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Director of Safety and Security

Lake Park High School District 108

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Contact Information

Address:

Lake Park High School District 108
590 S. Medinah Road
Roselle, IL 60172-1978

Website:

Phone:

  • 630-295-5420

Fax:

  • 630-295-5414

Application Deadline:

  • 05/03/24

Position Details

Position Summary:

The Director of Safety and Security maintains a safe, secure, and nurturing school environment that provides staff with the ability to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. This individual evaluates district security practices, plans and implements all aspects of security and safety procedures and training, and oversees the District’s safety and security program. The safety and security coordinator serves as the law enforcement and fire service liaison for the school district.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of law enforcement experience, preferably in a command position
  • Minimum of 4 years as a Student Resource Officer
  • NASRO Basic SRO course required, Advanced SRO course preferred
  • Proficient with PCs, tablets, and other mobile electronic devices
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Apps and cloud-based applications
  • Demonstrated aptitude for the work to be performed
  • Demonstrated aptitude as a self-starter who works with minimal supervision
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong orientation toward providing customer service
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work positively and productively with adults and high school age students

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, evaluates, coordinates, and supervises District security operations, equipment, procedures, and personnel.
  • Plans, directs, and conducts staff development programming for all areas of school safety based on regular needs assessments.
  • Collaborates with building and district leadership on safety and security personnel related matters.
  • Coordinates and maintains district REDI safety plan and collaborates with building and district leadership to maintain safety and security processes and procedures.
  • Conducts routine safety and security evaluations of existing district resources, personnel, and procedures.
  • Identifies potential security related issues and recommends changes to existing practices and policies as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local safety and security requirements.
  • Maintains open communication with other governmental agencies.
  • Prepares district communication related to safety and security for the Board, community, parents, students and staff in collaboration with the Director of Communications.
  • Collaborates with other district personnel to apply for and manage safety or security related grants.
  • Participates in various district committees including Building Leadership Team and Threat Assessment Team meetings, as needed.
  • Prepares security related reports and maintains security related records.
  • Collaborates with the assistant superintendent for business services to prepare budget estimates and miscellaneous financial reports.
  • Collaborates with the building managers, the maintenance department, and the technology department to order supplies as needed.
  • Coordinates recruitment, selection, transfers, promotion, discipline, and dismissal measures with personnel in the safety and security department in collaboration with the administration.
  • Prepares work schedules and assigns or delegates responsibilities.
  • Directs the daily work of those assigned to the safety and security department.
  • Participates in professional organizations related to safety and security and obtains additional training and education as necessary.
  • Completes tasks as assigned by the assistant superintendent or another district administrator

Skills Required:

In order to perform this job successfully an individual must demonstrate satisfactory performance in each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills and abilities required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to maintain positive rapport with students and other staff members.
  • Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations to keep a respectful and friendly environment for students and staff.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and groups.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally both in oral and written form.
  • Ability to write reports as needed.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents.
  • Ability to complete mathematical operations, apply concepts of basic mathematics, and complete and interpret basic statistical analysis.
  • Ability to use electronic devices and commonly used software including student management and grade book software, finance software, Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Education, and other cloud-based software. Must have the capacity to learn and become proficient with new computer software as needed with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to perform essential duties with an awareness of school district requirements and Board of Education policies. 

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. 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 regularly required to stand, sit, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and listen.
  • The employee is frequently required to operate audio-visual equipment and computer equipment.
  • The employee will frequently need to reach with hands and arms and will frequently repeat actions with the same hand, arm or finger motion such as when typing and scanning materials.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and may occasionally lift up to 30 pounds and push heavy carts. 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is varied.
  • The pace of the work tasks is considered fast.
  • Work is conducted at a variety of job sites.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive listing of duties performed in this position. The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

Lake Park Community High School District 108 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The District has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority employees, licensed and non-licensed. Any individual requiring assistance making application for this opening should contact the Human Resources Assistant.

To Apply:

https://www.applitrack.com/D108/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&category=Administrative+%28Non%2DLicensed%29



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