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Manager of Security

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Manager of Security

Ascension Providence Health System - Washington, DC 


Why Join Ascension?

Based in the District of Columbia, Providence operates primary care services, geriatrics including skilled nursing care at Carroll Manor, outpatient behavioral health, care coordination for Medicaid beneficiaries through the My Health GPS program, a working retail pharmacy and access to free medications to those who need it most. Providence, which has served the District of Columbia for more than 150 years, is transforming to a new healthcare delivery model that re-envisions the delivery of care to meet the community's health needs and how to best contribute to building healthier communities.

Providence is a part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As a Manager of Security with Providence Health System community, you will have the opportunity to oversee the Physical Security Program for Providence Health System. Responsibilities include Safety Act Support, overall organizational security strategies, security and safety programs and oversight for operational security oversight. The scope of this role covers all utilized security technologies and services, including protection services, perimeter defenses, physical and logical access control, and profile management of all employees, contractors and visitors access control credentials. This person has responsibility for all security investigations, confidential data collection and protection, to include but limited to the development of security policies, standards, evaluations, roles, and the overall security protection of the facility.

This individual will work with all internal organization departments, community partners, law enforcement and public safety agencies in the development and implementation of security strategy designed to provide a high level of security protection for Providence.  This individual must be able to develop and implement flexible security solutions, dictated by the needs of a 33 acre campus and rapidly evolving healthcare operating environment, at the appropriate times and achieved superior security customer focused results.

This individual must be a results-oriented individual who can achieve tangible improvements in the health system security arena. Excellent technical and communications skills are a must, as well as proven security leadership abilities.


  • Develops, implements and manages safety and security policies, standards, procedures and plans. This may include, but is not limited to: creation of safety and security awareness programs, crisis management, workplace violence prevention, disaster preparedness plans.
  • Directs and oversees security and safety compliance with organizational objectives including 24/7 health system security, and other third-party contracted relationships.
  • Assists with writing and implementation of the following plans: Critical Incident Emergency Response Plan, Healthcare Continuity and Crisis Response Plan, Emergency Notification System, Bomb Threat Security Checklist, Active Shooter Protocols, etc.
  • Serves as a member and/or leads various response teams, such as the Critical Incident Response 
  • Seeks out relevant security information and training materials to distribute on the premises, via  approved methods of communication to employees. Conducts internal safety and security training to employees as needed.
  • Performs security audit functions which may include facility inspections of public and non public areas to identify security vulnerabilities and safety concerns. Conducts internal audits to test and verify compliance with established security plans. Develops management reports identifying opportunities for further security and safety improvements and implements action items to resolve deficiencies or improve service delivery.
  • Maintains accountability for all security and safety files, logs and reports for the required period of time in a manner to quickly and accurately recall any required/requested information.
  • Assists with annual budget, strategic business plans and performance metrics for the Security Department.

What You Will Need

  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred 


  • BLS Provider required. 
  • Drivers License required. 
  • Security Guard specializing in Concealed Weapon. 

Work Experience:

  • 2 years of Security experience required.
  • 3 plus years of Security or Military experience preferred.
  • 2 year of leadership or management experience required. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Providence is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Please click the link below for more information.
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

Providence Hospital a member of Ascension Health, participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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Job ID: 386368
Category: Sfty Secrty and Envnt of Care
Ministry: Providence Health System, DC
Location: Washington, DC

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