Job Description

Job Title: Security Officer
Job ID: 06028111
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Security and Safety
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:
Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, staff and all UPMC owned and adjacent properties. Establish 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. Monitors security, fire, and environmental alarms. Responds to and resolves problems, disputes and unusual circumstances as necessary. Provides customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff to maintain a safe and secure environment. Document incidents on appropriate reports as required.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Transport deceased to morgue/release bodies from morgue
  • Conduct patient escorts and stand-by details
  • Assist with traffic control and vehicle assists
  • Complete all mandatory training programs per departmental guidelines
  • Monitor security, fire, and environmental alarms, respond to alarms and assist when needed.
  • Staff fixed posts to monitor ingress and egress to secured areas
  • Operate UPMC vehicles in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code
  • Report and document incidents, suspicious activities and hazards
  • Maintain required certifications and licensing
  • Inspect incoming and outgoing parcels as necessary to prevent theft
  • Responds to and resolves problems, disputes and unusual circumstances as necessary.
  • Provides customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff to maintain a safe and secure environment.

Qualifications

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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • UPMC Physical Fitness Standard
  • 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 180 days of employment.Must meet audio and visual standards outlined in Act 235 at time of hire.Act 235 with Firearms
  • Act 34

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

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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