Requisition ID 2024-130653
Location Address
Posting End Date
5/18/2024 11:59 PM
Work Days and Hours
12 months, 8 hours per day



A senior sworn law enforcement management position within Orange County Public Schools’ law enforcement and security portfolio, responsible for providing leadership and tactical management for the OCPS District Police and ancillary security services. This position is accountable for directing district-wide law enforcement and security programs which includes responsibility to coordinate and shape the direction and coordinate law enforcement activities in the organization. Position will lead, influence and inspire a highly regarded team of professionals.

Responsibilities and Qualifications


  1. Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in criminal justice, public administration or closely related field of study.

  2. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement management experience within a large public sector environment equal in scope to the duties and requirements of the position. Candidates must currently be certified or possess the ability to re-certify within 6-months of employment as a law enforcement officer in the State of Florida.

  3. Demonstrated success working with and through people in establishing goals, objectives and action plans to produce expected results.

  4. Must successfully pass a comprehensive law enforcement background investigation, criminal history check, fitness for duty medical examination, psychological assessment and related selection criteria. Candidates may not possess any felony convictions nor convictions related to domestic violence.

  5. Graduation from the Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer’s Development Course, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command or the FBI’s National Academy is desirable.

  6. K-12 school police experience preferred.

Demonstrated experience in effectively leading a diverse law enforcement portfolio within a large, complex public sector environment. Knowledge and experience in applying contemporary law enforcement management principles, practices, technologies and techniques. Possesses sound leadership qualities, and has demonstrated the ability to effectively supervise law enforcement and security professionals and classified staff. Substantial and proven ability to consistently deliver exceptional leadership during critical incidents and emergent situations. Clear ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment. Ability to use appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitating the completion of team goals by developing direction, structure, and commitment. Established expertise in developing, implementing and executing aligned strategic initiatives, both forward leaning and in response to emerging trends. Documented experience applying principles of Lean Six Sigma or other forms of continuous improvement within the work environment. Possesses strong coalition-building skills capable of developing collaborative relationships with diverse external and internal cohorts. Excellent conceptual and critical thinking skills. Possess strong analytical, problem identification and resolution capabilities. Clear capacity to communicate verbally and in writing, effectively presenting ideas and providing plans, policies and procedures in a clear and concise manner to internal customers, team members and senior leadership. Able to consistently demonstrate a high degree of accountability, personal integrity and emotional maturity. Proven ability to effectively, continuously and discreetly work with confidential and potentially sensitive information. Demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

REPORTS TO: Chief – District Police

SUPERVISES: Police Commanders, Senior Manager, Communications and Records

Machines, tools, equipment, electronic devices, vehicles, etc., used in this position. Telephone, Computer, (Personal Computer and Mainframe), Automobile, Copier

Must be able to use personal protective equipment and other law enforcement/public safety/security equipment as provided by the district. Incumbent shall demonstrate a high level of competency and meet certification standards in the use of assigned police equipment such as chemical spray agents, firearms, electronic conductive devices, impact weapons and police vehicles. Position requires incumbent to possess a valid Florida driver’s license and proof of insurability at all times. Incumbent must maintain access to a motor vehicle (personal or agency) on a regular basis.

Describes physical conditions of this position.

Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Moderate Work. Enters and exits vehicles quickly while wearing approximately 15 to 20 pounds of equipment.

At times may be required to climb stairs and ladders, move and/or climb over obstacles, run, lift heavy objects and work under conditions as required by the specific situation, in the apprehension and detainment of a suspect or during an emergency.

Physical activities of this position. Percent of a typical day involved in each applicable activity is noted.

40 Sitting: Resting with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs. Sits, while driving, for extended periods of time.
30 Standing: Assuming an upright position on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time. May stand for extended periods of time when directing traffic and controlling crowds.
10 Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances. May be required to run in pursuit of apprehending suspect.
5 Bending: Lowering the body forward from the waist.
5 Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
5 Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position through the use of the upper extremities and back muscles exerting up to 10 pounds of force.
80 Finger Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm. Manual dexterity to use handcuffs, light flares, fire weapon, provide CPR, etc.
70 Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
90 Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed accurately, loudly or quickly.
90 Hearing Acuity: The ability to perceive speech and other environmental sounds at normal loudness levels.
90 Visual Acuity: The power to see at a level which allows reading of numbers and text, operation of equipment, inspection of machines, etc. Night vision and peripheral vision are important.

Note: Will total more than 100 percent as several activities may be performed at one time.

Conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.

