POSITION: Police Captain
SALARY: $98,224.00 – $155,068.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 04/18/22
CLOSING DATE: 05/09/22 11:59 PM
Portland International Airport (PDX) is often the first impression people have of Oregon, SW Washington and the City of Portland. The Port is committed to ensuring the safety of the airlines,
airport businesses and visitors. The Police Captain will serve as a senior member of the police management team for the Port of Portland Police Department, providing law enforcement services, security and protection. They will oversee the development of department policies, procedures and objectives. This role includes directing the completion of major capital and operational projects and administrative initiatives. The Police Captain is also responsible for ensuring compliance with police standards, and performance of their team in the areas of investigations, training, and administration.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure the effective day-to-day operations of the patrol, investigative, and training units of the Port of Portland Police Department and establish a consistent priority of effort to promote the
safety and security of airport tenants and customers
Supervise direct reports, provide direction and delegate work appropriately.
Promptly initiate employee, supervisory or administrative action when necessary to fulfill the functional responsibilities of the department.
Assume command and/or participates in the Incident Command System (ICS) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in emergency situations when appropriate.
Ensure police policies are up to date and employees receive regular and recurrent training.
Develop and manage capital and operational projects, ensuring completion within target budgets and timelines.
Maintain compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations regarding airport law enforcement and state
Promote high standards of professionalism and service from all levels of the department, address labor issues at the lowest possible level and maintain positive relations in regard to
collective bargaining issues.
Act as liaison with the Port Airport Security Coordinator (ASC), TSA and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Act as the Assistant Chief when assigned
Interact regularly with Port, airline and business representatives regarding police services in the airport community.
Maintain involvement with the Airport Law Enforcement Agency Network (ALEAN) and other professional organizations.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Associate’s Degree in related field; or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Seven (7) years of progressively responsible police experience, including three (3) years of experience in police middle management (Lieutenant or equivalent) or a command position is
required; or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
Advanced knowledge of:
Law enforcement management
Critical incident management
Criminal law and employment regulations
TSA regulatory requirements and compliance
Public and inter-jurisdictional relations.
Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards Training (DPSST) certified at time of hire is preferred; or be able to obtain DPSST certification within one year of employment is required.
Police Middle Management certification at time of hire is preferred; or the ability to obtain within two years of employment is required.
Police Executive certification at time of hire is preferred; or the ability to obtain within 5 years of employment is required.
Valid driver’s license is required.
Working knowledge of local, state, and federal criminal laws, as well as airport-related regulations and requirements, including the Airport Security Program, is preferred.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Shows the utmost respect for others and is a proven team player.
Demonstrated ability to:
Work without direct supervision.
Motivate and lead people.
Manage groups to meet performance objectives.
Use independent judgment and discretion.
Delegate authority and responsibility.
Recognize and effectively address employee problems and coach as necessary.
Oversee hazardous situations and training needs.
Perform all the duties of Police Officer, Police Sergeant and Police Lieutenant.
Deal effectively with a diverse general population and business community.
Demonstrate commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive.
Safety: The Port promotes safety as a guiding principle and practice in accomplishing work by complying with safety and health policies and procedures and consistently seeking
improvements that support operational excellence.
Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don’t just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals,
regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner
as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the
principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to
be considered for a veterans preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.
Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other
ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will
be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing an undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process. An applicant with any
disability who believes that they need an accommodation should contact Human Resources at 503.415.6000
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://www.portofportland.com/Careers