Public Safety Officer 1

Lane Community College

Job Description


Posting Details

AA/EEO Statement


AA/EEO Statement:
Lane Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Veteran / Disabled Employer embracing equity, inclusion and accessibility. We encourage a safe and hospitable environment for historically marginalized populations including women, BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and candidates and employees living with disabilities.

Veterans Statement
Lane actively recruits veterans and those with disabilities for all positions. For accommodations and questions call 541-463-5586.
  • Veterans, please fax, e-mail, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources, Jill Deneault,, 541-463-3196
  • Lane Community College ensures that all documentation submitted to HR will remain confidential.
Position Information:


Posting Number:

Job Title:
Public Safety Officer 1

Applicant Notification:
Our Public Safety Department is seeking to hire a full-time Public Safety Officer 1.

Search Information
  • Provide all documents as requested.
  • A resume may not take the place of any section of the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Application is used to determine the initial salary placement for selected candidates. All employment and education history will be considered.

Main Campus, Downtown Center, Cottage Grove, Florence, Aviation Academy, Dental Clinic, KLCC

Public Safety Officer 1

Position Type:

Anticipated Start Date:
Upon Hire


Salary/Wage Range:
$19.51 - $28.61 Hourly (Classified Salary Level 10)

Salary/Compensation Statement:
Hourly wage reflects an approximate annual salary of $40,580 – $59,512
  • Lane’s robust Benefits package includes a generous contribution toward medical, dental, and vision insurance, basic term life insurance, long-term disability, vacation leave, personal time, and paid sick leave.
  • New employees may not be placed on the salary schedule higher than any current employee in this Classification with the same or greater number of years of relevant experience.
  • Lane Community College is considered a qualifying public employer for the purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramThrough the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, full-time employees working at the College may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan. Questions regarding your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or to the US Department of Education.
  • New employees will be paid at 80% of the new officer rate until the successful completion of the required selection and training processes.

Grant Statement:

Working Schedule:
  • Full-time
  • Variable work hours based upon department needs
  • Mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays may be required


Position Status:


Annual Schedule:
260 Day (12 Month)

Annual Schedule Details:

Quicklink for Posting:


Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Applicant Pool:

Open Until Filled:


Required Education:
High school graduate or equivalent

Required Experience:
One (1) year of law enforcement or security experience.

Licensure or Certification Requirements

Conditions of Employment:
  • A current and valid Oregon driver’s license.
  • Current first aid/CPR/AED card.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check and meet the standards of ORS 181.875 regarding criminal history
  • Ability to pass a psychology evaluation designed for police officers.
  • Ability to pass a completed medical examination indicating the ability to complete the physical elements of the classification description.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or any crime involving false statements or dishonesty within the last 15 years.
  • Must meet the Oregon state-level requirements as a public safety officer within one (1) month of hire.
  • Lane employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.


Preferred Education
Post-secondary education (including but not limited to), Public Safety, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Crime Scene Investigation, Legal Studies, Law School, Forensic Science, Police Academy, Sheriff Academy, and EMT license.

Preferred Experience
Law enforcement or security experience that involves working in an environment where human relations, interpersonal and problem-solving skills are used.

Language Statement
We welcome multilingual applicants who can support and welcome all students.

Bilingual/Multicultural Statement:
Inclusiveness, diversity, and equity are integral to Lane’s commitment to excellence in education and our commitment to student and community engagement. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, multilingual skills, and thought. We encourage applications from candidates that identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Equivalency Statement:
We want to find the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. You are also encouraged to address how your professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will contribute to the Lane mission of transforming lives through learning.

Position Purpose:
Public Safety Officers will patrol the Lane Community College campus properties and provide immediate response to threats, emergencies, and dangerous situations. Officers will also provide law enforcement, rules enforcement, and crime prevention for the campus community.

Essential Functions:
    • Enforce public laws and campus rules.
    • Routinely conduct traffic stops, respond to fire and medical emergencies, assist persons in distress, and maintain order on campus.
    • Operate patrol vehicles (motor vehicles, bicycles, and motorized vehicles).
    • Officers must have sufficient fitness to perform all essential functions of a law enforcement officer, including making unaided arrests, rendering first aid and CPR, and responding to environmental and other campus emergencies.
    • Operate technical devices including computer systems, cameras, radios, and alarms systems inside campus buildings, on-campus lands and in all weather conditions.
    • Interact with belligerent individuals and resolve disputes using the minimum level of enforcement action necessary.
    • Actively participate in training and master law enforcement tools such as batons, chemical sprays, and handcuffs.
    • Enforce parking regulations.
    • Fully participate in the on-campus judicial system and work with other law enforcement and fire agencies.
    • Full-time officers are expected to gain expertise and learn subject matter expertise in specific areas of office operations.
    • Problem solve and manage sensitive information with appropriate awareness of FERPA standards; maintain confidentiality and sensitivity to the privacy needs of students.
    • Other duties as assigned.


