High School Diploma AND meet current DPSST minimum standards for employment as a Law Enforcement Officer (requirements are subject to change at the discretion of DPSST).
Eligible for DPSST Basic Police Officer certification within one year of employment.
Successful completion of the Field Training and Evaluation Program within program guidelines.
Strong interpersonal communication skills for dealing professionally and courteously with all customers and fellow staff members, regardless of the situation.
Cultural competency and ability to accept and relate to other cultures, histories and traditions. Includes the ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultures/ethnic backgrounds. Cultural competence includes the awareness of ones own cultural worldview, attitude towards cultural differences, knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and cross-cultural skills. Must have the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and make quick, sound decisions.
Ability to develop a sound understanding of Oregon Revised Statues and Federal Law.
Ability to learn and follow OHSU Administrative Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines.
Ability to learn and follow The Department of Public Safety Policies and Procedures.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks within specific time and resource constraints.
Ability to recognize critical security, safety, and maintenance items and report them immediately.
Ability to relay detailed information calmly, quickly, accurately, and efficiently at all times.
Ability to give and follow direction.
Basic computer skills.
Good written communication skills and ability to write detailed, accurate incident reports.
United States citizenship required for purposes of DPSST eligibility within 1 year of hire.
Criminal history free of any disqualifying offenses listed by the DPSST for certification by the state of Oregon, and any OHSU requirements
Vehicle operators license valid for use in the state of Oregon and free of any restrictions that would prevent operation normally required for DPS officers.
Ability to pass a criminal justice background check
Ability to pass a psychological screening evaluation by a psychiatrist or psychologist
Ability to pass a physical health examination by a physician
Ability to pass a physical agility test administered by DPS
Valid Drivers License
College degree in a law-enforcement/ public safety related field
DPSST Basic Police certification or equivalent
Law Enforcement experience in a certified/commissioned position
Demonstrated success in dealing with challenging individuals, particularly the mentally ill, in the field
Multilingual and/or Bilingual proficiency through speaking, writing or signing. Spanish and Russian preferable.
Basic Police Officer Certificate