Duties will require the ability to respond to incidents after hours, and work extended hours on site, possibly under difficult and trying circumstances. Must maintain 24-hour availability via a wireless device capable of voice and data communications. The incumbent will be considered “essential personnel” subject to being called back to the office or a district location at all times.

Duties may expose individual to personal risks as they observe, report and respond to potential and actual crimes in progress, hazards, incidents and/or emergencies. Position requires incumbents to work in all weather conditions, under extreme temperatures, around chemicals, chemical fumes, bio-hazards and electrical and mechanical hazards. May be exposed to extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain and potentially dangerous environments. May be exposed to putrid odors, diseases, chemicals and excessive noise.

Note: The Deputy Chief - District Police (Director) may be required to work evening and weekend hours to ensure a presence during extracurricular activities, special events, community meetings and other activities as required by regional activity.

∗ Manifests a professional code of ethics and values.

∗ Responds to internal and external customers in a timely, accurate, courteous and empathetic manner representing OCPS in a positive light.
∗ Models the routine, intentional and effective use of technology in daily work, including communications, organization and management tasks.
∗ Responsible for the management of district-wide law enforcement and security functions, initiatives and programs. Serves as the district’s senior sworn law enforcement manager and answers directly to the Chief – District Police (Agency Head). Directly responsible for the daily operations of the OCPS District Police and supervision of state certified district police officers and security officers.
∗ Ensures that the OCPS District Police are compliant with all administrative, regulatory and statutory requirements relating to criminal justice and law enforcement agencies and their personnel.
∗ Administers the district’s criminal justice and law enforcement agreements, contracts and external relations.
∗ Develops and sustains collaborative partnerships with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to promote interagency cooperation and operational alignment.
∗ Establishes hiring, performance and training standards for all district and school-based police and security personnel to ensure alignment, consistency and overall effectiveness.
∗ Coordinates the investigation of criminal acts against the district, utilizing both internal and external partnerships to investigate incidents, manage cases and achieve appropriate outcomes.
∗ Collaborates with OCPS business units in developing programs and systems to protect district assets and prevent loss due to criminal acts.
∗ Works closely with Safety & Emergency Management to ensure a coordinated, integrated and strategic approach to the use of security risk and vulnerability assessments; security standards and electronic and physical security measures.
∗ In conjunction with Emergency Management and Business Continuity provides leadership over the district’s response to all critical incidents and emergent situations.
∗ Oversees the district’s executive services program ensuring the protection and safety of executive cabinet members and elected officials.
∗ Collaborates with the Information Analysis unit on travel security programming for the district, using multiple resources to assess travel risks, provide protection strategies, monitor district travel and respond to requests for assistance.
∗ Utilizes analytics, intelligence and other resources to identify and respond to threats against district facilities, personnel and students.
∗ Employs data led policing model to support decision-making, direct resources and contribute to the overall reduction of criminal behaviors and security-incidents in district schools.
∗ Engages district partners to develop, implement and maintain event security risk management standards for athletic contests, commencement ceremonies, special events and similar activities. Develops, plans and directs specialized school safety programs.
∗ Represents the school district on various working groups, maintains close professional relationships with counterparts, and participates in relevant professional associations. Leads program/service assessment, quality improvement and/or special study projects as assigned.
∗ Assumes leadership of the department in the absence of the Chief – District Police (Agency Head) as directed; provides leadership over other functional divisions in the absence of the assigned director/manager ensuring consistency of operations during interim periods.
∗ Provides management support and/or assumes leadership during critical incidents including civil unrest, high-profile crimes, natural and man-made disasters, special events, wide-spread police actions or other significant department operations.
∗ Assists in the overall administration and management of departmental budgets, personnel, programs, resources and strategic initiatives to ensure that priorities are established and satisfied. Contributes to the development of standards and practices that ensure the department’s position as a model school district police agency.
∗ Follow the district’s policies and procedures as related to all HRMD guidelines and the district’s instructional initiatives.
∗ Follow the district’s policies and procedures as related to fixed assets.
∗ Develop leadership in subordinates.
∗ Responsible for keeping up to date on current technology being used by OCPS. With the support of the district, attends training to ensure skill level in various technologies is at the level required to perform in current position.
∗ Responsible for maintaining timely and accurate information and accountable for the quality of information maintained by those they supervise.
∗ Responsible for self-development and keeping up to date on current research, trends and best practices relevant to the area of responsibility.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

∗ Essential Performance Responsibilities.

Terms of Employment
Non-bargaining Unit Compensation Plan, twelve months, 8.0 hours per day.

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of personnel.


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