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Public Safety Officer - Various Shifts and Locations

Requisition ID req186
Department Public Safety
Campus Sylvania Campus - 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR
Employment Type Classified-Full Time
Best Consideration / Close Date Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Position Summary

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.

Work Environment 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.
-work inside and outside in extreme weather conditions.
- adapt to rapidly changing environments and continual interruptions during shifts.
- May be exposed to stressful or potentially dangerous situations or incidents.

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.

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/classified-jobs/pso/

Candidate Profile

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 express ideas.

- 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 times.

Minimum Qualifications

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 worked).

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 employment.

Upon hire must be able to complete certification requirements for LEDS/NCIC.
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.

Preferred Qualifications

- Successful candidates should have or be actively working on their Associate or Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Government, Business, Public Administration or related fields.

- One to two years of law enforcement experience or have worked for at least one year as a college Public Safety Officer.

- Experience as a first-responder dealing with emergencies (medical, criminal investigations, or disaster response). Maintain composure an take appropriate action during stressful situations;  cope with a variety of situation with tact, discretion, and respect.

- Completion of Department of Public Safety Standards Training (DPSST), Private Security (PSID) training, police academy, or police reserve academy.

Position Grade 20
Starting Salary Expectations The first two steps of the range are: $42,652 to $43,929 per year. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $42652 to $68442 Annual Salary
FTE 1
PCC Benefits

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 retirement.

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 6.67 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

For a complete list of PCC benefits, please visit http://www.pcc.edu/hr.benefits

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 Yes

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.