Website O'Fallon Township High School

Position Title:  Director of Security

Location:  District Office Administration

Reports to:  Superintendent and Principal

FLSA Class:  Exempt

Contract: 12 month

The primary function of the Director of Security is to lead the security department daily in the mission of providing a safe and secure learning environment so that students and staff can maximize their engagement in the educational process.


  • Be “student-centered” and shall work toward Excellence in Education for Every Student Every Day.
  • Establish and maintain district safety programs and policies, including, but not limited to building security systems; equipment identification procedures; visitor registration and identification procedures; staff and student identification procedures; emergency plans for evacuations, lockdowns, and other crises; safety staff orientation and training programs; coordination of services with local, State and Federal Law enforcement and emergency agencies; and appropriate lighting and signage.
  • Promote a positive, caring climate for working and learning.
  • Directly supervise all security personnel.
  • Evaluate security staff under the OTHS Evaluation Plan as assigned by the principal.
  • Provide continuous support and district oversight for the School Resource Officer.
  • Ensure the administration remains informed of significant emergency management issues.
  • Ensure effective and continuous oversight of the security of OTHS buildings, asset protection, personnel security, emergency management, and security systems and infrastructure (e.g., fire, camera, telephones).
  • Establish and maintain a close partnership with school administrators to provide a safe school environment; serve as a member of the administrative team for all security-related issues.
  • Develop plans, procedures, and objectives to facilitate and improve safety and security programs/protocols at public events, sports events, and other extracurricular school district activities.
  • Facilitate approval and collection of physical keys and electronic key cards for all OTHS buildings.
  • Provide presentations related to the security department to the Board of Education.
  • Provide media interviews as requested by the OTHS District Office.
  • Recommend crime prevention policies and procedures to the administration and conduct security inspections to deter criminal or delinquent activities.
  • Professionally develop staff in best practices of safety and security.
  • Support school officials in their efforts to enforce Board of Education policies and procedures.
  • Provide and/or support training for school personnel in handling crises, including coordination of local authorities’ involvement in mandated drills.
  • Be visible within the school district to build working relationships with the district’s staff as well as with student and parent groups.
  • Work with social workers and other student support staff to assist students and to provide services to students involved in situations where referrals to service agencies are necessary.
  • Assist in conflict resolution efforts.
  • Address disruptive parents or visitors and contact authorities when necessary.
  • Coordinate staff, police, and emergency personnel in handling emergencies or disruptive situations, including searches of students or property. Ensure safety by being present during school searches, which may involve weapons, controlled dangerous substances or in such cases that the student’s emotional state may present a risk to staff or students.
  • Coordinate administration, police, and/or appropriate emergency personnel of any emergency, potentially dangerous, or unusual situations.
  • Report evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical or social conditions, potential suicide, or individuals appearing to be under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, or anabolic steroids.
  • Direct security personnel to coordinate residency, truancy, and other home visits as needed.
  • Coordinate with the administration in conducting internal investigations of incidents involving students and/or personnel in accordance with the law.
  • When necessary, advise architectural design teams for construction and renovation projects relative to school safety.
  • Display ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school.
  • Protect the confidentiality of student and staff records and information and use discretion when sharing any such information within legal confines.
  • Adhere to federal statutes and regulations, Illinois school law, Board of Education policies and procedures, and contractual obligations.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Law enforcement experience
  • Must have certification, or be working toward certification, through the National Incident Management System
  • Must hold and maintain a permit to carry a concealed weapon in the State of Illinois
  • Must establish and maintain effective and courteous working relationships with others (students, parents, and staff).
  • Must be able to lead and work with a team
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must qualify under H.R. 218 Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act:
  • Must hold and maintain a permit to carry a concealed weapon in the State of Illinois (IROCC)



  • Education/training in law enforcement, security management or other security-related field of study
  • Experience in directing school security, including emergency management, in public education, or experience in serving in an operational leadership role in law enforcement
  • Experience preparing and maintaining a variety of narrative and statistical reports/records, inventories and other materials related to security, emergency management, and security infrastructure
  • Ability to create and manage an Emergency Operations Plan
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the district may find appropriate and acceptable.


Other Desired Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of the principles of security, emergency management and security infrastructure
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, and codes applicable to buildings, products, equipment, health and safety, and personnel management
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, communication, public relations and interpersonal skills


Work hours for this position will vary based on time of year and scheduling. Some evening and weekend work will be required to provide security for large events.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital, veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition, or disability. In compliance with the immigration reform and control act of 1986, District 203 intends to hire only individuals authorized to work in the U.S.