Security Sergeant

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 25690

Shift: Evenings

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

As designated by the Lieutenant, monitors the work performance of shift security officers at various locations in the hospital.  Regularly reviews with the Lieutenant the performance of officers, and effectiveness of current posts so as to provide maximum effectiveness of current posts so as to provide maximum efficiency and utilization of resources.  Must be available to work all shifts and must be able to rotate between shifts in accordance with organizational needs.

Job Responsibilities

Directly supervises a shift of Security Officers.

  • Ensures that Security Officers are “on post” and are meeting both job description and post requirements.
  • Always acts as the “charge officer” at any location, and reports problematic situations to the Lieutenant/Assistant Director.
  • Has the principal responsibility to provide a formal method of communicating conduct problems to management consistent with established rules of conduct.
  • Performs on-going coaching and counseling of officers in order to ensure officers are meeting expectations of the department and hospital.


Prepares daily security assignments.

  • Projects in advance security assignments for assigned shift in order to provide optimum security coverage.
  • Gives proper relief to security personnel, and ensures timely return from personal and/or lunch breaks.
  • Assesses impact and approves scheduling of PPL time.


Reviews incident reports.

  • Ensures that officers prepare a security incident report for all security complaints and incidents, and that the written record is submitted before the end of the shift.
  • Reviews all incident reports prepared by officers on shift for completeness and accuracy.
  • Returns any report to officer that is not consistent with general reporting standards.
  • Gives guidance with written reports when necessary, and fosters an orderly and efficient use of all written reports.


Reviews and approves staff time and attendance.

  • Reviews daily time and attendance records for accuracy
  • Maintains records of staff attendance.
  • Monitors and schedules use of officers’ PPL time.


Makes unscheduled checks of patient areas.

  • Periodically checks patient care areas for security violations, unauthorized persons and dangerous conditions.
  • Reports any security concerns from respected shift in writing to the Lieutenant/Assistant Director. 
  • Ensures that security clock tours are performed daily, and reports any malfunction of clock and/or tour station.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

PA Lethal Weapons Acts 235 Certification

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelors in Criminal Justice or Management

Additional Technical Requirements

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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