DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL SECURITY AND SAFETY
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for overseeing and supervising school buildings and grounds security functions both during and after normal school hours. Under the supervision of the School Superintendent or other administrative superior in charge of security, the incumbent has responsibility for planning and overseeing both security throughout the district, including vehicular and foot traffic flow in and around school buildings in accordance with established procedures outlined by the Board of Education. Supervision is exercised over the work of a security staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Responsible for emergency response training for all District employees and students.
Responsible for review and updates to emergency management plans districtwide.
Liaison to law enforcement regarding criminal and gang intelligence which may impact student safety and campus operations.
Support for building administrators within critical incidents and appropriation of resources for response.
Coordination of metal detection search requests as needed.
Selection, oversight and support of electronic visitor management system.
Selection, supervision and screening of anonymous tips.
Recruitment, selection, discipline and retention of District security staff.
Daily audit of the networked security surveillance cameras located throughout the District facilities to verify that all assets are current and operational.
Identification of inoperable security equipment and direction of immediate repairs by technicians.
Perform comprehensive review of all new building requests for additional security surveillance camera installations and justification of assignment of assets.
Review, selection and standardization of security equipment utilized to expedite and control repair and replacement costs.
Review and approval of video surveillance footage requests, including law enforcement requests.
Oversight of a central registry for all video review requests.
Supervision of a centralized surveillance network monitoring station.
Daily audit of networked access control systems located throughout the District facilities to verify that all assets are current and operational.
Perform comprehensive review of all new building requests for additional access control equipment installations and justification of assignment of assets.
Supervision and support of an electronic staff and visitor ID badging network.
Response to all law enforcement situations within any District school building.
Review of all staff training requirements and for NYS Department of State, with compliance initiatives-Security Guard Act licensing.
Participation in FEMA train the trainer seminars and the training of District staff.
Review and update of the District Emergency Operations Plan annually.
Supervision of the Fingerprint Technicians.
Review of volunteer procedures related to background screening of applicants.
Lead for the District in the enforcement of regulations and statutes pertaining to safety within the laws of the State of New York.
District representative for the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, Safe Schools Information Coalition, facilitating the flow of information for student safety.
Management and procurement of security/safety fleet vehicles to protect District assets.
Lead for emergency communications with the Onondaga County 911 Center.
Management and procurement of all Sentry and Monitor uniforms and related equipment.
Management and procurement of all District two-way portable radios, with FCC licensing protocols and compliance.
Also, when employed by the Syracuse City School District:
Appointed as the Chief Emergency Officer by the Board of Education for the District mandated NYSED emergency response plans.
Daily audit of Administrative Entry Search process at all District high schools.
Coordination with select bargaining units regarding security staff.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of regulations and statutes pertaining to safety within the laws of the State of New York
Good knowledge of the practices and procedures necessary to maintain order and insure the protection of life and security of buildings, grounds and equipment.
Good knowledge of safety procedures necessary to eliminate or prevent accidents and safety hazards.
Working knowledge of vehicular traffic control activities in parking lots and access roads.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in carrying out security duties.
Ability to carry out oral and written directions.
Ability to act quickly, efficiently and calmly in stressful situations.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of a security staff.
Ability to understand and deal effectively with students, faculty and others.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status as an Assistant Director of School Security and Safety.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees, with an Associate’s Degree or higher in criminal justice or police science and three (3) years of experience, or its part time equivalent, as a law enforcement officer or security officer/guard (registered by New York State Department of Criminal Justice), one (1) year of which must have included the supervision of multiple security staff personnel; or,
B. Five (5) years of experience, or its part time equivalent, as a law enforcement officer or security officer/guard (registered by New York State Department of Criminal Justice), one (1) year of which must have included the supervision of multiple security staff personnel; or,
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
NOTE: Pursuant to Chapter 336 of the Laws of 1992, employees whose principle responsibility is to perform security guard duties, must be registered with the New York State Department of State and complete a pre-assignment training program. Employees must complete the registration and training prior to performing the duties of the position.