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Portland State University
Campus Police Officer

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Position Title: Campus Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Lateral Entry

Hiring Agency

Agency: Portland State University
Address: 633 SW Montgomery Street,
City: Portland
State: OR    Zipcode: 97201
Contact: Charrie Kafouros
Phone: 5037254012
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

About the Department
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.

Benefit Information
• A career with Portland State University offers generous benefits:
• Medical Benefits; PSU pays 95% of premium payments
• Optional Insurance Plans;
• Additional Life Insurance for you, your spouse, and your dependents
• Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
• Disability Insurance (Short Term and Long Term)
• Long-Term Care
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Commuter Accounts
• Retirement Plan; PERS, ORP, TDI, OSG
• Vacation, Sick, Holiday, and Other Employee Leaves
• Wellness Programs
• Employee Discounts:
• 70% Tuition Discount
• Other Employee Discounts
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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.

Minimum Qualifications
• 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):
• US Citizenship within 18 months of employment
• 21 years of age
• Valid driver's license from the 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 with 80% or higher
• Abilities to pass the 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 the ability to write detailed, accurate incident reports.

Preferred Qualifications
• 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.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 11/28/2018

Application Period Ends: 06/30/2019

Number Positions to be Filled: 4

Yearly Salary: $0.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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