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security - Job Expo is Feb. 1
Posted in , on January 30, 2024

School security jobs

Ivan Cazares knows what it’s like being a student in the Arlington ISD.

Cazares went to Goodman and Hale elementaries, Hutcheson Junior High and then Sam Houston High School.

So, when the chance to work in security for the district arose, Cazares didn’t hesitate to join the Arlington ISD security department.

“I grew up in the city,” said Cazares, who is a corporal with the patrol division. “I grew up in the schools in Arlington, and I come from a law enforcement background. When I was looking to get back into law enforcement, I found this was a good opportunity for me to give a little back to the school district and community. It’s been great so far.”

Cazares has now been with the district for more than three years and loves the impact he gets to make with students and staff.

“Interacting with the students is my favorite part,” he said. “We primarily deal with the elementary-level students on patrol. I enjoy interacting with them, getting to know them. If they come in with a question or have an issue, I can be a mentor for them. It’s more that I like that authority role about it. The students, even though we’re security, they look up to us.”

Does making that kind of impact sound like it’s your calling?

We’re looking for security department workers like Cazares this Thursday when the Arlington ISD Job Expo takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Webb Elementary. Pay for security guards starts at $18 an hour! You can learn more and register for the expo here.

If you’re interested in working in law enforcement, Cazares said the district is a great place to find out if it’s the right calling for you.

“It’s a good job if someone is looking into getting into the field of law enforcement,” Cazares said. “You learn a lot of things you’d need in working for police like community engagement, building relationships. You also get to develop your communications skills. There are a lot of benefits of working the security position.”