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:: Security Monitor ::

South High

Position Code:
30023901 - Security Monitor

Work Hours:
30hrs/wk, 41 wks

Application Deadline:

Position Description:

AFSCME employees who are currently classified as Security Monitor and are interested in a  transfer will need to apply through the online application process.  Permanent Minneapolis Public Schools employees (those that have passed probation), current AFSCME Local 56 members who are not currently classified as Security Monitor and who meet the qualifications listed below will need to apply through the online application process. 



Under general supervision, monitors student behavior, patrols school facilities, enforces rules of conduct, and assists MPS staff to maintain a positive learning environment for students.


HOURS ARE 8:00AM -2:30PM.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS --Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


·         Monitors students inside and outside MPS facilities and enforces rules of conduct.

·         Monitors building entrance, provides front-desk security, and registers and tracks visitors.

·         Observes and supervises students in hallways, cafeteria and common areas, and assists in maintaining good student conduct; controls student behavior and restrains unruly students as necessary.

·         Guides students in work and play activities; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries; reports security issues and illegal activities.

·         Assists Teachers as requested; supervises students during free time and recreational periods.

·         Responds to emergencies and implements appropriate emergency procedures; utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed.

·         Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment 

·         Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.

·         Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.

·         Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis

·         At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.




Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma or GED equivalent is preferred; AND some experience working with children; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.


Knowledge of:

·         MPS district student conduct rules.

·         Safety rules and regulations.

·         Occupational hazards and safety precautions.


Skill in:

·         Assessing emergency situations and responding according to established procedures.

·         Working effectively with diverse groups of people.

·         Following and maintaining safety standards.

·         Following verbal and written instructions and procedures.

  • Bilingual Somali speakers preferred.



A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required. 



Work is performed indoors and outdoors at MPS facilities; safety precautions must be followed; a job in this category may require walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, and crouching.


SALARY:  AFSCME A1 $13.79 - $16.83


Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.



METHOD OF APPLICATION:  All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on Careers).  In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.  Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.


Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

·      Cover Letter

·      Resume

·      On-Line Application

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action School District