Job Title: Lead School Safety Guard

Reports to:School Safety Manager, Director of Safety and Security
Typical Schedule:188 days/ 7.5 Hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


FLSA:Non- Exempt
Job Code:5211
Salary Schedule:57N


Responsible for planning, coordinating, performing, and monitoring functions and services related to certification of personnel. This includes supervision of staff, ensuring consistency in day-to day operations, and performing analysis to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal legislation.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Serve as team lead for employees responsible for providing and ensuring the safety and security of the school environment.
  2. Supervise, evaluate, train, and delegate work to appropriate staff; and make recommendations for employment.
  3. Plan, organize, coordinate, and assist with activities related to providing security at school and district functions, including after-school and extra-curricular activities, and inform senior management of potential issues.
  4. Provide security and surveillance to school campuses where coverage is needed.
  5. Investigate, monitor, and report suspicious activity including theft, vandalism, and criminal mischief to administration and, when appropriate, to law enforcement.
  6. Communicate with school administrators, students, parents, staff, and community members regarding security related concerns and issues, work cooperatively with law enforcement and district personnel.
  7. Respond to emergency situations and take appropriate action in accordance with established guidelines; provide basic first aid services as needed.
  8. Observe and manage students in halls, at lunch, and during other non-classroom activities.
  9. Assist in developing best practices for performing searches of students and school property.
  10. Suppress disturbances and security incidents according to established guidelines and procedures.
  11. Deescalate confrontations between students, parents, visitors, community members and others.
  12. Assist school administration and law enforcement with threat assessments.
  13. Make recommendations and inform school administration and other appropriate staff members regarding investigative activities and follow proper practices/procedures necessary to secure the safe and peaceful conduct of district and school business/activities.
  14. Review and provide input to security assessments at assigned schools.
  15. Review and/or prepare incident reports.
  16. Assist with school safety drills under the direction of administration.
  17. Support school with the implementation of behavioral health services.
  18. Serve as a district representative if emergency shelters are opened.
  19. Perform other related tasks/duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to pass a psychological evaluation as required by Chapter 2018-3, Laws of Florida
  • Ability to be physically and mentally prepared to respond in an emergency or potentially dangerous situation
  • Ability to safely use a firearm, taser, or other law enforcement related equipment
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to obtain information through observation and interviews
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Willingness to use force when circumstances and established protocols dictate escalation; up to and including deadly force
  • Must meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) Must submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent random drug tests in accordance with the requirements of Florida Statute Section 112.0455 and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media


  • Law enforcement, security, or military experience or training
  • Experience with safe use of firearms and tasers
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position


  • Florida driver license
  • Successful completion of training for concealed carry weapon permit as a condition of employment and ongoing certification and training
  • Successful completion of initial and ongoing training provided by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office as required by Chapter 2018-3, Laws of Florida, as a condition of employment
  • Obtain and maintain a School Guardian certificate from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
  • Satisfactory completion of American Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course or agreement to earn within one (1) year of employment


  • Three years of work in the field of law enforcement, security, or military
  • Course work or training in criminal justice or related field
  • Awareness of the tenets of trauma informed care and mental health resource


Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and assisting with interviewing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.


Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Lead School Safety Guard;   EST: April 16, 2019 ;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: April 16, 2019