Job Description

Academy District 20 Mission Statement

The mission of Academy District 20 is to educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment and to provide comprehensive, challenging curricular and extracurricular opportunities that meet the unique needs of every individual by expanding interests, enhancing abilities, and equipping every student with the knowledge, skills, and character essential to being a responsible citizen of our community, our nation, and the world.

We Believe:

  • An educated citizenry is the cornerstone of a democratic republic.
  • Every individual has innate worth and is entitled to be treated with respect.
  • Learning is a lifelong endeavor.
  • Every individual can learn and does so in a variety of ways.
  • The education of each student is a responsibility shared by students, families, schools, and communities.
  • Parents have both the right and the responsibility to choose the school, curriculum, and program(s) that best meet the needs of their student(s).
  • The development of virtuous character is equal in importance to academic growth and critical to developing responsible citizens of our community, our nation, and the world.
  • Whether in the classroom or at home, students achieve best in a nurturing environment where physical, intellectual, and emotional health is emphasized and safety is assured.
  • Students must be held to the highest standards of academic achievement while recognizing the true success of our academic program is measured by the success of each student relative to his or her unique potential and individual progress.
  • Every graduate must be fully prepared for the post-graduation path of his or her choice.
  • Every student, staff member, and volunteer is responsible for the effective and efficient use of supplies, facilities, and financial resources.

Academy District 20

Academy District 20 (ASD20), founded in 1957, serves more than 25,000 students in northern Colorado Springs. A growing district, ASD20 added approximately 7,000 students in the past 15 years, and anticipates adding 5,000 in the next 10 years. With more than 30 schools, including 19 elementary, five middle and five traditional high schools, plus several alternative, hybrid and online options, the district is considered, "The Peak of Excellence." Since 2010, the district has been Accredited with Distinction by the Colorado Department of Education and thanks to the overwhelming support of its constituency, ASD20 passed a $230 million bond measure in 2016. The bond funds are providing improvements to each school and are also being used to build two new elementary schools, one new middle school, a Center for Modern Learning and a permanent home for the School in the Woods.

Job Goal

Directs and oversees assigned security personnel, contracts, and functions; serves as designee to the Executive Director for Security and Transportation; provides guidance regarding applicable state and federal laws; assists with the administration and management of Security operations.

Job Description: Essential Position Functions

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
  • Assists in the development of the annual budget
  • Assists the Director in developing operational procedures and recommendations for implementation of new methods and procedures
  • Assists with investigations as assigned by the Executive Director for Security and Transportation or other designee
  • Attends training as assigned by the Executive Director for Security and Transportation or necessary for personal and professional development
  • Compiles, reviews for accuracy and maintains necessary reports, logs and records of the patrol division, as well as training records for the entire department
  • Conducts regular inspections of the personnel and equipment assigned to the division
  • Coordinates special operations as assigned by the Executive Director for Security and Transportation
  • Develops and/or delivers training programs for personnel assigned to both the school division and patrol division, including, but not limited to school and criminal law and procedure, emergency response and management, crisis prevention, non-violent crisis intervention, arrest and control techniques, patrol methods, firearms training and qualification
  • Ensures that all licenses, certifications and permits required of assigned personnel are obtained and kept current
  • Evaluates and make recommendations for improvements based on national best practices in school security, security technology, and service delivery
  • Evaluates the performance of assigned personnel
  • Responds during off duty time as needed
  • Responds to dispatched calls for service or assistance
  • Schedules and deploys assigned personnel
  • Works effectively with school district administrators and local public safety representatives

