Campus Police Officer

Portland State University

JOB LINK: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/28399

EducationHigh School Diploma or GED
SkillsBasic Computer Skills
Driver’s License
Law Enforcement
Bilingual
Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept
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:
Building Trust and Legitimacy
Policy and Oversight
Technology and Social Media
Community Policing and Crime Reduction
Officer Training and Education
Officer Safety and Wellness

Position Summary
Entry-level and Lateral

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.

The Campus Police Officer is trained in accordance with applicable DPSST (Department of Public Safety Standards & Training) requirements, applicable state law, and PSU Campus Public Safety departmental policy to exercise the authorities of a police officer.

The Campus Police Officer will act at all times in support of the University’s mission and goals, and is expected to exercise his/her authorities in support of the University, and in a manner consistent with the University’s strategic plans, University policies, departmental policies, and in a manner supportive of the University’s unique culture.

The Campus Police Officer will follow the established chain of command by bringing information, requests, concerns, etc. first to his/her immediate supervisor whenever possible before moving to senior management and/or higher levels of PSU management.

The Campus Police Officer is expected to adhere to the following:

Be a role model for all PSU core competencies required of all PSU members, including providing excellent customer service.
Attend all mandatory meetings, training, and to keep all required certifications, proficiencies, and immunizations current at all times.
Exercise the authorities and jurisdiction, per the applicable ORS, in accordance with all other applicable laws, and always within the limits of University policy and at the discretion of management.
Follow all appropriate safety guidelines when performing all duties.
Be knowledgeable of and accountable for all applicable departmental policies and directives related to their job duties.
Perform additional and/or modified duties as assigned by a supervisor.
Successfully complete any proficiency evaluations (written, verbal, or practical), which may be required to demonstrate the minimum accepted competency for this position, and to satisfy the requirements of OSHA and other regulatory or accreditation agencies and Portland State University (PSU) requirements.
Maintain any and all qualifications required by PSU and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
Complete all reports and paperwork as required and/or as requested by Director/Chief of Public Safety or Campus Public Safety management, as required to support proper Public Safety services.
Exceptional ability to conduct effective and sensitive interviews from witnesses, suspects and all relevant parties with a high level of professionalism and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Maintain a personal notebook of all on-duty activities consistent with law enforcement best practices.
The Campus Police Officer is subject to recall at any time to assist in any emergency that may be critical to the full-time operation of the university, response to a hazard or emergency, or in relief of other PSU Public Safety staff.

Minimum Qualifications from Classification Additional Minimum Qualifications for this Position
Meet DPSST Minimum Qualifications to be eligible for Certification as Basic Police within on year of employment (requirements are subject to change at the discretion of DPSST):
US Citizenship within 18 months of employment
21 years of age
Valid driver’s license from state of residence
No felony convictions in Oregon or any other jurisdiction
No violation of any law involving controlled substances
No violation of any law subject to denial as identified in OAR 259-008-0070
High School Diploma/GED
Abilities to pass law enforcement proficiency exam
Abilities to pass Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT) within 5:30 or less
Meet minimum medical requirements as identified in OAR 259-008-0010

Successful completion of the Field Training and Evaluation Program within program guidelines, to include:

Strong interpersonal communication skills for dealing professionally and courteously with all customers and fellow staff members, regardless of the situation.

Cultural competency and ability to accept and relate to other cultures, histories and traditions. Includes the ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultures/ethnic backgrounds. Cultural competence includes the awareness of one’s own cultural worldview, attitude towards cultural differences, knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and cross-cultural skills. Must have the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.

Ability to exercise independent judgment and make quick, sound decisions.

Ability to develop a sound understanding of Oregon Revised Statutes and Federal Law.

Ability to learn and follow PSU Administrative Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines.

Ability to learn and follow The Department of Public Safety Policies and Procedures.

Ability to prioritize multiple tasks within specific time and resource constraints.

Ability to recognize critical security, safety, and maintenance items and report them immediately.

Ability to relay detailed information calmly, quickly, accurately, and efficiently at all times.

Ability to give and follow direction.

Basic computer Microsoft knowledge

Good written communication skills and ability to write detailed, accurate incident reports.

Preferred Qualifications
Four year academic degree or higher from 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 employment 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.

Key Cultural Competencies
Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Work Days/Hours 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 emergenc Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement
The starting hourly rate for this position will be between $27.00 to $31.41, not including differential pay, with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Application Instructions
Additional Information
This position is eligible for Certification/Degree (3% or 5%) and Bilingual ($1000/annual) differential pay.

This posting is to hire three to four (3-4) Campus Police Officer positions.

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.

Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)
All candidates are required to provide proof of passing the Frontline National Law Enforcement Exam and the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT).

Applicants will need to take the Frontline Written Exam with the National Testing Network (NTN). There is a fee associated with the exam and it is the applicant’s responsibility to schedule with the NTN at https://www.NationalTestingNetwork.com. If assistance is needed with registering, the NTN support phone number is 866-563-3882 and the support site is https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs.contact.cfm. You must elect to have your scores sent to “Portland State University Campus Police” through NTN.

If you have tested in the last 12 months, please contact NTN and request your test scores be forwarded to Portland State University Campus Police.

Applicants will be notified if they pass the testing process, and will then be invited to take the Oregon Physical Ability Test (ORPAT). We will accept tests scores within 6 months of the job announcement.

Background Check Required Yes
If you have questions
Charrie Kafouros
Executive Administrative Coordinator
503-725-4012
cpsorecruit@pdx.edu

Search Details
Posting Close Date
Application screening begins 12/03/2018
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