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Police Sergeant (5 positions)

Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

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

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range $75,000 – $85,000

Closing Date 09/30/2020

Position Summary
The Department of Public Safety is now recruiting lateral, sworn law enforcement professionals to lead, supervise and expand a foundation of complex, compassionate and diversified safety services for the university community. Anticipated starting salary range is $75,000-$85,000; commensurate with training, education, and experience. Now is the time to join the new adventure and opportunity to develop, lead, and supervise within the newly constituted Department of Public Safety (DPS): as an OSU Police Sergeant.

Reporting to the Lieutenant of Operations, the OSU Police Sergeant is a uniformed first-line responder and supervisory position within the Department of Public Safety (DPS). This position will work independently in performing regularly assigning, reviewing, and participating in the work of law enforcement. This position provides leadership, support, development and accountability for police officers and security/public safety officers assigned to DPS.

The OSU Police Sergeant will have regular daily contact with all members of the Oregon State University campus community including; students, faculty, staff, visitors, and members of the public while carrying out law enforcement and security duties providing a safe and secure campus.

The OSU Police Sergeant oversees day-to-day field operations; monitors, observes and assists police officers, public safety offices, and other staff as necessary. This position will provide short-term and long-term guidance, coordination and evaluation of work assignments. This position will supervise sworn police and security/public safety officers and act in the capacity of a sworn officer to the full extent of all federal, state, county and university laws, regulations and policies. This position will review reports written by officers for content, accuracy and completeness; evaluates and ensures correction as needed.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S citizen
  • Must be 21 years or older at time of employment
  • Associate Degree from an accredited university, school or college.
  • Possession of an Oregon State Drivers License within 30 days of appointment
  • Five-years of experience as a certified police officer and a minimum of three-years of experience as a first level or higher police supervisory position AND
  • Certified or eligible for certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
  • 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

  • Four-year Degree from an accredited university, school or college.
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED specialization
  • Proficiency in a second language
  • Experience in Higher Educational law enforcement and experience with mandatory crime reporting laws/regulations and other law enforcement specific legal requirements.
  • One-year as a police officer in higher education to include Clery Act, Title 9 and FERPA
  • One-year lead work/experience in a supervisory role or equivalent experience such as detective, corporal, officer in change, field or police training officer.
  • Possession of an intermediate, advanced, or supervisory certificate issued by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.