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.

Job Description: Essential Position Functions

School Security Officer

Essential Position Functions: Maintains safety and security of property, facilities, and personnel; assigned to a high school or middle school campus or to districtwide patrol duties; assigned to a school-year schedule or a year-round schedule; conducts vehicle and foot patrols of district campuses and other property to ensure safety and security of students, visitors, staff, buildings, and property; responds to alarms and other calls for security assistance; monitors district security systems and request appropriate response from other security officers, other district personnel, and/or public safety and police personnel as needed.

  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
  • Assesses danger and calls for backup or assistance if necessary
  • Assists administrators with student disciplinary matters as requested
  • Assists building administration, school safety and security personnel, and law enforcement with the investigation of criminal incidents or discipline code violations
  • Assists in the coordination of action to be taken concerning threats of violence against students or district personnel, and assists in implementation of safety plan recommendations
  • Assists responding police officers who are conducting investigations by contacting necessary district personnel, unlocking doors, turning off/on alarm systems, etc.
  • Checks the security of premises and provides assistance to responding police officers and/or district personnel
  • Completes necessary reports to document criminal events or discipline code violations
  • Ensures student and staff safety
  • Ensures students, staff, and visitors adhere to policies and regulations while on campus or at district sponsored events
  • Follows all district policies and procedures
  • Intervenes to halt or prevent fights, disturbances, or other incidents, and diffuses threatening or confrontational situations
  • Investigates and documents criminal events on district owned property
  • Issues verbal warnings, reports misconduct, and requests assistance from appropriate personnel as required
  • Maintains familiarity with and enforces Student Conduct and Discipline Code and other school rules and regulations
  • Makes notifications via telephone, radio, or written report of incidents requiring documentation
  • Monitors alarm systems, camera systems, and other security devices
  • Provides armed escort for funds transfers
  • Provides armed patrol of district owned property to enforce laws and district regulations, detects and/or interdicts vandalism, theft, burglary, and other criminal activity
  • Provides security and assistance for public meetings of the Board of Education, other district committees and activities at the Education and Administration Center, and at other locations
  • Provides student supervision for athletics, activities, and other school/district-related functions
  • Renders appropriate first aid to injured persons and follows established protocol for reporting injuries
  • Responds to burglar, fire, or panic alarm activations
  • Watches for disturbances, fights, unauthorized visitors, or criminal activity
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
  • Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
  • Demonstrates proficiency with firearms
  • Demonstrates successful interpersonal interactions
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, administrators, departments, other agencies, and the general public
  • Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to intervene in physical conflict and physically restrain persons to protect property or other persons
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors, school staff and coworkers
  • Ability to work independently

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • 1 to 3 years of related experience, which may be gained by 1 to 3 years of experience in law enforcement, security, or similar activities; or 2 years of education in law enforcement or criminal justice
  • Must satisfactorily complete initial 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
  • Good physical condition
  • 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
  • Must have no history of criminal involvement (a police background and criminal history check will be conducted)
  • Must be able to obtain First Aid, CPI, CPR, and AED certification (may be obtained on the job)
  • Oleoresin capsicum certification
  • Firearms certification
  • Colorado Driver’s License or be eligible at time of application

Preferred Qualification:

  • Knowledge of computers and alarm monitoring equipment
  • Knowledge of working with students

Additional Work Environment Information:

  • Significant amount of driving required, sometimes in adverse weather conditions.
  • The incumbent may experience exposure to dirt, dust, temperature extremes, and noise.
  • The incumbent may experience exposure to adverse climate and weather conditions.

See general Work Enviroment details below.

Additional Physical Demands Information:

  • Lifts/pushes/pulls or carries burdens weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Conducts activities involving climbing, stooping, kneeling/bending, crouching/squatting, twisting, and reaching
  • Exit and entry of vehicle, extensive walking
  • Possibility of running; contact with violent youth and/or adults; physical intervention in assaults and/or fights, or physical restraint of students and/or adults; physical arrest of criminal violators

See general Physical Demands details below.



Salary/Pay: $16.84 per hour

Hours per Day: 8

Number of Days per Week: 5

Days of the Week: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Number of Days per Year: 182
FTE: 1

TE: .66

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:

New Applicants: Please note that if you are hired by District 20, fingerprinting is required. You will be responsible for the fingerprinting charge at the Colorado Springs Police Department as well as for the FBI charge.


All custodial positions require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to push/pull burdens up to 100 pounds.


All special education positions require the ability to safely lift 50 pounds each in a two person lift.

How to Apply:
Current District 20 Staff:
Current District 20 staff members should complete a transfer request form and return it to the Human Resources Office. The transfer request form and important transfer information can be found on the District 20 Intranet site: Click on 20Net Forms and Documents, click on 20Net Human Resources Documents, click on HR - Other Forms and Miscellaneous, and click on the document name HIRING - Transfer Request Form.
New Applicants:
New applicants must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete an online application. Please identify your interest in specific positions on the Preferences page of the online application. Since school administrators will be able to access your completed online application, please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.
If you are a new applicant and are invited to interview for a classified position, please consider bringing the following documentation to your interview:
  • Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable): Copies acceptable. If you did not receive a degree, but attended a college or university and have a minimum of 48 credit hours, you may provide transcripts.
  • Specialized training certification: Copies acceptable.
  • Letters of Recommendation.
Email Contact: brian.grady@asd20.org

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