The University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD) is transitioning to a sworn police agency within the next five years. With this transition, the UOPD is recruiting for the newly created full time entry level sworn police officer 1 position to fill current vacancies and to create an eligibility list for future vacancies.
University of Oregon police officers are responsible for maintaining peace & public safety through enforcement of laws, performing traffic control, and providing emergency services on University of Oregon owned and controlled properties. Police officers must at all times support the University of Oregon Police Department mission, provide essential law enforcement functions, and respect the rights and dignity of all individuals. Police officers must interact effectively with the campus community (students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, and members of the public).
The UOPD is a community-oriented and trust-based policing agency within the University of Oregon. The UOPD plays an integral role in the university community by providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment. The mission is to foster a climate that encourages a free, open, and civil exchange of ideas, in support of the education, 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 as well as to resolve issues through modern policing.
**For complete job announcement and application materials go to our website and click on Staff Job Postings under Classified (Union-represented) Positions or contact Human Resources, 677 East 12th Ave., Suite 400, 5210 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, 541-346-3159.**
Age: 21 or older
Education: High school diploma or equivalent + one year of college coursework from an accredited college or university
Experience: One year of full time (40 hrs/wk) work experience interacting with the public within the past five years
Must be a United States citizen. Must have current Oregon driver's license at time of appointment. No felony convictions under federal or state law. No Class A misdemeanor convictions within three years of job application.