Job posting: Senior Program Manager

05/18/2015 1:54 PM | Anonymous

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Location: Alexandria, VA

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a dynamic organization that serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on our past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement though advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow conceptualize, build, integrate, and support intelligence systems. Much of our work requires high-level security clearances, and the descriptions and details of this work are classified.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Training and Professional Services, the Manager for Police Management Services has primary responsibility for client-centered services that include but are not limited to problem-specific technical assistance, organization and staffing studies, patrol deployment analyses, and comprehensive operations and management evaluations.  In addition, serves as team member of the Training and Professional Services Division, providing consulting services to police agencies in the areas of personnel testing, assessment centers, executive search, and training.


  • Provides fee-based consulting services to local, state, federal, and tribal police agencies, delivering practical recommendations to improve effectiveness, productivity, best practices, and professionalism of police services.
    Prepares proposals, including work plans, staffing plans, and budgets.
  • Leads and manages service efforts, employing IACP staff and contract consultants.  The Manager is required to conduct major portions of the study and to work with study teams in the field.
  • Remains sensitive and responsive to client needs during study periods.
  • Exercises quality control during study periods, including problem correction and cost accountability.
    Presents, explains, and justifies study findings and recommendations in public settings. 
  • Recruits and trains, and managers a broad range of law enforcement subject matter experts who serve as associate consultants in support of IACP Professional Services engagements.
  • Drafts, edits, and produces complex and extensive technical reports.
  • Serves as staff liaison to IACP committees or sections as assigned.
  • Collaborates and provides support for other divisional activities. Assists in the design, development, and delivery of consulting services to agencies on a contract basis for personnel testing, assessment center, executive search, and training services. 
  • Assists in the delivery of domestic and international training.
  • Other duties assigned by the Assistant Director of Training and Professional Services, Director of Training and Professional Services, IACP Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director.


  • Education and Experience: Master’s degree in relevant discipline required.
  • Formal training in law enforcement management, organizational analysis or Industrial/Organizational Psychology is preferred.
  • Ten (10) years of job-relevant experience.  Work at a command level in a law enforcement agency is a preferred experience. 
  • Equivalent combinations of advanced education and experience will be considered.
    Skill Requirements: Core knowledge and skills requirements include:

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