The 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. We are widely acknowledged as a healthcare security leader in patient and family-centered care. Our officers and support staff are highly trained healthcare security professionals equipped to serve all members of our community. We manage all security operations at Michigan Medicine and offer 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.
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, motorists assists, well-being checks, fund transports, property control, and traffic and crowd control
Move equipment such as barricades and fire extinguishers
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
You must pass a background investigation, drug screening, psychological evaluation, and physical examination.
To streamline the hiring process, we conduct a screening interview using a video-based platform. This system is available at no cost to you. Other pre-employment checks include passing a thorough background investigation, drug screening, psychological evaluation, and physical examination.
All members of the DPSS team 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 offenses that come to your attention.
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.
Pay Range Information
The pay range for new, Security Officers is $41,308.80 to $42,140.80.
The full salary range for Security Officers who have completed a one year probationary period is $44,220.80 - $50,190.40 and can be found in the POAM bargaining agreement.
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 has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.