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Security & Emergency Coordinator

General Information

Position Summary

The SEM Coordinator provides integrated security system management and dispatch services as well as engages in program level proactive security and emergency management initiatives and programs that provide for a safe and welcome learning environment.

Supervision Received

Report to the Security and Emergency Management Assistant Manager.


Qualifications

 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in public safety or a related field or three years of security, law enforcement, 911 dispatch, or emergency management related work experience.  (Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Must have a good driving record with no more than three (3) moving violations in the previous 10 years and with no suspensions or revocations within the two-year period prior to the date of the appointment (suspensions for parking related offenses excluded).

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of general security and emergency management operations and practices.
  • Working knowledge of most facets of security and emergency management including threat and bomb threat assessment.
  • Working knowledge of both Incident Command Structure (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Working knowledge of national, state, and local public safety and emergency management mandates required of schools.
  • Working knowledge in security assessment and techniques including emergency preparedness planning.
  • Working knowledge of hazard identification and risk assessment including Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED).
  • Working knowledge of security technology including, video surveillance, access control, radio communication (900Mhz, 800Mhz, VHF/UHF) and security alarm systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop successful relationships with district staff, students, families, and community partners.
  • Ability to assume responsibility, display initiative, and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to handle and maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to successfully complete any SEM recommended training involving threat assessment, CPTED, conflict resolution, verbal judo and any other related training.
Responsibilities

 

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:

Perform security system management/dispatch duties as assigned including:

  • Video surveillance.
  • Card Access.
  • Alarm Systems.
  • Emergency Communications.
  • Manage response to alarms and/or requests for service.

Act as a resource on security issues for staff throughout the District.

Conducts proactive system audits including:

  • Conducting virtual patrol tours of sites, responding to alarms and detecting suspicious activity
  • Conducting security hardware inspections, testing equipment and completing site surveys.
  • Collecting security lighting data, and preparing inspection reports related to malfunctioning equipment in need of repair
  • Receiving and coordinating after hours card access requests and responds to issues

Operate District vehicle to provide mobile/on-site functions

Work with other SEM staff to:

  • Conduct crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) audits of district schools and facilities.
  • Monitor and assist with require sited drills and exercises.
  • Coordinate SEM assistance in the area of threat assessment.
  • Assist in the investigation, location and reunification of lost, truant, or missing students.
  • Assists with non-scheduled student transportation that may pose a safety/security risk.

Promote a positive image of the school district at all times.

Contribute to the District's Strong Schools, Strong Communities efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a 12 month position working 40 hours per week.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the AFSCME negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at http://hr.spps.org/Labor_Agreements.html. The minimum rate of pay for this position is $19.44 per hour.

Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment.  Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account.  Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance.  A benefits summary is available at http://www.hr.spps.org/Benefits_Summary_by_Union.html.