School Resource Officer


                                                   SRO – Investigations Division
                                                Position Opening Announcement
                                                     Announced April 19, 2023
                                                Release Type: Internal and External
*****************************EXTERNAL POSTING*****************************
                                      Two years of law enforcement experience is preferred. 

The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for one (1) opening in the Investigations Division for the position of SRO. 
The School Resource Officer (SRO) is assigned to county schools to assist with maintaining a safe school environment.  This deputy provides a visible presence in the school community and works to build relationships with students, staff and families.  The SRO provides law enforcement expertise and works collaboratively with school administrators to identify and resolve safety concerns.  The SRO delivers educational presentations on topics such as drug abuse prevention, internet safety and conflict resolution.  
The starting salary is $34.65 per hour ($75,675.60 annually), depending on experience.  This position operates under agreements between the agency and each school and there are additional attendance requirements throughout the school year.  This includes instructing ALICE trainings, DARE trainings, after school events, sporting events, community engagements, etc.  The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office offers:
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Take home patrol vehicles
  • Uniforms and equipment
  • Current technology, training and equipment
  • Room for professional growth and career development

Job Description:
The School Resource Officer works in close collaboration with school principal and other administrators.  The position functions under the guidelines and policies of the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office as well as school policies, understanding which take precedent in cases where department and school standards may differ.  They work independently and with other SROs to meet the mission of the position.  The SRO maintains an office at county schools, if available and may substitute for other deputies as needed.
Essential duties include but are not limited to:
  • Maintains visibility on school grounds by patrolling hallways, parking lots, building and grounds.  Monitors situations and intervenes where necessary.  Attends after-school events such as sporting events, school dances and senior all-night parties.
  • Addresses school discipline issues with appropriate school staff.  Attends various meetings with school staff, administration, superintendent, and a variety of committees.  Provides input on discipline, behavior, and other student issues. Participates on various school committees.  May observe disciplinary meetings with students if requested by the schools.  Assists school district in emergency action response policies.
  • Conducts investigations on assaults, drugs, vandalism, theft, etc.  Collects evidence, reviews videos, interviews students, and meets with parents.  Assists other officers in their investigations involving students from assigned school.  Makes arrests when necessary.
  • Conducts classroom instruction and presentations in schools for students, parents, teachers and the community. Develops and delivers presentations on topics as requested. Delivers standardized programs as well, such as anti-drug programs.
  • Meets with parents in their homes.  Coordinates visits with social services as necessary.  Assists the school principal with truancy issues.  Takes students into protective custody when necessary.  Attends juvenile court when necessary.
  • Completes paperwork and maintains student files.  Assists schools with maintaining security systems and surveillance systems.
  • Monitors police radio during the day and provides back-up to other deputies in emergency situations.

  • Preparing reports and record keeping
  • Working knowledge of human behavior and various social, economic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Use of firearms, radio equipment, physical control devices, electric and electronic controls
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Willingness and desire to learn new and challenging tasks

  • Attending to multiple activities and sources of input simultaneously
  • Communicating tactfully and courteously with others
  • Thinking quickly, calmly, and clearly in emergency situations
  • Compiling, maintaining, processing, and preparing a wide variety of records and reports
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive and legally protected information
  • Assessing, prioritizing and determining appropriate response levels for law enforcement and related emergency situations

Physical Requirements:
  • School Resource Officers spend more time in schools and less driving time than patrol deputies.
  • Positions in this class typically require reaching, standing, walking, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
  • Moderate work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Moderate work involves moving most of the time.  Jobs are moderate if walking and standing are required frequently, and all other moderate criteria are met.
  • Incumbents may be subject to travel.

  • Two years of law enforcement experience is preferred. 
  • ND POST licensed or eligible for license
  • Associates Degree or higher preferred

External applicants will need to complete the online agency application.  Please complete the contact information below in order to receive the link for the online application. 

 This position will remain OPEN for applications until filled.

To apply for this position, please provide your name and contact information below. We will send you a link to our online employment application form for you to start the application process.

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