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Michigan House of Representatives: Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Closing Date: February 28, 2023


The Michigan House of Representatives Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms employees are sworn Law Enforcement Officers, licensed under the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Under the direction of the Clerk of the House and supervised by the Chief Sergeant-at-Arms. The Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms provide safety and security for Legislators, staff, media, and all citizens in and around the Michigan State Capitol building and other House office buildings. Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms attend sessions of the House, committee meetings, and other legislative events providing law enforcement and related services as needed and/or assigned. Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms may be required to exercise extensive independent judgments and take immediate action when necessary in order to contribute to the safety and security of all persons. All Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms positions are non-partisan and full-time.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Greet legislators, staff, and members of the public; monitor visitor access of entrances and exits to prevent unauthorized persons from entering secured areas of the Capitol and House office buildings.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for visitors, providing information, directions, and assistance to visitors.
  • Guard and patrol House areas of the Capitol Building, Anderson House Office Building, parking areas, and any additional areas deemed necessary.
  • Maintain a professional and proactive law enforcement presence.
  • Conduct safety and security inspections of the House Chamber, gallery, and committee rooms in preparation for sessions and committee meetings.
  • Secure the House Chamber in the event of a ‘Call of the House’ and as directed.
  • Attend House sessions and committee meetings, ensuring safety, order, and compliance with House Rules and instructions.
  • Respond to complaints, threats or calls for service from Legislators or staff and may conduct sensitive investigations regarding potential criminal and/or non-criminal incidents.
  • Monitor radio frequencies and respond to all complaints and alarms.
  • Escort legislators and staff to nearby parking areas and/or surrounding areas upon request.
  • Attend ongoing training as directed, including emergency first aid, CPR & AED, in-service updates and any additional departmental training.
  • Attend firearms proficiency & qualifications training sessions with issued departmental weapons, per MCOLES directives; and strictly adhere to all laws, rules and policies applicable to the use of firearms.
  • Perform all duties as assigned by the Clerk of the House and/or Chief Sergeant-at-Arms.

Salary Range

Starting at $48,500 (includes health benefits, paid time off and retirement options)

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be licensed Law Enforcement officers, certified by MCOLES or eligible for license reinstatement. Have a minimum of four (4) years law enforcement experience or a combination of experience that also includes military, dignitary protection and/or security experience as determined by the Clerk of the House. Applicants possessing college credits, certification in CPR and Emergency First Aid, basic computer skills and investigative experience is preferred.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, and remain attentive for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to participate in physical training, such as defensive tactics and firearms qualifications.
  • Extensive knowledge of law enforcement and security functions and procedures.
  • Ability to comprehend applicable House Rules, policies, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Ability to work long hours, when necessary, in a politically charged environment.
  • Ability to use, or to be trained to use, equipment related to the duties of the position, including firearms, two-way radios, telephones, basic computer programs and specialized electronic security systems including access control and video monitoring systems.
  • Ability to work outside of prescribed hours when necessary.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to work in a professional and non-partisan manner.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Michigan House of Representatives
Human Resources
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Or via email to:

Opening Date: 8/16/2022
Closing Date: 2/28/2023

Michigan House of Representatives
Human Resources
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Or via email to: