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Cluster Security Coordinator

OFFICIAL TITLE: Cluster Security Coord CODE: 5080 SQ/OQ: Optimal Qualified
WORKING TITLE: Cluster Security Coordinator GRADE: 22 MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction, coordinates security of persons and property in assigned school clusters. Provides consultation to school and central based administrators, security staff, and other MCPS employees as needed. Provides direct security assistance and advice to school administrators and school-based security teams.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of procedures and practices for ensuring the safety and welfare of others. Knowledge of behavior management techniques. Demonstrated knowledge of investigative and security procedures. Knowledge of school and MCPS policies and procedures regarding school security and standards of student behavior. Excellent oral and written communications and human relations skills. Ability to routinely utilize current technology to document and track information and to communicate to MCPS staff and the community. Knowledge of the latest security technology including surveillance cameras, access control systems, visitor management systems, and communication devices and the ability to use the latest technology. Knowledge of and the ability to meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Associates degree required. Bachelors degree preferred. Course work in criminology, law enforcement, or related fields. Five years law enforcement/security experience in investigation and safety and security of persons and property required. Minimum 5 years successful supervisory experience required. Training in current security practices and technology preferred. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: First aid and CPR certification. Valid class C driver¿s license required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Sufficient physical strength to intervene in fights and physically restrain persons when necessary. Stamina to spend long periods of time walking and standing. Ability to patrol MCPS property outdoors in inclement and extreme weather conditions.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Required to work flexible hours, including weekends. Required to occasionally work overtime. Required to wear the designated security uniform.


1. Serves as central point of contact for coordination of MCPS school and central office security efforts.

2. Provides recommendations to school principals and directors on issues of maintaining a safe and secure learning and working environment.

3. Performs security assessments of MCPS property and functions.

4. Represents the school system in criminal court cases as necessary.

5. Provides support for law enforcement and department of personnel staff in criminal and administrative investigations on MCPS property.

6. Responds to central office security incidents.

7. Provides crisis preparedness training and support for all security staff.

8. Analyzes security trends through serious incident reports, making recommendations to director based on trends.

9. Maintains a close liaison with the county police district commanders and local police chiefs in the areas of assigned clusters.

10. Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 7/92
Date(s) Revised: 8/96, 10/12
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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