This position reports to the Director of Safety and Security. This position is responsible for providing administrative oversight, ensuring an effective, coordinated response to local school emergencies and providing assistance and guidance to all building administrators in safety and security. An employee in this position is responsible for managing the training staff, developing and implementing safety and security related training programs, drills, tabletop exercises and combined agency field training exercises. This Supervisor is responsible for the development of school emergency response plans and department continuity of operations plans (COOP). This position acts as a resource and liaison to LCPS administrators, staff, school security officers and school resource officers.
This position acts as a resource and liaison to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, school resource officers, Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire and Rescue Departments, and County Emergency Management officials. The employee directs the multifaceted services, programs, and activities of an office, and plans, organizes, supervises, and evaluates all activities, program functions, personnel, and physical resources.
Roles and Responsibilities
The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
Designs, develops and implements synchronous and asynchronous web-based training and instructor led training programs designed to improve emergency response actions and individual performance.
Designs, develops and implements drills, tabletop exercises and combined agency full scale exercises designed to test and improve LCPS emergency response plans and to improve individual performance.
Develops the strategic training and emergency preparedness plan for LCPS.
Develops and implements the yearly training agenda.
Captures and tracks appropriate metrics to ensure compliance with established best practices.
Reviews school emergency response plans and corrects deficiencies.
Develops and implements training, tabletop and full-scale exercises designed to test and improve the LCPS Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).
Manages the development of school emergency response plans.
Manages the development and maintenance of the LCPS COOP.
Drafts after action reports to evaluate the performance of training, drills and exercises.
Advises the Director regarding the improvement of existing training and the development of new courses.
Facilitates after action meetings and debriefings consisting of LCPS, emergency responders and other partners or agencies.
Serves as a liaison and resource for school administrators, LCPS staff and outside agencies and partners.
Attends training sessions to update knowledge of procedures, materials, technology, and resources available from federal, state and local agencies.
Ensures national best practices with respect to school security training.
Develops efficiencies in training management and implementation.
Recommends special equipment purchases to improve emergency response performance.
Assists in budget development to support training operations.
Rotates as the 24/7 on call representative for Safety & Security.
Serves in the Incident Command Post for any LCPS related emergency.
Below are the qualifications for this position:
Bachelor’s Degree and 5 - 10 years of progressive supervisory experience in safety and security.
Thorough knowledge and experience in instructional systems design and training methodologies including web-based and instructor led training.
Instructor certification in law enforcement, emergency management and preparedness, or related field preferred.
Thorough knowledge of Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Knowledge of emergency response planning.
Knowledge of Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) development.
Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Strong interpersonal, decision making, management and analytical skills.
Knowledge of public school operations.
Knowledge of computer software to include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Valid driver’s license.
Additional Salary Information: Position is Level Universal 18 on Scale
About Loudoun County Public Schools - Ashburn, VA
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) serves more than 81,000 students in 95 facilities. We operate 17 high schools, 17 middle and intermediate schools, 59 elementary schools, and two instructional centers. Loudoun County Public Schools, located in Northern Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC, is the third-largest school division in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the fastest-growing counties in America. Loudoun continues its proud tradition of quality public education, maintaining an outstanding record of student achievement despite the pressure of surging enrollment.