LIEUTENANT, CAMPUS SAFETY DIVISION - 28549

Denver Public Schools
Job Description
SAFETY
235 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: $69,977-$89,219
   
Essential Functions and Objectives: 
 
The person in this position will provide leadership, command, coordination and management of the Campus Safety Team, within the Department of Safety under the direction of the Commander of Campus Safety. Span of control for the position includes Campus Safety Officers, Campus Safety Sergeants, and Campus Safety administrative personnel. The position will also address any issues that could potentially negatively impact any team within the Safety Department.  Communicates and collaborates with school leaders on issues related to site based safety.  Ensures scheduling, assignment, evaluations and standards of service are conducted and adhered to.  Assists the Commander in planning and training for the team.  Provides emergency response to all DPS campuses and supervisor oversight as needed.  This position requires the applicant to carry a firearm while on duty.    
- Ensures the standards of service requirements are adhered to by Campus Safety Officers and Sergeants. 
- Communicates on a regular basis with school leaders on Officer and Sergeant performance, assignments, and safety needs. 
- Communicates with the Campus Safety Commander on Sergeant and Officer performance and assignments. 
- Assists the Commander in a wide range of administrative functions, i.e. conduct job applicant selection, train safety personnel and evaluate and assign duties to personnel. 
- Ensures Campus Safety Sergeants are directing, reviewing, and following up on daily Officer duties such as preparing and submitting reports, time sheets and other necessary documentation of daily activities. 
- In conjunction with the Training Coordinator, oversees and coordinates new hire training and regularly scheduled in-service training and meetings for all Campus Safety staff. 
- Assists the Commander in coordinating Safe Routes to Schools Program and participates in Traffic Safety - Task Force consortium with the City and County of Denver. 
- Ensure all levels of the Campus Safety Team are in compliance with School District policies, existing department policies, procedures and practices, existing local, state, and federal laws and ordinances pertaining to unlawful activities on school properties and takes action when not to include disciplinary action, retraining, new policies developed, etc.   
- Respond as necessary to requests for safety assistance from individual school/sites and assume supervisory control of safety personnel. 
- Take supervisory charge, overseeing and directing the activities of all Sergeants and Officers during critical incidents while on duty or as directed. 
- Ensure appropriate personnel schedules maintaining coverage requirements as directed by Campus Safety Commander and departmental needs. 
- Develop, improve, and implement policies, procedures, processes, for Campus Safety.    
- Research, create and present business plans/proposals that support the continued evolution of Campus Safety and Department of Safety Officers, teams and School District safety measures.  
- Maintain a working knowledge of all Safety systems I.e. Computers, Radios, Video Cameras, Incident Reporting Systems, time keeping system, etc. 
- Complete familiarity with the School District’s policies, department policies, procedures and practices, existing local, state and federal laws and ordinances pertaining to unlawful activities on District schools and facilities. 
- Ensure personnel evaluations are completed fairly and in a consistent manner within departmental or district guidelines. 
- Develop effective working relationships with all members of the Safety Department, coordinating, communicating and managing department activities with other team directors, commanders, managers and supervisors.  
- Develop and maintain close relationships and active partnership with law enforcement and other emergency services. 
- Work effectively and harmoniously with district, school and site administrators on all matters related to the safety of students, staff and physical assets of the District.  
- Assist in annual budget development and control for Campus Safety. 
- Ensure compliance with any collective bargaining agreements involving safety personnel. 
- Ensure the proper and effective scheduling and deployment of personnel assigned to Campus Safety in accordance with department practice and current qualitative data. 
- Develop and maintain a flexible work schedule designed to oversee the activities of all personnel assigned to Campus Safety.  
- Maintain availability during off duty time for consultation or callout due to emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.  
- Ensure the compilation of accurate statistical and other data such as activity statistics, incident analysis, time sheets, and other pertinent data related to effective management of personnel and programs.  
- Evaluate the performance of direct report personnel. 
- Ensure that all required licenses and permits for self and assigned personnel are obtained and current.  
- Attend any meetings or training as directed by the Campus Safety Commander, Chief, or Deputy Chief. 
- Other duties as assigned 
  
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications: 
 
- 7 years of progressive leadership experience.
- Verifiable full time supervisory experience in law enforcement or multi-task safety operations. 
- Possess effective verbal and written communication skills. 
- Possess leadership and supervisory skills.  
- Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). 
- Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred.  
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a City and County of Denver Merchant Guard License and/or Denver Code Enforcement Authorization. 
- Valid Colorado Driver’s License and acceptable driving record for the past three years. 
- CPR/First Aid certification preferred. 
- Successfully complete and maintain certification in PPCT, handcuff and pepper spray as required by department standards. 
- Successfully complete and maintain firearms and emergency driving qualifications as required by department standards. 
- Maintain all license and certifications required now or in the future. 
- Must be able to qualify and obtain a State of Colorado concealed weapons permit. 
- Possess high level of knowledge of criminal justice system, local, state, and federal laws and ordinances and the ability to work closely with all persons responsible for enforcement. 
- Complete knowledge of duties and responsibilities of Campus Safety Officers. 
- Familiar with all operational procedures and policies of the department and the base functions of other divisions and units of the department. 
- Possess a very high degree of positive work and professional ethics and dependability. 
- Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
- Able and willing to take physical control of persons who are committing crimes against others while on school district property. 
- Ability to interact with diverse customer populations and workforce and to mitigate potentially volatile situations. 
- Demonstrated ability to conduct thorough preliminary investigations including interviews of victims and witnesses, recognition and collection of evidence, and accurate report writing and documentation of information received. 
- Familiarity with the geographic boundaries of the School District and a good working knowledge of all buildings. 
- Ability to apply independent thinking to decision making within confines of established procedures. 
- Ability to work under stressful conditions.    
 
Education Requirements:
 
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in related discipline but will consider relevant work experience in lieu of degree
 
Other information:
 
The Safety team strives to promote safe school communities by emphasizing Safety, Service and Enforcement.  The Department provides a wide range of services that include armed patrol response, school based safety, dispatch and communications, investigations, emergency preparedness, system specialists and administration.  Our officers work closely with the Denver Police Department to ensure our schools remain safe for students and staff to learn and thrive.  We incorporate the DPS Shared Values of Students First, Integrity, Equity, Collaboration, Accountability and Fun in everything we do and constantly look for opportunities to provide learning experiences outside of the classroom.  Our officers are well trained on a variety of topics and we set high expectations for ourselves on being a service oriented department. 
 
About Denver Public Schools: 
 
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.   
Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.    
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. 
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