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Student Security Supervisor

Hamilton County Department of Education
Chattanooga, TN, United States
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Hamilton County Schools, located in Chattanooga, TN, is the fastest improved school district in the state of Tennessee. Our mission is to create pathways to bright futures for all students in our community by helping to equip them with the skills, knowledge and supports required to realize their full potential.

We do this by focusing on five action areas in our strategic plan, Future Ready 2023:
  • Accelerating Student Achievement
  • Future Ready Students
  • Great Teachers and Leaders
  • Engaged Community
  • Efficient and Effective Operations

We are committed to excellence for every student and are seeking outstanding school support and district-wide staff who desire to make a difference in the lives of students. For classified employees who are interested in becoming teachers, we also offer our "Grow Your Own" program, with pathways to becoming a certified teacher. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

The purpose of this job is to work alongside the Student Security Coordinator and school level administrators to provide a safe and secure campus. Provide guidance and support for Student Safety Officers.


  • Ensure Student Safety Officers have the knowledge, training, equipment and ability to perform the tasks required.
  • Interact with site administrators to further develop the partnership with the safety and Security Office.
  • Assist and review annual site assessment for each school.
  • Make recommendations to correct identified security issues on campus.
  • Observe day to day tasks conducted by Student Safety Officers.
  • Conduct annual Student Safety Officer evaluations.
  • Fill slots vacated by Student Safety Officers out on leave.
  • Monitors video surveillance at the schools.
  • Review Bi-weekly and reports prior to submitting to the Student Safety Manager.
  • Contact each officer a minimum of once a week.
  • Contact each site administrator a minimum of once a month.
  • Develops and fosters communication with the patrolling law enforcement agency that serves your assigned schooling district.
  • Recognize outstanding performance from the Student Safety Officers in writing to Student Safety Office.
  • Receive and review initial complaints from citizens and HCS staff.
  • Acts in a professional, respectful, and courteous manner at all times.
  • Creates a customer-focused climate and provides quality services and support to school and other stakeholders.
  • Complies with applicable district, state, and federal codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Attends work and arrives to work on time.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Adheres to the Teacher Code of Ethics as defined by Tennessee Law.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Ability to qualify for appropriate licensure or TN POST certification.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use communications equipment.
  • Weapons qualifications at or above established standards.
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR and "Stop the Bleed".
  • One (1) school year experience as Student Security Officer required.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use a portable radio.
  • Use of basic computer skills.

Salary is based on a combination of relevant education and experience.
Minimum Salary - Grade 23
Salary Scale


Hamilton County Schools, located in beautiful Chattanooga, TN, is hiring, supporting, and retaining outstanding top teaching talent. We are the fastest improved district in Tennessee and have a goal to become the best. With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

Why Join our Team?  

New Teacher Support: With our progressive three-year induction program for new teachers, you will have the following supports: 

  • New Teacher Academy 
  • First Year Mentor & Supportive Professional Development 
  • Whole-Teacher/Well-Teacher (wellness & mindfulness training) 

Leadership Opportunities: Grow your career with Hamilton County Schools, no matter your professional goals: 

  • Train to become a mentor teacher or professional development presenter
  • Obtain your National Board Certification and get a $4,000 salary increase 
  • Apply for leadership pipeline programs for instructional coaching or administration 
  • Be a part of innovative programs that are unique to Hamilton County like Teacherpreneur and STEM Fellows
  • Travel the world as a Fund for Teachers recipient

Experience all Chattanooga has to offer:

  • Chattanooga has a metro area of 500,000 people - not too big and not too small - and under two hours from Nashville, Atlanta, Knoxville, and Birmingham
  • Award-winning city for outdoor activities, music, art and culture
  • 25 + local music, art, and food festivals every year

We are seeking teaching candidates who are:

  • Committed to high academic achievement and high expectations for all students
  • Able to be a positive team-player and communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, students, and families
  • Open to being coached and receiving feedback in order to advance learning and growth for students
  • Experienced in high-need or Title-I School settings. Experience with English Language Learners is a plus.
  • Professionals with high personal standards and integrity

Compensation & Total Rewards 

  • Competitive salary range commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes multiple health insurance options, vision, dental reimbursement, short and long-term disability, life insurance, on-site clinics, and a wellness program 
  • Childcare for Hamilton County teachers available in multiple schools 
  • Competitive retirement plans through Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, including a hybrid 401k and pension plan. In 2018, TCRS was ranked in the top four best funded State Pension plans by the Pew Charitable Trust. 

About Hamilton County Schools

 Hamilton County Schools, located in beautiful Chattanooga, TN, is the fastest improving district in the state of Tennessee. We believe in success for all students and are dedicated to helping all students succeed to their highest potential.  With nearly 80 schools located in urban, rural, and suburban communities, we are confident that you can find your place in Hamilton County.

Who we serve: Hamilton County Schools serves over 42,000 students across our diverse county in urban, rural and suburban communities. Our families speak 125 languages and approximately 8.5% of our students are English language learners.

Our results: The state of Tennessee has recognized Hamilton County as an “Advancing” school district.

A few of our recent achievements include:

  • #2 out of 146 districts in the state of Tennessee for student growth and a Level 5 district for 2018-2019
  • 45 Level 5 schools and 32 reward schools
  • 16 Volkswagen E-Labs - the highest concentration of fabrication labs of any district in the US or abroad
  • Milken Award winning teacher; State Principal of the Year (2017)
  • 13 High Schools with over 18 Future Ready Institutes
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3074 Hickory Valley Road
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