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POSITION: Police Officer

LOCATION: DCSS Police Department

Education– High School Diploma or satisfactory completion of any General Educational Development (GED) Testing Program. Experience-Two years as a Georgia POST certified peace officer, OR able to complete the State Of Georgia POST peace officer basic mandate training course within 6 months of employment. Qualifications – Must possess a valid Georgia driver's license, must be bondable in accordance with Georgia Code Section 36-8-3, and must be capable of qualifying with a firearm on the existing firearms qualifications course(s), must be at least 21 year old, and a citizen of the United States. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: As directed, work with school principals and other parties with in the school system in determining needs and implementing responsive programs as related to school security and criminal activities. Provide leadership within the school system by mentoring and projecting a positive role model for students and others. Monitor and report incidents of criminal gang activity as defined by Georgia Code Section 16-15-3 which occur on or adjacent to a school campus or other building of an educational facility. Conduct zoning verification investigations. Conduct initial and follow-up investigations of criminal and administrative incidents within the school(s) assigned including incidents involving school transportation. Develop clues or information which may lead to obtaining arrest / search warrants by contacting and interviewing all relevant witnesses and other parties involved. Make arrest as necessary using only the amount of force necessary to affect said arrest. Assist local law enforcement agencies in matters related to criminal or administrative matters involving students or other school personnel. Testify in administrative and criminal hearings. Juvenile, State and Superior Courts. Periodically conduct safety and security surveys with the assistance of school administrators and review results with Chief of School Police. Transport students home from school / summer school / G.R.E.A.T. Program because of illness, suspension etc. May act as a first responder in an emergency situation involving an injured person on school grounds. Inform the Chief of Police of all situations resulting in the injury of a student, teacher or other faculty member as well as any serious criminal offense or other matter deemed important that occurs on school grounds. Make routine patrols of assigned facilities to include building, parking lots, and equipment, check for security, vandalism or casualty losses and prepare reports as required. Open and secure school system properties for facilities department during school term and summer months. Monitor visitor and other persons within assigned facilities to ensure proper identity and business purpose for safety of students and faculty. Assist in crowd control and security assignments as various public gatherings including but not limited to; Board of Education Meetings, athletic events, and incident scenes. Investigate traffic accidents that occur on school system property and prepare proper reports as required by law. Maintain firearm proficiency by qualification on course(s) designated by the Chief of Police. Maintain P.O.S.T. Certification and specialized training in accordance to job requirements. Coordinate security needs with local law enforcement agencies as determined by the principal, athletic director or other designee for school related activities and events. Participate in training programs to increase skills and proficiency related to assignments. Reviews current trends, developments, literature and technical sources for information related to job responsibilities. Ensure adherence to good safety procedures. Follow Federal and State laws, as well as School Board Policies. Perform other duties as assigned.
REPORTS TO: Chief of Police

SALARY RANGE: Eleven months/year.Salary in accordance with the DCSS Compensation Guide.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin and will continue until the position is filled.



The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.
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About Us The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle and 3 high schools), five learning centers and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interests include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.

Important Note This document provides descriptive information about the above The Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

Jun 15, 2020. Dougherty County School System Jobs from Albany Herald

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