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Safety Officer

CHS Harrisburg - Harrisburg, PA

The Catherine Hershey School for Early Learning (CHS) School Safety Officer is driven to create a safe and secure environment for the children, staff, and visitors of CHS Hershey. This individual will patrol campus spaces and ensure that safety procedures are followed, and that precautions are taken when necessary. The Safety Officer reports to the School Operations Manager and provides reports for him on risks and issues. Starting hourly rate is approximately $17 per hour based on expertise.


  • Checking doors and windows of all campus buildings to ensure they are secure and locked at appropriate times
  • Patrolling interior and exterior parts of campus and grounds
  • Enforcing parking regulations
  • Responding and assisting employees and visitors with Safety concerns
  • Reporting safety concerns and placing work orders
  • Responding to calls from staff for emergency assistance, e.g., suspicious persons or vehicles inside and outside campus
  • Investigating suspicious vehicles on campus
  • Communicating with and acting as a liaison with local fire, ambulance, and police departments
  • Maintaining visitor logs of those who come to campus
  • Responding to fire and other security alarms on campus
  • Providing access to rooms and buildings as needed
  • Documenting all security calls on patrol logs
  • Completing detailed incident reports and conducting follow-up investigations
  • Enforcing organizational policies and procedures
  • Working with employees to promote a safe working environment
  • Attending regular meetings with other members of the department as needed
  • Conducting meetings to relay any changes to staff
  • Making appropriate recommendations for safety changes on campus
  • Ensuring compliance with all PA State laws and Town ordinances
  • Facilitating emergency evacuations on campus
  • Exhibiting positive relations towards children and faculty when responding to questions and communications


  • Associates Degree in law enforcement or related field
  • 3+ years' experience in security or law enforcement
  • CPR and AED Certification
  • Responsible, enthusiastic, and cares about working in a mission-focused organization
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and implement solutions
  • Willingness to be held accountable and receive feedback
  • Comfortable with technology, Microsoft Suite, Outlook and school software systems
  • Commitment to the mission and values of CHS and MHS and demonstrated high degree of integrity as all MHS and CHS staff are considered to be role models for children
  • U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances
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Equal employment opportunity policy

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning does not discriminate against applicants or employees, in hiring, promotion or any terms or conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion or religious creed, veteran status, disability or use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, or any other status protected under applicable federal or Pennsylvania law.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning are subsidiaries of Milton Hershey School and will be staffed and operated independently of the Milton Hershey School core model.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.