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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 an open position for Michigan Medicine Security Officer. As a Michigan Medicine Security Officer, you will report to a Security Sergeant.

Michigan Medicine is widely acknowledged as a healthcare leader in patient and family-centered care. The security 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. It 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 living, learning, working, healing, and visiting their Ann Arbor community. As a Michigan Medicine Security Officer, you will report to the Director of Michigan Medicine Security.

We employ those who actively embrace and uphold our values of respecting differences, promoting equitable practices, and fostering intentional inclusion. This means creating an environment where everyone in our community feels valued, welcomed, and safe. We prize proactive engagement with our community and provide compassionate and professional service to enhance the quality of life for all.

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.

Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

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, wayfinding, unlocks, motorist assists, well-being checks, fund transports, property control, and traffic and crowd control.
  • Move equipment such as barricades and fire extinguishers.

Required Qualifications

  • High school or GED equivalent and one (1) year of experience in a security, fire, military, customer service or emergency management field.
  • Experience with the enforcement of fire, safety, and security practices.
  • Skillset in handling emergency situations and using associated equipment.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as basic keyboarding.
  • A valid driver’s license and a driving record with less than 6 points.
  • You must pass a comprehensive public safety background investigation, drug screening, psychological evaluation, and physical examination.

Pay and Union Affiliation Information

The pay range for new Security Officers is $43,409.60 to $44,277.79. The full salary range for Security Officers who have completed a one-year probationary period is $46,238.40 – $53,747.20.

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. Additionally, this salary information is available in the POAM bargaining agreement.

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. 

How to Apply

Applications are available online through the department’s website. Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days and expire on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application process or the police officer position in general, contact Sirena Crawford by phone at (734) 763-1131 or

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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