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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

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Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Sr. Security Officer- UPMC Mercy

  • Job ID: 895520368
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 2:30pm-10:30 pm OR 10:30pm-6:30am
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Mercy
  • Department: Security and Safety
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.86 to $26.56 / hour


UPMC Mercy is hiring a Full-Time Senior Security Officer to support the UPMC Mercy Campus!

This position will work varying days, during the evening and night shifts. This position offers overtime opportunities, shift differentials, competitive benefits package, and PTO. All training and equipment are provided. Preferred candidates will have ACT 235 and previous security experience. Apply today!

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.


  • Review D-3 incident reports for clarity and factual correctness.
  • Assists with the implementation and maintenance of security procedures based on policies determined by Security Management.
  • Supports and implements organizational security plans for high risk patients, visitors, and situations.
  • Serves as the primary Security site contact for Hospital Administration and other Hospital Departments when Department Supervision is not on-site.
  • Serves as the primary Security site contact for law enforcement agencies, when Department Supervision is not on -site.
  • Organizes and assigns day to day activities as needed and follows up to ensure activities are completed according to department standards.
  • Functions as a resource to security staff for resolving problems related to daily work assignments.
  • Assists with staff scheduling to ensure that adequate coverage is provided as needed.
  • Able to make quick, concise decisions while managing several tasks at once.
  • Ensures that all Officers assigned to work their shift meet the UPMC Security grooming and uniform standards based on policy.
  • Appropriately escalates problems or concerns to Management's attention.
  • Provides input to staff performance evaluations.
  • Functions as a Security Professional as needed and directed.
  • Functionally referred to as Sergeant


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Associates degree in Criminal Justice preferred.
  • One-year experience in safety, security, law enforcement, or related field.
  • High level of integrity required for handling sensitive/confidential UPMC information.
  • 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 235 with Firearms OR Act 235 without Firearms - All officers hired without a valid Act 235 must complete the 235 certification within their first 180 days of employment.
  • Must meet audio and visual standards outlined in Act 235 at time of hire.
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation certification required within 30 days of hire.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Successfully pass UPMC Physical Fitness Standard prior to hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • UPMC Physical Fitness Standard
  • Act 235 with Firearms with renewal
  • Act 235 without Firearms with renewal
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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