TITLE: School Safety Associate – KCKPS Police Department
LOCATION: North Central Office
JOB GOAL: The School Safety Associate provides a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors by patrolling/monitoring all activity at assigned location(s). The School Safety Associate maintains visibility and vigilance, establishes rapport and relates professionally with students and staff. Must be able to make sound decisions in dealing with emergency/non-emergency situations. May be assigned traffic control. Assignment location is primarily (but not exclusively) school-based with Police Department supervision and School Administrator collaboration.
- Provides a warm customer service experience in all interactions with students, staff and visitors
- Monitor entryways, exits and building perimeters at assigned site(s) for the assigned duration of time.
- Respond to, report on and take proactive steps to deter inappropriate actions or activities, from both internal and external sources, utilizing de-escalation and conflict resolution.
- Ability to operate office equipment and security equipment, including but not limited to desktop computer and Microsoft Office Suite applications, phones, handheld radio, X-Ray machines and Metal detectors
- Evaluate crime prevention measures, assist with crisis plans and respond to school emergencies with professional composure while assisting district staff and community partners
- Assist with management of crowd control for school activities, sport/special events as assigned while working flexible shifts.
- Assist with administration of the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) procedures, safety audits as required or requested and identify building and property safety concerns in partnership with Administrators and Police Department staff.
- Be familiar with building emergency action and evacuation plans
- Exemplifies a high level of ethical behavior and protects the confidentiality of information as expected of all Police Department staff.
- Maintains paperwork related to activities and documentation of incidents
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chief of Police
- High School Diploma or GED
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a safety environment, security environment, law enforcement environment or other related work environment is required
- Possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License
- Must submit to a pre-employment background check with no felony or major misdemeanor convictions as required by the State of Kansas for criminal justice agencies
- Hold and maintain an NCIC Certification within one (1) year of employment
- Must obtain basic certifications for: National Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).
- Knowledge of Kansas City, Kansas Public School Board Policies, Student Code of Conduct and School Safety / Crisis Plans
- Knowledge of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATION:
Speak clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
Maintain communication with all constituents including district staff.
Utilize existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.
Organize work efficiently in order to support the mission and vision of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external sources.
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Generally, the job requires 90% sitting, 5% walking and 5% standing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: This job is performed indoors in a generally clean and healthy climate controlled environment. The noise level is usually quiet.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all constituents including district staff. Ability to maintain professionalism and respond appropriately in all situations.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 186 Days
RATE OF PAY: Based on the KCKPS Classified Salary Schedule
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
REPORT TO: Chief of Police
EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board's policy.