Lieutenant - Public Safety - Protective Services


Biweekly Hours: 80.00

Shift: Flex

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Under the general supervision of the Captain, assists in the supervision of personnel involved in establishing, promoting, and maintaining hospital security, property protection programs, and upholding/enforcing all local/state/federal laws. May perform all the normal duties of Patrolman and Sergeant in addition to duties associated with this role. Promotes positive public/staff relations and upholds the reputation of the uniform/department. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of the MetroHealth System.


Required: Prior leadership or supervisory experience WITH 3 years of commissioned law enforcement experience. Completion of Police Officer Basic Academy with a current certification that meets the Secretary of State requirements for appointment. Age 21 or older. Background check that is acceptable to the Director & Chief, Public Safety. Required to achieve and maintain department's qualifying firearms score for duration of employment. Must be able to maintain minimum skill-based competencies as identified by the department during term of employment. Possesses a valid Ohio driver's license (and ability to obtain and maintain eligibility of insurability as determined by the MHS insurance carrier's requirements to operation MHS vehicles) Access to reliable transportation to report to alternate sites during shift. Knowledge of the concepts/processes of laws of arrest, search and seizure, use of deadly force, and physical security systems. High degree of analytical ability to investigate incidents, interpret and translate information (including for use as evidence of prosecution), and other criminal justice and administrative processes. High-level of integrity required for handling sensitive/confidential MHS data and resources. Advanced communications skills to include following de-escalation verbal strategies and written grammar skills to produce professional reports and documents. Preferred: 5 years of security/law enforcement supervisory and management experience, preferably in a healthcare environment. Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or related field. Associate, Bachelor, or Master Degree in Criminal Justice or related field. Certification through International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security as a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) HPA or American Society of Industrial Security as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), or Professional Certified Investigator (PCI). Physical Requirements: A psychological evaluation from a MetroHealth System-designated Psychologist which demonstrates satisfactory psychological fitness commensurate with the role of an armed officer. Must maintain adequate physical fitness level to perform essential physical aspects of the job effectively with minimized risk to self and others. To include: • Full body motion, physical strength and stamina sufficient to chase, apprehend, and/or subdue individuals. • Approximately 2 minutes continuous physical conflict on an occasional basis. • Physical ability to run in spurts and ascend/descend multiple flights of steps quickly. • Drag loads of < 200 lbs. on a rare basis, lift loads < 88 lbs. on an occasional basis and lift loads of < 40 lbs. on a regular basis. • Jumping, climbing, and crawling on an occasional basis. • Standing/walking < 4 hours walking without rests, twice during an eight-hour shift. • Walk approximately 5 miles per shift. • Able to drive in a vehicle for extended periods of time (60 minutes or more continuously). • Manual dexterity and coordination sufficient to perform duties. • Have uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in both eyes, corrected to 20/40 or better, with peripheral vision and color vision consistent with the occupational demands of the job. • Have normal hearing in each ear (hearing aids are acceptable if candidate can demonstrate sufficient hearing proficiency to perform the duties of the job.