DATE POSTED: January 04, 2024 ***Updated on February 13, 2024***
JOB STATUS:  Varies. See below. 
SALARY: Negotiable | BU00
LOCATION: These regional positions are located in the Security Services department of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region, which consists of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, including The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Clinic at Līhu’e, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, all of which are part of a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.
The Security Services department is responsible for reducing security risks and quickly responds to security issues that affect the region’s physical and intellectual security and its personnel. Its main goal is to limit the company’s exposure to liability risks and to properly protect intellectual property, physical assets, patients/residents, and employees.
The Security Services Officer is responsible for regularly policing the hospital and premises of HHSC Kaua’i Region as well as enforces pertinent laws, rules, and regulations to protect all patients, employees, visitors, and detect and prevent attempts by persons who violate the law. Other duties include preventing fires, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry; assists staff with unruly visitors and patients; alleviates plant safety and environmental conditions; conducting investigations, maintaining records and logs and preparing incident reports; and any other duties as assigned. The Security Services Officers reports directly to the Manager of Security Services (Regional), position no. 109840, or its designee.
Candidates must be able to work shifts, including weekends, holidays, and travel to and from the regional facilities based on operational needs. Services are provided 24/7. 
  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans
  • Loan Repayment & Scholarship Programs


Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kaua’i, HI

  • #109876 – Exempt | Part-Time (0.80 FTE) – posted on 01/01/2024
  • #109877 – Exempt | Part-Time (0.80 FTE) – posted on 01/01/2024

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital – Kapa’a, Kaua’i, HI

  • #109868 – Exempt | Full-Time (1.o FTE) – posted on 01/01/2024
  • #109869 – Exempt | Full-Time (1.o FTE) – posted on 01/01/2024
  • #109870 – Exempt | Full-Time (1.0 FTE) – posted on 01/01/2024
  • #109871 – Exempt | Full-Time (1.0 FTE) – posted on 01/01/2024
  • #109872 – Exempt | Part-Time (0.75 FTE) – posted on 01/01/2024


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experiences are credited based on a 40-hour workweek. All applicants are required to provide evidence of all applicable education, licenses, and certifications. 

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Licensure: Possession of a valid Hawai’i’s driver’s license with a clean driving record.


  • Valid registration as a Guard with the State of Hawai’i Board of Private Detectives and Guards, in accordance with Act 160, Session Laws of Hawai’i 2017 at the time of appointment.
  • Required to obtain certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (infant, child, and adult) from the American Heart Association and Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification within no more than three (3) months of employment.
  • Required to obtain certification in International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) within no more than six (6) months of employment.

Experience: Minimum of three (3) – five (5) years of security officer experience. 


Knowledge of: law enforcement methods, techniques and procedures pertaining to the protection and security of personnel and property; methods of maintaining law and order within premises patrolled; techniques and procedures involved in a security operation;  effective report writing techniques; court procedures and demeanor; proper handling of other related equipment.

Ability to: speak, read, and write English; work independently; learn during the initial orientation period, hospital rules and regulations pertaining to security; law enforcement techniques pertaining to the protection and security of personnel and property; thoroughly understand and carry out oral and written instructions; write clear and concise reports of investigations and incidents within a timely manner; explain to others and  apply laws, rules and regulations concerning the protection and security of personnel and property; work effectively under highly stressful conditions, including hostile individuals; communicate effectively and deal with the general public in a firm but tactful and courteous manner; make sound decisions based on accurate appraisal of people and crisis situations; learn and give first aid and CPR procedures; operate a motor vehicle, security systems, and general office equipment, including computer systems; work cooperatively and tactfully with all personnel, patients and visitors; work shifts, including weekends, holidays, and travel between facilities on a regular basis.


Applicants must meet the health and physical requirements deemed necessary to effectively and safely perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Working Conditions

  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patients or unit elements.
  • Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.
  • Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, illness, injury, and death).
  • Frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing more or up to 50 pounds.
  • Standing for up to eight (8) hours a day, walks and climb stairs, and ladders while on duty.
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations.
  • Subject to many interruptions.
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours.
  • Requires quick judgment/action.
  • Handles absentee replacement on short notice.

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