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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Armed Public Safety Officer in Atlanta, Georgia


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  • Comprehensive health benefits that start day 1

  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Reimbursement Programs

  • Family-focused benefits

  • Wellness incentives

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12-hour shifts to include weekends.

We are seeking an Armed Public Safety Officer to help keep our community safe.We support Emory Healthcare's mantra of "We're all in this together." Our goal is to offer Security Services worthy of premier healthcare. As such, we are committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, their families and guests, and our staff and neighbors. We offer value-enriched services such as friendly-approachable officers, valuables storing, access control, Identification badges and parking. Each service has been personally developed for the purpose of exceeding your service expectations. This individual will:

  • Patrols facilities and property making observations to detect unauthorized persons or activities, unsafe conditions, and ensuring life safety standards are maintained.

  • Maintains appropriate communication with Supervisors, fellow Officers, Security Operations Center, and Law Enforcement to report crimes, incidents, and safety related irregularities.

  • Responds and intervenes in confrontations and restrains violent or disoriented persons as lawfully directed, providing support to clinical team as patient emergencies arise.

  • Observes the necessary safety precautions and established protocols for observations, holds, and patient restraints in accordance with federal, state, and organizational mandates to ensure a safe work environment.

  • Administers initial first aid as appropriate and to the level of training attained.

  • Investigates and documents, through both written and electronic format as required: Safety hazards, incidents and criminal activities to Public Safety Leadership, Risk Management, Safety Team, and Law

  • Enforcement and other appropriate agencies as determined by Emory Health Care, department policy, or state law.

  • These may include transport and release of bodies from the morgue; patient escort; elevator recall checks; monthly fire extinguisher, panic alarm, and intercom checks; and special event setups. Interviews and investigates individuals involved in suspicious or illegal activities.

  • Detains unauthorized individuals as defined by policy or state law and releases them to the proper authorities.

  • Officers are required to use force when appropriate to protect our customers and associates within organization policy.

  • Maintains annual proficiency with issued firearm and less-than lethal equipment.


  • Two (2) years of security, military, or law enforcement experience. Must complete EHC PS Basic Officer Course and EHC PS Firearms Training Course upon hire.

  • Pass Psychological Exam.

  • Must obtain IAHSS Basic within 12 months; CPI or Equivalent within 12 months; BLS Certification within 12 months.

  • Obtain Georgia Secretary of State License for Armed In-House Security Officer upon completion of training and complete FEMA IS 100, 200, 700, 800, 906 within 12 months.

Additional Details

Supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or veteran's status. EHC does not discriminate on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. EHC respects, values, and celebrates the unique perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals. EHC aspires to create an environment of collaboration and true belonging for all our patients and team members. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

ACCOMODATIONS: EHC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs., 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs., 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs., 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs. max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs.; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Univ Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30329

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EUH Security

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 124290

Job Category Public Safety & Security

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Hourly Minimum USD $16.10/Hr.

Hourly Midpoint USD $20.53/Hr.

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.