Security Officer (2022-2023) - George Washington High School

Job | Posted a month ago
Favorite
Share
Apply
Employment Type
Full-time
Start Date
Upcoming School Year
Position Areas
Pupil Services

Description

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK Under the supervision of the Principal and in collaboration with the Director I - School Safety and Security, the Security Officer patrols District sites and adjacent areas to provide safety and protection for students, staff, equipment and property; assures compliance with applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations; responds to fire and intrusion alarms and calls for service at District sites; provides assistance to staff, students, parents, citizens and public agencies; models and promotes a positive, productive and safe campus climate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Patrol District sites and adjacent areas to provide safety and protection for students, staff, equipment and property; assure compliance with applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations Escort students, school personnel, and/or visitors to provide direction, ensure safety and provide site security Provide traffic and parking control to maintain efficient traffic flow and use of parking lots Refer incidents, including personal injuries, altercations, suspicious activities, rule violations, etc. to appropriate site personnel and/or city police to ensuring follow-up in accordance with administrative, site security, and student safety guidelines Respond to inquiries from students and parents regarding campus security issues to provide information, direction, and/or referrals for addressing inquiries Respond to and resolve calls for service; update dispatch on status of calls; investigate incidents and report criminal activity; report safety hazards observed at sites Respond to fire and intrusion alarm calls and determine if unauthorized entry or faulty operation of an alarm has occurred; turn alarm systems on and off and test for proper operation; summon and communicate with police and fire departments Initiate contact with individuals on District grounds or surrounding property to assure visitor authorization; detain persons suspected of criminal behavior; call local law enforcement when arrest is required Patrol areas adjacent to schools identified as locations of loitering by students and adults; request identification as appropriate; transport truant students to school; transport students home or to other locations as directed by the Director I - School Safety and Security Collaborate with community agencies (e.g. law enforcement, courts, mental health, etc.) to address individual cases and/or take action regarding criminal activities, vandalism, etc. for the safety and security of the school site Monitor student behavior during and between assigned periods and at student events (e.g. lunch room, classrooms, detention, dances, home games, etc.) to ensure student compliance with established guidelines Identify and intervene in conflicts between individual and groups of students or others and de-escalate situations; assist students to problem-solve issues and resolve conflicts in a positive and constructive manner; maintain a high level of visibility on campus Serve as a mentor and role model to provide guidance to students regarding appropriate behaviors and the importance of following school rules; build rapport with students and assist in promoting a positive, productive and safe school climate Facilitate and participate in discussions with individual students, parents, and school staff for the purpose of channeling student activities into acceptable behavior, good attendance, and academic achievement Conduct searches of student lockers and property; confiscate inappropriate items Communicate with students, administrators, staff and the public to exchange information, coordinate activities and resolve issues or concerns; advise school administration and School Safety personnel of causes and effects of student tension on campus and within the community Respond to a wide variety of emergency situations at or near school sites; administer first aid or necessary physical assistance to ill or distressed individuals Record activities and incidents that occur on assigned shifts and prepare incident reports Observe legal and defensive safe driving practices for outside patrols; operate a variety of safety equipment including a fire extinguisher, handcuffs, and two-way radio Monitor and assist in controlling crowds at special and athletic events; observe and report misuse of facilities, vandalism or other unauthorized activities; direct traffic Attend a variety of conferences, trainings and meetings to maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations related to assigned activities May attend and participate in legal proceedings of suspects Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Ability to perform basic math; understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: health standards and hazards; safety practices and procedures Ability to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including software; preparing and maintaining accurate records Ability to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment; flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; setting priorities; working with frequent and sustained interruptions

Posted By

Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543
 

At the following locations

Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543