School Resource Officer
SRO – Investigations Division Position
Type: Internal and External
Two years of law enforcement experience is preferred.
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
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
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.
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
- 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
- Attending to multiple activities and sources of input
- Communicating tactfully and courteously with others
- Thinking quickly, calmly, and clearly in emergency
- Compiling, maintaining, processing, and preparing a
wide variety of records and reports
- Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive and legally
- Assessing, prioritizing and determining appropriate
response levels for law enforcement and related emergency situations
- 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
- 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.