Security Officer - DAY SHIFT - Security

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Day
Hours: 8:00a - 4:00p


Responsible for Hospital and College of Medicine security incident investigation, crisis response, combative patient intervention, safety-related emergency response, monitoring of advanced access control and surveillance systems. Provide for the safety and security of patients, staff, visitors, students, buildings, assets, and premises.


High School diploma with 1 year of job related experience or a combination of equivalent related education and/or experience required

Valid Driver's License required

New hires must complete their IAHSS Basic Certification within 6 months of hire. Current employees must complete their IAHSS Basic Certification within 12 months. Once achieved, IAHSS Basic Certification must be kept current and recertification at the Basic Level or higher is required every 5 years.


Interpersonal skills and good verbal and written communication skills required

Ability to maintain employee and patient confidentiality required

Advanced computer skills and ability to use electronic equipment required

Ability to work with limited supervision required

Ability to work well under pressure while relating to staff and customers required

Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, issues, and assignments with varying degrees of priority required

Manual dexterity adequate for utilizing a computer keyboard required

Ability to adapt to simultaneous, multiple, and varied stimuli required

Near visual acuity for deciphering fine print, viewing computer screens, and distinguishing color, sizes, and shapes required

Demonstration of dependability, including attendance and punctuality, required

Professional demeanor required


Security experience in a hospital setting preferred

Previous customer service experience preferred

Previous healthcare experience preferred

Advanced understanding of complex security access control and surveillance systems preferred

Understanding of and experience with Act 235 preferred


Able to sit and walk frequently; stand occasionally 

Able to lift 0-50 lbs occasionally

Able to carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-50 lbs occasionally

Able to push/pull 0-75 lbs occasionally

Able to climb occasionally; reach frequently

Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping

*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained