Substitute Campus Security Officer

November 5, 2023
Tacoma, WA
Job Type



Tacoma Public Schools

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

FTE: 0.01

Salary Level: SUB/CS, $27.590hr

Benefits Eligible: None

Examples Of Duties

This position, on a temporary basis, patrols assigned school premises to protect property, staff and students and assists the principal in maintaining a positive school environment.


1. Patrols building and parking lot premises; assists in monitoring hallways, grounds and other assigned school and adjacent areas; submits security schedule to building administrators.

2. Responds to emergencies and other security concerns; reports and detains unauthorized persons in accordance with established District/school procedures.

3. Assists and advises staff and students in proper safety procedures, including classroom presentations (e.g., methods to prevent locker and classroom theft).

4. Assists in maintaining a positive liaison with students, parents, District staff and youth serving agencies; promotes prescribed standards of conduct and behavior; meets periodically with community residents and businesses to discuss school-related safety concerns and possible solutions.

5. Gathers data on misdemeanors and prepares related documentation; refers cases to appropriate authorities as directed.

6. Attends building staff meetings and various school-related events; discusses problems and makes recommendations; participates in student conferences as directed.


1. Attends authorized training sessions sponsored by the District's Security Office or other law enforcement agencies.

2. Performs related duties as assigned.


Required to deal with distraught and violent people; may be required to work extended hours beyond the regularly scheduled school day; may be required to work outdoors in inclement weather.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

High school graduation or equivalent, Associate's degree or two years of college in criminal justice, police administration, or related field, preferred; one to three years of increasingly responsible experience in law enforcement or closely related security work with public agencies, youth, and/or impaired adults; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.

Allowable Substitution

Alternative combinations of education and experience may be evaluated by the Human Resources Department for comparability. Human Resources may consider other satisfactory experiences of current employees as a substitution for minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of security and fire alarm systems.

Knowledge of relevant social service agencies.

Knowledge of grammar, spelling, and English usage.

Knowledge of juvenile codes and WACs relating to public schools is desirable.

Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information.

Ability to work with disruptive students.

Ability to make appropriate referrals to school support services staff.

Ability to respond calmly in dangerous or potential crisis situations.

Ability to appropriately restrain individuals.

Ability to operate communication equipment.

Ability to learn and complete training programs.

Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.

Licenses/Special Requirements

Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation.

Must be eligible for bonding.

Valid CPR and first aid card or required to obtain within first 30 days of employment.

Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance.

Supplemental Information
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

  • Civil Rights Coordinator: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252,
  • Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191,
  • 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096,
  • 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003,

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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