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School Security Officer - (Elementary)

Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico, VA, US

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School Security Officer - (Elementary)


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

HCPS - Multiple Locations

About Us

Henrico County Public Schools is one of the six largest public school divisions in Virginia with a nationally recognized educational program. Henrico County is a suburban community surrounding the city of Richmond, VA. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 94 miles from the scenic Skyline Drive to the west; 106 miles from Washington, D.C. to the north; and 75 miles from the North Carolina border to the south.

Our Mission:

Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.

General Statement of Duties

The School Security Officer is a 200-day, 8 hours per day position. Starting annual salary: $31,936.69 (Note: The salary is for the 2024/2025 school year and will be prorated based on the employment start date). This individual will ensure the safety, security and welfare of all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

This vacancy is for (46) School Security Officer positions at the Elementary level. Multiple locations available. Posting is open until filled.

Essential Duties

  • Patrols campus, inside and outside, to maintain order and discipline and prevent crime
  • Collaborate with school administrators and other school personnel to support positive and safe school climates
  • Encourage students to use positive verbal and behavioral alternatives
  • Encourage academic achievement and positive involvement in the school community
  • Investigates student violations of School Board policies
  • Refer students having problems to administrative staff
  • Detains students violating the law until a law enforcement officer arrives
  • Escorts disruptive students to the office
  • Prevents unauthorized persons from entering and leaving school grounds
  • Reports criminal activity to the appropriate school official or authority
  • Deters disruptive pupil behavior
  • Attends work daily and is engaged and on task
  • Adheres to the school security officer dress code
  • Submits a written report of daily activities
  • Submits written incident reports
  • Attends training as required
  • Models appropriate behavior for students to emulate
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Ability to work well with people
  • A strong desire to work with school-aged youth, professional educators, law enforcement personnel, school staff, and parents
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) year of relevant security or school/public contact service experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information

The School Security Officer is a 200-day, 8 hours per day position. Starting annual salary: $31,936.69 (Note: The salary is for the 2024/2025 school year and will be prorated based on the employment start date).This individual will ensure the safety, security and welfare of all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Posting is open until filled.

How To Apply

To be considered for the listed vacancy, please submit an online application.

Henrico County Public Schools
Department of Human Resources
P. O. Box 23120
3820 Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23223
Fax: (804) 652-3763

The School Board of Henrico County is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex (including pregnancy), gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification), in employment or in its programs and activities.

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Henrico County Public Schools expresses a divisionwide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” The school division also embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.

The school system serves the families of Henrico County, Virginia, a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. Henrico is Virginia’s fifth-most populous county.

HCPS is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas.

Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-three division schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction. Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation.

HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Completion of the rigorous process is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.

Henrico Schools has robust programs and support services for families of students with special needs; gifted students; homebound and homeschooled students; and students learning English as a second language.

Each of the division’s high schools is fully accredited and hosts an academic specialty center. The specialty centers allow students with clear interests the chance to focus on a preferred area, such as engineering, the arts or world languages. Three middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program and two high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

The division also has cutting-edge programs in career and technical education, at individual schools and at two Advanced Career Education centers. From learning about sustainable seafood in culinary arts classes to applying technology concepts at Richmond Raceway, HCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education helps students become effective participants in the international economy.

From academics to athletics, from the arts to career skills, Henrico County Public Schools is proud to be part of helping our community thrive by ensuring that each child has the right to achieve and the support to succeed.


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