Director, Security

Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Winston-Salem, NC, US
Closing date
Dec 26, 2021

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Job Category
Administrator, Executive Director / Director , Support Staff, Safety / Security, Product, Services & Policy, CEO / President / Executive Director
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Job Title
Director, Security

District Name
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Posted on
Oct 07, 2021,12:01 AM EST

Expiration Date
Until Filled

Job Description

Director, Security


The purpose of this position is to coordinate a comprehensive school safety and security program, which includes working with local law enforcement agencies to monitor and coordinate the school resource officer program. Work involves development of crisis management/emergency response plans as part of each school's safety plan; as well as, providing training programs pertaining to matters of safety and security for site-based administrators.


• Serves as a liaison with local law enforcement agencies to monitor and oversee the daily operation of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program and other law enforcement issues on the school campuses.

• Develops security plans and procedures for the school system by identifying problems, identifying emergency situations, corrective procedures, preparing written policies, and providing training for implementation.

• Works directly with local law enforcement agencies during critical incident situations in accordance with state and federal Incident Command System models.

• Works with first responders and GIS professionals to develop and maintain Critical Incident Maps.

• Develops, updates, trains, and monitors system-wide crisis strategy/emergency response plans and assists schools with development of site-specific plans and training.

• Advises and assists site-based administrators and athletic directors in matters involving criminal activities on school campuses.

• Assists in the development and implementation of security plans for athletic and special events involving the school facilities within the jurisdiction of the district.

• Recommends and coordinates implementation of new security programs; identify appropriate security programs necessary to ensure the safety of school personnel, students and property; recommend procedural changes as necessary.

• Receives/reviews all reports of criminal incidents occurring on school property, analyzing, reporting and partnering with local law enforcement to create recommendations to provide Safer Schools.

• Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints regarding the safety and security of personnel and property.

• Network and partner with community Gang Related Tasks Forces to gain insight into current activity and statuses within our district.

• Works with law enforcement to gather intelligence related to campus and student security.

• Partners with local and state Department of Transportation, Traffic Division of local law enforcement, and district Transportation Leadership to design and manage traffic flow efficiency at each school.

• Directs and manages contracted night patrol and administrative security program.

• Coordinates Fire Code adherence and other safety inspections for the school system.

• Serves as a consultant to architects and contractors in planning and designing new facilities to ensure reasonable standards of security.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.


• Demonstrated knowledge of state and local policies and procedures regarding the administration of security/school safety program.

• Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations with working knowledge of enforcement and investigative laws at state, local and federal levels.

• Knowledge of Incident Command Systems (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).

• Ability to develop, analyze and recommend policies, strategic plans and practices affecting school district personnel, students, and services.

• Ability to quickly and accurately analyze situations, then adopt an effective course of action.

• Knowledge in the delivery of training including use of technology and best practices related to the development and delivery of training.

• Demonstrates effective communication skills, including speaking, listening, and writing.

• Models high standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

• Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, methods, and developments in the areas of security and school safety.

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Docs and related software.

Job Qualification

Pay Grade Director 2 | Full-Time | 12 Months | Minimum Annual Salary $73,810


• Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, or related field PLUS 5 years work experience in law enforcement, crisis/emergency management, or related field that includes at least 3 years of management/supervisory experience.


• Valid North Carolina Driver's License

• Successful completion of the following courses through FEMA or state/local agency: IS 100, 200, 360, 362A, and 700A. Completion of ICS 230D, 242B, 300, 366A, and 400 within one year of hire.

When applying, please make sure to include all prior experience in your TeacherMatch Personal Portfolio(Application).

Please provide at least two references. One must be the current or most recent supervisor and the other a previous supervisor.

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