The Department of Public Safety is seeking a Police Officer eligible for lateral transfer.
Building on 150 years as Oregon's land grant institution, Oregon State University serves the state, the nation and the world as a premier 21st-century research university.
MISSION—As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world. We will be welcoming and foster belonging and success for all. We are a diverse community, defined by the rich palette of cultures we share, and we will strive to eliminate achievement gaps among sub-groups of students and inequities in the advancement of faculty and staff. We will foster the personal success of each member of the university community and instill a commitment to serve Oregon, the nation, and the world.
OSU is building an organizational culture founded on the values of inclusion, mutual respect, good physical and mental health, collaboration, and humility, so that people from every background are welcomed and thrive, our community is diverse, and our leadership advances both excellence and innovation.
The OSU Department of Public Safety will support and emulate the mission, core values and goals as outlined in SP 4.0 by providing for a safe campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors that facilitates Oregon State University's educational, research, and community service goals; and to provide these services with the highest standards of inclusivity, transparency and accountability.
The provision of public safety on OSU's Corvallis campus will undergo a transition when the three intragovernmental agreements for licensed law enforcement services with Oregon State Police end on December 31, 2020. OSU leadership has determined the best course of action to ensure the continuation of law enforcement services in a manner that is aligned with the values and principles of OSU is to bring this function within the university. Effective January 1, 2021, pursuant to ORS 352.118 and 352.121, OSU will utilize its own sworn officers to provide law enforcement services for the Corvallis campus.
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 $75,000-$85,000 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.
Typically requires Associates’s degree or higher in field related to assigned responsibilities.
Two-years of experience as an Oregon certified police officer or eligible for lateral certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
21 years or older at time of employment
Possession of a valid Oregon Drivers License at time of employment
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.
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.
This position is deemed essential and supports essential functions on campus operations and may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments of closure.
The employee may occasionally be required to engage in physically combative confrontations with resistant and possible violent individuals in order to subdue them.
This position may regularly be required to work evenings and weekends.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.