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The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS)/ Michigan Medicine Security is a full-service, 24-hour public safety department that works to meet the needs of the Michigan Medicine community. Currently, there is a open position for Michigan Medicine Security Officer opening.

Michigan Medicine is widely acknowledged as a healthcare security leader in patient and family-centered care. The officers and support staff are highly trained healthcare security professionals equipped to serve all members of the U-M community.

The department manages all security operations at Michigan Medicine and offers an integrated approach to safety and security, partnering across the University to provide a safe community while improving the quality of life for all those living, learning, working, healing, and visiting our community. As a Michigan Medicine Security Officer, you will report to the Director of Michigan Medicine Security.

Departments are a seven (7) day per week, twenty-four (24) hour per day operation. Work schedules may include nights, weekends, afternoons, holidays, and occasional unanticipated overtime. This is a uniformed position following the DPSS uniformed dress code. There will be stationary and mobile patrol responsibilities within an 8-hour (minimum) shift.

Why Work For Michigan Medicine Security?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses


  • Ensure public safety, protect our assets and act as the primary liaison with state and local police, fire and security agencies; act calmly in emergency situations and use emergency equipment
  • Working with medical staff, de-escalate potentially violent and non-violent situations; help maneuver persons who may be combative, intoxicated, or unconscious; restrain individuals as needed
  • Patrol the medical center and off-site health system buildings and monitor fire, infant protection, security, and access control alarm systems
  • Detect safety hazards and criminal elements
  • Use your customer service skills and inclusive mindset to respectfully communicate and work with all community members
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters
  • Prepare incident and security reports
  • Ascend and descend multiple flights of stairs as part of the routine patrol
  • Provide services such as escorts, way-finding, unlocks, motorists assists, well-being checks, fund transports, property control, and traffic and crowd control
  • Move equipment such as barricades and fire extinguishers

Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1+ years of security or related experience
  • Experience with the enforcement of fire, safety, and security practices
  • Skillset in handling emergency situations and using associated equipment
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and basic keyboarding
  • A valid driver’s license and a driving record with less than 6 points

Pay Range Information

The pay range for new Security Officers is $19.86 to $20.26 The full salary range ($19.86 – $24.13) can be found in the POAM bargaining agreement.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Police Officers Association of Michigan union, which contains and settles all matters concerning wages, benefits, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Application Application & Deadline

Applications are available through the department’s website. Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days, and it expires on May 9, 2022. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Additional Information

All members of the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) are considered Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

As such, you are required to report Clery reportable offenses that come to your attention. DPSS employees are required to complete Clery Compliance Training within the first 14 days of employment and annually thereafter. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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