Security Officer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-791720
    • Job Location: na, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 29, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Blake School places great emphasis on ensuring a welcoming and safe environment for all students, staff, community members and visitors.The Security Officer will often be the first impression of the School and therefore it is critical that he/she is always professional, diplomatic, authoritative and dresses appropriately for the role. The role of a Security Officer at the Blake School covers a wide range of tasks including implementing and acting on emergency and safety procedures, car park/traffic control management and the implementation of safety and security tasks. This position provides security for students, faculty, staff and visitors within the campus area. This role will be responsible for surveilling the school in order to protect the campus property, control entry to campus areas, provide information to visitors and guests, assist in maintaining and enforcing security regulations and performing other related duties. Candidates should have a strong interest in working in a community committed to pluralism and be inquisitive, self-directed and team-oriented.

Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Security Advisor

    • Interact with students both in and out of the classroom

    • Collaborate with Blake Administrative staff on issues related to student and staff well-being

  • Security Access

    • Monitor entrances, gates, exterior doors and prohibit entry of unauthorized personnel on campus

    • Greet and welcome visitors and guests to the campus in a professional welcoming manner

    • Observe arrival and departure of students, faculty and staff

    • Ensure only authorized visitors/vendors obtain access to the campus

    • Ensure visitors are properly cleared to enter

    • Secure campus, students and staff by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and entry access points

    • Complete reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities; interview witnesses

  • Security Services

    • Observe for signs of disturbances or other security incidents and investigate

    • Responsible for the implementation of all emergency procedures

    • Schedule, coordinate, and monitor evacuation, ALICE and severe weather drills

    • Provide training to staff as necessary

    • Traffic control at the beginning and end of school dayConduct safety checks

  • Special Event Activity

    • Monitor crowds during athletic events and other large gatherings to ensure orderly behavior and a safe environment

    • Coordinate with law enforcement as needed

  • Team Participation

    • Demonstrate good teamwork

    • Provide input for ways to improve procedures and policies

    • Demonstrate a willingness to pitch in where needed

General Duties:

  • Record keeping

  • Inputting information into a database of all incidents or violations via the online incident reporting process

  • Liaison with local first responders

  • Administer First Aid

  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Experience in security or a security related field

  • Seeking someone who wants to work with adolescents and contribute to an environment that lives out Blake‚Äôs mission daily.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Empathetic, with good listening skills

  • Demonstrates attention to detail and good observation skills

  • Ability to be discreet

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to remain calm during emergencies and implement emergency procedures

  • Strong troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to work flexible hours


  • Experience in law enforcement and/or first responder

  • In Depth knowledge of security systems

  • Experience in conflict resolution

  • Advanced security and/or first responder training

  • Professional certifications

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to run short distances

  • Ability to stand for long period of time

  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds

  • Ability to perform duties in extreme weather conditions.

  • Ability to evacuate school children and adults in emergency situations.

  • Must have visual and auditory observation capabilities

  • Ability to pass physical fitness test.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE.