Job Description

Job Title: Security Officer
Job ID: 745505
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: Security and Safety
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


UPMC is looking for security professionals to help support our mission of Quality & Safety for patients, visitors, and fellow employees.  UPMC Shadyside's Safety and Security Department is currently hiring a Security Officer to fill various shifts.

The Security Officer will maintain a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, staff and all UPMC owned and adjacent properties; enforce UPMC rules and regulations to both employees and the public; patrol UPMC hospitals, buildings, grounds and associated areas to prevent, investigate, and document arson, theft and vandalism and any other criminal activity; monitor security, fire, and environmental alarms; assist in follow-up as necessary; and respond to and resolve problems, dispute and unusual circumstances as necessary.

  • Assist with traffic control as necessary.
  • Completion of reports and incident documentation as necessary.
  • Control evidence, valuables, lost/found as necessary.
  • Handle disruptive visitors, patients, and staff by verbal communication, physical intervention and/or arrests as necessary.
  • Inspect incoming/outgoing parcels as necessary to prevent theft of hospital property. Check permission slips to remove discarded material from UPMC property.
  • Investigate incidents of unusual circumstances reported by UPMC staff, visitors, physicians and patients.
  • Maintain security and safety of UPMC buildings, persons, property, and assets.
  • Operate UPMC vehicles in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and maintain any issued equipment.
  • Prepare and complete all mandatory training programs as per departmental guidelines.
  • Provide protection and enforcement of local laws, UPMC policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Serve as a member of the fire response team and responds to various security-related alarms. Respond to emergency calls for assistance, and disasters.
  • Testify in legal proceedings as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree in Criminal Justice preferred.
  • 1 year experience in safety, security, law enforcement or related field preferred.
  • 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.
  • Ability to deal with stress and potentially dangerous conflict situations.
  • Available for all shifts.
  • Guards/Officers are required to wear a bullet proof vest

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 235 with Firearms or Act 235 without Firearms
  • Act 34 Criminal 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: $14.53 to $22.86

Union Position: No

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