Are you seeking a career in law enforcement? Do you want to be part of an innovative and collaborative team while providing excellent service to community members? If you’re interested in a career with the Beaverton Police Department, this may be the position for you!
Community Service Officers provide prisoner transport and escort to and from court and correctional facilities and provide general security throughout the court sessions. This position will also perform parking enforcement duties as well as a wide variety of police-related operational support. Being supportive of the city’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals will be a high priority.
Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.
It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.
To learn more about the department, visit the Beaverton Police Department’s website. This is a non-exempt, BPA classified position.
AN IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
- Experience with prisoner transport safety, security, rules and regulations.
- Hands on experience with de-escalation techniques and/or mental health training.
- Knowledge and experience with parking enforcement and related codes.
- A knowledge of related laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances and procedures.
- Comfort with operating assigned equipment including radio, handgun, handcuffs and other restraints skillfully and safely in conformance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Experience with fingerprinting.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Experience or training in a law enforcement field
- Or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the city’s driving standards.
- Must be 21 years of age or older.
- Ability to receive a 70% or higher score on the Department’s entry level Corrections/Police Officer written exam.
- Upon appointment, recruit Community Service Officers will be required to successfully complete the Department of Public Safety and Training (DPSST) Basic Corrections Academy (6 weeks) within 18 months of hire.
- Ability to become CJIS certified. Pre-employment fingerprints need to be completed and cleared prior to start date. Testing process occurs within 30 days of hire.
- Ability to pass un-timed physical agility test.
- Ability to pass reference checks, extensive background check, physical and drug screen.
- Bilingual Competency in English and any of the following: Spanish or Arabic or Korean or Vietnamese or Chinese or Russian or Japanese, including speaking, reading and writing.