DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL SAFETY†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7077
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class plans and directs the security, fire safety, and emergency preparedness activities of a school district to ensure safety for students and staff.† The incumbent will develop and implement procedures and policies in cooperation with local law enforcement and protective agencies.† Supervision is exercised over a staff of subordinate security personnel.† Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative supervisor and is evaluated regularly through conferences and review of written reports.† Performs related work as required.†
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
††††††††††† Assists in developing and implementing NYSCSS District-Wide School Safety Plan;
††††††††††† Enforces all legal regulations regarding fire safety, security, disaster preparedness, and crisis handling;
††††††††††† Trains, assigns and supervises all school security personnel;
††††††††††† Detects and investigates incidences of suspicious or violent behavior and reports same to parents and/or authorities as required;
††††††††††† Detects and investigates unsafe practices and conditions, including identification of hazardous/toxic materials, and reports same as required;
††††††††††† Conducts evacuations in the event of terrorism-related threats, such as biological, radiological, or chemical attacks;
††††††††††† Plans and directs all school district safety training, including safety seminars for students and parents;
††††††††††† Plans responses to national color-coded alert system;
††††††††††† Conducts studies, drills and tests of effectiveness of building safety plans;†
††††††††††† Inspects and monitors district security and safety systems;
††††††††††† Acts as liaison with local police department and other authorities;
††††††††††† Collects and prepares evidence for case disciplinary proceedings and criminal court;
††††††††††† Maintains records of safety and security incidences and prepares related data and reports.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive and current knowledge of effective procedures relating to security, safety and disaster preparedness; ability to quickly and effectively carry out established security and safety procedures in the event of fire, bomb threat or other emergency situations; ability to identify suspicious activity and hazardous materials; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school district officials, school district staff, law enforcement officials, and subject matter experts; ability to make detailed investigations, analyze findings, and recommend appropriate remediation; ability to research, prepare and maintain comprehensive data and related reports;† ability to train and supervise security personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.†
††††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE
(a) Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a
Bachelorís Degree in Criminal Justice or Occupational Health and Safety, or related field(s), plus two (2) years of supervisory or managerial experience in security and safety operations in a school setting, or;
††††††††† (b) Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelorís Degree in Criminal Justice or Occupational Health and Safety, or related field(s), plus two (2) years of experience as a police officer which included assignments or in-service training relating to violence in schools, juvenile justice or other areas directly related to issues affecting school districts.
NOTE:† Additional experience as defined in (a) or (b) above may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four (4) years.† Candidates must have graduated from senior high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma.