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Manager Security - Public Safety

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Job ID: 36731
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Manager Security - Public Safety for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Variable position.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


Directs and manages all Security operations which may include some or all of the following depending on the community needs: chemical decontamination, workplace violence initiatives, fire/life-safety training, security and loss prevention programs and initiatives, training and heliport ambulance transfers.


  1. Monitors and documents security activities, produces reports for a variety of committees as assigned, evaluates trends and recommends corrective actions as appropriate.
  2. Ensures that all departmental activities are in compliance with all required regulatory agencies, authorities and codes.
  3. Collaborates with the Director to determine the highest and best use of access control systems and digital recording systems and other security technology and patient safety priorities.
  4. Takes part in hospital safety/security assessments and hazard and vulnerability assessments as applicable. Works closely with the Safety Manager to ensure a safe and secure hospital environment.
  5. Manages and maintains parking program, security and safety for all parking lots, buildings and equipment.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business or Education with additional training in Security or equivalent preferred.


  • Five years of Security, Law Enforcement, Military Security, Loss Control or Emergency Management/Incident Management experience required.
  • Minimum of three years of previous leadership experience required.
  • Experience in healthcare preferred.


  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Must have and maintain a current State driver’s license.
  • Supervisory certification by IAHSS preferred with willingness to obtain certification.
  • Memberships in International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) and the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) preferred.


  • Must be familiar NIMS and National Response Plan and the Incident command structure for managing internal and external disasters.
  • Computer experience with Windows, MS Office and Access Database required.
  • Must be able to interact with caregivers and the public and be an effective coach and mentor for departmental personnel.
  • Must be familiar with DNV Standards; NFPA 101, 99, and 10; National Fire Code; and ASPR Capabilities.
  • Will need to demonstrate effective problem-solving techniques and good verbal and written communication skills.


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34% to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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