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PPB HIRING  NEWS - Updated: October 02, 2014

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INTERESTED IN NON-SWORN POSITIONS?

The Portland Police Bureau is looking to hire two temporary full-time Assistant Program Specialists to serve as Background Investigators in the Bureau’s Personnel Division.

 

This recruitment will remain open until filled.  The first review of applications will occur on October 13, 2014. Therefore, at the bureau's discretion, application materials received after October 13, 2014 may not receive consideration.

 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and professional resume to:

Portland Police Bureau – Personnel Division
1111 SW Avenue, Room 1542
Portland, Oregon 97204
Attention: Lieutenant Art Nakamura

Or, by email at:  Art.Nakamura@portlandoregon.gov

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Background Investigators are responsible for performing professional assignments in support of law enforcement background investigative functions. Responsibilities include conducting personal history, employment and credit reviews to determine the suitability of police officer candidates and Police Bureau employees. Duties include conducting investigative interviews with applicants, obtaining relevant information from previous employers and personal references; utilizing a variety of law enforcement and/or other secure systems to obtain confidential information; accessing and reviewing other public and private records as necessary; preparing written reports detailing investigative results and recommending a course of action; traveling occasionally; conducting neighborhood checks to fulfill background investigations; and occasionally participating in recruitment activities such as attending various local and/or regional job fairs and community events. This position also guides successful police candidates through the entire hiring process.

 

Position Requirements:
To Qualify:
• Applicants must possess and specifically address in a cover letter and resume the following:
• Knowledge of investigative principles and practices;
• Ability to collect, evaluate and interpret data, either in statistical or narrative form;
• Ability to organize, analyze, evaluate and decipher data and form sound, logical, fact-based conclusions;
• Ability to analyze, interpret, explain and apply relevant laws, regulations, ordinances and policies;
• Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents appropriate to the audience;
• Ability to work collaboratively in small team environment;
• Ability to carry out assigned responsibilities with initiative, independence and creativity while exercising sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills.

 

Applicants must also possess:

1.            A valid state’s driver’s license and acceptable driving record at the time of  appointment.

2.            Ability to successfully pass an in-depth background investigation.

 

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

 

Minorities, women, and qualified individuals with disabilities are urged to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation for the job testing processes, the requests must be made to the contact person identified in this announcement.

 

Questions?

Lieutenant Art Nakamura

503-823-0341 | Art.Nakamura@portlandoregon.gov       

                                                           

This recruitment will remain open until filled.  The first review of applications will occur on October 13, 2014. Therefore, at the bureau's discretion, application materials received after October 13, 2014 may not receive consideration.

 

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