DepartmentDept of Public Safety (QUB)
Position TitleCommunications Officer
Job TitleCommunications Officer
Appointment TypeProfessional Faculty
Benefits EligibleFull-Time, benefits eligible
Remote or Hybrid option?
The Department of Public Safety is seeking a Communications Officer. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.Building on 150 years as Oregon's land grant institution, Oregon State University serves the state, the nation and the world as a premier 21st century research university.
MISSION- As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world.
We will be welcoming and foster belonging and success for all. We are a diverse community, defined by the rich palette of cultures we share, and we will strive to eliminate achievement gaps among sub-groups of students and inequities in the advancement of faculty and staff. We will foster the personal success of each member of the university community and instill a commitment to serve Oregon, the nation, and the world.
OSU is building an organizational culture founded on the values of inclusion, mutual respect, good physical and mental health, collaboration, and humility, so that people form every background are welcomed and thrive, our community is diverse, and our leadership advances both excellence and innovation.
The OSU Department of Public Safety will support and emulate the mission, core values and goals as outlined in OSU's Strategic Plan for 2024-2030, "Prosperity Widely Shared", by providing for a safe campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors that facilitates Oregon State University's educational, research, and community service goals; and to provide these serves with the highest standards of inclusivity, transparency and accountability.
As a member of the Oregon State University Public Safety Department employees will provide investigational and administrative support to the Campus Public Safety personnel and Police. OSU Public Safety is a Secondary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) which requires the processing of emergency and non-emergency telephone calls and responds to requests for public safety services; determines the nature of the call and deploys the appropriate personnel and equipment; operates computer-aided dispatch systems and various mission-critical communications equipment. Coordinates inter-agency and multi-agency public safety responses, ensures responder safety, and responds to the needs of the community members to safeguard life and property, and to promote community livability. Employees will adhere to the Telecommunicator Code of Ethics, maintain proficiency in established policies, procedures, telecommunications equipment and knowledge of geography of the area served.
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!
Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don't wait for challenges to present themselves - we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.
Top 1.4% university in the world• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined• 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.•
2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties•
7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone•
100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color• 217k+ alumni worldwide•
For more interesting facts about OSU visit:
Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.
Oregon State's beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America's best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.
Total Rewards Package:Oregon State University offers a
comprehensive benefits package
with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:•
Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.• Retirement savings paid by the university.•
A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.•
Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.
Future and current OSU employees can use the
to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
20% Radio OperationsMonitor and operate radio console using multiple radio frequenciesDispatch Police and Public Safety OfficersCommunicate status updates20% Phone Operations
Operate multi-line telephone softwareReceive, process and transfer emergent/non-emergent calls and requests for serviceCommunicate with university personnel30% Data Entry & Information Queries
Show proficiency in the use of various systems to include CAD, RMS, LEDS/NCIC, Laserfiche, as well as other software systems providedMaintain a computerized log of all incidents and contact information20% Alarms
Monitor burglary, fire, and maintenance alarms and take prescribed action5% Confidentiality and Reporting
Receive crime and incident information from other agencies and relay to appropriate personnelClery crime and fire reportingMaintain high levels of confidentiality5% Other duties as assigned
What You Will Need
High school diploma, or equivalentLaw Enforcement Data Systems (LEDS) certification, OR ability to obtain within sixty (60) days of hire.Possess DPSST Telecommunications certification OR ability to obtain within 18 months of hire.Proficiency with computers and standard office programs including Excel, Word, electronic databases, email, web applications, typing, and data entry.Strong oral and written communication skills.Follow policies and directives.Critically think and solve problems.Attend and successfully complete work-related training.Understand and demonstrate knowledge of OSU-DPS administrative policies, procedures, rules and guidelines within 18-month probationary period;Must successfully complete a proficiency test (as applicable).Must successfully pass a comprehensive pre-employment background assessment that includes at a minimum: criminal history check; driving records; medical examination; psychological evaluation; drug screening; national fingerprint CJIS check and an inclusive appraisal of work history.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 10 CFR 73.2 (a) (1). Defines a background check as: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history records check (including verification of identity based on fingerprinting), employment history, education, and personal references. Individual engaged in activities subject to regulation by the Commission, applicants for licenses to engage in Commission regulated activities, and individuals who have notified the Commission in writing of an intent to file an application for licensing, certification, permitting, or approval of a product or activity subject to regulation by the Commission are required under 73.57 to conduct fingerprinting and criminal history records checks before granting access to Safeguards Information. A background check must be sufficient to support the trustworthiness and reliability determination so that the person performing the check and the Commission have assurance that granting individuals access to Safeguards Information does not constitute an unreasonable risk to the public health and safety or the common defense and security.
What We Would Like You to Have
One year of previous experience in a Communications Center or Call Center.A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.Working Conditions / Work Schedule
This position is fully on-site and may require work in a confined area, restricted to authorized personnel only.Work in an area with moderate noise levels caused by equipment and radio transmissions; is restricted to workstation for long periods, sometimes in a close work area.Required to work rotating and varied shifts (day, swing and graveyard). Shifts cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to include weekends and holidays. Shifts vary between 8, 10 and 12 hours but could be longer due to emergency situations or increased workload.Required to work during inclement weather conditions and during natural disasters. Travel outside of Corvallis Campus may be necessary to attend workshops and training sessions.
Pay Period16th - 15th of the following month
Pay DateLast working day of the month
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range$24.72 - $33.83
Link to Position Description
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date05/15/2024
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Full Consideration Date
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this searchCompetitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV; and
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
For additional information please contact: Sue Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.
OSU is a fair chance employer committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from candidates who bring a wide range of lived experience including involvement with the justice system. This job has "critical or security-sensitive" responsibilities. If you are selected as a finalist, your initial job offer will be contingent upon the results of a job-related pre-employment check (such as a background check, motor vehicle history check, sexual misconduct reference check, etc.). Background check results do not automatically disqualify a candidate. Take a look at our
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section for more details. If you have questions or concerns about the pre-employment check, please contact OSU's Employee and Labor Relations team at