The Middletown Board of Education announced Wednesday that it is looking to hire a Supervisor of Security to oversee school security guards at the district's three middle schools and two high schools.
In its February newsletter, the Board of Education said it is currently enhancing security at building entrances through procedures and building upgrades, expanding surveillance capabilities and refining emergency management plans.
In response to questions from the public at Wednesday night's board meeting, Superintendent William O. George said that the Supervisor would not be armed. The budgeted salary for the new position is more similar to a starting teacher's salary as opposed to an administrator's, he said.
This is the board's job advertisement:
TITLE: Supervisor of Security
- Associates degree or higher preferred
- Experience in Law Enforcement
- Experience in Security Planning and Management
- Experience in dealing with children and adolescents
REPORTS TO: District Director of Operations
SUPERVISES: School Security Guards
JOB GOAL: Promote each school and environs as an inviting and safe place in which to work and learn. Oversee security planning and management in the district. Supervise district security staff.
Coordinate security planning and procedures for the district in order to provide for safe, secure, and orderly schools.
Research and implement best practices in school security management by attending state and other security training opportunities and staying abreast ofcurrent technologies and protocols for maintaining safe school environments.
Actively supervise district security staff.
On a rotating schedule, be a daily presence in all district schools.
Review and revise district crisis plans and school security plans with district and building level administration on an ongoing basis.
Meet on a regular basis with the Middletown Township Police, Office of Emergency Management, and the Fire Marshal to review plans and coordinate efforts to keep district schools safe.
Monitor and assess security infrastructure on an ongoing basis including, but not limited to surveillance systems, emergency communication devices, points of access and egress, locks, security lighting outside of the building, signagerelated to security, etc. Create action plans for security improvement as needed, and coordinate efforts to carry out these action plans.
Review Board policy on crisis management and school security to ensure compliance and work with district administration to revise regulations as needed to provide safe, secure and orderly school environment.
Plan and conduct professional development workshops for all building security guards, district administrators, and other staff in the areas of school security procedures, student behavior management, safe physical management and crisis management, and risk assessment.
Promote safe and appropriate use of the Internet and social media by working with building administration to investigate inappropriate use of Internet and social media activity as needed, and provide student, parent, and staff training on Internet and social media safety.
Prepare reports as assigned by the building principal.
Accept other responsibilities as assigned by district level and building level administration that are deemed necessary for the completion of the mission of the school and district.
Terms of Employment: Ten month year
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the Board’s policy.
Applicants can visit the district's Human Resources website to learn about how to apply for positions when they are posted.