Safety and Security - Security Officer 2nd Shift

900 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA Req #241
Friday, April 12, 2024

Under the supervision of the Security Coordinator, will be responsible for monitoring, patrolling and enforcing security protocols at assigned PWSA facilities including the Water Treatment Plant and ancillary facilities.

● Comply with established procedures pertaining to lost and found articles
● Assist with traffic operations at PWSA facilities to control the flow of traffic
● Comply with all legal requirements
● Other related duties as assigned or required 
● Enforce regulations designed to prevent breaches of security; exercise judgment and use discretion in deciding first response tactics
● Perform routine checks of offices, laboratories, corridors, parking lots, storage sites, and other such locations, as appropriate for each round
● Perform all necessary services to ensure the safety and protection of facility personnel and property against injury, loss, or damage from preventable causes, including, but not limited to, fire, trespass, civil disturbance, theft, acts of terrorism and sabotage
● Open, close, and secure windows and doors; check vaults, cabinets and security doors, as applicable
● Oversee visitor management at assigned PWSA facilities; verification of visitors’ identification and assignment of visitor badges; screening suspicious visitors, solicitors, and escorting banned visitors from PWSA property  
● Provide and maintain a high level of security in and around the buildings, and as necessary, assist in emergency management situations, acts of terrorism, bomb threats, internal disorder, civilian demonstrations, or other criminal acts which adversely affect employee security and/or safety, property, and the general public lawfully in the building or on the grounds
● Conduct rover foot patrols, both interior and exterior, as well as motorized patrol (in PGH2O provided patrol vehicles); respond to fire, intrusion, and other alarms; answer service calls and document all reports of crime, security violations, or incidents; provide emergency first aid and escorts; assist with emergency evacuations; and manage vehicle check points and conduct inspections

● Considerable knowledge of large-scale security policies and procedures
● Working knowledge of security best practices and local law
● Ability to follow protocol and procedures
● Basic technology skills including security systems, surveillance systems, and Microsoft Office
● Sound judgement, decision making and problem-solving skills 
● Good communication skills, ethical, and reliable
● Ability to work with employees, contractors, and vendors at all levels
● Ability to maintain CPR/First Aid certification - training provided by PWSA upon hire   

The following requirements list the minimum education/training/experience required to qualify for this job. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted.
● High School Diploma, or diploma from an accredited vocational school, or General Educational Development (GED) certificate or equivalent.
● Preferred: Two (2) years of experience working in the security field or a background in law enforcement or Armed forces.
● Required: ACT 235 (with or without firearms) (PWSA will cover costs associated with maintaining ACT 235 certification).

Applicant must present a current, valid Class C (Class 1) Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at the time of application or prior to appointment.  A valid driver’s license must be maintained throughout employment.

Applicants are subject to a System for Award Management (SAM) or any successor system search as maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure compliance with federal procurement and non-procurement programs.

Applicant must have permanent residency in Allegheny County at time of appointment and remain a permanent resident throughout employment with the PWSA. Verification of Allegheny County residence is required at time of filling application.

No direct reports / Receives supervision directly from the Security Coordinator. The employee is expected to be able to work with little to no supervision at times and adhere to all reporting requirements.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to operate a pickup truck and related equipment as needed.  The employee must be able to lift and carry up to 100 pounds, and work in loud conditions with vibrations, traffic, mechanical, chemical, fire and explosive risks.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a loud or moderate noise level within the work environment. May perform work outdoors under extreme weather. The employee may be exposed to confined, high spaces, like erect scaffolding; loud conditions with vibrations, traffic, mechanical, chemical, fire, and explosive risks; and odors, dusts, fumes, mists, poor ventilation, and gases which may require a respirator. 

Availability to work all three shifts (7:00am - 3:00pm, 3:00pm - 11:00pm, 11:00pm - 7:00am), as well as weekends, and holidays. Subject to remain on duty beyond normal hours and/or recalled during emergency situations or other extensive periods.

Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) physical examination performed by the Authority's examining physician.

Employment may be contingent upon the results of a post-offer (initial employment or promotion) drug screening. Continued employment may be subject to drug and alcohol testing conducted without advance notice and for reasonable suspicion.

Ability to successfully pass a thorough investigation consisting of a criminal history check, verification of prior employment and performance, reference and credentials checks, and in some cases credit history.

Applicants are subject to a System for Award Management (SAM) or any successor system search as maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure compliance with federal procurement and non-procurement programs.

Applications: You may be considered for other available positions based on qualifications provided on your employment application. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the Human Resources Department at:
PWSA Human Resources Department 
1200 Penn Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

An Equal Opportunity Employer: The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on any legally protected statuses, including, but not limited to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, or veteran status. PWSA is committed to providing candidates with reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities during our recruiting process; if you need assistance, please contact us at or 412-225-8800. 
Position: Security Officer (2nd Shift: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
Division: Safety & Security 
Rate: $19.50 
Pay Grade Level: 2
FLSA: Non-Exempt 
Application Deadline: 4/23/2024

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  • 900 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA