Christian County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputy

Agency:  Christian County Sheriff’s Office Job Description:  School Resource Deputy   Application Deadline:  07/31/2018 at 17:00   Testing/Interviews:  Timeline based on number of applicants.   Total Benefits Package:  $46,294.93 $36,446.80 base salary plus benefits (medical, retirement, take-home vehicle, etc.)   Knowledge/Skills/Ability/Certifications: Valid driver’s license is required.  Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) required.  Certification as a Peace Officer must be completed prior to making application.  Must be able to work flexible hours, evenings and staggered shifts, holidays and weekends and/or in emergency situations and to direct traffic/pedestrians crossing busy streets around schools or on school grounds when necessary; ability to investigate suspicious circumstances, persons, vehicles, etc.  Work may include evenings, weekends and athletic events as assigned by the Captain of Patrol Division and/or School Superintendent to provide maximum security coverage; must be able to work in inclement weather and able to walk, run, climb, crawl or sit for extended periods of time.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues that arise in the schools; must be able to effectively communicate with both public and school personnel; extensive communications (verbal and written) with students, staff and internal/external stakeholders is required; will be responsible for managing behavior of victims, witnesses and others when handling or responding to incidents; requires the use of sound judgment; ability to work with youth and adults; ability to teach mini-courses to youth and adults.  Required proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and other office equipment such as incident reporting software, fax, copiers, and scanners. Must have knowledge of Missouri Criminal and Traffic Code, Criminal Procedures, Juvenile Law and court proceedings. Must not have any open internal affairs investigations or P.O.S.T. investigations.  Must pass criminal history, background investigation, and agility test (complete hiring process is located at   Job Summary:  Assignment is Chadwick School District.  This position requires the School Resource Deputy to be assigned to Chadwick School District throughout the school year (approximately mid-August through early-May) with other assignment within the Christian County Sheriff’s Office during the approximate three-month period of time Chadwick School District is not in session.  The School Resource Deputy supports and facilitates the educational process within Christian County by providing a safe and secure environment through buildings and establishing meaningful relationships with students and staff and proactively interacting with the school community to ensure the enforcement of state laws, preservation of public order, protection of life and the prevention, detection, or investigation of crime.  The successful candidate will work effectively with students, parents, school personnel and community agencies to support teaching and learning in the schools.  The School Resource Deputy will patrol district property to protect students, staff and visitors from physical harm and prevent loss to district property resulting from criminal activity.  The School Resource Deputy will also be able to respond to incidents involving school transportation.   Essential Duties: Patrol district property for suspicious activity, unauthorized persons on campus, or unauthorized entry after hours.  Provide in-service training to help administrators be better prepared to deal with security-related matters to support student success.  Work closely with school staff to foster a better understanding of the law enforcement function to maintain a secure learning environment.  Proactively work with the school’s leadership team and collaborate with school’s administrative team on safety protocols and procedures.  Serve as a visible and active law enforcement officer on campus dealing with law-related areas such as drugs, traffic, trespassing, fighting, and thefts.  Enforce campus rules and regulations.  Conduct routine patrols of assigned facilities to include buildings, parking lots and district owned, leased, or rented property.  Take law enforcement action to protect against unwanted intruders.  Identify and prevent (through counseling and referral) delinquent behavior, including substance abuse.  Make arrests when necessary to protect students, staff and school property.  Work collaboratively with public safety agencies to serve as a liaison between school and community to deter criminal and delinquent behavior.  Coordinate security for crowd and vehicle control at extra-curricular activities and special events.  Monitor and instruct students, visitors, and district personnel on proper and lawful campus or facility behavior.  Help to define and maintain a respectful code of conduct.  Assist other law enforcement agencies with incidents involving local criminal activity that may impact the safety of the environment for students and staff.  Serve as the initial first responder and school safety coordinator for campus emergencies.  Respond to calls on crimes against person or property in progress, report crimes that have already occurred, and intrusion/fire alarms; perform preliminary investigation at the scene (e.g. gather and preserve evidence, take statements).  Prepare written reports, obtain and serve arrest and search warrants as necessary; testify in court as required.  Subdue offenders and criminals by using the minimum amount of force needed to protect the officer and other persons.  Provide classroom presentations on crime prevention and fundamental concepts and structure of the law.  Teach law related education, de-escalation techniques, and conflict resolution to students and staff.  Provide instructions and directions to others as it pertains to law enforcement matters and emergency situations.  Conduct security building assessments for schools; guard, check and secure doors, rooms, buildings and equipment. Operate a two-way radio and qualify with a department issued firearm.  Perform other duties as assigned by appropriate supervisory personnel and school administrators.   Physical Demands: Ability to walk, run, climb crawl or sit for extended periods of time.  Work in inclement weather, including evenings, weekends and athletic events as assigned by School Superintendent or Patrol Division Captain to provide maximum security coverage is required.  Successful candidate may spend extended periods of time patrolling and investigating crimes on District property, both in automobiles and on foot.  School Resource Deputy may be required to physically restrain parties involved in a conflict.  In some cases, the School Resource Deputy may be exposed to violent and/or armed confrontations.  This position may involve routine exposure to blood or body fluids.  Regular attendance is required for this position.   Additional: This position is open to applicants inside Christian County Sheriff’s Office, as well as outside.  Interested applicants will proceed through the standard hiring process for Patrol Division at Christian County Sheriff’s Office.  Contact Christian County Sheriff’s Office (417-582-5330) or log onto for an application for employment.