Job Title: School Safety Guard

Reports to:Sergeant of Safety & Security
Job Group:Non-Instructional Non-Bargaining


Job Code:5211
Salary Schedule:PG13


Responsible for performing a variety of duties to ensure the safety and security of all students, school staff, visitors, equipment, facilities, and grounds.


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. Provide security and surveillance to school campus, including patrolling parking lots and grounds, school and district functions, including after-school and extra-curricular activities.
  2. Investigate, monitor, and report suspicious activity, including theft, vandalism, and criminal mischief to administration and when appropriate, to law enforcement.
  3. Communicate with school administrators, students, parents, staff, district officials/personnel, community members and others regarding security related concerns and issues, work cooperatively with law enforcement and district personnel.
  4. Respond to emergency situations and take appropriate action in accordance with established guidelines; provide basic first aid services as needed.
  5. Build relationships with students and stakeholders and assist with character education.
  6. Supervise students; observe and manage students in halls, at lunch, and during other non-classroom activities.
  7. Manage school access by monitoring gates and other entry points throughout the school; ensure that students possess appropriate permission when leaving campus; observe and question potentially unauthorized persons on campus.
  8. Assist with traffic control during student drop off and pick up.
  9. Assist administration in 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 proper practices/procedures necessary to secure the safe and peaceful conduct of district and school business/activities.
  14. Serve as liaison with School Resource Officers.
  15. Serve on school safety committee and assist with student crime watch program.
  16. Assist with security assessments at assigned school(s) and school safety drills under the direction of administration.
  17. Prepare incident reports.
  18. Support school with the implementation of behavioral health services.
  19. Serve as a district representative if emergency shelters are opened.
  20. 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 organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to obtain information through observation and interviews
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Two years of military experience or experience in law enforcement, security, or a related field
  • Experience with safe use of firearms
  • 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
  • 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 Florida Driver’s License
  • Successful completion of training for concealed carry weapon permit as a condition of employment and ongoing certification and training
  • Obtain and maintain a School Guardian certificate from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
  • Satisfactory completion of Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course or agreement to earn within one 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 resources




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/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. 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.


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.

School Safety Guard;   EST: May 1, 2018;   REV: September 15, 2020;   Board Approved: September 15, 2020

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