PORT OF PORTLAND POLICE
P.O. BOX 3529
PORTLAND, OREGON 97208
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Updated: September 02, 2021
POSITION: Police Officer - Lateral (Non- Exempt)
CLOSING DATE: 10/29/21 05:00 PM
GENERAL INFORMATION:Port of Portland police officers are state certified peace officers who provide law enforcement services primarily at the Portland International Airport and surrounding areas, in compliance with federal aviation regulations. The police department consists of 61 sworn personnel and 4 non-sworn staff. In addition to uniform patrol, sworn assignments include detectives, canine handlers (explosive detection), bomb technician and task force positions. Our primary mission, as a proactive law enforcement agency, is to provide for the safety and security of the traveling public, with emphasis on preventing potential terrorist attacks on the aviation industry.To be considered as a Lateral transfer applicant, you must currently certified or eligible to be certified as a Police Officer in the State of Oregon without attending the Basic Police Academy AND who have a minimum of three years of experience as a State Certified Police Officer.
NOTE: Applicants who are under investigation at the time of the background investigation will not be considered eligible for employment.
SALARY INFORMATION:Salary is determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement and years of continuous service.
Contract Salary Scale FY 2020/21 Hourly Annual 3 years: $38.35 $79,7684 years: $40.59 $84,4275 years: $43.02 $89,482
NOTE: DPSST Premium pay may apply if Officer possess DPSST Intermediate Certification (3%) or Advanced Certification (6%).
1. Application Material Review
2. Screening Interview (Chief and Recruiter)
3. Background Investigation (Applicants cannot be under investigation at time of background)
4. Chief’s Interview (background discussion)
5. Oral Board Interview
6. Passing the ORPAT TEST
7. Psychological Exam
8. Medical Exam
9. Pre-employment Drug Test
10. Employment Confirmation
TESTING PROCESS: If candidates are selected for an interview they will be notified that they will be moving forward in the process. Candidates must successfully pass the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT) Testing is held at Chemeketa Community College in Brooks, Oregon.
NOTE:Out of state laterals who have completed a comparable physical abilities test in the last six months may submit their scores for review in lieu of taking the ORPAT test.
Lateral candidates must also complete a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). More information regarding the ORPAT and PHQ can be found at the National Testing Network. For information about how to schedule the ORPAT.
Port of Portland Employment Application: To be considered for employment with the Port of Portland Police Department, applicants must complete both the ORPAT and the Port of Portland's employment application by visiting our website: www.portofportland.com. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes are not a substitute for incomplete or partially completed applications.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES::
Responsible for the protection of life and property at Portland International Airport (PDX):
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS AND ABILITIES::