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Operational & Security Services Spec.

Date: Oct 4, 2018


Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Operational & Security Services Spec. and Requisition ID number: 57582

Close Date: 11:59 PM on 10/17/2018

Organizational Unit: Operational & Security Services (10000150)

Site: Transportation (0750)

FTE: 1.0; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: AMP(42)

Functional Area: Administrative

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



Under general supervision, assist the Emergency Management, Safety and Security Department with research, development and coordination of violence prevention and security services; provide guidance, consultation and training to create and maintain a safe environment in MPS schools for students, staff and the community; manage assigned programs in compliance with Federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Develops and presents safety and security training sessions for MPS staff.

· Develops, plans, produces and implements safety and security plans and handbooks.

· Conducts security assessment of MPS schools and buildings.

· Attends and monitors security at district athletic events.

· Acts as a team member for the District Safety Team, providing assistance with building crisis situations.

· Liaisons with representatives of the criminal justice system.

· Responds to security incidents and emergencies; evaluates options, coordinates resources, documents and evaluates response activities, and manages incident debriefing.

· Investigates safety and security incidents and threats; develops and presents operational reports.

· Provides advice and consultation to MPS staff on emergency preparedness and SS&EM issues; evaluates and prioritizes requests for additional safety and security resources and training.

· Assists in managing operational strategies to prevent and mitigate safety and security threats to MPS.

· Develops and presents training to prevent violence and manage safety and security threats, and other Safety Security & Emergency Management (SSEM) training programs.

· Monitors all site emergency plans and emergency drills.

· Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment

· Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.

· Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.

· Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis

· At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement of Justice Administration, Public Safety, Emergency Management, or related fields; AND three (3) years of experience in security/violence prevention education OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:

· Federal, State, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations governing emergency management, including City of Minneapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, and Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

· Principles of risk assessment, risk management, and emergency management.

· Principles of incident command systems for emergency operations, and standards for preventing and resolving emergency incidents.

· Methods for developing comprehensive SS&EM plans.

· Techniques of investigating, inspecting and resolving SS&EM problems and conditions.

· Principles and practices of public sector administrative management.

Skill in:

· Interpreting, and applying state and Federal statutes, codes, rules, and regulations.

· Reviewing operations and assuring MPS compliance with SS&EM laws, regulations, and rules.

· Applying SS&EM principles and practices in a regulatory environment.

· Taking quick and effective action with due regard for the risk and conditions of the situation.

· Assessing safety and security issues, and effectively neutralizing and de-escalating threats.

· Assessing, analyzing, and identifying problems, and recommending effective solutions.

· Researching, collecting, analyzing, and preparing data; and generating reports.

· Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.

· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.

· Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.

· Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.

First Aid/CPR Certifications required within six (6) months of hire.


Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On 10/17/2018 | Operational & Security Services (10000150) | Transportation (0750) | Administrative

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