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Security Officer 1

Company: Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania
Location: Norristown
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Would you take pride in a career where you are the front line for safety? Are you a hardworking person with a sense of focus in your surroundings? The Department of Human Services, Norristown State Hospital is searching for a Security Officer 1 to join our team. We strive to assist Pennsylvanians to lead safe, healthy, and productive lives by providing services to help a vulnerable population reintegrate into society. If this sounds like an opportunity that would allow you to go to work every day feeling a true sense of accomplishment, apply today and get started in this new adventure!

As a Security Officer 1, you are responsible and accountable for the safety and security of patients, employees, students, and visitors of the hospital buildings and grounds. To maintain a safe and secure hospital environment, you perform incidental custodial maintenance duties and other related duties by following the supervisor's instructions and/or circumstantial indications. In addition, you conduct investigations concerning workplace violence theft criminal activity.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment, 40-hour work week
  • Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with 30-minute lunch, works every other weekend
  • May change based on operational needs.
  • The Department of Human Services provides excellent benefits, pay increases, paid leave and holidays, as well as opportunities for career advancement.
  • Overtime as needed.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Please check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
    Special Requirement:
  • You must possess a valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle operator's license.
    Other Requirements:
  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.
    Legal Requirements:
  • A conditional offer of employment will require a medical examination.
  • This position falls under the provisions of the Older Adult Protective Services Act.
  • Under the Act, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to, PA State Police and FBI clearance.
    How to Apply:
  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.
  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. *7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at
    Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
    • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).
      If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

      The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
    • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
    • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
    • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
    • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
    • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
    • Your results will be provided via email.

Keywords: Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia , Security Officer 1, Other , Norristown, Pennsylvania

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