Pool - Public Safety Officer (Hourly/Casual)
This Hourly Hiring Pool represents current or potential hourly
non-benefited Public Safety Officer job openings. There is no
guarantee of employment from this hiring pool. Positions are not
benefited. Jobs are located in any of several campuses and centers
throughout the PCC district. Multiple work shifts and locations may
be filled from this pool. Hours and schedules vary. Night and
weekend work will be required.
Service Assistant/Maintenance - Casual Employment - Level 3.
Under the direction of a Public Safety Sergeant or higher official,
the Public Safety Officer performs general duty public safety work
in the protection of life and property throughout the college.
Utilizing established procedures, responds and takes appropriate
action in the event of crime, fire, or medical emergencies.
Conducts foot, bicycle and vehicle patrol on a random basis. Takes
action when necessary in the enforcement of certain state and local
laws. Provides a broad scope of assistance to students, staff, and
public, ranging from dispensing simple directions to performing
emergency medical first responder activities and intervening in
situations of criminal or violent nature. Acts in place of a
Sergeant when authorized.
Multiple work shifts and locations may be filled from this pool.
Nights and weekends will be required.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Two years of college level coursework in Criminal Justice, or
related discipline. Experience in the field, including military
experience, may substitute on a year for year basis for the college
- Must be 21 years of age.
- Must meet the minimum training and certification standards
established by the Department.
- Must be able to pass both a personal and criminal history
- Must not have been convicted of a felony crime or any crime for
which a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one year may be
- Must not have been convicted of any law of this state or any
other jurisdiction involving the unlawful use, possession,
delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or
- Must be bondable.
- Must have a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in
the state of Oregon and possess an acceptable driving record.
- Must be able to demonstrate effective oral and written
communication skills, independently analyze situations and quickly
identify appropriate action, work under pressure, and remain calm
At college expense, must be examined by a physician and meet the
following requirements: possess normal color discrimination,
binocular coordination, and peripheral vision; possess uncorrected
or corrected visual acuity of 20/20 in both eyes combined; possess
unaided or aided hearing with a hearing threshold level that does
not exceed 25 dB in either ear at the frequencies of 500 Hz, 1000
Hz, and 2000 Hz (or an average in both ears of 25 dB for
frequencies 500, 1000, 2000), 35 dB for 3000 Hz, and 45 dB for 4000
Must be able to:
stand for long periods of time; walk,
run, climb, bend, stoop and lift weights commensurate with need to
perform medical and/or other assistance; sprint for short spans of
time; wear a uniform and equipment weighing approximately 25
pounds; be physically fit and able to use physical force to
intervene in situations when necessary.
Must be able to work rotating shifts and days off with overtime as
required, and early/late hours with call-back hours as needed. Must
be able to work inside and outside in extreme weather conditions.
May be exposed to hazardous materials, infectious diseases,
blood-borne pathogens, steam, battery acid, loud noises, noxious
odors, smoke and/or fire. Must be able to correctly use filter
masks and respirator equipment. Must be able to adapt to rapidly
changing environments and continual interruptions during
A current DPSST certification from the State of Oregon is
Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans'
Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying
veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment.
You will be given instructions during the application process
to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position,
and to provide the documents required for verification of
Please do not send your documentation to the
hiring manager directly.
For verification of eligibility, please submit the following
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining
a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making
decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any
other protected class.
- Veterans: DD214
- Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department