Job Description

Security and Safety Specialist

Location: North Canyon High School

Non Interim Position

9 months, 8 hours per day

Grade 14, $15.63 per hour

Start Date: 7/26/2024

Purpose Statement 

The job of Security and Safety Specialist is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process with specific responsibilities for the safety and welfare of students, staff, and community members while on school grounds and in alignment with school and district policy and procedures.

This job reports to Site Administration 

Essential Functions 

Communicates safety and security policies procedures to students, staff and visitors for the purpose of ensuring their understanding of such information and for the maintenance of a positive campus climate.

Monitors student behavior before and after school, during and between assigned periods, and at student events. May be directed to supervise lunchroom, classrooms with substitutes, detention, open areas, athletic events, and other events as needed.  Assists students in complying with established guidelines, maintaining a safe and positive learning environment, and securing the facility. 

Patrols school facilities (e.g. grounds, roads, buildings, adjacent areas, parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of providing visibility, maintaining safety and security, and promoting a positive campus environment. 

Assists with the implementation of the school's emergency response plan in the event of a school emergency such as lockdown, evacuation, shelter in place, etc. 

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. 

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

Supports and enhances campus culture through the use of practices that encourage students to understand the impact of their actions, be reflective of their actions, and find a means to make amends for their actions.

Other Functions 

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit and the social emotional well being of the campus.

May assist or be assigned to other district campuses as needed. 

Participates in district/local in-service training.

Attend district behavioral safety training for de escalation strategies.  

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 redirection of priorities and duties


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 

Online Driver Training Certification Driver's License and Evidence of Insurability 

Continuing Educ./Training Clearance

Behavioral Safety Training Criminal Background Clearance

Bleeding Control Training

AED Training 

First Aid and CPR Certificate

FLSA Status - Non Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: North Canyon HS

Shift Type: 1.0 FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, July 8, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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