Police Officer

Eugene, OR
University of Oregon Police Department

We are looking for experienced Lateral Police Officers and Entry Level Police Officers to work for our Eugene, OR location. After meeting the minimum qualifications, Lateral positions are screened in accordance with the preferred qualifications. We are tentatively planning to host the ORPAT mid-February 2022, which will be a requirement for Entry Level candidates.

Please note that these positions require an extensive background check, psychological exam and pre-employment physical that includes a drug screening.

TO APPLY: Please submit an application online.


$28.99 – $37.96 per hour


January 27, 2022


The purpose of this position is to maintain peace and public safety through enforcement of laws and traffic control and by providing emergency services on the University of Oregon owned and controlled properties. This position also requires officers to act as intermediaries and problem solvers within the university and surrounding community.

Police Officers have regular daily contact with all members of the University of Oregon campus community, students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and members of the public, whilst carrying out law enforcement duties of providing a safe and secure campus.

Police Officers must exercise sound judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information. Police officers may encounter dangerous situations daily as their work involves enforcing laws and pursuing criminals on foot, bicycle, or in a vehicle. Occasionally, police officers will encounter highly dangerous individuals. These situations may require quickly determining if force is needed and how much is required to mitigate the threat or effect an arrest. Utilize appropriate charging venue for crimes and violations.

Work is reviewed regularly by the assigned Police Sergeant to ensure performance is efficient, safe and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted annually.

Duties include, but are not limited to, positive engagement with the campus community, patrolling by vehicle, foot and bicycle, directing traffic, enforcing rules and regulations, issuing citations, making arrests, conducting investigations, interviews and surveillance activities.

Work Schedule
University of Oregon Police Officers must be able to work a variety of shifts, including but not limited to, days, swing, and graveyard. Police Officers must be able to work any day of the week, including but not limited to weekends and holidays. Some overtime may be required.

Essential Personnel
This is an Essential Personnel position that necessitates the employee make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times during inclement weather and/or university closures unless otherwise notified by their supervisor or manager. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.

As Essential personnel, Police officers are required to respond after hours to emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shifts during campus closures.


• Must be a United States citizen within 18 months of hire.
• Must be a minimum of 21 year of age.
• Must possess a High school diploma or equivalent.
• 45 quarter credit hours or 30 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university.
• One year of full time (40 hours per week) work experience (can be paid or volunteer or a combination of both) interacting with the public.

Special Requirements and Qualifications:
• It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver’s license throughout employment in this position.
• May not have any felony convictions under federal or state law.
• May not have any Class A misdemeanor convictions within three years of application.
• Must be legally eligible to carry a firearm and complete all requirements for certification as a police officer in the State of Oregon.
• Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background assessment that includes a criminal history check, driving record review, drug screening, medical evaluation, psychological evaluation, and an inclusive appraisal of work history.
• Using the US Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) as a guideline, the UOPD employees must be able to render credible testimony in a court of law. The candidate must not be subject to any District Attorney’s Office Brady Disclosure Material in relation to courtroom testimony.
• Must be able to pass a written exam (equivalent to the 12th grade).
• Must be able to pass the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT).
• Must adhere to the Clery Act, FERPA, mandatory reporting and Title IX reporting responsibilities.

Required Certifications and Training:
• Must be able to obtain DPSST basic police officer certification within 18 months of appointment.
• Must obtain Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with first aid and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) certification required within 12 months of appointment; CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED specialization preferred.
• Must obtain Incident Command System 100/200/700/800 certification within 18 months of appointment.