Safety & Security Specialist
The Safety and Security Specialist works directly with the local school Principal to provide student safety and supervisory assistance on school premises and to enforce school regulations regarding conduct.
An employee in this position will respond to complaints of losses of personal and school property, develop procedures to deter trespassers from school property, and assist in the establishment and formal audit of local security and safety procedures, including the emergency response plan. The safety and security specialist relates well and communicates with students, school staff, and the school community.
* Assists in general supervision of school grounds and buildings; assists with administrative enforcement of school regulations regarding conduct; responds to complaints of losses of personal and school property; develops procedures to deter trespassers from school property
* Provides student safety and supervisory assistance on school premises
* Oversees and coordinates parking and bus regulations on school grounds and reports accidents on school property
* Assists in the establishment and formal audit of local security and safety procedures including the emergency response plan
* Assists with developing effective school-community relations and in maintaining a human relations climate which promotes a positive school environment
* Serves as liaison between Loudoun County law enforcement and fire safety officials and school administrators. Represents the school in court, as needed
* Coordinates the student Crime Solvers program
* Performs related work as required
Any equivalent combination of education and experience equal to a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement or related field; two years of responsible work experience in an area involving monitoring and enforcing appropriate modes of conduct
* Knowledge of rules and regulations regarding student safety and conduct and the ability to enforce those regulations
* Ability to relate to, communicate with, and supervise young adults in order to help establish and maintain effective relationships with parents and the public
* Ability to supervise and assist in implementing intervention programs for students displaying socially unacceptable behavior
* Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions, and to prepare clear and comprehensive oral and written reports
* Sufficient mobility to patrol school hallways and grounds and to monitor student behavior, deter inappropriate behavior, and apprehend students
* Sufficient vision to be able to observe students and trespassers up to 100 yards away
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, climb, stoop, kneel, bend and walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or tools; reach with hands and arms and see and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and may be required to lift up to approximately 50 pounds.