School Safety Assistant

Jacksonville, FL

Job status
Full time
Job description
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If there is one phrase that describes Duval County Public Schools over the last several years, it is "continuous quality improvement"! As one of Florida’s seven major metropolitan school districts, Duval has made extraordinary progress in student achievement with a “whole child” educational philosophy and relentless commitment to instruction excellence intentionally designed to prepare students for 21st century career and college.

Currently we're hiring Armed School Safety Assistants (SSA).

Job Summary

The School Safety Assistant (SSA) maintains calm, deters crime, and ensures the safety, security, and welfare of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors in the assigned school.

Qualifications

Must be at least 21 years of age
Must have or be able to obtain a State of Florida (F.S.S. 790.06, Florida State Statutes) concealed weapons permit
Have a valid State Issued Driver's license


Training shall at a minimum consist of:

Must submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent random screenings
Must pass a psychological evaluation
80 hours of firearms training
16 hours of instruction in precision pistol
8 hours of discretionary shooting instruction using approved simulator exercises
8 hours of instruction in defensive tactics
8 hours of instruction in active shooter or assailant scenarios
12 hours of instruction in legal issues
Must successfully complete annual ongoing trainings, in weapons inspection and firearm qualifications
Must complete at least 12 hours of a certified nationally recognized diversity training program


Duval County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status or genetic information (and other protected classes included in the district’s Non-Discrimination Policy) in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boys Scout of America Equal Access Act.
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