Skills & Tactical Manager (PEME)-Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (OR)

Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Skills and Tactical Manager (Principal Executive/Manager E)
IMPORTANT: A cover letter is required in order to be considered for this position. Please see the requirements in the “How to Apply” section below.
This is one, regular, full-time position located in Salem, OR (4190 Aumsville Hwy SE).
This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants and may be used to fill future vacancies.
This position is management service, and therefore not represented by a union.
What you will be doing:

This position directs the development, administration, and delivery of basic skills training programs for police, corrections, and parole & probation, as defined in ORS 181.610-690, on the DPSST campus. It provides supervisory oversight of assigned skills training staff working at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

The purpose of this position is to implement Board-approved Skills training to public safety professionals enrolled in discipline-specific basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy; to ensure a minimum level of proficiency and/or skill as required to achieve the training standards established for certification and preparing public safety professionals to return to any of the approximately 175 constituent agencies in Police, Parole & Probation, or Corrections, that DPSST serves across the state.

For a complete position description, please email Tiffany Ball at

About DPSST:

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) oversees the development of professional standards and the delivery of quality training for law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, firefighters, telecommunicators, and emergency medical dispatchers. DPSST is also the regulatory agency that enforces employment and training standards for the above listed public safety disciplines and licenses proprietary security managers, security contractors and officers, polygraph examiners, and private investigators.

What’s in it for you:

Free parking!
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
You also get to live, work and play in Oregon where you have four beautiful seasons and access to beaches, mountains and the high desert.
This is a Police & Fire PERS participating position. Employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95% and pay a 6% employee contribution to PERS; the salary range noted above reflects base salary only.

Minimum Qualifications:

We are looking for a collaborative and seasoned leader with:

Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and) budget preparation.
Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader, assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.) including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget

Requested skills:

Please address each of these skills in your cover letter.

Management – Proven track record in collaboration that develops, empowers and supports employees to do their best work; Passion and commitment to support the mission of the agency.
Communication – Excellent written composition and oral communication skills to clearly communicate with staff, stakeholders, instructors, and students at all levels of academic and social backgrounds.
Organizational Planning & Development – Demonstrated understanding of performance and process improvement practices, as well as working within and defining scope; Ability to accurately complete work and manage tight deadlines, often with competing interests; Experience developing and documenting processes that span multiple agency units.
Interpersonal Relationships & Professionalism – Strong customer service focused skills and experience; Demonstrate outstanding judgment and the ability to interact in a stressful and challenging environment; Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team setting while showing the ability to demonstrate ethical standards and independent judgment at all times, solicit respect, and value of diversity of opinions, ideas, and cultural differences.
Analysis & Problem Solving – Experience recognizing issues, developing effective solutions, and building consensus based solutions in politically charged environments; Experience in using data to inform decision-making in order to optimize results.
Experience with directly supervising others; including planning, organizing, directing, staffing, and coordinating day-to-day activities.
Strong commitment to professional and ethical standards, with an ability to think and act strategically and use diplomacy and discretion and offer sound judgment.
Preference may be given to candidates who possess the following skills:

Public Safety experience
Understanding of 21st century policing practices and issues
Experience in training and/or supervising in a public safety setting
Understanding and experience with adult learning theory
Additional Requirements

Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a full background investigation. Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.

The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval of the vaccines, whichever is later, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exemption/accommodation. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. For more information, visit

How to Apply:

Attach a cover letter (please address your cover letter to hiring manager, Hassan Hassan). Your cover letter must be limited to no more than three (3) pages describing how you meet the requested skills for this position (be sure to reference each requested skill separately).
After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request (PRR) authorization and gender identity question. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR and gender identity tasks. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. If you need time to locate or order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email under the ‘Need help?’ section below.
Questions/Need Help?

For questions about the application process, contact Tiffany Ball at ( or 503-378-4438. Please be sure that you include the job announcement number.
Please ensure you’ve provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.

Pay and benefits on all job announcements may change without further notice.


Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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