Job Opening: Marijuana Training Specialist


Colorado POST is hiring a Marijuana Training Specialist (Training Specialist III).  To apply and for the complete job posting, click on the following link and enter “Marijuana Training” in the search field:


Section: Criminal Justice
Work Unit: POST Board
Position Number: LAA 00223
Job Location: 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Salary Range: $4,117.00 - $6,026.00
Release Date: Mon, Nov 6, 2017
Apply By: Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Employment Type: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt

Information about the Unit: This position will be a member of the Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Unit of the Criminal Justice Section.  The P.O.S.T. Unit ensures that all peace officers in Colorado are properly trained and that training is current. 

Information about the Job: This position is located in the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) unit within the Criminal Justice section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.The Unit exists to assist the P.O.S.T. Board with the statutory requirements of ensuring training needs of the law enforcement community are met.

The Marijuana Training Program exists to develop and lead the training efforts of Colorado peace officers related to marijuana law education and enforcement.

Primary Duties:

  • Identify training needs related to marijuana education for law enforcement within the 10 P.O.S.T.-designated training regions across the state;
  • Create, update and deliver curriculum related to marijuana law education and enforcement for law enforcement agencies;
  • Develop and publish classroom handouts, instructional materials, aids and manuals;
  • Organize, develop and execute a wide range of training activities that promote learning opportunities for law enforcement;
  • Identify and facilitate meetings with subject matter experts to develop new or revise existing training;
  • Maintain and coordinate all records associated with the training;
  • Collect training data and generate reports from the P.O.S.T. records management system and creates reports for the P.O.S.T. Director;
  • Conduct assessment surveys to insure the effectiveness of the training;
  • Serve as a resource to law enforcement and state agencies inquiring about legalized marijuana and will be the representative/liaison of the Department who will attend and participate in marijuana training meetings, subject matter expert meetings, etc.;
  • Establish and maintain networking relationships with law enforcement agencies to support professional development training opportunities;
  • Other related duties as required.

Necessary Special Requirement:  Candidates must successfully pass through a criminal and employment background investigation.  Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and be able to travel within the state (including overnight).

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree AND two years of experience as a certified law enforcement officer (either currently or previously).

Substitutions:  A master’s degree may substitute for the bachelor’s degree and one year of the professional experience. Professional work experience as described in the minimum qualifications above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree. 

Preferred Qualifications:   If you possess any of the following, specifically include the details on your application, as this information may be used to assess your qualifications and may be used to determine the top group of applicants.

  • Law enforcement experience beyond two years
  • Experience providing training to law enforcement agencies or academies
  • Proven ability to utilize contemporary technology to create and deliver training
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, carry-out assignments independently with minimal supervision, and prioritize objectives to complete tasks timely
  • Understanding of effective teaching methodologies and tools
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
  • Ability to research and develop training content and technical materials used in support of training
  • Experience with MS Office PowerPoint 
Updated date: Mon, 11/13/2017 - 1:37pm