Police Officer (PDX)

Portland, OR
University of Oregon

We are looking for experienced (Lateral) Police Officers to work for our Portland, OR location. After meeting the minimum qualifications, Lateral positions are screened in accordance with the preferred qualifications.

Salary: $27.98 – $36.63 per hour


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.


Minimum Requirements
• Must be a United States citizen within 18 months of hire.
• Must be a minimum of 21 years 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:
• This position will require a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain UO Driver’s Certification.
• 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.