Job Description

Job Number:2017-2813
Campus Safety Officer
Security Department

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 8.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $23.82 - $27.30

Closing Date: 11/23/2017 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.

Additional Information: Assist with positive rapport with students, staff and community. Document
criminal activity. Meet and interact with students and non-students on and
adjacent to school property.


GROUP: TEAMSTERS I LEVEL: Campus Safety Officer

: Non-exempt

: 180 HOLIDAYS: 10

SUMMARY: The position of Campus Safety Officer assists school administration in maintaining a positive school
environment and responds to incidents pertaining to the safety of students and staff. The position patrols and
supervises high school parking lots and building areas where students congregate before, during, and after school;
registers vehicles; serves as a liaison with the Highline School District Security Department and the local authorities;
works with staff and student leaders to develop and implement campus policies and procedures; and performs other
responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Safety and Security or designee.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of
Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. Starting in
the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the
community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline
Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and
organizational practices:

* Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.
* Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-

tune their craft and grow in their profession.
* Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,

families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.
* A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,

excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

* Responsible for specific assigned school campus and the adjacent areas.
* Monitors parking lots and building areas where students congregate before school, during the school day,

and after school.
* Facilitates the registration of vehicles and enforcement of parking violations; however, impoundment of

vehicles from district property will be the exclusive responsibility of the District Security Department
and/or local police agencies.

* Serves as a liaison with the Highline School District Security Department and the local authorities.
* Works with staff and student leaders to develop and implement campus policies and procedures.
* Patrols school property for safety of staff and students and the physical security of the buildings and property.


* Assists in establishing a positive rapport with students, parents, staff and community agencies; promotes
communication with students to ensure a safe campus environment; and encourages prescribed
standards of conduct and behavior and positive student attitudes.

* Document criminal activity as well as school/district policy violations. Completes security incident
statements according to security procedures. Assists both school district security and local law
enforcement agencies with investigations when requested.

* Meets and interacts with students and non-students on and adjacent to high school property, gathers
information and, if necessary, issues No-Trespass Warnings where appropriate.

* Campus Safety Officers may only carry pepper spray, radio, and handcuffs in performance of duties.
* Assist with supervision at school events.
* Performs search of student and/or school property shall be done when there is reasonable suspicion.
* Responds to incidents involving alcohol, drugs, fights, and threatening situations and intervenes in conflicts

between students and may physically detain individuals in circumstances where such detention is allowed
by state law.

* Attends job related training and meetings with administrative approval.
* Provide testimony in court or hearings on school related cases.
* Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

High School Diploma or equivalent
Two years’ experience working with school-age students

Previous security officer/law enforcement work experience

Criminal background clearance
Valid WA State Driver’s License
Complete training in first aid and CPR and ongoing district directed training
Must have approved training in chemical spray and restraint techniques prior to their use
Pass a post hire, Pre-Employment Physical Assessment

Security safety practices and procedures
Conflict resolution skills
Communication styles
Cultural Diversity
Student Behaviors
School board policies and procedures

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Operate a microcomputer and related software
Maintain effective working relationships with other people
Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, parents, and community members


Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence
Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations.
Demonstrate strong conflict resolution skills
Be punctual and committed to task and strong work ethics
Relate effectively with students, staff members and the public
Work independently with minimal supervision
Remain calm under pressure
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Security and Safety or designee

EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the Principal or designee based on performance of duties and

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing this job, the employee is required to frequently walk and stand for prolonged periods and
occasionally sit. The employees must be able to squat, kneel, and crawl 50 feet as needed. The employee must
be able to grip/grasp/hold in defensive moves. The position requires fine finger dexterity. The employee may
be required in some positions to have sufficient dexterity, mobility, physical ability and stamina, to restrain
individuals in accordance with established guidelines, and sufficient mobility to respond to student’s needs. The
employee is required to lift/carry a maximum of 15 pounds constantly, up to 20 pounds frequently, and up to
70 pounds occasionally. The employee is required to push and/or pull a maximum force of 112 pounds

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires visual concentration on detail and physical dexterity. The person holding this position is
required to work outdoors in inclement weather. This position could experience frequent to occasional
confrontational situations with intruders on school grounds which requires constant awareness of an attention to
personal safety. The employee must have the ability to make effective decisions and solve problems using sound
judgment in crisis situations; requires individual initiative and teamwork; may occasionally deal with distraught or
difficult individuals and "at risk" youth. This position requires excellent listening skills; visual concentration and
manual dexterity to operate radio, phone and complete required paperwork. The employee may be required to
attend extracurricular activities; travel between sites; and work effectively and communicate with groups and
individuals of all ages in a multi-cultural community.

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not
intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Updated by Human Resources to change reporting relationship, 2017-11-20
Updated Superintendent’s statement, 2014.10.13
Transferred to newest format and changed job title per negotiated title change, 2014.03.24
Updated by Human Resources, 12/2010
Created by the Human Resources Department, 6/02


Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in
admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race,
creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital
status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability,
or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students
who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having
inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights
Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121,; Civil Rights
Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social
Services, 206.631.3011,

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