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Security & Emergency Management (SEM) Assistant Manager

Saint Paul Public Schools
St. Paul, MN, US
This position supervises Security & Emergency Management staff and oversees all contract security personnel and services.

Reporting Relationship

This position will report to the Security & Emergency Management Manager.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in public safety or emergency management related field
  • Three years experience in public safety, school safety, or emergency management
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Security and Emergency Management experience in an educational setting (K-12, Post Secondary).


The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:
  • Supervise Security & Emergency Management staff, including selection of training, performance reviews, and resolving employee issues/problems; consult with department Manager on serious staff problems and/or disciplinary issues.
  • Oversee contract security operations at schools and sites, including district administration building and overnight patrol operations
  • Act on behalf of the SEM Director and/or SEM Manager in her/his absence or as appropriate.
  • Coordinate the documentation of Security & Emergency Management policies and procedures as related to ECC functions, including annual review, up to date job descriptions and on-going in-service needs.
  • Respond to inquiries and allocate contract security staff and assist with resolving issues that may arise with this staff; assist the department Manager with developing, scheduling, and presenting training for this staff.
  • Interact with community public safety and emergency management agencies as directed including the Police Department, Saint Paul Emergency Management, Minnesota School Safety Center and other agencies as appropriate.
  • Act as a resource on security and emergency management issues for staff throughout the district.
  • Contribute to the District's Strategic Plan efforts by collaborating with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Considerable knowledge of SEM operations and supervision
  • Considerable knowledge of the ICS (Incident Command Structure) and NIMS (National Incident Management System) and the ability to interface with the EOC (Emergency Operations Center).
  • Considerable knowledge of national, state and local emergency preparedness laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of current and emerging approaches to improve security and emergency preparedness capabilities.
  • Considerable knowledge of security technology including closed circuit television (CCTV), Access Control, Radio Communication, and related systems.
  • Knowledge of the Threat Assessment Guidelines set forth by the U.S. Secret Service.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local emergency management organizations.
  • Working knowledge of the hazard identification and risk assessment processes.
  • Strong communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening).
  • Considerable ability to lead and supervise a team of security and emergency management professionals.
  • Considerable ability to manage resources, such as personnel, time and money.
  • Strong ability to assume responsibility, display initiative, and exercise good judgment in high stress environments.
  • Strong ability to handle and maintain sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to assist in managing the interface between on-scene command activities, the EOC, multi-agency coordination centers and area command structures.
  • Ability to activate and oversee the operations in an EOC

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a 12 month position working 40 hours per week.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with SPSO negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at The minimum rate of pay for this position is $63,525 annually.

Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance. A benefits summary is available at

How to Apply
To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the "Additional Attachments" link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments. Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.

This posting will close on March 22nd ,2023.

Other Information
Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.

Essential Functions
Essential functions are job duties that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation through the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disability Amendments Act (ADAAA). The essential functions are typical duties as outlined under Responsibilities.

Regular and reliable attendance.

May be exposed to various cleaning products.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.

Equity Statement
SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position.

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