Central Valley Criminal Justice Career Fair

Bakersfield, CA

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Special Event Invitation

Criminal Justice Career Fair

August 24, 2013

9:00am - 12:30pm

University of Phoenix, Bakersfield Campus

4900 California Ave


Please join us for Keynote Speaker, Steve Shoemaker

Former Chief of Operations, Worldwide Counter Terrorism Center, CIA

For over three decades, Steve has devoted his life to service for our nation.

His experience spans from U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets), to National Security sensitive operations with the CIA, to Counter-Terrorism, Hostage Rescue, & Crisis Response; and National Counter Terrorism policy writing for the Ambassador, Office of Counter Terrorism, U. S. Department of State.

Steve has conducted operations with or trained officers of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of State, FBI, U.S. Customs Service, DEA, Border Patrol, and Sheriff’s Departments. He has responded to crises worldwide and has led or participated in Counter Terrorism operations and freed American citizens from their captors, operations to capture terrorists, gathered intelligence, and has conducted over 400 interviews with Islamic extremists.

He has spoken before senior U.S. Government officials, Foreign Cabinet level officials, and International Counter Terrorism Groups on subjects of CT, the clash of Arab & Western Cultures, the Psychology of Terrorists, and Inter-Agency Cultural Clashes.  Steve has personally briefed sensitive national level operational plans to the directors of the CIA and FBI and Foreign Government National Security Advisors.

His former positions include: Deputy Director of Operations for Policy, Office of the Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism, U.S. State Department; Chief of Operations, within the Worldwide Counter Terrorism Center, CIA; and Army Special Forces leader and commander.

Steve has a Master’s degree from the U. S. Army Command & General Staff College, has been a member of the National Security Council Hostage Sub-Group; and is certified as a Trainer & Coach, Interviewer & Debriefer, Infrastructure Security Vulnerability Assessment specialist, and Crisis & Consequence Management specialist.


This event will also feature demonstrations, exhibits, career workshops, and a networking career expo with more than a dozen local agencies, and will include:


  • Bakersfield Police Department
  • California Department of Corrections
  • Kern County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kern County Probation
  • FBI
  • SWAT display
  • Bomb Squad display
  • CSI display
  • California Highway Patrols - vehicle displays
  • 'Life in the Academy' presentation
  • Interviewing skills workshop for law enforcement job seekers
  • Resume review
  • Navy
  • Army
  • Shafter Police Department
  • Child Identification
  • McGruf the Crime Dog
  • And More!