Job Description

Job Title: Manager, Police & Security - Altoona
Job ID: 673877
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: HSD Public Safety
Location: , Altoona PA


Works with and oversees members of the Police and Security Team to ensure a safe and secure environment for patients, families, visitors, and employees at the hospital facility. Responsible for the protection of all hospital property as well as for patient property entrusted to the department. Directs personnel involved in establishing, promoting and maintaining hospital security and property protection programs by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. Maintains performance improvement activities within the departments and assures competency of all personnel. Maintains efficient and effective department operation while requiring compliance with all JCAHO, state, and federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols.

  • Assists in developing operational and staffing plans.
  • Audits and evaluates programs.
  • Conducts performance evaluations, provides coaching and ensures training of staff.
  • Directly supervises staff, conducts employment interviews and makes hiring recommendations.
  • Interacts with department heads, supervisors and employees.
  • Maintains compliance with all laws.
  • Maintains effective working relationship with local agencies.
  • Monitors and maintains department budget and provides input for changes.
  • Performs security assessments and makes recommendations.
  • Provides analysis and reporting, and makes recommendations regarding operational changes.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • At least seven years law-enforcement or security experience with at least three years in a leadership capacity.
  • Background in law enforcement services or security in health care or in a service-oriented industry preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of common technical applications, such as Microsoft Office products, 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.
  • Must have good hand/eye coordination and be able to pass an eye and hearing test with appropriate correction.
  • Must be able to perform as a security officer when necessary.
  • Act 120 trained or equivalent (PA State Police Act Police Academy training, Police Officer training as mandated by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers) preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Act 235 - All state mandated paperwork submitted within 6 months of hire or placement and process completed within 9 months of hire or placement. Act 34 Criminal Clearance. Act 501 - Certification required within 90 days of hire or placement. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation OR Basic Life Support - certification required within 30 days of hire. Valid Driver's License UPMC Physical Fitness Standard

  • Act 235 with Firearms or Act 235 without Firearms
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Act 501
  • 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: $20.60 to $35.73

Union Position: No

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