TITLE: Law Enforcement Officer- LEO
LOCATION: North Central Office
The Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22-000 students. With a Head Start program- three preschools- 30 elementary schools- 8 middle schools- and 5 college and career academies/high schools- the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 62 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students- the district employs approximately 3-650 staff- including more than 1-600 teachers.
The vision of the Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that -Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on track and on time for success.- To help our students achieve this goal- the district is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+.
JOB GOAL: To educate- mentor build relationships with students- staff- and community- develop partnerships with school district and community stakeholders- and to enforce district policies- local- and state laws.
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Maintains communication with school personnel- and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the needs of students. Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works involves physical effort. Physical agility is required to access all types of areas. Regularly required to walk- run- stand- jump- climb- stoop- crouch- kneel- and climb a ladder/fence/stairs; must be able to access all levels of a building/structure. Manually operates various tools- equipment- office equipment- and law enforcement devices. Must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 60 pounds. May be required to physically restrain person(s) during detainments and/or arrests using standard law enforcement procedures. Required to detect odors and have temperature sensitivity. Communicates verbally and in writing. Eyesight- including corrected eyesight- with regards to close vision- distance vision- color vision and depth perception is required to perform the job. A campus officer must be both physically and mentally fit when reporting for duty
The Americans with Disability Act prohibits discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability. To be qualified for this position an individual must meet the following standards and/or be able to perform the essential functions and activities.
KNOWLEDGE- ABILITY AND SKILL: Working knowledge of the statutes- local laws- law enforcement rules and regulations- and the court system. Thorough knowledge of rules of conduct as they pertain to a school law enforcement officer carrying out duties (i.e.- detain- search and seizure- counseling- use of force- etc.). Thorough knowledge of Kansas public school law and procedures; school facilities; school equipment; and school operations. Knowledge of the rules and regulations which govern the use of force- detainment- and other emergency tactics when attempting to apprehend volatile and/or fleeing students and visitors. Ability to enforce the public school law and board of education policy impartially and to make sound judgments under stressful situations. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely- orally and in general or detailed instructions. Ability to analyze and interpret laws- board policy- rules regulations- standards- and procedures- and apply them to specific situations and cases. Ability to conduct thorough administrative and criminal investigations into various aspects of school matters presented on a case-by-case basis. Ability to work in a high stress environment on a regular basis. Ability to remain calm- concentrate and perform all responsibilities in a competent manner at all times Good problem solving skills. Skill in operating the above mentioned tools and equipment
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential/ functions of this job. Work is performed inside and outside the property with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations. Flexible schedules for evenings- weekends- and overtime may be required.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 261 day position
SALARY: Based on the Kansas City Kansas Salary Scale.
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt- Hourly
REPORT TO: Chief of Police; Responsive to Principal Requests and Supervision
Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date for this position.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.
Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- color- national origin- sex- age- tenure- disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.
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Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.
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Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.