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Providence Security Officer - K9 Handler in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a S ecurity Officer - K9 Handler ( Security , Variable, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills and be customer service oriented in all contacts with patients, visitors, and staff.

  • As a team, the officer and K9 tours and inspects facility and grounds frequently to assist in maintaining a safer and more secure environment.

  • Investigate and complete written reports of complaints, critical security incidents and unusual activities involving patients, staff, and visitors; submits all reports to the security leadership by the end of the shift in which the report occurs.

  • Lock and unlock facility doors at prescribed times.

  • Present a professional appearance and demeanor at all times. Follow instructions and is aware of and follows safe work practices. Must satisfactorily complete competencies as required by the department during the conditional period. Is able to demonstrate and successfully use all required competencies annually.

  • Complete defensive tactics satisfactorily, OC pepper gel, nonviolent crisis intervention programs, and BLS training annually.

  • Assist the supervisor by orienting new officers, researching complaints, or follow-up with other departments on investigations. Assists with special projects assigned by Security Administration. Acts as a role model and leader for other officers. May be assigned to assist the Director, Security and Safety with training new K9 officers.

  • Provide daily care of the K9 to include feeding, exercising, grooming, medical care, and cleaning of the K9’s kennel. Keep the K9 physically fit through training and exercise. Keep the K9 at an acceptable level of readiness to be able to pass K9 evaluations. May perform public demonstrations as a K9 team at Providence facilities.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Must have and be able to maintain a valid Alaska driver’s license.

  • BLS or the ability to obtain certification within ninety (90) days of date of hire required.

  • Must be able to obtain Oleoresin Capsicum (OC/Pepper Spray) certification within ninety (90) days of hire.

  • 3 years of experience as a security officer, or two (2) years’ experience working in healthcare security, or one (1) year experience as a police officer or security officer with an accredited police/corrections academy

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • K9 Handler Training

  • Satisfactorily complete a PAMC approved K9 handler academy within 3 months of hire.

  • K9 Handler Experience

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Facilities Security

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 277257