Director of Security

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - Hershey, PA

This position is responsible for leading the organization-wide continuous security effort to provide for the protection of the lives, well-being, and property of the patients, students, visitors and employees at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the College of Medicine and the Medical Group practices (Community and Academic) on and off a 550 acre campus. Consistent with local, state and federal regulations, the Director develops, implements, and monitors security policies, activities, and programs in order to provide an environment that deters the presence of criminal activity, provides for a safe patient care and learning environment and provides for expedient assistance and investigation in the event of a security incident or security emergency. The Director is responsible for the direction, planning and implementation of the security technology functions including, but not limited to identification badging, access control modalities, badge readers, camera surveillance, duress alarms, radiologic source protections, infant protection systems, visitor management systems and alarms at all Medical Center and College locations on campus. The Director reports to the Medical Center Vice President of Operations, but is also obligated for reporting mandated statistics for Penn State University Clery requirements, Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and Penn State University Risk Management. The Director oversees the Parking Services program on the campus of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.

Bachelor's degree required.

7 years of related experience required, including interviewing and interrogation experience and significant law enforcement background with investigative experience as it relates to fraud, crimes against property, crimes against children and other vulnerable victims as well as a deep understanding of the state and federal legal systems.

5 years of management experience required.

Act 235 required, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire or transfer to role.

Leadership skills to collaboratively work both inside and outside of the organization on many levels to implement security policies and plans.

Ability to envision, create and manage a capital and operational financial budget to support the immediate departmental needs and set the course for future needs of the organization.

Effective public speaking skills. Ability to create and present educational and training materials to small and large groups.

Ability to project manage multiple complex processes and projects that contribute to the development of security programs and services.

Ability to use and manage numerous different security-related and organizational software programs.

Ability to maintain firearms proficiency and be functionally able to use other law enforcement defensive tools.

Ability to develop a functional electronic security records management system, collect data, maintain and manage the system and extract pertinent data to combine with other organizational and external data and information to create an organizational security plan.

Functional knowledge to maintain and manage the T2 parking office software.

Ability to develop and be knowledgeable of hospital policies and procedures related to security and their affect on hospital and college operations.

Functionally knowledgeable of Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), PA Department of Health, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations and laws as applicable to hospital security.

Ability to prioritize many organizational and departmental needs and responsibilities.

Provide effective oral, written communications, create and deliver presentations.

Work well with others in a team environment to develop projects and overcome obstacles and challenges.

Effective leadership and management skills to promote a healthy working environment.

Business skills and acumun that will complement the law enforcement skill set.

Training and/or experience in national security (counter-terrorism/counter-intelligence) matters.

Master's degree preferred.

If chosen for this position, you may be 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.

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Union: Non Bargained