City of Maize

School Resource Officer - City of Maize

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The Maize Police Department is seeking a motivated individual with strong work ethics, morals and a desire to work with young people in a school setting to fill the position of School Resource Officer.

TYPE: Full Time

SALARY:  $23.61 to $33.35/hr based on experience and qualifications

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Current KPERS Retirement / KP&F Retirement beginning January 1, 2023, Earned Time Leave, Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance with 3 options to choose from, Dental and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life and AD&D Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Optional AFLAC and Legal Shield Benefits, Discount YMCA Membership, Uniform Allowance

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have a full-time KSCPOST certification or have a certification from another state with reciprocity with KSCPOST standards and preferred three years’ experience as a law enforcement officer. Employment is contingent on successful completion of an initial interview, oral board interview, polygraph exam, extensive background investigation, physical, drug and alcohol screen, and psychological testing.

During the application process your background will be closely examined. Review the following background disqualifiers prior applying for this position.

At minimum, applicants must satisfy the following:

  • Must meet all requirements as set forth in K.S.A 74- 5605.
  • If military service has been rendered, your DD214 must reflect a separation code and an honorable discharge or a discharge under honorable conditions.
  • Applicants will be eliminated from the process if they falsify, intentionally misrepresent, or are not completely truthful in the application or screening process. Elimination will also occur if an applicant has not fully disclosed ALL information requested on a questionnaire, document, or application as part of the pre-employment process.
  • No convictions of any misdemeanor crimes involving morals, drugs, or weapons charges in the past five (5) years.
  • No convictions or involvement in any misdemeanor crimes of violence, or use of physical force or threats, during the past five (5) years.
  • Has not been convicted, does not have an expunged conviction, and has not been placed on diversion by any state or the federal government for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice, when such misdemeanor crime of domestic violence was committed on or after the effective date of this act.
  • No convictions or involvement in misdemeanor property crimes within the past three (3) years.
  • May not have been convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to, or been diverted on a serious traffic violation within the past three (3) years. Serious traffic violations include, but are not limited to, DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, vehicular homicide, and eluding a police officer.
  • No convictions, diversions, expungements, or involvement of any felony crime.
  • Must not be currently charged with, or under indictment for any criminal activity other than minor traffic violations.
  • As an adult or juvenile must not have been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty to include, but not limited to, theft, insufficient funds, fraud, false police reports etc.
  • If you have previous law enforcement experience, YOU CANNOT HAVE a sustained violation of dishonesty to include, but not limited to, lying, falsifying reports or documents, illegally obtaining narcotics, or courtroom testimony/credibility.

THIS LIST IS NOT ALL INCLUSIVE. AN APPLICANT MAY ALSO BE DISQUALIFIED IF THE TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES INDICATES THAT YOU WOULD NOT BE SUITABLE AS A POLICE OFFICER WITH THE CITY OF MAIZE.

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsibilities:

  • Enforce federal, state, local laws and ordinances
  • Follow department policies and procedures
  • Provide Law enforcement and police services to USD 266 staff, students and property
  • Build positive working relationships with school staff, students and parents
  • Maintain a close partnership with administrators, faculty and staff
  • Develop and implement law related education
  • Assist district in crisis drill training and implementation of current practices
  • Work with counselors and other student support staff to assist students in conflict resolution, mental health and substance abuse assistance
  • Be visible within the school community
  • Attend and Participate in school functions
  • Investigate allegations of criminal incidents on school property
  • Testify in court when necessary
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies
  • Maintain department/district/city owned property
  • Perform Patrol Officer duties as assigned
  • Promote the good will of the city and participate in Community Policing events
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
  • Possess and maintain a valid Kansas Driver’s License

Skills:

  • Working knowledge of current SRO practices
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Ability to establish positive contacts with school personnel and student
  • Ability to work with social agencies that provide student services
  • Ability to develop and implement criminal justice programs
  • Ability to coordinate additional law enforcement resources to assist with large public events
  • Ability to effectively communicate including public speaking, listening and de-escalation
  • Ability to encourage a safe school environment
  • Ability to project a positive image of law enforcement

Education:

  • High school graduate or GED
  • Kansas CPOST Certification
  • School Resource Officer Training within one year

Experience:

  • Three years in law enforcement