Security Assistant
Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Security Assistant Virginia Beach, VA

Full Time Virginia Beach, VA 17.29 USD HOURLY Today
Job description

Under the leadership of the school building administrator and the guidance of the Office of Safe Schools, the position is responsible for providing protective service work to maintain and enhance the security of students, staff and school property while adhering to established policy and procedures. The position reports directly to the assigned school building administrator.


    Conduct surveillance of school buildings, grounds and activities.
    Patrol hallways, stairwells, restrooms and parking areas throughout the school day; check windows, doors and entrances to secure building(s).
    Maintain a visual of the main entrance; greet, screen, and sign-in all visitors when assignment requires.
    Deter admittance of unauthorized persons to the premises; take appropriate action to assist/escort unauthorized persons from school premises; monitor vehicles entering school grounds.
    Report suspicious conditions or disturbances to administration or lead school security officer.
    Provide security for after-school, evening, and/or weekend activities on an assigned, flexible schedule.
    Escort disruptive students to locations specified by school administration; help to minimize physical confrontations.
    Maintain and operate the electronic visitor management system and alarm sign-in system.
    Monitor closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and emergency radio; report non-working equipment to administration and lead school security officer.
    Maintain proper functioning of x-ray detection machine; conduct metal detection and x-ray detection screening, as assigned.
    Assist with fire drills and emergency evacuations.
    Supervise students during lunch periods; observe student and/or locker searches, as assigned.
    Assist with the loading and unloading of buses, as assigned.
    Provide security during sports events and other activities, as assigned.
    Perform related work as required.

Additional Duties for Security Assistant-Secondary School Leads

    Provide daily leadership and direction to the security staff at the assigned location.
    Interpret, communicate and ensure compliance of assigned staff with security directives, policies, plans, and objectives.
    Work with school nurse and administrative staff to arrange transportation for students during medical emergencies.
    Work with school administration to maintain reports on behavior incidences and attendance issues.
    Schedule security staff to monitor after-school evening, and/or weekend activities.
    Issue parking stickers and permits to students and staff; issue tow orders, as needed.
    Inform school administration regarding concerns with process and procedures, equipment needs, and operational activities.
    Assist with issuing student lockers and resolving problems with access to lockers, as needed.
    Attend training meetings conducted by the Office of Safe Schools.
    Schedule security assistant(s) to provide break/lunch periods for the ISS program (secondary schools).
    Serve as a member of the school Crisis Response Team (CRT).


Must have a general knowledge of the practices, procedures, and strategies regarding the protection of buildings and grounds to provide effective security operations. Must have the ability to recognize and identify activities or situations, which have or may become a problem or emergency. Must have the ability to think and respond quickly, effectively and responsibly during emergencies. Must have the ability to comprehend and/or explain various types of information in a clear and concise manner; interact and respond effectively to students, staff, and the community; and prepare and maintain accurate reports. Must be able to communicate effectively in a clear and understandable manner in both oral and written format. Must be skilled in the use and operation of a closed-circuit television system, security software programs, and other emergency/security equipment.


Required: High School Diploma or GED.

Preferred: Some experience in working with children. Previous experience in the field of law enforcement or security


    Possession of a valid driver's license
    Must be at least twenty-one (21) years-of-age to be eligible for the Virginia School Security Officer Certification
    Must complete and maintain the following training and certifications:
      Virginia School Security Officer Certification (recertification every two years required)
      MANDT System Crisis De-Escalation Training (recertification every two years required)
      Annual Mandatory Employee Training (AMET) (completion annually)
      Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training (recertification every two years required)
      Basic First-Aid Training (recertification every two years required)


Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public using the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Frequent sitting, walking, standing, and grasping. Occasional bending, stooping, balancing, crouching, fingering, repetitive motion, and reaching. Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures and hazards such as moving vehicles and/or loud noises. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and over 50 pounds rarely. Requires timely and regular adherence to established work schedules. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.


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Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time

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Salary Range: From/To

Entry hourly rate: $17.29

Compensation will be based on job-related creditable years of full-time, verified work experience. The entry-level rate will be awarded at the time of hire. Upon the return of employment verification forms from the candidate's current and previous employers, the rate will be adjusted if creditable full-time experience is confirmed.

VBCPS offers a full range of benefits including health insurance, paid life insurance, paid sick/annual leave, tuition reimbursement, professional development and membership in the Virginia Retirement System.

Unified Experience Based Step Pay Scale: U10


Start Date
2023-2024 School Yr

Virginia Beach City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, disability, marital status, age, genetic information or veteran status in its programs and activities. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33,4-4,4-6)

To seek resolution of grievances resulting from alleged discrimination or to report violations of these policies, please contact the Chief Human Resources Officer at (757) 263-1133,2512 George Mason Drive, Municipal Center, Building 6, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456.

Alternative formats of this application which may include taped, Braille, or large print materials are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Call or write the Department of Human Resources, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, 2512 George Mason Drive, P.O. Box 6038, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0038. Telephone: (757) 263-1133 (voice); (757) 263-1240 (TDD) or email at: [email protected].

Security Assistant
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Virginia Beach, VA
Dr. Aaron C. Spence
Unknown / Non-Applicable
10000+ Employees
School / School District
Primary & Secondary Schools
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