FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Schools is advertising for a Director of Safety and Security.
The individual would report to the soon-to-be-hired Executive Director of Finance and Operations. Finalists for the position were announced last month, and Framingham Superintendent Bob Tremblay is hoping the 9-member Framingham School Committee will approve his choice from the Norton Public Schools on Wednesday night.
The Director of Safety and Security’s primary goal is to provide a safe, secure, disruptive-free learning environment for all who attend Framingham Public Schools.
The primary role of the Director of Safety and Security is to support students and staff with any safety-related issues, concerns, or problems, from providing directions to performing mediations.
The Director provides a highly visible, professional, competent, and courteous service by distributing information and assistance to the school community in order to
sustain the integrity of Framingham Public Schools rules and regulations through necessary and appropriate enforcement actions. This allows him/her to establish and maintain communication and coordination with local, state, and federal agencies with respect to safety and security planning and response.
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3-5 years of safety, law enforcement, or relevant supervisory experience required. Additional years of experience and related training may be substituted for Bachelor’s degree. A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field may be substituted for years of experience. Valid driver’s license with clean driving record. Spanish/Portuguese language skills strongly preferred.
According to the job description post this week, the “individual must be able to perform each of the above-listed duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”
- Must be effective and work well in a collaborative environment that fosters cultural proficiency and inclusiveness.
Excellent organizational skills, the ability to determine work priorities, and make rapid and appropriate decisions, as appropriate.
- Must have strong communication skills, including the ability to provide clear verbal and written communication, in a courteous and professional manner with individuals at all levels of the organization.
- Must possess strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and listening skills, with keen attention to detail.
- Must be able to remain calm during stressful situations and handle sensitive or confidential information with discretion.
- Must be able to assure that the highest standards of confidentiality, discretion and fairness are maintained.
- Must have a high attention to detail and accomplish tasks independently with limited supervision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Respond to emergency calls throughout the District.
● Perform District-wide patrols to deter and detect safety risks.
● Provide parking and traffic control and enforcement when required or requested.
● Provide crowd management and assistance at events, as requested.
● Establish and maintain positive professional relations with all members of the FPS community.
● Develop and implement Emergency Response Planning, including the development of procedures and protocols, which may include but is not limited to lockdown and evacuation procedures.
● Assist in conducting investigations and preparing reports of criminal and conduct code violations, including Title IX reports, as well as safety related issues in coordination with the Assistant Superintendent for
Human Resources and Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement.
● Assist in preparation of emergency management and contingency planning and conduct safety and security training for students, faculty and staff.
● Provide education on preventive measures related to school and community safety.
● Evaluate current procedures and practices relative to security and safety and suggest alternative methods for security operation improvement.
● Perform audits of security related performance and conduct physical surveys of lighting, security cameras, emergency communication system, including security equipment condition, walkies, radios, cell phones, etc. Review and order supplies and equipment as needed.
● Work with the City of Framingham public law enforcement, fire and other agencies as it relates to the FPS safety and security as well as with the FPS Offices of Building Grounds and Transportation.
● Develop SRO programs.
● Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Finance and Operations and/or Superintendent of Schools.