SRO/SPO School Resource/Police Officer

Tamaqua Area School District   Tamaqua, PA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on July 1, 2024

FULL-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE!

SRO/SPO School Resource/Police Officer

Are you prepared to step up and be a dedicated, full-time member of our team to provide safety and security within the Tamaqua Area School District? This role isn’t just about enforcing laws and regulations; it’s also about becoming a trusted protector for our students, ensuring their welfare, and creating a safe environment where learning can thrive.

Join Us in Shaping the Future of School Safety

Qualifications:

  • Education: have attained necessary certification, clearances, and trainings to be a legally qualified SRO/SPO in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Benefits:

Our staff receives a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, along with competitive salaries. The qualified candidate for this position will have the opportunity to discuss our complete benefits package in detail during the hiring process.

Reports to:

            Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent/COO/Building Principals

Job Goal:

  • Enforce federal, state and local traffic and criminal laws and ordinances.
  • Assist school officials with enforcement of school policy and regulations regarding student and visitor conduct.
  • Protect persons and property on school premises; work through school administration to address concerns related to school safety, including building security, transportation, emergency response and evacuation plans.
  • Take effective law enforcement action against unwanted intruders.
  • Conduct security building assessments for all district property (check/secure doors, rooms, and or equipment).
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned by the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent or Building/Program Administrators. 

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Physical Effort and Work Environment No prolonged, extreme physical demands are associated with normal duties or assignments, but the SRO may exert strenuous physical effort during emergency situations. The SRO must perform duties and take appropriate action in emergency situations, despite the stress associated with potential injury or loss of life to self or others.
  • Ensure compliance with school regulations and policies.
  • Give testimony and present evidence in legal proceedings, if necessary.
  • In conjunction with school administration, maintain control of emergency incidents requiring law enforcement intervention until relieved by police or fire department command personnel.
  • Successfully complete basic training as required by the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training commission under 53 Pa.C.S. Ch. 21 Subch. D (relating to municipal police education and training) or has graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, has been employed as a State trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police and has separated from that service in good standing.
  • Successfully complete the Basic School Resource Officer Course offered by the national Association of School Resource Officers or an equivalent course of instruction approved by the commission. (ii). A school police officer who is currently employed or contracted by a school entity or non-public school shall have six months from the effective date of this paragraph to complete the instruction. (July 2, 2019). 
  • A school police officer shall also attend annual in-service training approved by the Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission under 53 Pa.C.S. Ch. 21 Subch. D.  

Take the next step in your law enforcement career.

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Email your resume to careers@tamaquasd.org or click this link to learn more.

Evaluation: Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent.

Terms of Employment: Yearly Contract

Tamaqua Area School District is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status in our employment practices. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for positions within our district and strive to create an environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported.