Background screening is required to assure the safety of our students and staff. DSES utilizes the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) to conduct this screening. DSES will provide you, as a volunteer, with a self-registration ID number. You can then simply go to their secure website and input your information. This may take 10 to 15 minutes. In approximately 10 days your screening will be complete and a designated member of our staff will receive a message regarding your screen that will be either a green light or a red light. If you get a green light, you are good to go and no further action will be required. If you receive a red light, you may be asked for more information from NCSI. Upon completion of your screen we will then determine if you are eligible to be a volunteer. We might require additional information from you. At no time will we receive any of your personal data, other than what may have caused a red light to appear. Your screen will be good for three years, at which time we may ask you to perform another screen to get everything up to date. You will need to have a completed background check prior to attending winter/summer start-up training. A completed background check means we have received the green light from NCIS so you need to complete the online portion of this at least two weeks prior to your scheduled start up training session. The cost for this screen is $36.25 which we ask you to pay. If you have an issue with providing your information over the internet, there is an option for hard copy service which can be submitted by mail, although this will take a few more days to complete. There is an additional $5 fee for paper applications. More information is found here
or call the DSES office 760.934.0791.