Part Time Security Officer

Job Title:
Part Time Security Officer
County Name:
Dauphin County
Please apply at:


The Dauphin County Department of Public Safety is currently accepting applications for a part-time, varied shift position of Public Safety Officer in the Office of Safety and Security.  Salary is commensurate with experience and applicants with current Act 235 certification are eligible for higher hourly rate.
  • Hourly Wage increases up to $5.00 per hour with Merit Raises. 
  • Paid Professional Training. 
  • Flexible Schedule.
  • 4, 8, and 10-hour shifts available (7am-5pm, 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am, 10am-2pm).
  • Biweekly Pay
  • Direct Deposit 
  • Shift differential pay includes:
  • Weekend Premium Pay (SAT & SUN): Additional $1.00 per hour
  • 15:00-23:00 (3PM-11PM): Additional $0.75 per hour
  • 23:00-07:00 (11PM-7AM): Additional $1.00 per hour
  • SAT & SUN (11PM-7AM): Additional $2 per hour
 An employee in this position will be responsible for ensuring the safety and security of buildings and grounds for County employees and the general public. Duties include but are not limited to performing the following:
  • Operates authorized security devices and equipment in accordance with established policy and procedure.
  • Screens building visitors for weapons prior to entry using electronic devices; secures weapons as necessary.
  • Directs building visitors to appropriate buildings, departments and/or individuals.
  • Monitors buildings to ensure the safety and security of buildings, visitors, and staff.
  • Patrols County parks to ensure the safety and security of parks, visitors and staff.
  • Makes rounds routinely both inside and outside of facilities.
  • Summons and assists emergency services when necessary. 
  • Documents and investigates events observed or reported and makes appropriate notifications within and outside County government.
  • Maintains required logs, reports, and forms as necessary; completes required reports.
  • Attends mandated instruction classes; establishes and maintains associated certifications.
 Minimum Education, Experience, and Training Requirements:
Graduation from high school or an accredited equivalency program.  
At least one (1) year of security experience is preferred but not necessary.
Other Requirements:
Qualified candidates must be at least 18 years of age by the date of hire. 
Favorable criminal background check. 
Applicant must pass a preemployment drug screening and physical. 
Valid Pennsylvania driver's license is required.
Minimum Education, Experience, and Training Requirements
Graduation from high school or an accredited equivalency program.
Other Requirements
The qualified candidate must be at least 18 years of age by the date of hire. A favorable criminal background check is required. Applicant must pass a preemployment drug screening and physical. A valid driver's license is also required.
Supplemental Information
County Paid Certifications to aid in your professional development:

CPR, Operator Training for X-Ray Machines, Tactical Handcuffing, Personal Protection Baton Training, OCAT Training.

The option to participate in Dauphin County's Deferred Compensation Plan and Dauphin County's Employee Assistance Program through Mazzitti and Sullivan is available to all employees from the start of their employment. 
Posting Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Expiration Date:
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Contact Name:
Jason Robert Norris
Contact Link:
Jason Robert Norris
2 South 2nd Street, 5th Floor