The Security Officer reports to the Security Manager to ensure overall safety and security of the School campus, personnel, and students. The Security Officer provides a high level of customer service with all constituents at all times. In the absence of the Security Manager, the officer serves as liaison between the School and the local police and other emergency providers. The position is hourly and non-exempt.
Secures campus and personnel by patrolling campus (including but not limited to buildings, parking lots, athletic fields), monitoring surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings and access points, ensuring that window and door locks (both electronic and conventional) are in place and functioning as designed.
Always maintain a positive and courteous demeanor; practice open dialogue and understanding, and communicate with others in an honest, professional, and respectful manner.
Demonstrate a high level of awareness, good judgment, and critical thinking skills in all aspects of the position.
Carries firearm and other required security items at all times.
Looks for points of vulnerability and reports deficiencies and vulnerabilities promptly.
Monitors and reports behavior of suspicious persons and movement of vehicles.
Logs all observations, occurrences and surveillance activities and supplies daily reports to supervisor and to other security personnel; Also ensure all needed notifications have been made in a timely fashion, that accurate information has been communicated, and that information has been properly documented.
Responds quickly to alarms and to emergency calls.
Politely directs campus visitors to appropriate log-in points.
Notifies visitors using our athletic facilities without permission of our policies and procedures and politely asks that they desist from use.
Assists with carpool and traffic control as necessary.
Accompanies personnel and students between buildings and to parking lots upon request.
High School Diploma
Current Tennessee Armed Officer License
CPR and First Aid Training preferred
Previous security or law enforcement experience
Specific and appropriate firearm training
Physically able to perform assigned duties including standing for long periods of time, walking throughout 44-acre campus, and lifting up to 25 pounds
Harpeth Hall is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.
Candidates should complete an online application and submit a letter of interest, resume, and references at www.harpethhall.org/employment.
About The Harpeth Hall School
The Harpeth Hall School is one of the country's premier independent college preparatory schools for girls and young women in grades 5-12. A pioneer in the field of women's education with origins in the 1860s, the school combines a superior program deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition with proven instructional techniques that are most meaningful for girls. Teachers and administrators cultivate a love of learning, a commitment to honor and integrity, and the leadership skills students will need in the future. This is a vibrant, forward-looking school with a rigorous, innovative curriculum and exceptional teaching. In addition, outstanding and extensive arts, athletics, service learning, and co-curricular activities provide students with a rich educational experience. The strength of the school today results from the extraordinary vitality and richness of its past. The school is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 43 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville.
Harpeth Hall is a national leader in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The campus-wide wireless network was the first in Middle Tennessee. Since 2001, every girl in grades... seven through twelve uses her own laptop computer. At every level, the faculty and students use technology to advance learning.