Job Description

Job Number:2019-7404
District Safety and Security Officer
Security Department
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Regular
Start Time:
End Time:
Salary: $28.71 - $32.65
07/21/2019 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
Closing Date:
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.
Additional Information: This is an armed position that patrols district and adjacent property, school
property within assigned areas, on foot or in a vehicle, to ensure the safety
and security of students and the public. Monday - Friday schedule.
Two years of work experience as a police officer, or in a closely related law
enforcement field. Training in security procedures. High school Diploma or
equivalent. Completion of law enforcement academy.
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Teamster I LEVEL: District Safety and Security Officer

: Non-exempt

: 200 HOLIDAYS: 10 to 12 dependent on assigned calendar

The position of District Safety and Security Officer is an armed position that patrols district and adjacent property, school property within assigned areas, on foot or in a vehicle, to ensure the safety and security of students and the public. Officer works with building administrators, students, staff and the local police to ensure compliance with school district policies and state laws as related to schools. Officer responds to alarms, provides first-line incident response, and facilitates emergency management as necessary. This position is responsible for ensuring the security of buildings and grounds; school safety; and contacting local law enforcement for response to criminal activity.

Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and White Center in Washington State. In 2013, parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the district came together to develop a strategic plan that reflects our goals and dreams for our students. The plan was updated in 2018 to guide our work through 2023. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose. The strategic plan is centered on Our Promise. It includes five big goals for Highline students, supported by Our Foundation. * Equity. We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success. * Instruction. We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction. * Relationships. We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families and community partners. * Support. We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.

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. * Patrols school district properties using district vehicle; parks in unobtrusive areas to observe activities. Walks around perimeter of buildings and grounds to ensure that doors, windows and gates are properly closed and locked. Secures areas that are found unlocked or open. Provides assistance to staff, students or citizens as needed. * Investigates suspicious activities; confronts and questions individuals; interviews witnesses; involves local police department staff as deemed necessary by situation. Evicts unauthorized persons from school facilities; disperses groups as required to maintain order and safety. Apprehends or assists in apprehension of individuals committing or suspected of committing crimes on school property. * Monitors building condition during patrols; calls for emergency response to fires; alerts maintenance department staff concerning broken pipes or electrical problems. Communicates with maintenance staff concerning repairs needed due to vandalism or forced entry.

DISTRICT SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICER * Maintains a patrol log; keeps records of persons or activities on school property during patrol; fills out reports concerning unlawful activities for police department. Provides information to building administrators concerning unsecured areas noted during patrol. Observes, collects, preserves and records evidence of crimes; determines classification of crime and extent of loss and/or damage. Attempts to locate and recover stolen property. * Periodically runs tests on alarm systems to ensure that they are operating properly; performs repairs and calls for outside service as needed. Verifies that alarms have been properly activated; responds to tripped alarms; inspects site for unlawful entry, vandalism or damage; calls police to scene as deemed necessary. * Periodically checks school surveillance cameras to ensure they are operating properly; download and save evidence recorded and used for disciplinary action. * Opens doors and/or gates for scheduled evening activities as needed; turns off alarm systems. Admits authorized personnel after regular working hours as requested. * Operates two-way radios and computers; maintains contact with local law enforcement authorities and district staff. Provides information to staff and students concerning property protection and safety measures. * Prepares and submits written reports as required; provides additional information from patrol log documentation as requested. Testifies in court proceedings. * Provides security for events occurring on district property; controls and directs traffic; ensures that fire lanes remain open for admittance of emergency equipment. * Identifies and disposes of hazardous materials or waste on district property as requested; clears area of staff members and students. * Attends workshops and meetings pertaining to assigned responsibilities. * Responds to and de-escalates non-compliant and out of control students. * Performs related duties as assigned.

: Education and Experience High school diploma or equivalent Two years of work experience as a police officer, or in a closely related law enforcement field

Training in security procedures Completion of a law enforcement academy

Criminal background clearance Pass a post hire, Pre-Employment physical assessment test Valid Washington State Driver's License

Security and safety practices and procedures Fire and intrusion alarm systems Investigative techniques and reporting procedures Firearm Safety Conflict resolution RCWs and WACs that pertain to school safety Highline Public Schools 49S06DSSO District Safety and Security Officer Page 2 of 4

DISTRICT SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICER School board policies and procedures

Communicate effectively orally or in writing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, administrators and law enforcement personnel Operate a computer, related software Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions Demonstrate skill in making effective, quick decisions Demonstrate skill in perceiving possible security breaches and taking appropriate action Demonstrate skill in documenting and preparing written investigative reports Quickly and accurately assess emergency situations and react in a calm, reasonable manner Clearly and accurately communicate safety and security policies and procedures to district staff, students and administrators Understand and follow specific instructions in compliance with district policies and procedures Deescalate a situation and maintain a calming demeanor Work independently with minimal supervision Safely operate a motorized vehicle and two-way radio Safely operate and qualify with firearm Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

Director of Safety and Security or designee

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 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 students’ 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.

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 is required to work outdoors in inclement weather. The employee will drive a district vehicle. 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 Highline Public Schools 49S06DSSO District Safety and Security Officer Page 3 of 4

DISTRICT SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICER 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, weapon, as well as, 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. Personal protection equipment includes a two way radio and 15# belt which hold weapon and radio. 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 , 2018.11.19; union approval 2018.11.20 Updated Superintendent’s statement, 2014.10.13 Transferred to newest format and updated job title to negotiated title, 2014.03.24 Updated by Human Resources, 06/11 Created by Human Resources, July, 2010 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, Highline Public Schools 49S06DSSO District Safety and Security Officer Page 4 of 4

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