Safety and Security Officer

Safety and Security Officer

Position Overview

The School Safety and Security Officer will perform his or her assigned duties under the direction of the Principal and the Director Security. These assigned duties shall be such that they will ensure the safety and security of all students and staff.


The following are basic duties of the Safety-Security Officer functions:

  1. Security Duties
  2. a. Supervise specific areas of school buildings and/or property as required for security purposes.
    b. Supervise activities of students in assigned areas.
    c. Report on high risk situations or places.
    d. In emergency situations, attempt to resolve the conflict, then notify the proper authority at this/her assigned school.
    e. Work in collaboration with and cooperation with the Quincy Police Department to ensure safety of all students.

  3. Observation of and communication with students

    a. Identify students with problems.
    b. Learn major concerns and needs of students.
    c. Discover general problem areas.
    d. Report the results of observation with comments and recommendations to the principal.

  4. General Duties

    a. Provide assistance to the Principal in matters of student attendance and behavior.
    b. Files security reports as request.
    c. Performs other related security duties.

Qualifications and Training

  • Must become certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and maintain certification.

  • Must have a high school diploma; a bachelor's degree is preferred. Must demonstrate command of the English language and written communication skills.

  • Is expected, after education and training, to understand statutory and constitutional requirements as they relate to search and seizure, probable cause, due process and other related matters.


This position is for 182 school days, plus an additional 5 days, for a total of 187 work days per school year. Salary will be at Step One of the current agreement between the Quincy School Committee and the Quincy Public Schools Security Force Association. This is a unit position.

Interested persons should send a letter of application and resume on or before Friday 10, 2023 to Allison Cox, Senior Director of Human Resources & Educator Development at 34 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

About Our District

Quincy Public Schools strives to create an inclusive and racially affirming environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Join the team and be part of a dynamic multicultural community. Thank you for your interest in joining our professional team.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Quincy Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.