Campus Officer
Kansas City Public Schools - Kansas City, KS

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To assist the Principal and other staff in maintaining a safe, secure environment in the

schools and in promoting good attendance by students


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

As a first responder Campus Officer’s must possess sufficient strength, endurance, and skill to provide direct services, first aid and emergency care to students and staff guided by administration and the school nurse nursing process and in accordance with professional standards, school policy and procedures, and state and local mandates.

Must be able perform to CPR and use an AED (if available)

Report/support the school and/or Truancy Officer in investigating reports of Truancy

Support the school in contacting students and parents of students who are chronically absent and such other absent students as directed by the principal

Contact parents or legal guardians to verify residence in the school district and/or attendance zone

Patrol assigned buildings and grounds to prevent theft, vandalism and illegal entry

Conduct routine inspection of doors, windows, and gates to determine that they are secure

Confront and question alleged unauthorized persons in the school building or on school grounds

Investigate all alleged illegal activity and report results to the principal and other authorized persons

Contact the police when needed and file such reports as are appropriate

Provide security for extra-curricular activities which occur outside of the normal instructional day. Obtain additional officers to work activities when additional help is needed

Attend school functions as directed by the principal

File Security Incident Reports for all cases of illegal entry, theft and vandalism in assigned schools

Participate with other attendance and security officers in district wide security efforts as directed by Director of Security and/or Executive Director of Student and Family Services

Must have transportation to take daily deposits to the bank and travel to elementary schools to assist as necessary

Must demonstrated customer-centric skills, greeting and handling of the parents, employees, students and visitors to the building, both adults and children

Perform such other duties as may be requested by principals or other immediate supervisors in the general areas of attendance, security or pupil and staff services


Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license

Certification in CPR. Certification as First Responder


High School Diploma or GED certificate

Verified successful experience in law enforcement and/or security 2 year minimum

Formal course work and/or training in law enforcement procedures

Eligible for law enforcement commission

Meet minimum health and fitness standards

Must be a least 5’2” in height (KSA 44-1110)

Must pass drug screening and alcohol test

Valid driver’s license and an automobile

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

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

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 196 day position (261 day position when applicable)

SALARY: Salary based on the Campus Officer Salary Schedule. Placement on the schedule is based on employee’s qualifications and experience. Willingness to work overtime is a condition of employment

REPORT TO: Principals of schools to which assigned Director of Student and Family Services

Campus Officer Supervisor

EVALUATION: Evaluation of this position will be completed in accordance with the Board of Education policy on evaluation

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