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University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security: Housing Security Officer Closing Date: October 20, 2022


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.

Why Work at Michigan?

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
  • 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

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 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

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.

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.


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.

Opening Date: 9/16/2022
Closing Date: 10/20/2022

Contact Person: Sherri Swanson
Telephone: 734-763-8391
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