Police Officer

University of Oregon
Safety and Risk Services - University of Oregon Police Department

Job no: 528699
Work type: UOPD
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Legal/Law, Police

Department: University of Oregon Police Department
Classification: Police Officer 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $28.99 - $37.96 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins: Position closes January 27, 2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

We are looking for experienced Lateral Police Officers and Entry Level Police Officers to work for our Eugene, OR location. After meeting the minimum qualifications, Lateral positions are screened in accordance with the preferred qualifications. We are tentatively planning to host the ORPAT mid-February 2022, which will be a requirement for Entry Level candidates.

Please note that these positions require an extensive background check, psychological exam and pre-employment physical that includes a drug screening.

TO APPLY: Please submit an application online at https://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/528699/police-officer
For a complete list of job duties, please email fasshr@uoregon.edu.

Department Summary

The University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD) is a community oriented and trust based policing agency within the University of Oregon. UOPD plays an integral role in the university community by providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment. The UOPD’s mission is to foster a climate encouraging a free, open, and civil exchange of ideas in support of the educational, research, and public service goals of the university. The UOPD recognizes and promotes the value of multiculturalism and inclusiveness consistent with a spirit of responsible citizenship within an international community. The University of Oregon is a diverse and ever changing community. Constant efforts by the UOPD are necessary to partner with and educate the community to deter, reduce, and solve crimes. The UOPD is dedicated to resolving issues through modern compassionate policing. As a representative of the University of Oregon Police Department, all of our employees engage in and promote best practices in interactions with all constituents, reflecting the values of the University and aligning with our institutional commitment to maintain an environment of inclusive excellence for all members of our community.

VPFA Employee Spotlight: https://vpfa.uoregon.edu/vpfa-employee-spotlight

Position Summary

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.

Duties include, but are not limited to, positive engagement with the campus community, patrolling by vehicle, foot and bicycle, directing traffic, enforcing rules and regulations, issuing citations, making arrests, conducting investigations, interviews and surveillance activities.

Work Schedule
University of Oregon Police Officers must be able to work a variety of shifts, including but not limited to, days, swing, and graveyard. Police Officers must be able to work any day of the week, including but not limited to weekends and holidays. Some overtime may be required.

Essential Personnel
This is an Essential Personnel position that necessitates the employee make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times during inclement weather and/or university closures unless otherwise notified by their supervisor or manager. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.

As Essential personnel, Police officers are required to respond after hours to emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shifts during campus closures.

Minimum Requirements

• Must be a United States citizen within 18 months of hire.
• Must be a minimum of 21 year 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:
• It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver’s license throughout employment in this position.
• 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.

Professional Competencies

• Able to conduct thorough and accurate investigations.
• Composure delivering presentations to small and large audiences.
• Ability to present information clearly and concisely in courtrooms and to various audiences.
• Ability to prepare and type clear and accurate reports and incident summaries using word processing software.
• Ability to work within stringent deadlines to complete multiple projects and assignments.
• Ability to operate a radio, computer, surveillance camera and other communication and protective devices commonly used by police officers.
• Able to establish effective working relationships with the campus community; including students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and members of the public.
• Able to interact with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and personalities in a tactful and effective manner.
• Able to maintain a professional demeanor during stressful and highly visible situations.
• Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication, teamwork, and decision making skills.
• Exercise sound judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information, including, maintaining confidentiality of sensitive law enforcement information.
• When appropriate, use force within the guidelines established by the State of Oregon and the UOPD’s written policies, procedures, and directives.
• Able to work in stressful and sometimes dangerous situations while being able to make timely, calm, composed, appropriate and professional decisions.
• Able to work flexible hours that may include weekends, holidays, rotating shifts, and on-call responsibilities.
• Effectively and safely operate various types of firearms.
• Effectively and safely operate an emergency vehicle.
• Ability to carry out physical activities, such as walking, running, bicycling, heavy lifting, dragging, and climbing.

Preferred Qualifications

• Associate’s degree equivalent or higher in criminal justice, social science, or related field.
• Two years certified law enforcement experience with a law enforcement agency within the past five years.
• Experience working in a public university environment or institution of higher education.
• Successful completion of a basic police academy or equivalent.
• DPSST basic police officer certification or equivalent.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the UOPA, University of Oregon Police Association.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.