Under the direction of Director I, Student Support Services & Alternative Education, the job of Director, School Safety plans, coordinates, implements, and supports emergency preparedness, school safety strategies, law enforcement-based crisis management activities, and procedures in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines for the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD). This position will serve in a leadership capacity for development, training, and implementation of safety plans.
Directly Responsible to: Director I, Student Support Services & Alternative Education
Manages and evaluates the District’s safe schools/security programs; works with district administration to establish, maintain and provide districtwide training for the comprehensive disaster preparedness plan.
Serves in a leadership capacity during the development of school safety plans.
Chairs the District Safety Committee; coordinates interdepartmental efforts towards implementing a comprehensive all-hazards safety and security framework; coordinates with site safety committees.
Guides the development of threat assessment policy and practice.
Assists school sites where emergencies are in progress; assess situations and calls for assistance from law enforcement and emergency services, as needed.
Responds to critical incidents and conducts investigations and reporting, as needed; coordinates with local law enforcement personnel regarding District activities and incidents; participates in the development and implementation of physical threat assessments related to persons or property.
Performs confidential and sensitive internal investigations pertaining to campus safety and security, as well as staff and student accidents, injuries and incidents, as needed; works with staff to collect and prepare documents related to claims for litigation; prepares investigation reports and maintains records related to investigations.
Coordinates the activities of School Resource Officers for the purpose of improving student achievement, meeting district objectives, and ensuring compliance with relevant local, state and federal regulations.
Monitors School Resource Officers’ compliance with the Memoranda of Understanding between District and law enforcement agencies.
Serves as District liaison to law enforcement during emergent operations for the District Incident Command System. May assume operational responsibilities during responses to particular contingencies.
Trains school administration and staff concerning crisis response measures (such as threat assessment management, safety plans, drug identification, bullying, emergency response, gangs, abuse reporting) for the purpose of ensuring the safety and welfare of students and staff and compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Coordinates with District PIO in emergency communications response.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
SKILLS are required in decision making, problem-solving, performing multiple tasks, oral and written communication, presentations, preparing and maintaining accurate records and related management skills.
KNOWLEDGE of District, county, state and federal regulations, policies, codes, laws, and procedures pertaining to school safety; law enforcement and emergency services; and knowing the demographics of the community.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; conduct group/parent training and presentations; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes, and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. In working with others, 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. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; and working as part of a team.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking, and 25% standing. The job is performed under a generally hazard free environment.
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This position requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, public administration, forensic science, or other closely related fields, and at least ten (10) years of increasing responsibility in the areas of emergency management and law enforcement. Active in law enforcement or still possess a valid POST Certificate.
Preferred: Experience in working with youth, community policing, ICS training, ATAP training, administrative and criminal investigations experience, de-escalation training, cultural competency training, and social media savvy.
This position also requires, at time of hire, a valid CA drivers license to travel to school sites in GUHSD. Valid First Aid and CPR Certification is required within six months of hire. Reports to Director, Student Support Services & Alternative Education.
Certificates and Licenses
Valid California Driver’s License
POST Management Certificate
Additional Salary Information: 12 months, 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Includes 15 paid holidays, paid vacation and a great benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and flex-pay). Eligible for CalPERS.
Internal Number: Job # CP19-4825
About Grossmont Union High School District
The Grossmont Union High School District is a suburban high school district encompassing 470 square miles in the eastern portion of San Diego County. Major cities located in the District's attendance area are El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and Santee, and the unincorporated areas of Spring Valley, Alpine, Lakeside, Dulzura and Jamul.
There are approximately 22,000 students attending the District’s nine comprehensive high schools, two charter schools, one continuation school, alternative and special education programs. The District also operates a very comprehensive adult school and Career Technical Education Programs. Approximately 41 percent of the high school students are white, 40 percent are Hispanic, 7 percent are African American and 12 percent are of other ethnicity backgrounds. There are approximately 1,900 full-time employees in the District, combined with hundreds of hourly employees, making the District the largest employer in East County.
The Grossmont Union High School District is dedicated to providing a safe and collaborative learning environment which supports academic achievement and social development for all students. The Grossmont District operates ...on the premise that success for every student is dependent upon all groups in the organization including teachers, administrators, parents, staff, students, and the community working together to support all students in their development as life-long learners, thinkers, and successful contributors to the community.