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Wharton ISD - School Resource Officer

Job Details

Region: 3
School District/Employer: Wharton ISD
District Category/Employer: Campus
Assignment Level: Level
  • Alternative School
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Security
Job Title: School Resource Officer
School: Wharton High School
Campus Description: Our school district is built on the standard of “One Team, One Vision, Together on a Mission,” ensuring teamwork and cohesion play vital roles in the academic success of our students. Wharton ISD boasts a district enrollment of approximately 2200 students, making it a 4A classification.

Our four campuses are:
Sivells Elementary School – Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd
Wharton Elementary School – 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th
Wharton Junior High School – 7th and 8th
Wharton High School – 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

How do we stand out? We are the only district in the county to offer an ROTC program, as well as the only district in Region 3 to offer an Early College High School by utilizing our partnership with Wharton County Junior College. Our recent T-STEM designation by the Texas Education Agency makes Wharton ISD an exciting district for technology integration and advancement of the opportunities afforded to students in this field.
Date Posted: 7/11/2018
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Primary Purpose:
Direct and manage district police department. Coordinate daily operations of department to provide safe environment for students and staff. Ensure enforcement of all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Department Management
Direct the daily operations of the district police department to ensure effective law enforcement.
Coordinate enforcement activities with other department directors and campus principals and work cooperatively to develop and implement preventative security programs, gang management plans, and other safety programs.
Investigate and make recommendations on all complaints and accusations made against district police officers or staff.
Law Enforcement
Ensure enforcement of all laws and ordinances within the scope of board policy and the jurisdiction of district.
Oversee investigation of criminal activities that occur within the district’s jurisdiction and support other agencies conducting investigations.
Serve as district liaison to state and local law enforcement agencies and juvenile authorities and represent the district on assigned committees and task forces.
Develop department safety procedures including procedures for safe handling and use of firearms.
Personnel Management
Select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and make sound recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
Evaluate job performance of employees to ensure effectiveness.
Prepare, review, and revise police department job descriptions.
Maintain property room for storage of weapons and contraband confiscated on district property.
Compile and administer department budget based on documented needs and ensure that operations are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.
Security Resource Officer

Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring and firing of police officers, security guards, and department clerical staff.**
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: District vehicle, firearm, handcuffs, alarm system, security equipment, two-way radio, alarm system and other security equipment, fire extinguisher, and standard office equipment including computer and peripherals
Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing
Motion: Strenuous walking and climbing; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; frequent driving
Lifting: Moderate lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: Work inside and outside (moderate exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather). Frequent districtwide travel
Other: Specific hearing and visual requirements. May be subject to adverse and hazardous working conditions, including violent and armed confrontations. Ability to control sudden violent or extreme physical acts of others and exhibit rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.
Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; prolonged hours; on call 24 hours a day.
*Districts employing police officers must have adopted policies CKE (Legal) and DEB (Legal). The district must also have a memorandum of understanding that outlines reasonable communication and coordination efforts between school police department and law enforcement agencies that have overlapping functions.
Qualifications: Education/Certification:
Texas Peace Officer license issued by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
Clear and valid Texas driver’s license

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of overall operations of a police department
Knowledge of criminal investigations, police report writing, and criminal law
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Training and ability to subdue offenders, including use of firearms and handcuffs
Bondable as required by Texas Education Code §37.081(h)
Strong public relations, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Three years law enforcement experience in supervisory or command capacity
Salary Range: Hiring Schedule
How To Apply: www.whartonisd.net

Contact Person:

Name: Lynn Dannhaus
Email: ldannhaus@whartonisd.net
Address: 2100 North Fulton Street
City: Wharton
State: TX
Zip: 77488-3146
Phone: (979) 532-6248
Fax: (979) 532-6228