Providence Health & Services Supervisor - K9 Program in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a K9 Program Supervisor (Security, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Security Services in Spokane, Washington.

Do you have an

extensive law enforcement or military K9 background? Do you consider yourself

to be organized and a good trainer? Do you enjoy wearing many hats and take

pleasure knowing people can rely on you? If yes, let us tell you a little more

about this role…

The K9 Program

Supervisor is a senior member of the Security Services team responsible for

managing and implementing the K9 Program in the Spokane Service Area. This is a

position for someone who is resourceful, comfortable with ambiguity and change,

has the ability to multitask, build strong relationships with stakeholders, and

a self-starter. If you join the Security Services team, you’ll be part of an

incredibly hard working and fun team responsible for delivering exceptional

security to the hospitals, clinics, and countless number of caregivers,

patients, and visitors across the Spokane Service Area.

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:

  • Perform a variety of advanced professional and first-line supervisory duties related to the coordination of security services and the PHC K9 program.

  • Investigate reports of potential criminal conduct against visitors, staff, and property; respond and assist in restraining patients; detains individuals when necessary or at the direction of a police officer; and provide protective services to high risk areas.

  • Manage and implement the PHC K9 program to ensure compliance with PHC, legal, regulatory, infection control and law enforcement policies and procedures. Serves as a K9 handler in addition to supervisory duties.

  • Serve as a liaison between PHC and local law enforcement agencies as pertains to K9 program.

  • Be hiring and sourcing handler officers and dogs, developing K9 policies, training self and other handlers on proper K9 procedures, working with local law enforcement community to maintain K9 competency, continuously audit program to ensure risk, quality and safety outcomes are achieved.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associates Degree plus 3 years of experience in security or law enforcement (or) HS diploma plus 5 years of experience in security or law enforcement field

  • Currently holds a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification from American Society for Industrial Security or ability to obtain CPP certification

  • Valid driver’s license

  • 3 years of previous K-9 handler experience

  • Experience as a Public Information Officer (or must complete training as PIO within first year)

  • Ability to successfully complete K9 training programs, department Field Training Officer Program including MOAB/Defensive Tactics, OC/Pepper Spray, Baton, CEW/Taser, Handcuffing, CPR/AED and basic healthcare security training

  • Must be able to care for, transport and house K9 at personal residence

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they’ll find the care and comfort they need at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Day

Job Category: Supervisory / Management

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 180117