Hours: 8 hours per day
Work Year: 10 months/185 days per year
Distinguishing Features of the Class and Role of Security Monitor:
The work involves responsibility for patrolling halls, corridors, lavatories, buildings and grounds to protect persons and property and to enforce school rules. The position is intended to provide maximum security of persons and property while maintaining an atmosphere throughout the school that is conducive to the program of studies. The incumbent will establish rapport with students in order to assist them with their problems or refer them to someone on the professional staff who can help. The work is performed under the general direction of the school principal with leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgment in carrying out assignments. Does related work as required.
Typical Work Activities and Expectations of Security Monitor:
- Patrols school halls, stairwells, restrooms, courtyards, entrances, parking lots and other parts of school buildings and grounds to protect persons and property, maintain order and insure compliance with school rules;
- Questions persons on school premises who are not student or staff and advises as to school rules and either directs visitors to school offices or asks them to leave;
- Reports periodically to principal on problems, incidents and conditions affecting security, either orally or in writing;
- Interacts and develops rapport with students in order to act as a sounding board so students have someone to talk to about their school or personal problems, and either assists them or refers them to someone who can help them;
- Advises parents, teachers, counselors or principal about potential or actual student problems concerning class-cutting, truancy, disciplinary or other school or personal problems;
- May supervise the loading of buses and follows buses on routes or on field trips to make sure no discipline problems develop;
- May work in a detention class or "time out" room calming down students and conferring with them as to the importance of remaining in school and of maintaining proper school behavior;
- Checks student attendance by verifying daily records against teacher attendance records, records absences or class cuts, notes late students, verifies absence notes and contacts parent as to problem;
- Participates in the development and implementation of district security plans;
- May act as liaison with local and state police agencies;
- May answer requests from parents, probation officers and counselors regarding attendance and, in essence, acts as a liaison between home and school;
- May act as a contact with the outside community for the benefit of the students to help them get jobs or into programs and assists in arranging for community based school activities such as field trips.
Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics and Key Qualities of Security Monitor:
Working knowledge of the problems of young adults;
ability to perform the actions necessary to maintain order and insure the protection of persons and security of the school building;
ability to exercise sound judgment in carrying out supervision and security duties;
ability to relate to, get along with and command the respect of young adults;
ability to understand and carry out written or oral directions;
ability to articulate the problems and concerns of students to the school administration;
concern for the welfare of young adults;
understanding of the value of receiving an education and ability to transmit this knowledge of students.
Security Monitor Job Qualifications
A. Possession of an Associate Degree awarded by a college accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education and three (3) years of experience in the security field.
B. Possession of an Associate Degree awarded by a college accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education and one (1) year of experience in youth service work, recreation, education, or any other activity involving service to or activities with youth; OR
C. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and three (3) years of experience in youth service work, recreation, education, or any other activity involving service to or activities with youth, which shall have involved setting limits, enforcing rules, or applying defined sanctions; OR
D. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, possession of New York State Security Guard Certification, and two (2) years of experience in youth service work, recreation, education, or any other activity involving service to or activities with youth; OR
E. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of experience as a Security Guard, Security Worker or closely related field OR
F. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six (6) months of military, law enforcement or corrections experience.
Note: Appropriate part-time and/or volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
Candidates interested in applying must complete an online application. In addition, all applicants are requested to submit a current resume. This is a competitive Schenectady County Civil Service position. Candidates must meet civil service requirements for appointment. Candidates must currently hold this title or be reachable on the civil service list when available. If a list is not available, this will be a provisional appointment and the successful candidate must take the appropriate civil service examination and be reachable.
About Schenectady City Schools
The Schenectady City School District (SCSD) has begun a period of change that seeks to transform the district and its schools. A significant level of local, state, and federal attention and investment in the Schenectady City Schools has characterized the last few years providing an incredible opportunity to ensure that all of its students graduate prepared to succeed in college or a well-paying career. Currently, the Schenectady City School District is seeking highly competent, motivated, dedicated and fully engaged individuals to accept leadership roles throughout the district's schools and Central Office to serve the academic, emotional and physical needs of approximately 10,000 students through the essential elements of the district’s Strategic Plan. The Superintendent is leading a talented and committed leadership team with the aim of moving SCSD toward world class status and preparing all students for success.
The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of the protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the Schenectady City School District recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Office of Human Resources. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with the Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and Bylaws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.