maintain consistent and high attention to accuracy.
    • High level of self-motivation and demonstrated capacity for independent judgment, planning, evaluation, and decision making.
    • Demonstrated ability for teamwork and collaboration, including strong interpersonal skills, excellent judgment, and tact.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Intermediate level (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
    • Duties are performed in an office environment in which the individual will operate a variety of standard office equipment including a personal computer, requiring continuous and repetitive eye and arm or hand movement.

    Open Requirements/Supplemental Information

    Ability to read, write and speak English clearly. Associate’s degree or higher is required. Requires the ability to work overtime with little to no notice, stand for long periods of time, travel for training and conduct assessments. Must submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample of a policy you have written or edited.


    USD $17.00/Hr.


    USD $17.00/Hr.


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