UPMC Security Officer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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