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WorkSource Oregon Police Officer - Lateral Transfer in PORTLAND, Oregon

POSITION: Police Officer - Lateral Transfer SALARY: See Below CLOSING DATE: Continuous APPLY ONLINE: 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. Steps for Filling a Vacancy: Qualification/Application Material Review and Testing (ORPAT) --> Oral Board Interview--> Background Investigation--> Chief's Interview--> Psychological Exam --> Medical Exam --> Pre-employment Drug Test --> Employment Confirmation TESTING PROCESS Candidates must successfully pass the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT) before advancing to Qualification/Application Review. The Port will cover the cost of the ORPAT for successful candidates, however, candidates will be required to cover their own travel costs to the testing facility. 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. SELECTION PROCESS: 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: 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. SALARY INFORMATION: Please visit our website at for salary details and additional information regarding this posting. CONTACT INFORMATION: For questions related to the selection process, please contact Monique Hunter by email: or by phone at 503.415.6539.