Job Description

Job Title: Senior Police Officer
Job ID: 1700017C
Department: HSD Public Safety
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219


UPMC is looking for security or law enforcement professionals to help support our mission of Quality & Safety for patients, visitors, and fellow employees.


  • Oversees the operations of assigned shift and formally leads the daily operations of the department. 
  • Organizes and assigns work, and provides daily instruction to staff regarding specific duties and assignments. 
  • Functions as a Security Professional as needed. 
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, staff and all UPMC owned and adjacent properties. 
  • Enforces UPMC rules and regulations to both employees and the public. 
  • Patrols UPMC hospitals, buildings, grounds and associated areas to prevent, investigate, and document arson, theft and vandalism and any other criminal activity. 
  • Monitors security, fire, and environmental alarms. 
  • Assists in follow-up as necessary. 
  • Responds to and resolves problems, disputes and unusual circumstances as necessary. 
  • Provides customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff to maintain a safe and secure environment.

  • Appropriately escalates problems or concerns to Management's attention.
  • Assists with staff scheduling to ensure that adequate coverage is provided as needed.
  • Completion of reports and incident documentation as necessary Testifies in legal proceedings as required
  • Could be required to carry and deploy a defensive weapon such as a taser, pepper spray, baton, etc.
  • Functionally referred to as Sergeant.
  • Functions as a Security Professional as needed and directed.
  • Functions as a resource to security staff for resolving problems related to daily work assignments.
  • Handles disruptive visitors, patients, and staff by verbal communication, physical intervention and/or arrests as necessary
  • Investigates incidents of unusual circumstances reported by UPMC staff, visitors, physicians, and patients
  • Organizes and assigns day to day activities as needed and follows up to ensure activities are completed according to department standards.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors
  • Provides customer service to patients, families, visitors, and staff and maintains a safe and secure environment through protection and enforcement of local laws, UPMC policies, procedures, and rules and regulations
  • Provides daily instructions to departmental staff regarding specific duties and assignments.
  • Provides input to staff performance evaluations.
  • Tasked with the ability to issue PA state citations for certain criminal and traffic offenses, using specific law enforcement applications such as the PA


  • High School or equivalent and four years of security related/law enforcement experience, OR 
  • Associates degree in Criminal Justice or related field and three years of experience 
  • Excellent customer service skills required to handle all levels of personnel, patients, and visitors 
  • High level of integrity required for handling sensitive/confidential UPMC information. 
  • Ability to defuse and handle distraught or hostile person(s) in a professional manner required 
  • Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to deal with stress and potentially dangerous conflict situations. 
  • All applicants will be subject to a thorough background and criminal record check 
  • Must be available for all shifts 
  • Guards/Officers are required to wear a bullet proof vest

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 235
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • UPMC Physical Fitness Standard
  • Act 501

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $ to $

Union Position: No

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