About Our Job
The City and County of Denver is offering an extremely rewarding opportunity to become the Cadet Program Manager. The ideal candidate will have a history of success in developing colleagues, staff and young adults. The mission of the Public Safety Cadet Program is to serve the community by developing educated, well-trained and diverse candidates into leaders for public safety employment.
The Public Safety Cadet Program provides a unique combination of education and on-the-job training for future public safety employees. The Cadet Program provides the following opportunities:
- part-time paid employment for Cadets within the Denver Fire, Police, Sheriff, and other Safety Departments;
- sponsorship of Cadet's tuition fees at the Metropolitan State University of Denver or the University of Colorado at Denver;
- monthly training classes for Cadets by experienced Police, Fire, or Sheriff employees; and
- valuable supervisory and management experience for the Cadets.
The Public Safety Cadet Program is an academic, training, fitness, and leadership development program structured within a paramilitary format. Cadets must be willing to follow commands and adhere to strict policies regarding punctuality, attire, conduct, and fitness. A cadet must also adhere to high academic and fitness standards to remain in the program. As the Manager of the Public Safety Cadet Program you will mentor and lead a group of college students as they attend college on a fulltime basis. During this course work the Cadet will perform paid part-time entry-level trainee work within the various bureaus of the Department of Safety for the City and County of Denver. You will foster an environment of growth and opportunity, while the participants receive invaluable training in the principles, practices, methods, and techniques utilized daily by our police, fire, and corrections professionals. Leadership, Integrity, Honesty, Customer Service, Community Service, and the ability to problem solve are core characteristics we look for when selecting Cadets.
Responsibilities of this Cadet Program Manager includes: (but not limited to)
- Mentor and direct 50+ Cadet program participants to ensure and enable their professional and personal achievement throughout their tenure in the program.
- Serve as a positive role model, cultivating and developing program members to serve in leadership roles throughout the cadet program.
- Communicate effectively across and throughout the organization with uniformed and civilian members, including young adults and Executive level leadership.
- Represent the Public Safety Cadet Program at and during a variety of engagements with elected/appointed officials, other city agencies and within the community.
- Develop and foster collaborative relationships that benefit the Public Safety Cadet Program, the Department of Public Safety and the City and County of Denver.
- Guide program participants toward achieving an academic degree and placement in a professional safety academy.
- Effectively manage and resolve challenges associated with under-performing members including the potential for termination.
- Resolve operational and management issues, including escalated employee and citizen complaints, and makes decisions that are inclusive of all stakeholders.
- Bachelor's Degree
- Three years of Program Management experience, which includes providing professional level oversight of logistics, budget, people, metrics and maintenance of a multifaceted, public facing program.
- Two years of the appropriate type and level of experience will serve as an equivalency to one year of education. In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, eight years of relevant experience can be substituted.
- A Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of experience. Master's Degree would need to be in Public Administration, Business Administration, Program Management, or a directly related field.
- Experience within a paramilitary organization or doing business with a paramilitary organization.
- Professional or volunteer experience in mentoring and development groups of youth or young adults. (Separate from state or county Human Services programs.)
- Professional experience with non-profit/government programs.
- Experience with recruiting volunteers, program participants, or staff for long-term fulfillment. This would not include recruiting volunteers for temporary/seasonal or event-based work.
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CA1714 Program Manager
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Position Salary Range
$66,775.00 - $106,840.00
Department of Safety
The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.