Senior Security Officer (Security Services)

Chicago Public Schools Chicago, IL
Reports to: Security Supervisor/Principal

Purpose of the Position: Security Officers are responsible for the overall safety and security of the school. The security team plays a critical role in the school's culture and climate. A calm, structured, and positive learning environment is top priority for the Security Supervisor and the security team. The security team is actively involved in the progressive discipline system and provides the first line of defense to defuse and de-escalate student misconduct and/or serious incidents. Security personnel actively engage in teaching students the social skills necessary to be successful in the classroom and school community.

Principal Accountabilities & General Responsibilities:

Fulfill duties associated with the post assigned as part of the school's comprehensive security plan; maintain an orderly post and remain at the post at all times unless otherwise directed by a supervisor

Actively respond to incidents, fights or other issues in the school that threaten the safety of students, staff, and/or guests

Fulfill duties assigned related to Hall Sweeps

Report unusual activity or suspicions of safety issues to the Security Supervisor or administration in a timely fashion.

Complete proper documentation related to incident reports and misconduct reports

Produce and deliver reports to show progress against key metrics

Assist with the organization and distribution of student lockers and locker searches

Monitor school grounds and school entrances to ensure only authorized personnel and authorized visitors access the school ; if assigned to the main entrance, ensure all guests follow visitor protocol and triage visitor requests

Actively participate in professional development training to ensure ongoing growth and to advance skills

As assigned, monitor the student entry and dismissal process to ensure safety

Build positive and professional relationships with students and leverage those relationships to establish and maintain productive and safe learning environments and common areas of the building

Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times

Lead efforts to de-escalate inappropriate student behaviors and assist students with maximizing their time on task in classrooms

Key Performance Indicators

Meeting school's expectation for school-wide average attendance

Meeting school's expectation for reduction in serious misconducts

Stakeholder perception of warm and safe school climate and culture

Adherence to CPS Office of Safety and Security Accountability Standards


High school diploma or GED required

A minimum of 2-3 years of highly successful related experience

Knowledge of the CPS Student Code of Conduct

Knowledge of basic methods of providing site security and safety

Experience with CPS technology systems utilized for school business processes (i.e. Verify Door Swipe Module)

Ability to work with adolescents in maintaining a positive and safe school culture

Ability to follow written and oral instructions

Proficient with teamwork and collaborating with colleagues and administration

Exhibit passion and the ability to thrive amidst change and challenging conditions while maintaining a positive outlook and forward looking perspective

Possess an attuned appreciation for cultural awareness and competency and a staunch commitment to continuously develop insight and proficiencies related to such matters

Takes personal responsibility for mistakes and learns from them, while consistently following up with analysis and corrective action

Demonstrated ability to keep up with fast paced environments and to multi-task

Sound judgment and ethical practice

Commitment to social justice and restorative justice practices

Strong oral communication skills, human relations and interpersonal skills

Impeccable attendance and punctuality

Successful completion of CPS Security Training and a Passing Score on the CPS Security Skills Assessment is required