Public Safety Officer - Various Shifts and Locations
Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient
qualified applications have been received.
This is an Open applicant pool for several upcoming positions.
Successful applicants who pass screening and interview will be
offered positions as they become available. Various shifts and
locations throughout the district.
Under the direction of a Public Safety Sergeant or higher official,
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.
See the classification description for additional information:
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.
- Experience providing excellent customer service, ability to work
with diverse communities, able to work harmoniously in a small
group/team environment setting. Ability to think independently and
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve, sound judgment, good
observation skills and the ability to recall information, prepare
accurate, timely, and comprehensive reports.
- Dependability, credibility as a witness, good written, oral, and
interpersonal skills, independent decision making ability. Follow
both written and verbal instruction.
-Ability to keep sensitive information strictly confidential at all
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
High school diploma or equivalent.
Two years of college level coursework in Criminal Justice,
Sociology, Psychology, Political Science or related fields
(experience in the field may substitute on a year-for-year basis
for the college requirement).
Must be 21 years of age.
Must be able to complete four month Department Field Training and
Evaluation Program within one year of appointment. Must be able to
obtain within one year of appointment (or have upon hire) an
emergency medical Basic First Aid certification, Basic CPR
(Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification, and Basic AED
(Automated External Defibrillator) certification.
Must be able to obtain a current Private Security ID certification
obtained through Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
from the State of Oregon; or be able to obtain within 30 days of
Upon hire must be able to complete certification requirements for
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 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.
Starting Salary Expectations
The first two steps of the range are: $48,172 to $49,614 per
year. Higher salary placement may be available based on
qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range
$48172 to $77299 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).
Paid Leave: (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 holidays
View a complete list of PCC benefits
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
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 stressful or potentially dangerous situations or
incidents. Must be able to adapt to rapidly changing environments
and continual interruptions during shifts.
Must 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.
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