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Security Officer

CHS Hershey - Hershey, PA

For more than 110 years, Milton Hershey School (MHS) has helped children realize their full potential by offering a top-notch private, cost-free education to students in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade from income-eligible families. To expand and enhance the impact of Milton and Catherine Hershey’s vision, the Boards and management of Milton Hershey School and the Hershey Trust Company are launching the Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS), a cost-free, non-residential early childhood education program. 

CHS plans to open six early childhood education Centers by 2027. The Centers are designed for children from birth to age 5 from economically disadvantaged and at-risk backgrounds with the goal of encouraging the development of a child’s educational, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical well-being. The CHS Initiative will provide a focus on core early learning programs through?a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is aligned with a mission to nurture and educate enrolled children. Children will also receive supports such as nutritious meals and provisions of supplies, among other early learning enhancements. Finally, CHS will offer integrated support services for families of children enrolled in the Centers. 

CHS Hershey will be CHS’s first center and is expected to open in 2023. The two-story, 50,827-square-foot building, located at the southwest corner of Governor Road and Homestead Road, will include a Family Resource Center, an innovation lab and an experiential learning garden. The center will accommodate 150 students from birth to age 5 and is expected to employ up to 80 employees and volunteers. 

CHS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity.   

Role Description: 

The CHS Hershey School Security Officer is driven to create a safe and secure environment for the children, staff, and visitors of CHS Hershey. This individual will patrol campus spaces and ensure that safety procedures are followed, and that precautions are taken when necessary. The Security Officer reports to the School Operations Manager and provides reports for him on risks and issues. Starting hourly rate is in the range of $15.58 to $20.80 per hour (Annually $32,405 to $43,264) a year, based on expertise.


The Security Officer will be responsible for:  

  • Checking doors and windows of all campus buildings to ensure they are secure and locked at appropriate times 

  • Patrolling interior and exterior parts of campus and grounds 

  • Enforcing parking regulations 

  • Responding and assisting employees and visitors with security concerns 

  • Reporting safety concerns and placing work orders  

  • Responding to calls from staff for emergency assistance, e.g., suspicious persons or vehicles inside and outside campus 

  • Investigating suspicious vehicles on campus 

  • Communicating with and acting as a liaison with local fire, ambulance, and police departments 

  • Maintaining visitor logs of those who come to campus 

  • Responding to fire and other security alarms on campus 

  • Providing access to rooms and buildings as needed  

  • Documenting all security calls on patrol logs 

  • Completing detailed incident reports and conducting follow-up investigations 

  • Enforcing organizational policies and procedures 

  • Working with employees to promote a safe working environment  

  • Attending regular meetings with other members of the department as needed 

  • Conducting meetings to relay any changes to staff 

  • Making appropriate recommendations for safety changes on campus  

  • Ensuring compliance with all PA State laws and Town ordinances  

  • Facilitating emergency evacuations on campus  

  • Exhibiting positive relations towards students and faculty when responding to questions and communications 


The Security Officer is expected to have the following qualifications:   

  • Associates Degree in law enforcement or related field 

  • 3+ years’ experience in security or law enforcement  

  • CPR and AED Certification 

  • Taser Certification 

  • Responsible, enthusiastic, and cares about working in a mission-focused organization  

  • Ability to proactively identify problems and implement solutions  

  • Willingness to be held accountable and receive feedback 

  • Commitment to the mission and values of CHS and MHS and demonstrated high degree of integrity as all MHS and CHS staff are considered to be role models for students  

  • U.S. work authorization and successful completion of pre-employment background checks and clearances  


Who We Are and What We’re Looking For:  

At CHS, we are leaders passionate about early childhood education and community betterment. Our work is driven by the desire to endow children with the resources for educational and physical well-being, while supporting and empowering their families. We listen to the needs of our diverse community and adapt to give everyone a voice. We value people, supporting the personal and professional growth and well-being of all. We hold each-other accountable for bringing our best and most authentic selves to school every day, creating an environment of mutual respect and support.  

We strive to build a team of individuals that is passionate about our mission, brings in exciting new ideas, and loves their work. If this sounds like you, we look forward to seeing your application and having the chance to meet you! 

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning does not discriminate against applicants or employees, in hiring, promotion or any terms or conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion or religious creed, veteran status, disability or use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, or any other status protected under applicable federal or Pennsylvania law.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning are subsidiaries of Milton Hershey School and will be staffed and operated independently of the Milton Hershey School core model.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.