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems
  • Ability to deliver training programs in security and law enforcement
  • Ability to develop and/or deliver training programs in the areas of criminal law and procedure, law enforcement and security patrol operations, arrest control, nonviolent crisis intervention, firearms training and qualification
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, administrators, departments, other agencies, and the general public
  • Ability to facilitate and collaborate in complex organizational planning as it relates to the delivery of safety, security, and emergency management functions in the district
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain firearms and other certifications, as well as maintain training as defined and required by the district and Executive Director for Security
  • Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities, in regular and crisis situations
  • Ability to operate all electronic security equipment and technology such as camera systems, video image duplication, alarm systems, alarm and access control, nonviolent crisis intervention, firearms training and qualification
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Advanced knowledge of emergency response planning and management
  • Advanced knowledge of security, investigative, and law enforcement procedures and practices
  • Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
  • Thorough knowledge of police and/or security operations, including basic and advanced patrol operations, crime reporting procedures, alarm handling and processing procedures, and public safety dispatching procedures
  • Demonstrates proficiency with firearms
  • Demonstrates successful interpersonal interactions
  • Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
  • Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible
  • Evidence of successful leadership on an administrative team
  • Evidence of the ability to exercise sound professional judgment
  • Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
  • Exhibits excitement and enthusiasm for contributing to a high performing team
  • Integrity and reliability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with district personnel and members of the public
  • Knowledge of school district policies, existing department procedures and existing local, state, and federal laws and ordinances pertaining to unlawful activities on or near school properties
  • Knowledge of all aspects of law enforcement and security patrol operations and functions
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of technology
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proven experience in dealing with challenging situations
  • Proven experience in making improvements to programs and processes
  • Proven successful supervisory experience
  • Results and detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
  • Successful experience in providing leadership to large groups
  • Successful experience in researching information and analyzing data to arrive at recommendations
  • Working knowledge of Colorado juvenile code and criminal statutes
  • Working knowledge of drug and alcohol detection equipment
  • Working knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to education, especially as they relate to school safety and discipline
  • Working knowledge of the incident command system
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, public administration, business administration or similar major coursework
  • Police experience at a command level (lieutenant level or higher)
  • Post Officer Standards Training (POST) academy, post-certification training, or similar police training or relevant experience as solely approved by the district
  • Certification and annual re-certification training in law enforcement and security skills, including but not limited to legal updates, crisis intervention skills, physical control and arrest techniques, and firearms qualification
  • Must meet pre-employment drug and alcohol testing requirements; subject to random drug and alcohol testing, including reasonable suspicion
  • Must complete a pre-employment psychological assessment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or Public Administration
  • Graduation from the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, or other evidence of continued and on-going professional development
Reports To Executive Director for Security and Transportation Terms of Employment 225-day position Salary
The district offers a comprehensive compensation package. Placement is dependent upon experience at Administrative Salary Level F with a starting salary of $85,000. The district also offers a supplemental stipend, medical benefits, life insurance, and salary benefit dollars if an individual chooses not to take the medical benefits plan.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.

  • The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
  • The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
  • The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
  • The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.

Physical Demands:

The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.

  • Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
  • Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
  • Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils

Cognitive Functions:

The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.

Additional Information:

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to contact those applicants not selected for interviews. Thank you for your understanding.

How to Apply:
New applicants (including current district staff members) must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete an online administrative application. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents:
  • A letter of application which states why you feel you are qualified for this position, and your background and experience relating to this position.
  • A statement of your philosophy of administration and the role of the administrator in this position.
  • A current résumé.
  • Three current letters of recommendation (i.e., less than one year old and preferably less than six months old).
  • Complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Only if you are unable to upload the required documentation within the application, you may submit the requested documentation in one of two alternative ways (duplicate submission is not necessary):
  • Email documents to: .
  • Mail all documents in a single envelope to:
Celina Arsenault
Human Resources Department
Academy District 20
1110 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
No other documents will be accepted. Thank you for not uploading and submitting any additional materials.
Please identify your interest in specific positions on the Preferences page of the online application. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.

Email Contact: Time Line Application Deadline: November 28, 2018 04:00 PM Preliminary Interviews: Monday, December 3 ~ All Day Final Interviews: Wednesday, December 5 ~ Afternoon Position Begins: January 02, 2019

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