Job Description

Job Number:2017-2968

District Safety Officer - Weekends
Security Department

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 12.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $26.17 - $29.55

Closing Date: 03/21/2018 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.

Additional Information: Patrol district property, on foot or in vehicle, to ensure that buildings and
grounds are secure. Responsibilities include setting, monitoring, testing and
responding to the alarm system. Perform related duties as assigned.

JOB TITLE: DISTRICT SAFETY OFFICER - Weekends Only (Saturdays and Sundays)

GROUP: Teamsters I LEVEL: District Safety Officer FLSA Status: Non-exempt


SUMMARY: The position of District Safety Officer patrols district property, on foot or in a vehicle, to ensure that

buildings and grounds are secure. Responsibilities include setting, monitoring and testing alarm systems; responding

to alarms; observing and reporting unlawful. Officers respond to assist staff after hours and maintains safe learning


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 Heights 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.

- 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


- Investigates suspicious activities; confronts and questions individuals; interviews witnesses; involves local

police department’s 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION: DISTRICT SAFETY OFFICER - Weekends Only (Saturdays and Sundays)

- 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.

- 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, computers, school surveillance systems; 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.

- Identifies hazardous materials or waste on district property and alerts trained staff for removal; clears the

hazardous area of staff members and students.

- Provides security for events occurring on district property; controls and directs traffic; ensures that fire lanes

remain open for admittance of emergency equipment.

- Attends workshops and meetings pertaining to assigned responsibilities.

- Performs related duties as assigned.



High School Diploma or equivalent

Two years of work experience as a police officer, security officer or in a closely related law enforcement field.


Completion of a law enforcement academy program


Criminal background clearance

Valid WA State Driver’s License

Pass a post hire, Pre-employment Physical Assessment


Security and safety practices and procedures

Fire and intrusion alarm systems

Investigative techniques and reporting procedures

Hazardous material handling methods

RCWs and WACs that pertain to school safety

School board policies and procedures


Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Operate a microcomputer and related software

JOB DESCRIPTION: DISTRICT SAFETY OFFICER - Weekends Only (Saturdays and Sundays)

Safely operate a motorized vehicle and two-way radio

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 situation

Make effective, quick decisions

Perceive possible security breaches and taking appropriate action

Understand and follow specific instructions in compliance with district policies and procedures

Demonstrate skill in documenting and preparing written investigative reports

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Safety and Security/Program Manager

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. 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 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



Updated Superintendent’s statement, 2014.10.13

Transferred to newest format and updated job title to newly negotiated title, 2014.03.24

Updated by Human Resources, 12/2010

Job description prepared by E.A. Walsh and Company, 4/89

Revised by the Personnel Department, 9/92

Revised by the Human Resources Department to reflect new affiliation, 5/00

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.

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