Job Title: Lieutenant of Emergency Operations

Reports to:Chief of Safety & Emergency Operations, Office of School Safety
Job Group:Professional Technical


Job Code:1781
Salary Schedule:APT01


Responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and monitoring safety and security protocols, while ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. This includes developing and coordinating emergency operations programs such as reunification, emergency, hurricane preparation, and shelter operations.


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. Coordinate, plan, and organize district safety, emergency operations, and school-based traffic functions and programs.
  2. Plan, organize, and coordinate activities for emergency management programs, shelter operations plans for schools, and act as county emergency management office liaison.
  3. Coordinate, plan, and organize the district traffic safety initiatives and serve as chair for school traffic safety committee.
  4. Plan, coordinate, and conduct shelter training and exercises for Pasco County school district.
  5. Maintain school and district video footage and maintain the integrity by following the chain of custody procedures.
  6. Provide video footage of incidents when requested for internal or police investigations.
  7. Coordinate disaster response and crisis management activities such as opening shelters and implementing special needs plans and activities.
  8. Provide disaster preparedness and other safety training to district staff and other stakeholders.
  9. Collaborate with district officials to analyze damage assessments following disasters or emergencies.
  10. Coordinate the District’s hurricane preparation and shelter operations plan.
  11. Develop and maintain contacts with local officials and government entities in order to facilitate plan development and response efforts.
  12. Maintain and update the District Reunification Plan to include supplies and assist the schools with the school-based Emergency Operations and Reunification plans.
  13. Assist with the Florida Safe School Assessment Tool and the yearly assessments.
  14. Serve on various safety related committees, as needed.
  15. May have to work non-standard hours during emergency situations.
  16. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent and provide leadership to ensure a secure work environment during an emergency or crisis situation.
  17. Perform other 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.


  • Knowledge of current safety and security practices and procedures used district-wide
  • Knowledge of state and local rules, regulations, and procedures related to emergency management
  • Ability to function independently, as assigned, to provide guidance and assistance to work crews in more complex projects dealing with subcontractors
  • Ability to review drawings, blueprints, sketches and/or related specifications relevant, security blueprints, and shelter operations blueprints
  • Ability to be physically and mentally prepared to respond in an emergency or potentially dangerous situation
  • Ability to safely use a firearm, taser, and other law enforcement related equipment
  • Ability to obtain information through observation and interviews
  • Willingness to use force when circumstances and established protocols dictate escalation; up to and including deadly force
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to pass a psychological evaluation as required by Chapter 2018-3, Laws of Florida
  • All hires must meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET) and drug screening
  • All hires 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


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) from an accredited institution
  • Five years of military experience or experience in law enforcement, security, or a related field
  • Experience with safe use of firearms and tasers
  • 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
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience related to safety programs, disaster preparedness, and security management
  • 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


  • Valid and current Florida driver license
  • Obtain and maintain a School Guardian certificate from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
  • Must maintain a driving record that meets the standards of the District Safe Driver II Plan. Driver license must be maintained as a condition of continued employment
  • Successful completion of training for concealed carry weapon permit as a condition of employment and ongoing certification and training
  • Satisfactory completion of American Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course or agreement to earn with one year of employment


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Criminal Justice, or related field
  • Seven years of military experience or experience in law enforcement, security, or a related field
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience related to safety programs, disaster preparedness, and security management
  • Awareness of the tenets of trauma informed care and mental health resources


Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and interviewing, testing, 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 stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 100 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.

Cold: The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures are below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Heat: The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures are above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

Hazards: The worker is subject to hazards. This includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places and exposure to high heat or chemicals.


  • Firearms, tasers, other law enforcement related equipment and 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.

Lieutenant of Emergency Operations;   EST: June 4, 2019;   REV: July 19, 2022;   Board Approved: July 19, 2022

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