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School Resource Officer
Title:School Resource Officer
Department:Public Safety
Closing Date:01/27/2019


Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

School Resource Officer


The City of Orangeburg’s Department of Public Safety is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of School Resource Officer. This position is open to both internal and external candidates.


General Purpose:


The SRO program is designed to provide school administrators and staff with law enforcement resources and expertise in order to maintain safety and order in the school environment. The program is also intended to reduce juvenile delinquency and promote positive behavior from students, as well as provide delinquency prevention, mentoring and a positive role model to students.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Address crime and disorder problems, drug activities, gangs, violence and other activities that adversely affect the proper learning environment of their assigned school;

Assist in the investigation of crimes committed by any person(s) within their school;

Work closely with the school department and other agencies needing assistance with student;

Educate students on gang resistance education, alcohol, drug and tobacco awareness, crime prevention, safety conflict resolution and mediation and the law enforcement profession;

Offer information to Department members about school rime and delinquency problems;

Provide security at school events;

Provides on-site emergency response to safety threats or disasters, and;

Monitor the school social environment to identify emerging youth criminal activity and gangs;

The SRO will operate in cooperation with school staff, but shall not interfere in school matters. School authorities should handle infractions of school rules and policies;

The SRO is encouraged to attend school social and sporting events, school council and PTO meetings as resources allow.


Required Abilities:

  • Perform a wide range of law enforcement assignments.
  • Understand, interpret, apply, enforce, and make decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local policies and regulations.
  • Interpret and explain City law enforcement policies and procedures.
  • Think clearly and act quickly in a variety of situations.
  • Judge situations/people accurately.
  • Effectively use and qualify with law enforcement tools and weapons including firearms, batons, defensive tactics and safety equipment.
  • Operate specialized law enforcement equipment including specialized police vehicles, radios, video and other equipment.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports and routine correspondence.
  • Maintain contact and preserve good relations with the public; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is also frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently certified as a SC Class 1 Law Enforcement Officer;

  • Currently certified as a Public Safety Officer (police and fire certifications) preferred; or must be able to successfully complete the SC Criminal Justice and Fire Academies, basic law enforcement and basic fire fighting training.

  • Must be 21 or older;

  • Minimum HS Diploma or GED; advanced degree preferred;

  • Must pass a criminal background record check;

  • Must possess valid state driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any state;

  • No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories in past seven (7) years;

  • US Citizen
  • Must be able to read and write the English language;
  • Must be of good more character and of temperate and industrious habits;


  • Conditional offer of employment based upon satisfactory results from pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.


  • All internal candidates, must have been in current role for minimum six (6) months and be currently performing satisfactorily in current duties in order to apply.


Salary range $41,000 - $45,000 plus full benefits package including employer-paid medical, dental, vision, 12 paid holidays, state retirement, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, health club members, etc.


It is the policy of the City of Orangeburg not to discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment and promotional opportunities. THE CITY OF ORANGEBURG IS AN AT-WILL, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY


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