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Assistant Director of Security

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Job ID: 152174
Category: Management/Leadership
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2022
Work Schedule: Per Departmental Needs

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Department: Security

Location: Philadelphia, PA


  •  JOB SUMMARY The Assistant Director of Security will be responsible for 24/7 operational oversight providing leadership and expertise to the management of vulnerabilities and incident tracking and response. Development of well-defined policies and procedures related to security operations will be a core responsibility of this position, including change control, monitoring, response, and reporting procedures. This position will develop and generate management reporting and detailed metrics to support and demonstrate continuous improvement of incident detection, response, and recovery.


• Assists the Director Security with daily administrative functions. Acts as the spokesperson for the department in the absence of the Director. • Conducts and coordinates routine and sensitive security investigations alone, with Risk Management, Legal Affairs, department heads, Penn Police and local, state and/or federal law enforcement agencies. • Supervises Sergeants; assists in hiring, training, promotion and discipline of all departmental employees as well as ensures that newly assigned Officers are thoroughly trained in accordance with departmental and regulatory standards. Recommends, develops, prepares and arranges ongoing training programs and maintains in-service records for all department employees. • Schedules Security Officers for duty, in coordination with Sergeants; monitors the master schedule as required, anticipating and resolving any schedule problems and extraordinary events occurring in and affecting the institution. • Prepares, provides and disseminates monthly statistical data on security incidents with appropriate printouts and graphs. • Collects, secures and manages the collection and disposal of confiscated weapons. Monitors Patient Valuables and Lost and Found files. • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization


Education or Equivalent Experience:

 High School Diploma Required


10+ years Industry experience in security with progressive responsible management experience


5+ years Management experience in security, law enforcement and/or the military


3+ years Working with senior executive management in an academic medical environment


Bachelor's Degree

Criminal Justice, Public Safety, or Business Management


5+ years Industry experience in security with progressive responsible management experience


3+ years Working with senior executive management in an academic medical environment


 Master's Degree

Criminal Justice, Public Safety or Business Management


3+ years Industry experience in security with progressive responsible management experience


3+ years Working with senior executive management in an academic medical environment


We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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