School Safety Officer, SIU (10 Positions)
Job | Posted 4 months ago
Salary Range: $46,822 - $66,848
Areas of Responsibility and Preferred Qualifications will include:
- Successful completion of the FDLE School Resource Officer Course preferred.
- Successful completion of CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) training preferred.
Be Advised: All Applications Are Subject To Florida Public Records Law.
POSITION TITLE: School Safety Officer, Special Investigative Unit (SIU)
JOB CODE: New
PAY GRADE: TBD
BARGAINING UNIT: Police Benevolent Association
REPORTS TO: Chief, Special Investigative Unit (SIU) or Designee
CONTRACT YEAR: 204 Days or 244 Days
To provide a safe and supportive learning environment by serving as a resource for students, parents, staff and the community.
Essential Performance Responsibilites:
The School Safety Officer, Special Investigative Unit (SIU) shall carry out the performance responsibilities listed below:
• Support the Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Division by providing Broward County School District with on-site professional safety and security and law enforcement services, to include serving on various committees or participation in working groups as requested.
• Perform all functions of a sworn law enforcement officer in compliance with F.S 943.10 and F.S. 1006.12.
• Protect and secure the school site and its occupants to include school activities that occur on or off campus before or after normally scheduled hours.
• Participate in Behavioral Threat Assessments.
• Enhance student knowledge of the law enforcement function and of the fundamental concept and structure of law.
• Promote positive interaction and enhance relations between students and law enforcement. • Provide assistance and support for crime victims identified within the school setting.
• Present educational programs concerning crime prevention and the rights, obligations and responsibilities of students as citizens.
• Provide approved instructional activities to students in areas of instruction within the SSO’s experience, education and training.
• Provide assistance related to the Florida School Safety Risk Assessment Tool.
• Serve as a liaison to law enforcement agencies and community agencies that have a mutual interest and concern for the safety and security of the District for the area in which they are assigned and directed by the immediate supervisor.
• Provide guidance to staff or others as directed, to effectively conduct investigations in coordination with the immediate supervisor.
• Assist with the development or enhancement of District procedures related to safety and security and make recommendations for revisions to procedures, as appropriate.
• Conduct criminal and administrative investigations as directed by the immediate supervisor and prepare detailed case documentation including written reports which are clear, concise, thorough and completed under strict timelines.
• Prepare strong documentation and written reports which are clear, concise, thorough and completed under strict timelines.
• Conduct analysis of safety and security incidents to assist with the determination of security needs and/or programs for a location; report findings with recommendations for implementation; make oral presentations, and conduct training to District personnel.
• Review investigative reports and take appropriate action to address issues.
• Assist other law enforcement agencies, Child Protective Investigations Section (CPIS), Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) with School District related investigations.
• Provide required assistance in the handling of emergency situations by taking appropriate action, including making arrests, as necessary.
• Subject to emergency call back during off duty hours.
• Represent the District in administrative and/or criminal hearings by providing accurate, clear, and concise testimony.
• Perform and promote all activities in compliance with the equal employment and non-discrimination policies of The School Board of Broward County, Florida.
• Participate in training programs offered to enhance the skills and proficiency related to the job responsibilities.
• Review current developments, literature and technical sources of information related to job responsibilities.
• Ensure adherence to safety rules and procedures.
• Follow federal, state and local laws, as well as School Board policies.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor, or designee.
Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
• Standard high school diploma or satisfactory completion of an approved General Educational Development (GED) Testing Program.
• A minimum of five (5) years, within the last eight (8) years, in law enforcement at the local, state or federal level.
• Currently hold and actively maintain a valid certificate of compliance for Law Enforcement Officers in good standing from the State of Florida Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Training.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License.
• Requires prior experience working with students or adolescents.
• Requires the skills to effectively communicate and work with all levels of District and school-based staff; parents, students at all age levels, community representatives and law enforcement agencies.
• Effective verbal and written communications skills.
• Prior experience preparing thorough detailed documentation.
• Prior experience preparing thorough documentation with a demonstrated ability to produce written reports, under strict timelines, that are clear, concise, and thorough; ability to clearly and accurately communicate facts of case.
• Demonstrated ability to clearly and accurately communicate facts during criminal or administrative proceedings.
• Computer skills as required for the position, to include Microsoft Office.
Preferred Qualifications & Experience:
• An earned associate degree in criminal justice, criminology, public administration, law enforcement or related field from an accredited institution.
• Evidence of certification in the area of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
• Evidence of successful completion of college level courses in criminal justice, police administration or related field.
• Bilingual skills.
SIGNIFICANT CONTACTS – frequency, contact, purpose, and desired end result: Frequently works with staff, at all levels, throughout the District; students, parents, community, and law enforcement personnel to ensure the safety and security of District students, staff, stakeholders and sites.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of pressure occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and /or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects and to meet all requirements of the role. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District's approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the School Board.
EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Board Policy.
PUBLIC RECORDS EXEMPTION: Positions assigned to this job description are public records exempt according to provisions of FL§119.071.
Board Approved: 05/18/2021
Board Adopted: 06/15/2021