Security Officer
Tacoma, WA Security
Job Type

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma, Washington is seeking an experienced Security Officer. 

**This position will have varying schedules/shifts. Preferred candidates should be available to work days or nights, weekends, and holidays.**

“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner.”

We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
  • 18+ annual paid holidays
  • Generous paid sick and vacation accruals
  • 401(k) with annual profit sharing
  • Life & AD&D insurance coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent work/home life balance

GENERAL FUNCTION: Provide general unarmed security under direct supervision for the PTHA grounds, facilities, staff, patients, and visitors.


  • Patrol all grounds and buildings, unarmed, every 30 minutes to assure secure conditions and discover any improper activities or conditions including but not limited to: doors, windows, and gates for breaches of security and safety and fire risks.
  • Warn rule violators and appropriately handle their behavior up to and including notifying the appropriate external agencies.
  • Report all emergency situations, immediately upon observation, to the appropriate authority for resolution.
  • Utilize conflict resolution skills to deescalate the situation or person, involving management when necessary.
  • Respond to individuals displaying unusual, suspicious or aggressive behavior firmly, but courteously.
  • Interface with law enforcement in respect to criminal activities.
  • Provide customer service to visitors and employees, such as providing directions, escorting individuals to and from parking areas, providing jump starts to car batteries and unlocking cars.
  • Report unsafe, hazardous conditions that require maintenance and facility irregularities immediately on the day of observation, to the Facilities Manager or their designee and recommend solutions.
  • Complete required activity reports and documentation including daily logs, incident reports, and work orders by end of work shift.
  • Responsible for daily scheduling of electronic card reader system, ability to troubleshoot problems and notifying Supervisor of issues within same day.
  • Monitor surveillance cameras and dispatch officers to appropriate areas as required and notifying Supervisor of issues within same day.
  • Monitor AED and Fire Extinguishers on a monthly basis as assigned.
  • Effectively utilize paging and security communication systems in a timely manner to report urgent situations that may arise. (i.e.: code blue, code yellow, code red, bomb threat)
  • Monitor and provide access to secure restroom facilities as required.
  • During day shift, check in with all front desk staff in each department and walk and/or be stationed in designated areas or departments as requested.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Two (2) years of recent experience within the last three (3) years as a Security Officer/Guard doing direct customer/client contact via regular patrols
  • Experience with badge/card reader and camera systems
  • Current valid WA State driver's license
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements as evidenced by successful completion of company administered physical and agility evaluation
  • Demonstrable ability to operate various computer and electronic software programs and systems
  • Ability to demonstrate quality customer service and communication, including the ability to assess and handle typical and crisis situations quickly and effectively
Salary Description
$24.10 per hour