The Position This recruitment will remain open until September 18, 2023 or until filled. Applications will be reviewed approximately every four weeks.
The purpose of this position is to develop an instructional cadre to supplement and support lead instructors within the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Training Division. Incumbents in this position will report to a Training Division police sergeant. To learn more about the PPB Training Division, click here
.As a Police Training Specialist, you will:
- Use your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience in policing and your consistently positive attitude to instruct training sessions for police recruits and seasoned PPB members in one or more established police training disciplines.
- Serve in support roles to lead instructors including setting up, dismantling, and cleaning training environments, and/or serve as scenario role players, observers, evaluators, coaches, and debrief facilitators.
- Individually and collaboratively develop and deliver effective presentations and course curriculum using adult learning principles in their area(s) of expertise.
- Work in a fast-paced and demanding environment, both independently and in training teams.
- Collaborate with sworn law enforcement personnel, civilian professional staff, legal counsel, Department of Justice attorneys, monitoring team members, Training Advisory Committee members, and community representatives.
Police Training Division (14912 NE Airport Way), or other training site as needed.Work Schedule:
Work will be scheduled as needed, between 20-40 hours per week.This is a casual Community Service Aide position limited to maximum of 1,400 hours worked in a calendar year. This position is not benefits eligible. Ideal Candidates will demonstrate the following:
City of Portland Core Values:Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
- Ability to translate policing experience into learning opportunities for police personnel.
- Knowledge of contemporary police contexts, best and evidence-based practices, 21st Century Policing principles, City of Portland and PPB values, and current legal and PPB policy requirements.
- Ability to instruct training sessions for police recruits and seasoned Bureau members in one or more established police training disciplines.
- Ability to serve in support roles for lead instructors and the ability to set up, dismantle, and clean training environments.
- Ability to serve as a scenario role player, observer, evaluator, coach, and debrief facilitator.
- Ability to collaborate with sworn law enforcement personnel, civilian professional staff, and other partners.
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL
people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.
The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here
.To Qualify Applicants must meet each of the following minimum qualifications:
Applicants must also possess:
- A minimum of ten (10) years of experience as a certified police officer.
- A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a police trainer.
- Less than three (3) years break in service as a police officer and/or trainer.
- Current or prior police certification through Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, or equivalent state Peace Officer Standards and Training.
The Recruitment Process Step 1: Submit an Online Application
- Ability to pass a background investigation.
Step 2: Supplemental Question Review (Pass/Fail, weighted 100%)
- Applicants must submit a professional resume and complete the supplemental questionnaire.
- Veterans' Preference: Upload and submit with your application a copy of your DD214/DD215 and, if applicable, a copy of a Department of Veterans Affairs letter stating your disability rating with your application. You must also check the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment cycle in which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted with your application .
- Please do not attach materials not requested.
- All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted .
Step 3: Eligible List Established
- A review of your answers to the supplemental questionnaire will be conducted approximately every 2 weeks. Passing applicants will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
** PLEASE NOTE : The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies** Recruitment Activity Schedule:
- You will be contacted directly by the bureau if you are invited to participate in the hiring process.
- Job Posting closes: Open until filled
- Applications Reviewed:
- 1st Review: week of 4/3/2023
- 2nd Review: week of 4/17/2023 and approximately every 4 weeks thereafter
Eligible List / Notices Generated:
- 1st Eligible List: week of 4/3/2023
- 2nd Eligible List: week of 4/17/2023 and approximately every 4 weeks thereafter
Selection Process Begins: April, then periodically until all positions are filledThe selection process will happen periodically throughout this recruitment. If you are placed on the eligible list, you do not need to reapply. You will be contacted by the bureau when being considered for the selection process.**Timeline is approximate and subject to change without notice**Additional Information Work Status:
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.Veterans' Preference:
If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations:
If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.Equal Employment Opportunity:
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.Language Pay Differential:
City of Portland employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English, may be eligible to receive a "language pay differential." This is compensation for qualifying multilingual City employees who use their language skill to assist the community. More about the language pay differential can be found here.Did you know?
The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos
and offers How to Apply Classes
. If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement or starting in April 2023 you are invited to attend the Question and Answers session. If you prefer to attend a virtual class, they are also available once a month. Questions about the application process?
Tamela Ressler, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human ResourcesTamela.Ressler@portlandoregon.gov Questions about the job?
Lt. Jason Jones,
Portland Police BureauJason.Jones@police.portlandoregon.gov An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Closing Date/Time: 9/18/2023 11:59 PM Pacific