AOPC - Judicial District Security Analyst (20-18)


October 9, 2020


Assistant Court Administrator






Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

$54,470 - $64,575


This position is responsible for providing professional and technical support for the program development, implementation and administration of the Unified Judicial System’s judicial district security function. The position reports to the AOPC’s Judicial District Security Administrator and works collaboratively with judges, judicial staff, consultants, government officials, and others in ensuring the security of court facilities and the safety of those who work in and visit those facilities.

Primary Duties

  • Assists with response to court security incidents that come to the attention of the Judicial District Security Office via the Pennsylvania Judicial Incident Reporting System (PAJIRS) including the review and evaluation of incidents; identification of appropriate security protocols and protective measures; and communication with law enforcement.
  • Assists with the development, implementations and delivery of comprehensive security programs to increase safety and security awareness across the judiciary.
  • Assists with the development and delivery of security presentations to the judiciary and other government/agency partners.
  • Participates in trainings and professional development to enhance knowledge of security, the judiciary, and other current trends in the security field.
  • Assists with court facility security assessments, meetings with judges, sheriffs and other local officials and court staff, and producing related reports on findings and recommendations.
  • Advises judges, court staff and other local court security members on the implementation of Rules of Judicial Administration 1950-1954 relating to emergency preparedness, continuity of operations, and judicial safety and security.
  • Demonstrates organizational agility and an ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively, particularly in urgent, emergent matters.
  • Readily capable of investigating confidential matters with unwavering professional resolve.
  • Thoroughly capable of functioning with a calm resolve in rapidly developing situations or crises; adept at communicating effectively with first responders.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field; AND
  • Two years of professional security experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and / or training may be considered.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.
  • Valid driver’s license; periodic multi-day and overnight statewide travel required.
  • Valid or ability to attain ASIS Physical Security Professional, Professional Certified Investigator or Certified Protection Professional certification within 3 years required.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Highly competent aptitude with computer-based technology required.
  • Valid or ability to attain First Aid/CPR certification required.
  • Act 235 certification preferred.

Unified Judicial System Hiring Policy

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania recruits, employs, and promotes the most qualified applicants without regard to their political affiliation, race, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, or other non-merit facts or considerations. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants with disabilities as may be necessary to ensure that all applicants are given a fair and equal opportunity to compete for all employment positions. Applicants who need accommodation for an interview should request so in advance. UJS hiring and employment policies and procedures are intended to conform to all applicable state and federal laws governing fair and non-discriminatory hiring and employment practices and are subject to change as necessary to remain in compliance with such laws.

Applicants requiring accommodation, for any part of the application and/or interview process, should contact Human Resources at (717) 231-3309.