Public Safety Communications Coordinator
Best Consideration Date
Apply Immediately; this job posting will be closed once
sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Under the general direction of the Director of Public Safety,
performs duties which promote the safety and well-being of the
college community. Coordinates the operation of the department’s
communication center and records unit. Primary accountabilities
include developing and implementing standard communications and
records operating procedures; planning, training, directing and
reviewing the work of the Public Safety Communications Officers;
planning and implementing communications coordination with outside
agency emergency services; coordinating use
of law enforcement computer systems; and providing overall
department administrative assistance. Employs excellent
communication skills to communicate with a variety of college
staff, students, the public and external agency representatives.
Work situations require good judgment, consideration and
interpretation of circumstances or information to choose the most
effective response. Incumbent is expected to work with minimum
guidance or direction.
See the classification description for additional information:
These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for
success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on
the demonstration of these qualifications.
- Must have knowledge of methods and procedures of various
- Must have knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and
- Must be skilled in recordkeeping and organization.
- Must be skilled in basic keyboarding
- Must be skilled in interpreting and applying state and federal
- The successful candidate must be able to communicate both
verbally and written
in a clear, concise and effective manner.
- The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to remain
- The successful candidate must be able to effectively lead
- The successful candidate must be able to handle multiple
simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail.
- The successful candidate must be able to analyze situations and
- The successful candidate must be able to provide excellent
- The successful candidate must work effectively with an
ethnically and culturally
diverse staff and student population.
- The successful candidate must work well with the public safety
To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum
qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and
end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week
Associate’s degree or equivalent level of college course work is
required in criminal justice or related area (experience performing
the duties of the job may substitute for the degree or college
course work on a year-for-year basis).
Three years of experience in public safety communications or
Must have completed, or be able to complete within one year of
employment, a certified dispatcher’s course administered by the
DPSST, Associated Public Safety Communications Officers (APCO), or
other accredited institution. Must be able to obtain certification
in medical dispatch within one year of employment. Must be able to
obtain within three months of employment certification in LEDS/NCIC
computer operation. Must be able to meet minimum training and
certification standards established by the department and the
DPSST, and complete the department’s communications training
program within one year of appointment.
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 violations involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or
manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous
Starting Salary Expectations
The first two steps of the range are: $53,600 to $55,206 per
year. Higher salary placement may be available based on
qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range
$53600 to $86014 Annual Salary
PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide
employees and their families, including domestic partners, with
access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health,
Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability,
Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.
PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement
System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into
the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC
offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation
program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for
Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic
partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial
tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions
(full-time employees only).
(Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 8 hours of vacation leave per month (additional
vacation hours with years of service)
- 8 hours of sick leave per month
- 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year - 11 Paid
For a complete list of PCC benefits, please visit
View a complete list of PCC benefits .
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
While primary duty hours are day shift, must be able to work
rotating shifts and days off as necessary, with routine overtime
requirements and some early and/or late hours. Position requires
that incumbents do not possess significant speech or hearing
impairments. Must have the ability to lift a maximum of 40
Background Check Required
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:
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