Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Police Officer II
Job ID: 697521
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: HAM NW CQ KN Pub Safety
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550

Description

UPMC is looking for law enforcement professionals to help support our mission of Quality & Safety for patients, visitors, and fellow employees.  UPMC Hamot is currently hiring a Sr. Police Officer II to fill various shifts.

The Sr. Police Officer II is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, staff and all UPMC owned and adjacent properties; enforcing UPMC rules and regulations to both employees and the public; establishing a uniformed police presence by patrolling UPMC hospitals, buildings, grounds and associated areas to deter criminal activity, investigate criminal events, document activities, and take appropriate police action when necessary; monitoring security, fire, and environmental alarms; responding to and resolving problems, disputes and unusual circumstances as necessary; providing customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff to maintain a safe and secure environment; serving as a first responder to any violent act occurring at a UPMC location. Will be armed with a firearm. 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.

Responsibilities:
  • Ability to handle evidence control pertaining to UPMC initiated criminal investigations
  • Appropriately escalates problems and concerns to Management's attention.
  • Investigates incidents of unusual circumstances reported by UPMC staff, visitors, physicians and patients.
  • May be required to provide support at various UPMC facilities which would include: Detailed knowledge of the physical layout of multiple facilities. Working knowledge of site specific policies and procedures between sites. Ability to effectively interact with differing management and customer bases from site to site.
  • May be required to serve legal documents such as arrest warrants, subpoena, Protection From Abuse, etc.
  • May be required to support various types of investigations that have system-wide implication
  • May function as a shift supervisor as needed to oversee the operations of assigned shift and formally lead the daily operations of the department, organize and assign work, and provide daily instruction to staff regarding specific duties and assignments.
  • Must be able to perform as a Security Officer when necessary.
  • Required to carry, properly handle, and be able to deploy a firearm.
  • Responds to acts of extreme violence at UPMC owned or controlled properties that have the potential to require the deployment of deadly force as dictated by UPMC policy.
  • Tasked with the ability to issue PA state citations for certain criminal and traffic offenses, using specific law enforcement applications such as the PA Justice Network, and performing other law enforcement duties as necessary.
  • Will be responsible for the transportation of those subjected to criminal arrest and subsequent prosecution

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Five years of prior law enforcement experience in which a firearm was an essential tool and for which, at minimum, annual firearm training and qualification was maintained
  • OR Act 120 trained or equivalent (PA State Police Act Police Academy training, Police Officer training as mandated by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers) with 1 year of experience in law enforcement or a security related field preferred.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to effectively interact, communicate, and diffuse potential combative situations with persons from all walks of life.
  • Psychological fitness required to deal with stress and potentially dangerous conflict situations.
  • Physical fitness requirements to deal with typical physical demands that require full body motion and physical strength and stamina sufficient to respond to crisis interventions and medical emergencies.
  • Be able to effectively communicate both orally and in written format.
  • 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
  • Officers are required to wear a bullet proof vest.
  •  Must be able to perform as a security officer when necessary.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 235 with Firearms
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 501
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • UPMC Physical Fitness Standard

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

Salary Range: $14.45 to $23.02

Union Position: No

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