The mission of the Oregon State University Department of Public Safety is to provide a safe campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors; to facilitate Oregon State University's educational, research, and community service goals; and to provide these services with the highest standards of professionalism.
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 June 30, 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 July 1, 2020, 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 an initial cadre of experienced law enforcement professionals to lead, supervise and expand a foundation of complex, compassionate and diversified safety services for the university community. 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 activity; monitors, observes and assists police officers 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.
Typically requires Associate’s Degree from an accredited college/university in law enforcement or related field; OR 4 years of related work experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Supervisory or lead experience of law enforcement/public safety personnel. May require certification and/or licensure.
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 or 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.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 10 CFR 73.2 (a) (1). Defines a background check as: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history records check (including verification of identity based on fingerprinting), employment history, education, and personal references. Individual engaged in activities subject to regulation by the Commission, applicants for licenses to engage in Commission regulated activities, and individuals who have notified the Commission in writing of an intent to file an application for licensing, certification, permitting, or approval of a product or activity subject to regulation by the Commission are required under 73.57 to conduct fingerprinting and criminal history records checks before granting access to Safeguards Information. A background check must be sufficient to support the trustworthiness and reliability determination so that the person performing the check and the Commission have assurance that granting individuals access to Safeguards Information does not constitute an unreasonable risk to the public health and safety or the common defense and security.
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.
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.
This position will require presence during evenings and weekend on campus and at other locations for emergencies, events and meetings.
This position involves shift work that can include day shift, swing shift, or night shift duties that administration assigns.
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