Security Officer 1

Greater Baltimore Medical Center


Under general supervision, but according to prescribed procedures is responsible for the safety and protection of patients, visitors, staff, property, buildings and grounds.


High school diploma or equivalent


Security, corrections, law enforcement, military or fire/EMS department experience is preferred


Must be willing and able to work unscheduled hours based on the needs of the department

Must possess effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with ability to deal with all levels of personnel and the public in a professional and effective manner; must be able to use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines

Must be able to read, understand, implement and execute GBMC Security strategies as depicted in the GBMC Security policies, procedures, practices

Must be able to successfully utilize Microsoft Word to write and generate reports

Remain flexible to ever changing environments; adapt well to different situations

Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standard

Neat and professional appearance

Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume public (constantly to occasionally depending on assignment)

Licensures, Certifications

Current State Driver’s License which must be maintained throughout employment

Current CPR certification that must be maintained throughout employment

EMTALA training is required and must be successfully completed within the new hire probationary period prior to the employee working independently

GBMC Work Place Violence Prevention Training is required and must be completed within the new hire period, prior to the employee working independently

Physical Requirements

Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet)

Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift

Bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties

Occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds

Run as needed

Constant use of upper body extremities to perform tasks which require reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while using phone, notepad, writing reports, and other administrative tasks

Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordination

Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat;

Constant mental alertness and attention to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments

Working Conditions

Work is performed inside and outside in all types of weather conditions on a regular basis, with intermittent exposure to unpleasant conditions such as noise, heat, dust, and disease

At any given time, all on-duty personnel may be required to assist with violent disruptive crisis patients

Conditions of Employment

Current State Driver’s License which must be maintained throughout employment

As a condition of initial employment, the employee must provide a copy of a current, CPR certification prior to attending employee orientation and maintain certification throughout employment

As a condition of continued employment, employee must maintain current active status of all required competencies and certifications to include but not limited to CPR, EMTALA, Work Place Violence Prevention training

These conditions of employment are mandatory for all Security Officer’s to work independently

Security Officers are not permitted to work independently if these conditions of employment are not met