The Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS); Housing Security is a full-service, 24-hour public safety department that works to ensure a safe and secure environment for the University of Michigan community with a focus within Michigan Housing. Our officers and staff are highly trained security professionals equipped to serve all members of our community. We manage all security operations within Michigan Housing and offer an integrated and collaborative 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 and visiting our community. As a Housing Security Officer, you will report to the Director of Housing Security.
Housing Security is a seven (7) day per week, twenty-four (24) hour per day operation. Work schedules may include nights, afternoons, weekends holidays and occasional unanticipated overtime. This is a uniformed position following the DPSS uniformed dress code. Patrol assignments may include both mobile and building specific responsibilities.
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
Work closely with the Division of Student Life staff, de-escalate non-violent situations; investigate criminal activity; assist student, staff and visitors as needed
Patrol Michigan Housing buildings and surrounding areas and monitor fire, security, and access control alarm systems
Detect safety hazards and criminal activity
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 but not limited to: escorts, wayfinding, unlocks, motorists assists, well-being checks, property control, and traffic and crowd control
Move equipment such as barricades and fire extinguishers
Work collaboratively to support all departments within DPSS
Associates degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field
1+ years of security related experience or working in a university setting
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
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.
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 $42,348.80 to $43,201.60.
The full salary range for Security Officers who have completed a one year probationary period is $45,094.40 - $51,937.60 and can be found in the POAM bargaining agreement.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. 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 one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely and temporary workers. More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response 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.