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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

This position requires the candidate to successfully pass a thorough background investigation, drug screening, psychological evaluation, and physical examination.  The position requires driving a university vehicle so the candidate must have a valid driver’s and good driving record of less than 6 points.

Under the general supervision of the DPSS Security Supervisor, Security Officers provide superior security and customer service.  Officers protect the assets and property of the University, ensure public safety and act as the primary liaison with state and local police, fire and security agencies, and represent the University of Michigan. Officers maintain confidentiality in police and/or security matters. Officers provide traffic and crowd control for special events and University sponsored activities.

Responsibilities*

Conduct security procedures for the Kelsey Museum’s property and equipment.  Observe the conduct of persons to detect suspicious behavior or violations of University regulations.  Conduct investigations and prepare reports as needed.  Oversee, conduct and appropriately report periodic rounds of inspection, ensuring that the facility, property, equipment, and staff are safe.  Provide superior security and customer service for Museum events.  Communicate clearly and directly with other staff as needed. Utilize good judgment when enforcing University regulations and security policies and procedures.  Maintain confidentiality in police and/or security matters.  

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduation from high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Some prior security related experience is necessary. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience of enforcement of fire, safety and security
  • Must be able to assist emergency response personnel with maneuvering persons who may be combative, intoxicated, or unconscious; may be required to restrain someone with or without assistance
  • As matter of routine, officers must be able to effectively communicate and interact with diverse populations
  • Officers must be able to observe/detect/ identify individuals, safety hazards, and criminal elements within their patrol areas.
  • Act calmly and authoritatively in emergency situation; utilize emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers, etc. and perform life saving techniques such as CPR and First Aid. 
  • The position requires standing and patrolling for a minimum of 8 hours per shift. Security personnel are regularly required to ascend and descend multiple flights of stairs as part of their routine patrol, and move departmental equipment such as barricades and fire extinguishers from one location to another. 
  • The candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and must possess basic keyboarding skills.
  • Work schedules may include nights, weekends, afternoons, holidays and occasional unanticipated overtime.

Desired Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.
  • Prior police officer training or senior security officer experience preferred. 
  • Previous experience working in a university setting is desirable.  

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 with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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