School Safety Officer/ School Resource Officer Training Pathway

Savannah, GA, US
Nov 18, 2019
Savannah Chatham County Public Schools Campus Police Department's SSO position is a civilian non-armed employee of Campus Police that receives additional training and equipment enabling them to help maintain a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff when assigned to a school campus or other SCCPSS site. Successful completion of 90-days employment as a School Safety Officer with SCCPSS to be eligible to apply for the School Resource Officer Cadet Training Pathway.

REPORTS TO: Campus Police, Sergeant
Successful completion of 90-days employment as a School Safety Officer with SCCPSS to be eligible to apply for the School Resource Officer Training Pathway

  1. Education Level: High school diploma

  1. Experience, Skill, and Certification:
  • Current Full Time Employee of SCCPSS
  • One year experience as a public or private safety, security, military, law enforcement or relevant work experience evidenced of successful programs working with students with Savannah Chatham County Public Schools
  • Valid Georgia Driver's License
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare accurate and concise written reports
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain security of confidential materials
  • Demonstrate ability to judge when to act independently and when to refer situations to supervisor
  • Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with employees, students, parents, and public
  • Demonstrate ability to work with principals, administrators and other school personnel with regard to juvenile
  • Demonstrates good communications skills, including
  • Ability to travel to more than one location daily
1. Conducts screenings of incoming persons using metal detectors, and other accepted and appropriate security practices.
2. Detects and confiscates weapons and/or contraband.
3. Ensures that visitors are directed to front office personnel for appropriate directions.
4. Maintains a smooth flow of entry traffic while ensuring safety and security is not compromised.
5. Remains vigilant for suspicious activity or emergency situations.
6. Maintains a professional appearance in issued uniform and equipment.
7. Maintains confidentiality in the organizational environment as required.
8. Responsible for maintaining high visibility on school campus in order to maintain safety of students and staff.
9. Conforms to prescribed safety standards.
10. Conducts internal and external school threat assessments.
11. Uses verbal de-escalation techniques learned during provided training when encountering aggressive or uncooperative individuals.
12. Enforces school rules and board polices.
13. Must be able to be flexible to working at various locations.
14. Prepares and completes various forms, reports and documents for submission.
15. Performs other duties as necessary for the safe and effective operation of the school and the district.

Post Offer Requirements:
1. Background Investigation.
2. Criminal History Record and Sex Offender Registry Checks
3. Drug Test
4. Maintain a valid Georgia driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Incumbents must have a reliable contact telephone number, must hold a valid driver's license, must have reliable personal transportation, and must be able to drive between various sites when necessary.

Incumbents will be considered "at will." Appropriate pay will be determined based on the Grade as determined by Human Resources and allowable experience. The work calendar will be 229 days. Successful completion of 90-days employment as a School Safety Officer with SCCPSS to be eligible to apply for the School Resource Officer Training Pathway. Non-Exempt.

A responsibility is considered to be "non-essential" (for the purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) if:
  • it is shared between multiple incumbents in the job; or
  • it could be performed by an employee in another job within the workgroup.
Note the responsibility number from the list in the "Duties and Responsibilities" section for those responsibilities that could be considered "non-essential" based on this definition.

Certain limited aspects of General Duties and Responsibilities items referenced in Section 1 (b) and (d) might be considered "non-essential" in a specific situation. Any request for accommodation must be reviewed on an "individual case" basis.

Most jobs in the District have physical and sensory demands that can be described by one of the two categories noted below. For jobs that require more physical or sensory effort, please list the requirements in this section. The category applicable for this position is listed below.

EXCEPTIONAL PHYSICAL OR SENSORY DEMANDS (Check any that apply to this job and complete the required information.)
[X ] Occasional heavy lifting of up to 25 pounds.
[X] Work requires some physical activities, including extended periods of standing, sitting, kneeling, bending, crouching, reaching, and stooping
[X] Incumbents must have valid driver's license and reliable personal transportation due possible change of school assignment locations.
[ ] Frequent climbing up to feet, and/or working on building roofs.
[ ] Exposure to heavy dust, dirt, chemical or paint fumes, or other airborne matter.
[ ] Exposure to extreme heat, electric current, hazardous chemicals or other potential hazards.
[X] Standing for extended periods with no control over rest periods.
[ X] Other: This job is performed in a variety of settings, including schools, facilities, vehicles, grounds and streets. There is routine exposure to ALL weather elements, including heat, cold, rain, snow and ice. There is regular exposure to noise, vibration and potentially hazardous chemicals, environments and physical hazards. This job is highly mobile and is performed in a variety of environments in the schools and other District property. The position requires that all District sites and environments be visited; frequent reaching, handling, dexterity, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling; occasional climbing, grasping, lifting and carrying; must be able to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and get to all