Pool - Public Safety Officer (Hourly/Casual)

Portland Community College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 26, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Security Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Pool - Public Safety Officer (Hourly/Casual)

Requisition ID req8 Employment Type Casual Employee Position Summary

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.

Compensation category:
Service Assistant/Maintenance - Casual Employment - Level 3.

Job Summary:
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.

Basic Qualifications

- 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 requirement.
- 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 background investigation.
- 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 imposed.
- 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 dangerous drug.
- 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 and objective.

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements:
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 Hz.

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.

Work Environment:
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 shifts.

Preferred Qualifications A current DPSST certification from the State of Oregon is preferred.

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 eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly.

For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
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.

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