PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS POLICE
633 SW MONTGOMERY STREET
PORTLAND, OREGON 97201
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Updated: July 16, 2019
Job Classification: Campus Police Officer – Entry Level and Lateral
The Campus Police Department is currently hiring and building an on-going list for Campus Police Officer – Entry Level and Lateral positions. All interested candidates must complete both the FrontLine National exam and ORPAT to be eligible for this position. Please find the department application here: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/29438
Salary Information: $28.54 to $33.04 (hourly) not including differential pay:
Benefits Information: A career with Portland State University offers generous benefits:
For more benefits information go to https://www.pdx.edu/hr/benefits
Candidate Contact:firstname.lastname@example.orgDepartment Overview: Portland State University Campus Police Officers are responsible for maintaining peace and public safety through enforcement of laws, performing traffic control, and providing emergency services on the Portland State University campus, to include the adjacent community. Campus Police Officer must at all times support the Portland State University mission, provide essential law enforcement functions, and respect the right and dignity of all individuals. Campus Police Officers must interact effectively with the campus and surrounding community (student, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and members of the public), demonstrating trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, communication, justice, fairness, caring, civic virtue, impartiality, and citizenship, while maintaining integrity, ethical values, pride, and professionalism.
Officers are expected to know and use 21st Century Policing principles, i.e. Six Pillars of Policing:
City Information: Portland, Multnomah County, Downtown Area
US Citizen: Within 18 months of hire
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Valid driver's license from the state of residence
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Visual and Hearing Acuity: Must meet the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirements as detailed in Oregon
Administrative Rules (OARs) 259-008-0000, http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_200/oar_259/259_008.html
Prior Experience: To be considered as a Lateral transfer applicant, you must currently be certified or eligible to be certified as a Police Officer in the State of Oregon without attending the Basic Police Academy AND who have a minimum of two years of experience as a State Certified Police Officer.
Must be able to obtain;
DPSST Basic police officer certification within 18 months of appointment.
Maintain Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with First Aid and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) certification, after employment
Hiring Process: The Portland State University Campus Police hiring process is extensive. The application to hire process is separated into nine stages:
Criminal Activity Disqualifiers
: No felony convictions in Oregon or any other jurisdiction
Driving Disqualifiers: Must have an acceptable driving record and the ability to obtain a valid driver's license.
Drug Use Disqualifiers:No violation of any law subject to denial as identified in OAR 259-008-0070
Minimum Qualifications for this Position:
Meet DPSST Minimum Qualifications to be eligible for Certification as Basic Police within 18 months of employment (requirements are subject to change at the discretion of DPSST):
Four-year academic degree or higher from an accredited institution
4 years of experience in a similar role, such as police officer or military police, or a combination of both.
Current law enforcement employees in another state, subject to DPSST reciprocity
Certified bilingual proficiency in one of the following languages: Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, sign language or any additional
language as determined by the sole discretion of the University.
Portland State University Campus Police Officers must be able to work a variety of shifts, including but not limited to mornings, afternoon, and nights. Work any day of the week, including but not limited to weekends and holidays. Police officers may be required to respond after normal hours to emergencies and report to work for regularly assigned shifts during campus closures. Some overtime may be required.
Police Officer may encounter dangerous situations daily as their work involves enforcing laws and pursuing criminals on foot, bicycle, and in a vehicle. Occasionally, Police Officers will encounter highly dangerous individuals and situations requiring the need to quickly determine and use the necessary force to mitigate the threat and/or effect an arrest