Security Intermediate Supervisor / Sergeant

University of Michigan


EducationBachelor’s Degree
SkillsDriver’s License
Microsoft Office
Clean Driving Record
Leadership Experience
Communication Skills
BenefitsPaid Time Off
Job Opening ID: 179653
Work Location: Dearborn Campus
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Organizational Group: Dbn Business Affairs
Department: UM-Dearborn Police Department
Posting Begin/End Date: 10/14/2019 – 10/28/2019
Salary: $55,827.20 – $58,156.80

Paid Time Off:
Career Interest: Security / Police (POAM / COAM Union)

How to Apply
Note: A cover letter explaining your specific interests in this position and outlining your unique skills and experience is required for consideration for this position; it should be attached as the first page of your resume.

Job Summary
UM-Dearborn is among the top-tier comprehensive public universities in the Midwest with more than 9,000 students. We have outstanding faculty and staff as well as beautiful facilities and grounds. We are proud of our 50+ year history: UM-Dearborn was first created as the Dearborn Center of the University of Michigan in 1959. Ford Motor Company gave the University of Michigan approximately 200 acres, including beautiful grounds along the Rouge River in Dearborn, as well as $6 million to build the campus and the first four buildings. The campus was initially established with an emphasis on cooperative education. In 1971, it became a four-year undergraduate school; with some master’s level graduate programs. Since then, the campus has experienced steady growth in both enrollment and in the range of programming to include undergraduate, graduate and doctoral-level programs.

The Division of Public Safety & Security invites applications for Security Intermediate Supervisor / Sergeant on the Dearborn campus. This position will support the University community by establishing and maintaining an atmosphere in which people can go safely about their varied activities in furtherance of the University’s higher education objectives. The position will provide supervision for police and security services while protecting life, property and performing other duties as assigned.

Supervise DPPS officers primarily on the midnight shift and monitor activity to ensure actions are in accordance with procedures and applicable laws.
Guides and maintains the operation of public safety related programs and functions using the positive organizational scholarship model.
Supervise shift personnel including their activities, work assignments, development and evaluations of performance.
Disseminates information regarding criminal activity and safety related events to appropriate department staff.
Conduct internal investigations including citizen complaints.
Works as part of a team to identify and implement crime prevention strategies.
Identifies and implements efficiencies in department operations and processes.
Embraces and is committed to the philosophy of community policing; fosters collaboration with faculty, staff and students.
Prepares various reports and reviews reports written by subordinates for accuracy.
Participates in and coordinates training as required.
Performs all duties of a Security Officer as needed.
Provides oversight for periodic audits of safety and security systems/equipment.
Focuses on goal setting aligned with the mission, vision and values of the UM-Dearborn campus and the Division of Public Safety and Security.
Develops and trains staff through positive leadership initiatives.
Assists staff with developing and achieving goals for positive outcomes.
Leads, mentors, coaches, and develops security officers, police officers and communication officers; prepares officers for additional responsibilities and promotional opportunities.
Takes initiative to lead projects, research issues and identify solutions.
Assists in leading efforts in emergency preparedness, proactive training activities and creating a culture of the best prepared faculty, staff, students and police and public safety department.
Assists in the development of an annual plan and goal setting that is based upon Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time Bound (SMART) guidelines within Business Affairs and aligns with the leadership goals within the Division of Public Safety and Security.
Supports diverse viewpoints to build an inclusive and cohesive team.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications*
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field is highly preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
3+ years of experience as a Security Officer for the University of Michigan.
The selected candidate must successfully pass or have passed a UM directed drug test, psychological screening and background check.
Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Michigan driver’s license with a good driving record and exhibit the ability to operate motor vehicles.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to physically and mentally perform the essential duties of the job.
A proven leader, critical thinker and creative problem-solver who can identify issues and appropriate resolutions.
Must be a champion of change and embrace the best practices of positive organizational scholarship.
The proven ability to initiate and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies.
History of working effectively as a team.
Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google applications.
Possess skills in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially.
Ability to cultivate a positive work environment, relationships, and communication.
Must possess strong personal integrity.
For internal candidates, the probationary period must be completed successfully before applying.
Desired Qualifications*
Some supervisory experience or demonstrated leadership responsibilities.
Prior experience with staff training.
Additional Information

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Duties are performed in an office environment and in the field. In the field, the employee is exposed to varying and extreme weather conditions. Candidates must have the capability to hear, speak and see to communicate with the general public. Candidates must also have the strength and ability to apprehend, subdue and restrain criminal offenders. Physical exertion may be required to climb stairs and over walls as well as running, bending, twisting, reaching, crawling through tight spaces, kneeling in confined areas, sitting for prolonged periods of time; moving/pushing/pulling or lifting heavy objects exceeding 50 lbs. Successful candidates are subject to 24-hour on-call for emergencies; and must possess significant problem solving ability.

We are seeking a positive, energetic, experienced and knowledgeable law enforcement professional with demonstrated success working in a highly collaborative, high-performance environment utilizing positive organizational leadership best practices.

Currently this classification will be considered nonexempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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