Director of Safety and Security

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Salem, OR, USA
  • Dec 20, 2021
Full time Security Safety Government Health Care

Job Description

The Oregon State Hospital (OSH) is seeking a new Director of Safety and Security with experience in planning, organizing, managing, and controling activities of the Safety and Security department to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, staff, and visitors.

The work you perform as Director of Safety and Security will directly influence the safety of patients and staff of OSH and the maintenance of a safe and therapeutic environment to treat our patients and promote recovery and reintegration back to the community. It will also directly influence OSH’s ability to react effectively in the case of disaster and emergency conditions.

The Safety and Security director will guide equitable, inclusive and trauma-informed workplace practices in all aspects of performance as the department director.

If you are a dynamic, committed professional dedicated to achieving the goals of the organization and has the skills outlined below, OSH wants you to apply today!

What's in it for you?

We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.




Required Attributes:

  • Four years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.
  • 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management may substitute for one year of management experience.


**In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.**


  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.


Requested Attributes:

  • Safety and/or Security daily operations – Expertise in working with safety and security experts to build and sustain safety & security operations.
  • Leadership – Proven leadership skills and abilities, specifically in Safety and/or Security functions that can build and operationalize a vision for Safety & Security in a hospital.
  • Management Expertise – Strong management skills, to build up managers and employee’s to reach their full potentials.
  • Communication – Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, including drafting policy & writing reports
  • Risk Management – Experience identifying & mitigating risk in a hospital and/or institutional setting.
  • Culture of Safety – Experience leading the pursuit of a safety culture.
  • Safety Experience – Experience in worksite safety, health hazards or concerns and emergency management.
  • Security Experience – Experience leading a large security team in a hospital and/or institutional setting
  • Compliance Experience – Experience with building policies, processes and practices to ensure compliance with local and federal regulations. In addition, specific knowledge of The Joint Commission and Oregon Occupational Safety & Health (Oregon OSHA) requirements is preferred.
  • Project & Initiative Management – Experience managing cross-organizational projects.


How to apply:

Complete the online application at using job number REQ-69208


Occupational Health and Safety


$6,920 - $10,703

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