Security Officer, Administration

Denver Public Schools Denver , CO 80208

Posted 3 months ago



Traditional 240 work days


FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $15.81 - $18.93 per hour

Essential Functions and Objectives:

This position is responsible for all safety related operations at our administrative sites where Administration Safety Officers are assigned. This leadership position will oversee full time administration Safety staff as well as maintaining a safe environment for students, staff and visitors. Position is also responsible for communicating with both internal and external stakeholders and maintain a high level safety program that meets the needs of our customers and district.

  • Will work assigned shifts that may change as determined by operations commander or his/her designee.

  • Maintain chain of command and adhere to both District and Department policies and procedures.

  • Communicates on a regular basis with school leaders and key stakeholders on officer performance, assignments, threats, vulnerabilities and safety needs.

  • Accepts responsibility as Incident Commander during all emergencies affecting these locations until properly relieved.

  • Fill open shifts after-hours due to call offs or last minute requests/needs, which could include required overtime, both at Administration buildings and Operations divisions.

  • Assist in the conduct of investigations as assigned regarding such matters as assaults, thefts, acts of criminal mischief, burglaries, traffic and all criminal activity occurring on District properties and other school related incidents.

  • Work effectively with school administrators and all law enforcement personnel.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Experience Other

  • Four (4) years' experience in the security/law enforcement field.

  • Experience in DPS department of safety is highly preferred.

  • Experience with the DPS geographic locations, functions of other divisions and units function and operation.

  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

  • Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred.

  • Possess high level of knowledge of criminal justice system, local, state, and federal laws and ordinances and the ability to work closely with all persons responsible for enforcement.

  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Possess leadership and supervisory skills.

  • Possess leadership skills.

  • Familiar with all operational procedures and policies of the department and the base functions of other divisions and units of the department.

  • Possess a very high degree of positive work and professional ethics and dependability.

  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able and willing to take physical control of persons who are committing crimes against others while on school district property.

  • Ability to interact with diverse customer populations and workforce and to mitigate potentially volatile situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct thorough preliminary investigations including interviews of victims and witnesses, recognition and collection of evidence, and accurate report writing and documentation of information received.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain all required licenses issued by the City and County of Denver and /or a Denver

  • Police Special Police Officer authorization.
  • Valid Colorado Driver's License. Driving record must meet the District's insurability requirements at hire and during employment.

  • CPR/First Aid certification preferred.

  • Maintain all licenses and certifications required now or in the future.

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Associates Degree in criminal justice or related field of law enforcement is preferred.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the statein terms of student academic growth. Learn more at

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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