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K9 Handler/Security Officer

Company: Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula
Location: Monterey
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Montage Health's application process has changed effective 12/20/2019.

If you submitted an online application prior to 12/20/2019, you will be required to recreate your profile information if you want to apply to any new positions. You will no longer have access to your previously saved profiles and applications. Current employees applying for transfer into a posted position must also create a profile.

  • Excellent Pay and Generous Benefits including a Pension and Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • Excellent Team Orientated Culture
  • Free Gym for Employees

Job Description:

Under the leadership of the department director, department assistant director, and security supervisor, the K-9 Handler/Security Officer is a specialty position requiring the ability to combine security and safety knowledge with the handling of a highly trained canine to accomplish the security mission for the hospital. The position is highly visible with officer and canine to establish a deterrent to criminal activity and anti-social behavior of person(s) while on the hospital premises. The K-9 Handler/Security Officer must be able to handle his assigned canine in all circumstances and use the position not only as a deterrent but also as a positive role in fostering good community relations. The K-9 Handler/Security Officer will also be responsible for the performance of all major duties of a regular Security Officer including, but not limited to, thorough patrols, key access, security stand-bys, escorts, storage and disposition of patient valuables and lost & found items, investigations, parking issues, and the completion of thorough logs.


Experience in security in the healthcare environment or law enforcement is preferred. Experience in K-9 handling and work is preferred. Ability to keep, maintain, care for, and handle a trained security/police K-9 is required. Must demonstrate functional word processing and computer skills.


High school diploma, G.E.D. or combination of education and relevant work experience preferred.


Must possess a valid California driver's license. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required. Must take and pass the IAHSS Basic Certification Exam within the first 180 days of hire/transfer. The current Montage Health authorized crisis prevention/aggressive behavior management program must be completed within the first 180 days of hire. Must obtain a valid California Guard Card within 4 months of hire.


In addition to the above CA driver's license, the following are required: An acceptable driving record of three points or less and participation in the DMV pull-notice program.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Assigned Work Hours:

1.0 FTE; primarily pm and night shifts

Position Type:


Keywords: Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Salinas , K9 Handler/Security Officer, Other , Monterey, California

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