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Campus Public Safety Officer (Pool Position)

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THIS RECRUITMENT IS HIRING FOR AN ON-CALL TEMPORARY HOURLY NON-BENEFITED POSITION, TO ASSIST WITH SCHEDULING VACANCIES AND REPLACEMENT NEEDS. NOTE: You may be required to upload required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact Human Resources at 541-383-7216.

Posting Details

Application Instructions

Please read carefully before applying:<br><br>You must provide all information requested on the application form (resumes will not be considered as a substitute for the application). Initial screening by Human Resources for minimum requirements is based on your APPLICATION ONLY (supporting documents will not be reviewed during initial screening). Incomplete applications will not be considered by hiring committees. You will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for committee consideration during this online application process.

Position Information

Posting Number: 06001144
Position Title: Campus Public Safety Officer (Pool Position)
Posting Date: 05/15/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled (notes): Open for Academic Year
Length of Position: Temporary, as Needed Basis
Anticipated Start Date:

Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Terms

Position Type: Other
FTE: < .50 FTE
Salary Level: Irregular Wage Salary Schedule
Starting Minimum Pay: $15.15/hr, non-benefited position, no guarantee of hours
Starting Maximum Pay: $15.15/hr, non-benefited position, no guarantee of hours
Hours per Week: Hours of the Week may vary; no gaurantee of hours
Work Schedule: Work Schedule may vary between Day Shift, Evening Shift, Night Shift
Days of the Week: Days of the Week may Vary Monday through Sunday
Job Summary/Purpose:

The primary purpose of the Campus Public Safety Officer is to provide patrol services on campus to ensure the safety and security of staff, students, and the public. This position is responsible for observing and/or intervening when appropriate, using de-escalation techniques whenever possible, and reporting criminal or illegal acts. This position also responds to emergencies/incidents that occur on campus and enforces parking, traffic and policy regulations.

Terms of Employment:

• This is a 12-month non-exempt hourly, non-benefited, on-call position.
• Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district.
• Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:

Essential Job Functions

1. Patrol (by foot, bicycle or vehicle) and inspect campus buildings, grounds, residence halls, and property to prevent theft, vandalism, assault or other crimes, as well as prevention of fire and personal injury hazards.
2. Enforce College policies, regulations and laws through various methods including the issuance of warning notices, citations, trespass notifications and arrest.
3. Investigate policy violations and crimes, which may include interviewing persons allegedly involved in the incident.
4. Respond appropriately to emergencies that may occur on campus (e.g., crimes, medical and injury incidents, vandalism, safety, fire, etc.) and file written reports accordingly.
5. Utilize, whenever possible, approved techniques for de-escalating situations on campus to minimize threatening or intimidating interactions.
6. Conduct initial injury/accident investigations.
7. Interact professionally with law enforcement and other emergency services providers in the joint response or investigation of crimes and incidents.
8. Report infractions of certain safety regulations, unsafe conditions and illegal/criminal acts to appropriate department or outside agency.
9. Conduct targeted patrols in response to specific requests for possible prevention of COCC policy violations, crimes and workplace violence.
10. Conduct loss prevention patrols and notifications to individuals on campus for asset protection.
11. Enforce parking, traffic and policy regulations on campus.
12. Provide assistance and general information to staff, students and the public as needed.
13. Conduct traffic control, respond and document traffic accidents.
14. Provide backup dispatching for short durations, as required.
15. Complete written and/or typed reports and investigations for review by college officials and, in some cases, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as the District Attorney’s office. Reports generated by the Public Safety Department are prepared in law enforcement style and require objective, fact based content, as well as the documentation of verbal statements made by involved persons.
16. Effectively use department computer data and dispatch systems.
17. Lock and unlock buildings, doors, offices, windows, labs, etc. as required for instructors and events.
18. Assist in threat management support which may include: monitoring of cases, civil standbys, directed patrol and online research.
19. Collect and process evidence and found/lost property items.
20. Perform other essential duties as assigned.

Marginal Job Functions

1. Assist with safe traffic access and egress during campus events.
2. Assist in medical waste collection/disposal process and other minor, safety related tasks.
3. Other related duties as assigned by supervisor or facility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Must be able to work independently during on duty hours, without direct supervision. Must be able to use prudent judgment in dealing with occasional sensitive or emergency situations, within departmental guidelines.
2. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
3. Must be able to conform to departmental procedures.
4. Must be able demonstrate a calm demeanor and professionalism when dealing with others.
5. Ability to accurately identify, report, and, in some cases, correct safety hazards on campus.
6. Ability to provide assistance, advice and information to staff, students, and the public.
7. Ability to work effectively with other Campus Public Safety staff, College staff from various departments, students, the public and emergency services providers.
8. Ability to safely drive a vehicle during varying road and weather conditions, including snow, ice, and rain.
9. Ability to communicate effectively face to face, via telephone, radio and email.
10. Ability to effectively handle possible hostile contacts with individuals on issues of safety and security, parking, student rights, alcohol and drugs, smoking, skateboarding, etc.
11. Ability to effectively communicate and handle contact with individuals who may be emotionally distressed and/or are exhibiting behavioral concerns.
12. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter.
13. Knowledge of and ability to use MS Word and incident/dispatch reporting software to complete reports and other documents.
14. Ability to work cooperatively with, and contribute to, diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives.
15. Must be able to demonstrate essential job functions outlined above.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

