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The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time School Resource Officer. Applications will be accepted from Monday, June 17, 2024 - Monday, July 1, 2024 and can be obtained via email by contacting Brynne Morris at or at the Sheriff’s Office, 13 West Washington Street, Athens, Ohio 45701.

Applicants MUST POSSESS AN OHIO PEACE OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY (OPOTA) CERTIFICATION; be a United States citizen; possess a valid Ohio State Driver’s License; have a high school diploma or GED, pass a criminal history, physical agility & medical screening. The Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to change the dates & locations of any portion of the selection process.

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Enforce criminal law, protect the students/staff/public at large against criminal activity, Foster mutually respectful relationships with students/staff to support a positive school climate, Provide information concerning questions about law enforcement topics to students/staff, Provide classroom instruction on a variety of topics including safety, public relations, occupational training, leadership, & life skills, Coordinate investigative procedures between police/school administrators, Handle initial police reports of crimes committed on campus, Take enforcement action on criminal matters on school property or related to school activities and consult with school administrators on such matters, Attend school special events as needed. 

JOB SUMMARY: School Resource Officers are full-time OPOTA certified deputies specifically assigned to school districts within Athens County, providing a visible, active law enforcement deputy on campus. School Resource Officers provide classroom resources to teachers, parents, and students regarding law-related education, safety programs, alcohol and drug prevention, and crime prevention. School Resource Officers also work with school faculty members to address issues within the school community. 

JOB TYPE: Full-time, Non-Union position; Reoccurring 2-year contract with the school district. Resource Officers work 40 hours per week during the academic school year. Summers assigned as needed within ACSO.

STARTING SALARY: $27.47-$29.29/hour; experience considered. 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System; Deferred Compensation Retirement Plans; Employee Assistance Program; Vacation, Compensatory Time, and Personal Days accrual; Paid sick leave; Paid Training

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