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Police Officer (12 positions)

Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

The Department of Public Safety is seeking a Police Officer eligible for lateral transfer.

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range $62,500 – $70,500

Closing Date 09/30/2020

Position Summary
The Department of Public Safety is now recruiting lateral, sworn police officers who will expand a foundation of complex, compassionate and diversified safety services to the university community. Anticipated starting salary range is $62,500-$70,500; commensurate with training, education, and experience. Now is the time to join this new adventure and opportunity to serve as an OSU Police Officer.

Reporting to the OSU Police Sergeant, the OSU Police Officer is a uniformed trained individual in accordance with applicable Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (DPSST) requirements, applicable state law, and OSU Department of Public Safety policy to exercise the authorities of a police officer.

The OSU Police Officer will act at all times in support of the University’s mission and goals, and is expected to exercise their authorities in support of the University, and in a manner consistent with the organization’s values, University policy, department polices, and in a manner supportive of the culture of the OSU community. The OSU Police Officer will provide a full range of law enforcement and security services. Police Officers will enforce laws, investigate calls, complaints and suspicious matters and incidents which may have an impact on the University, maintain order, assist people, identify criminal activity, apprehend offenders, and identify the source of problems in the OSU community and work with other law enforcement agencies to resolve issues. The OSU Police Officer will support the department’s mission by providing essential functions while respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals.

This position will work both independently and cooperatively to provide pro-active police protection and crime prevention consistent with community policing standards. This position will ensure the safety of the OSU community in an orderly, efficient, and professional manner. It is expected that the OSU Police Officer will conduct investigations of issues and crimes which lead to identification, apprehension, and prosecution of offenders.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S citizen
  • Must be 21 years or older at time of employment
  • Possession of an Oregon Driver’s License at time of employment
  • Three years of experience as an Oregon certified police officer or eligible for lateral certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Satisfies or able to satisfy all of the following criteria:
  • Must successfully pass a comprehensive background assessment that includes: criminal history check; driving record review; medical examination; psychological evaluation including drug screening; and an inclusive appraisal of work history.
  • This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.
  • Adult CPR with First Aid and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) certification required within 60-days of employment.
  • Law Enforcement Data Systems (LEDS) Certification required within 90 days of employment.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

  • 60+ credit hours from an accredited university, school or college.
  • Proficiency in a second language
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED specialization
  • Experience as a police officer in higher education