The Campus Public Safety Officer position requires the incumbent to safely operate a motor vehicle, walk, reach, bend, climb or pull self upward, kneel, stoop, crawl, run at a moderate pace for short distances (equivalent to one mile in ten minutes or faster), crouch, and perform similar functions while patrolling campus and campus facilities. The job requires occasional exposure to extremes of weather. Position involves extended standing and walking, and some lifting weighing 10-50 pounds as well as the potential for rescue assistance of persons who may be unconscious and require moving. Exposure to inclement weather and safety hazards exists as well as possible threats of physical harm. A computer is used less than 25 percent of the time. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

This position will begin with a 400 hour (paid) training program which includes classroom and field training phases. Upon successful completion of this training, the position will serve in an on-call capacity and have no guaranteed hours. Hours worked include pre-scheduled shifts (days to weeks with advanced notice) and, in some cases, requests to respond for work with little advanced notice. May be required to work any shift (day, swing, or night), any day of the week, including holidays, and at any COCC campus location.

Persons in this position may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. All employees identified as having the potential for this exposure will be offered the hepatitis B vaccination at no cost. The employee has the right to waive these inoculations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements

1. Requires a High School Diploma or GED.
2. Applicant must be 21 years of age, or older (per ORS 471.430 regarding confiscation of alcohol).
3. Requires a minimum of 6-months experience in public safety or security with general patrol functions such as; emergency response, incident report writing, incident investigation, contact with violators, enforcement of rules, policies or laws.
4. Experience in report writing and communications, investigation of crimes and violations.
5. Strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
6. Must possess a valid Oregon state Class “C” driver’s license, or the ability to obtain within 30-days of employment, and must be able to meet and maintain COCC’s eligibility requirements for driving campus vehicles.
7. Certifications:
a) Requires certification as an unarmed private security professional through the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, or ability to obtain within 60-days of employment.
b) Must have and maintain a current first-aid card with CPR/AED certification, or ability to obtain within 60-days of employment.
8. Computer Literacy: Training in, or experience with, email, internet, word processing, and spreadsheets (preferably experience with MS Office Suite Products).
9. No convictions for narcotics or thefts.
10. No disqualifying violations as stated by Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Testing. For a list of disqualifiers visit: http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/PS/docs/psdisquals.pdf

Hiring Process (Additional Requirements)

1. Candidates who complete the application process, meet minimum qualifications and have no disqualifying information will be reviewed for interview selection. Those selected to interview will continue in the hiring process and will be required to complete a written examination, the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). Candidates invited to take the written test will receive notice via email of the date, time and location when the test will be administered.
2. NOTE: candidates who have completed and passed the POST test with a score of 75% or better within the last 12 months through a law enforcement agency or accredited college may submit their proof of completion in-lieu-of taking the test offered during this hiring process. Please provide proof via the online application or to COCC Human Resources.
3. Candidates who score 75% or higher on the written test may be invited to the interview process with the department’s Public Safety Hiring team. The interview process may include an initial phone interview, followed by formal in-person interview for each successful candidate.
4. The final candidate(s) selected by the hiring team will undergo, and must pass a criminal history background and reference check, following a conditional job offer before employment begins.
5. The final candidate(s) must pass a Motor Vehicle Registration and Operation check.

Special Qualifications:

1. Associates degree in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
2. Law enforcement experience, civilian or military.
3. Bi-lingual proficiency in English and Spanish is a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

THIS RECRUITMENT IS HIRING FOR AN ON-CALL TEMPORARY HOURLY NON-BENEFITED POSITION, TO ASSIST WITH SCHEDULING VACANCIES AND REPLACEMENT NEEDS.

NOTE: You may be required to upload required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact Human Resources at 541-383-7216.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes
Is a Credit History Check Required? No
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education?
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Professional Certification or License (not a degree)
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree In Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree, additional applicable education, and work experience that when combined you believe is equivalent to the Master’s degree requirement. Please provide a clear statement why you believe this combined education and experience is equivalent to a Master’s degree.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 or DD215 form as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  4. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 or DD215 form as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
  6. * Are you at least 18 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * As part of the hiring process, candidates who meet minimum qualifications and have no disqualifying information will be required to complete a written examination, The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). Have you completed and passed the POST Test with a score of 75% or greater within the last 12 months?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * While you may have done so in the application above, please describe how you meet the job requirement of having six months work experience in a public safety or security position with general patrol functions such as; emergency response, incident report writing, incident investigation, contact with violators, enforcement of rules, policies or laws.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Do you have an unarmed private security professional certificate through the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of employment?
    • Yes
    • No, but I am willing to obtain certification
    • No, I am not able to obtain certification
  10. * Do you possess a valid state driver's license, and the ability to obtain an Oregon Driver's License within 30 days of employment?
    • I have an Oregon Driver's License
    • I have an out-of-state drivers license, and can obtain an Oregon License within 30 days of employment
    • I am unable to obtain a driver's license
  11. * Do you have a First Aid/CPR/AED certification (or the ability to obtain within 60 days of employment)?
    • Yes
    • No, however I am willing to obtain certification
  12. * Have you successfully completed the Campus Public Safety Cadet Program?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * Are you an active Cadet for the Campus Public Safety Office?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
  6. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  7. US Military DD 214
  8. Other Document 1
  9. Other Document 2
  10. Other Document 3
  11. License or Certification
  12. Certification Document