Job Description

Position:  Security Guard

Location:  Pinnacle High School

9 Months, 8 Hours per Day

Grade 11; $13.41 per Hour

Start Date:  August 9, 2021

Purpose Statement

The job of Security Guard is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process with specific responsibilities for the safety and welfare of students while on school grounds; monitoring personnel and/or visitors; communicating information in response to inquires; and enforcing the school and District rules and regulations pertaining to student academic behavior and drug prevention.

This job reports to Site Administration

Essential Functions

Communicates safety and security policies and enforcement procedures to students, staff and visitors for the purpose of ensuring their understanding of such information and the potential consequences of violation.

Monitors student behavior during and between assigned periods and at student events (e.g. lunch room, classrooms with substitutes, detention, open areas, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring student compliance with established guidelines, maintaining a safe and positive learning environment, and secure a facility.

Patrols school facilities (e.g. grounds, roads, buildings, adjacent areas, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of providing visibility, maintaining security, and deterring criminal activities.

Prepares written materials for the purpose of documenting student behavior activities, providing written reference of activities, and/or conveying information.

Provides traffic and parking control for the purpose of maintaining efficient traffic flow and use of parking lot/s.

Refers incidents including personal injuries, altercations, suspicious activities, rule violations, etc. to appropriate site personnel for the purpose of ensuring follow-up in accordance with administrative, site security and student safety guidelines.

Responds to a variety of situations (e.g. accidents, injuries, vandalism, alarms, etc.) for the purpose of taking the appropriate action to resolve immediate safety and/or security concerns.

Other Functions

Participates in unit meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform single tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating standard office equipment including software; preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: health standards and hazards; safety practices and procedures.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment

is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; setting priorities; working with frequent and sustained interruptions.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information and/or advising others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 35% sitting, 50% walking, and 15% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience: Job related experience is desired.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.


Required Testing                                   Certificates and Licenses                  

                                                              Driver's License & Evidence of Insurability

                                                              First Aid Certificate Preferred

Continuing Educ./Training                    Clearances

                                                              Criminal Background Clearance       

FLSA Status  - Non Exempt

Primary Location: Pinnacle HS

Shift Type: 1.0 FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, May 3, 2021 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

To apply directly to Paradise Valley Unified School District, please click the link below. Another window will open and allow you to apply online.

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