Equity and Inclusion
  • Demonstrate Lane Community College’s core value of social justice by ensuring equity and inclusion skills such as respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing of cultural and personal differences. These are the basis of employee and student interpersonal communications and relationships and are applied to all position responsibilities.
  • Duties are carried out respectfully, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, nationality, age, language, origin or employment status.
  • Must demonstrate an active concern for meeting the needs of students, staff, and the public.
  • Actively assist with ADA compliance in conjunction with Lane Community College’s Human Resources and Disability Resources departments; support appropriate access for persons with disabilities to facilitate student and staff success; mentor and role-model cultural competency for persons with disabilities.

Supervision Statement:
Reports to and works under the general supervision of the Director of Public Safety and appointed lead officers in the chain of command. Work is performed independently using knowledge of applicable procedures, rules, regulations and statutes. Work is reviewed only periodically to assure conformance with established policies and to measure results. Positions in this classification may coordinate and lead the work of student assistants and hourly employees.

Physical Demands/Working Environment:
  • Climb stairs and walk and stand for extended periods.
  • Officers must occasionally run to emergency calls.
  • Officers must be able to operate a motor vehicle for extended periods.
  • Officers must be able to lift a fifty-pound (50 lb.) weight, have normal strength and range of motion and use of all limbs.
  • Officer eyesight should be correctable to 20/20 and unassisted vision should minimally be 20/200.
  • Officers must work safely.
  • Officers work with hostile, aggressive or violent persons.
  • Officers may work in dangerous situations, with large groups of upset individuals.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
    • Modern law enforcement or security patrol techniques.
    • Differences between higher education law enforcement challenges and standard public or private law enforcement practices.
    • Human relations.
    • Criminal investigation procedures.


Skills in:
  • Community policing practices.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Human relations.
  • Effective communication
  • Active listening.
  • De-escalation techniques.

Ability to:
  • Learn law enforcement or security competencies including commonly utilized Oregon criminal and traffic statutes.
  • Learn and utilize campus information such as campus geography, policies, key contacts, specific procedures and expectations.
  • Affect a lawful arrest.
  • Learn technical and operational procedures on a variety of technologies including, but not limited to: radios, computers, and video systems.
  • Provide support to employees working to meet accreditation standards through evaluation and assessment of student outcomes.

Applicant Instructions:
Applicant Instructions
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. All fields in the application must be completed, including employment dates, work hours, and detailed job duties.
  • The Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume may not take the place of any section in the application.


Required Documents
To be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package:
  • Application – Complete and submit online via the applicant portal.
  • Resume – Comprehensive of experience, education, and accomplishments
  • Cover Letter – Please respond to the following questions in your cover letter:
    • Honesty and Integrity are important in this career field. Please describe how you have demonstrated both in your professional life (1200 characters maximum, including spaces).
    • How have you demonstrated a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity at previous institutions or in other venues? Please discuss how your multicultural experiences have influenced your efforts (1200 characters maximum, including spaces).
  • Certifications/License – If currently licensed, upload or send a copy of DPSST license
If applicable: DD214 – Veterans, please fax, e-mail, or mail your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources at Lane Community College, attn. Jill Deneault,, Fax: 541-463-3970

Additional Documents and Letters of reference are not accepted.

For assistance with the online application call Human Resources at 541-463-5586
For position questions contact Jill Deneault,

How to monitor your application:
  • Enter into your Safe Senders list. Notifications will be sent toward the end of the search process.
  • Visit your Employment Opportunities account. The main page will show your status in the search.
Positions close at 9:00 pm on closing date.

Transcript Instructions:
Certification/License Instructions

Attach under “Optional Documents”, fax, e-mail, deliver or mail to:
Lane Community College
Human Resources
Posting#230158, Attn:Jill Deneault
4000 E. 30th Ave.
Building 3, 1st floor
Eugene, OR 97405

Fax: (541) 463-3970

College and Division Information:
College Information

The goal of Lane Community College is to help students achieve their dreams and transform lives through learning. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Lane partners with businesses in the community to help shape the current and future workforce.

Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities.


Lane was founded in 1964 by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that was founded in 1938. Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
One of the advantages of working Lane is living in the area. Lane’s main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene is home to more than 153,000 people and neighboring Springfield has more than 57,000 residents comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from main campus. The area’s scenic mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures or for just sitting back and enjoying the view. See what’s new at Eugene, Cascades & Oregon Coast.

Union Association:
LCC Employees Federation (Classified)

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * As stated in the posting, this position may be required to work any shift including evenings, weekends, nights, and/or holidays based on Department need. Are you available to work all shifts?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Do you have an current, valid Oregon Drivers License or can you obtain one?
    • Yes, I have a valid Oregon license
    • No, but I have a valid license from another state, and will secure an Oregon License.
    • I do not have a drivers license
  • * Explain how diversity and multicultural experience has played a role in your education and/or career.

    (Open Ended Question)


Hiring Documents

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  • Certification(s) or License(s)

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