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Security Officer - UPMC Presbyterian

  • Job ID: 230000E3
  • Status:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Days, evenings, nights, weekends
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Security and Safety
  • Location: 203 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $16.85 to $26.49 / hour


UPMC Presbyterian Hospital is hiring Security Officers in Oakland! We are hiring for daylight, afternoon, and night shifts and the schedule will rotate, including weekends and holidays. 

Responsible for

  • maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, staff and all UPMC owned and adjacent properties.
  • establishing a uniformed security presence by patrolling UPMC hospitals, buildings, grounds, and associated areas to deter criminal activity, document activities, and contact UPMC Police Officers or other appropriate law enforcement when necessary.
  • monitoring security, fire, and environmental alarms.
  • responding to and resolves problems, disputes, and unusual circumstances as necessary.
  • providing customer service to patients, families, visitors, and staff to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • documenting incidents on appropriate reports as required.


  • Respond appropriately to heightened levels of security required as the designated receiving Hospital for US Government officials and other dignitaries.
  • Handle calls for security assistance in an appropriate manner, requiring a strong skill set in crisis management and de-escalation techniques.
  • Deal with patients who are victims of violence such as gunshot wounds stabbings, physical assault, etc., and the aftermath of follow-up violence that can occur in the hospital.
  • Release bodies from the Morgue and enter information into Remains Tracker software. As the last line of defense, make sure the correct body is released to the correct funeral home.
  • Respond to incoming air ambulances and assist with offloading trauma patients and medical equipment, escort flight crew and patient from Helipad to Presbyterian ED, perform fire suppression detail on the heliport and undergo annual Helicopter Safety training.
  • Deal with a high volume of security incident reports, including reports of high complexity, on a regular basis.
  • Regularly respond appropriately when weapons are detected by the Metal detector in the Presbyterian ED.
  • Handle evidence that will be used in criminal proceedings appropriately. Appropriately handle a high volume of evidence where the chain of custody has to be well documented and preserved, including bullet fragments, rape kits, blood clothes, drugs, weapons
  • Staff fixed posts to monitor ingress and egress to secured areas.
  • Provides customer service to patients, families, visitors, and staff to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Inspect incoming and outgoing parcels as necessary to prevent theft.
  • Responds to and resolves problems, disputes, and unusual circumstances as necessary.
  • Maintain required certifications and licensing.
  • Assist with traffic control and vehicle assists.
  • Transport deceased to morgue/release bodies from the morgue.
  • Monitor security, fire, and environmental alarms, respond to alarms, and assist when needed.
  • Establish a uniformed police presence by patrolling UPMC hospitals, buildings, grounds, and associated areas to deter criminal activity, document activities, and contact UPMC Police Officers or other appropriate law enforcement when necessary.
  • Operate UPMC vehicles in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
  • Conduct patient escorts and stand-by details.
  • Complete all mandatory training programs per departmental guidelines.
  • Report and document incidents, suspicious activities, and hazards.



Qualifications - Internal

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • Associates degree in Criminal Justice and/or one-year experience in safety, security, law enforcement, or related field preferred. 
  • A high level of integrity is 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 is 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 bulletproof vest.
  • Employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement should consult the applicable collective bargaining for specific requirements.

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 certifications within their first 6 months of hire or placement and have the process completed within 9 months of hire. Must meet audio and visual standards outlined in Act 235 at time of hire. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation certification is required within 30 days of hire. Valid Driver's License. Successfully pass UPMC Physical Fitness Standard prior to hiring.

  • 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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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