Job Description

    Safety and Security Director JobID: 20656
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    District Administration Center - Glendale, AZ

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    Position Title: Safety and Security Director
    Department: Operations
    Supervisor: Chief Technology and Operations Officer
    Term of Employment: 12 Months
    Salary Classification: Director

    Job Summary: This position will provide leadership to maintain a safe and secure environment for students, employees, and visitors by developing establishing and enforcing comprehensive safety and security policies, access control procedures, accident prevention efforts, supporting risk management, fire, safety, emergency management, cyber incident response planning, asset protection, parking control and traffic enforcement programs. Will perform tasks to develop, implement, and manage programs designed to effectively address security and school safety needs.

    Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
    • Provides leadership regarding District, school, and department safety and security policy, plans, and procedures; recommends program improvement needs.
    • Assist site administrators with investigations of threats.
    • Responsible for the District’s Emergency Operation’s Plan to ensure a safe environment for students, staff, and the public.
    • Develops, assesses, and coordinates the delivery of safety, emergency response, and preparedness training, including planning and monitoring compliance of safety drills, school safety teams, incident response teams and plans.
    • Works with district and site administration during crisis response to ensure plans are followed and situations are resolved effectively.
    • Collaborates with law enforcement, fire, medical, and emergency response personnel relating to the district operations and acts as a liaison between the district and these agencies.
    • Leads and trains district and school administration in the development and use of the federal Incident Command System (ICS) and conduct incident debriefs.
    • Assesses District facilities, processes, equipment, materials, and employee work practices to determine unsafe conditions and coordinate with site administrators and Facilities to address site safety needs.
    • Conducts district and site Emergency Preparedness drills to include lockdowns, fire drills, tabletop exercises, and practicing and testing the District Emergency Operations Plan, including but not limited to crisis response that requires reunification, technology Incident Response and Disaster Recovery.
    • Keep abreast of changing trends and emerging issues in enterprise risk management, safety, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
    • Conduct safety, security, and emergency preparedness training sessions for staff, coordinating as appropriate with public safety agencies.
    • Ensures maintenance of accurate records of required fire, safety, and lockdown drills.
    • Maintain current knowledge of codes, rules and regulations related to school safety.
    • Ensures that all security projects are effectively managed.
    • Lead security and safety operations during an activation of the District Emergency Operations Center
    • Represent the District on appropriate professional and community organizations
    • Research and participate in the application for safety and security grants
    • Provides leadership and supervision of subordinate staff
    • Develops and manages safety and security budget
    • Establishes and manages safety and security goals and objectives
    • Conducts appropriate risk assessments for the purpose of identifying potential threats and vulnerabilities
    • Provides leadership in the planning and implementation of safety and security technology systems
    • Establishes and enforces standards for physical security construction

    • Knowledge of the day-to-day functions of school and district operations.
    • Knowledge of school safety practices and expectations.
    • Skills in emergency response drills and ICS responsibilities.
    • Skills in school emergency operation plans and minimum requirement guidelines.
    • Skills in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Preferred
    • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety principles and practices.
    • Skills in customer service principles, responding to calls and emails from various stakeholders.
    • Knowledge of specialized equipment relevant to the area of assignment.
    • Skills in modern office technology and applications.
    • Skills in planning and facilitating training for various employee groups.
    • Effective time management and problem-solving skills.
    • Skills in performing basic original research, compiling, assembling, and maintaining data and documentation.
    • Skills in writing and revising safety manuals and documents.
    • Knowledge in interpreting and applying applicable policies, laws, codes, regulations, and standards.
    • Skills in providing excellent customer service.
    • Skills in utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to provide or receive work direction.


    A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with five (5) or more years of experience in a public safety, security, emergency management or related field Experience preferred with managing security/safety programs in an educational setting. Experience developing, delivering training and professional development. Experience facilitating tabletop scenarios and emergency response training.
    Experience with threat assessments, protocols, and investigations. Experience working as a lead in responding to emergency situations. Completion of FEMA courses IS-100C, IS-200B, and IS-700B required.

    • Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona driver’s license.
    • May be required to work outside normal working hours.
    • May be required to travel to perform work functions.

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