Job Title: Public Safety Officer (part-time application pool)
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 11/15/13 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Job Type: Part-time Hourly
Location: Gresham Campus, Oregon
Department: Human Resources
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Under the direction of a Lead Public Safety officer or higher official, performs general duty public safety work in the protection of life and property throughout the college. Utilizing established procedures, responds and takes appropriate action in the event of crime, fire, or medical emergencies. Conducts foot, bicycle and vehicle patrols on the college property to enforce state, federal and local laws, and college policy and regulations related to Public Safety.
Hours vary up to 20 hours per week, not to exceed 1000 hours per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Shifts may vary from 4-8 hours per shift; may include days and swing shifts, weekdays and weekends.
There is a current need for Mon-Fri 1:30pm-5:30pm.
Conducts foot, bicycle and vehicle patrol of college property, makes inquiries regarding incidents, conducts crowd control as needed and issue warnings or citations to enforce the college motor vehicle regulations and other public safety rules. Assists other jurisdictions while they are on college property
Applies and understands criminal law, conducts preliminary investigations of crimes, accidents and other incidents occurring on college property which includes interviewing witnesses and victims and assures appropriate disposition of such incident.
Places individuals under citizen’s arrest when necessary; provides appropriate custody of persons, conducts consent searches, inventories property and uses limited force when appropriate as defined by use of force policy
Performs security and safety checks of college grounds and facilities. Secures and provides authorized access to college facilities .
Identifies safety hazards and assists first responders in cleanup of hazardous material incidences.
Takes appropriate action in response to intrusion, fire and panic alarms.
Acts as first responder to fires, medical emergencies and potentially dangerous situations. Evaluates circumstances, coordinates outside responses, secures hazardous area, and performs as an emergency first responder providing first aid and CPR to injured person. Provides initial on-scene incident command in emergency situations
Provides jump starts, vehicle unlocks and safety escorts to students, employees and visitors
Prepares incident, crime, medical and other special reports for college and law enforcement use as necessary. Maintains records and log books as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Operates main switchboard and directs calls as necessary
Provide Public Safety coverage at Maywood and Bruning Center as needed
Participates in emergency drills and events
Participates in judicial proceedings such as appearing in court as arresting officer or witness and providing testimony; appearing at college administrative hearings to give testimony; and delivering all property, evidence and relevant information to appropriate agencies
Enforces animal, alcohol and tobacco free regulations
Minimum and Desired Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED
One year of college-level coursework in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science or related field
Experience in public safety, such as campus public safety, military police, law enforcement or active police reserve may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the college coursework requirement.
Beginner-level skills in filing, data entry, and Microsoft Excel, Access, and Outlook.
Intermediate-level skills in keyboarding and Microsoft Word
Current driver license, insurance and the ability to be insured by the college insurance carrier
At least 18 years old (or will be by the time position is filled)
Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
Bilingual skills with fluency in English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other language that fills community needs
Additional Qualifications and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
Must be able to obtain within 90 days of hire:
Department of Public Safety Standards & Training (DPSST) unarmed professional certification
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification
First Aid certification
AED (Automated External Defibrillator) certification
Must have a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Oregon, possess an acceptable driving record and the ability to be insured by the college insurance carrier and be at least 18 years old with at least three years of licensed driving experience (including provisional license) in order to operate college vehicles
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of state and local law enforcement rules and regulations related to Public Safety, including laws governing arrest, search and seizure; investigative techniques
Skill in interacting with diverse populations in a positive, objective and consistent manner
Skill in interacting tactfully yet firmly with individuals
Ability to provide courteous customer assistance to students, employees and visitors
Ability to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with others and write detailed reports and memos
Ability to accurately apply and explain public safety related policies, procedures and systems
Ability to research records and information using internal/external databases
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with individuals as well as in a small group environment
Ability to use sound judgment and good observational skills
Ability to think clearly, analyze situations and perform effectively in stressful or emergency situations
Ability to maintain accurate and complete records
Working Conditions and Additional Information:
Frequent exposure to hazardous materials, weather, or potentially dangerous situations.
It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess (even if you are repeating information from your resume or cover letter). Applications will be rejected if incomplete. Do not say, "See Resume," for instance.
Your cover letter (if required) should address how you meet the qualifications and why you think you would be the best person for the position.
When you apply for the position, you will get to the document upload area where you will be given an opportunity to attach your documents. Instructions will also be found there. Please note: We do not accept or read letters of recommendation.
MHCC only accepts applications through this online application system. For assistance with this, please call 503-491-7213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position.
Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.
MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.
Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.