Security K-9 Handler - Full-time - Nights - Allegiance Health

Facility/Security/Support Services
202845 Requisition #
Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties and tasks related to customer service and maintaining a secure and orderly environment and protection of the grounds. The K-9 officer works in tandem with a canine partner. The K-9 team regularly patrols hospital property, screens visitors and performs other activities relating to the safety and security of staff, patients and visitors. The K-9 Team protects hospital property, employees, patients and visitors against fire, theft, vandalism, aggressive individuals and other illegal or unauthorized activities. The K-9 Officer maintains 24-hour on-call response where their presence is likely to aid in a favorable resolution. The K-9 Officer maintains 24-hour responsibility for his/her canine partner ensuring a healthy environment at work and home, inclusive of proper feeding , bathing, grooming, social activities, exercise, training, regular physical inspections, medical care and the like. The K-9 Team participates in regularly scheduled training programs and exercises designed to improve the proficiency of the handler and dog and accustom the canine to react and perform in various situations and environments. Performs all the duties of Security K-9 Handler whenever assigned by the Manager of Security or designee.
High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required.
Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
One (1) year as a Security Officer, Police or Military required.
Three plus (3+) years as a Security Officer, Police or Military preferred.

CPI Training (Crisis Prevention and Intervention) within six (6) months of hire.
I.A.H.S.S. (International Association of Hospital Security and Safety) certification within 6 months of hire.
Valid Michigan driver’s license and clean drivers record.
Successful completion of K-9 Academy Training Facility Certification within six (6) months of hire.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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