Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

Rule Rule 259-008-0078
Eligibility Requirements for Limited Duration, Administrative Positions


(1)

To be employed in a limited duration, administrative position, a person must:

(a)

Have been certified as a public safety officer in Oregon;

(b)

Have honorably retired or left a certifiable position in good standing;

(c)

Have 20 or more years of public safety experience;

(d)

Have and maintain current First Aid/CPR certification;

(e)

Have been employed as a full-time middle manager, assistant department head or department head for a minimum of three years immediately prior to honorably retiring or leaving a certifiable position; and

(f)

Have satisfactorily completed Middle Management or Supervisory training.

(2)

Employment in a limited duration, administrative position must begin within five years of honorably retiring or leaving a certifiable public safety position in good standing.

(3)

A public safety officer, other than a corrections officer, may serve in a limited duration, administrative position for a period of no more than 18 months with any one agency.

(4)

A corrections officer may serve in a limited duration, administrative position for a period of no more than 12 months with any one agency.

(5)

Agencies employing an individual in a limited duration, administrative position must:

(a)

Notify the Department as outlined in OAR 259-008-0020 (Personnel Actions, DPSST Numbers and Use of Legal Name); and

(b)

Submit a written request outlining the primary duties and duration of the position. The request must be on official letterhead and signed by the Department Head or individual directly responsible for the administration of the agency.

(6)

If a public safety officer carries or is expected to carry a firearm at any time while employed in a limited duration, administrative position, the public safety officer must meet their employing agency’s firearms qualification requirements.

(7)

A public safety officer employed in a limited duration, administrative position will be required to be certified and meet all the minimum standards for employment found in OAR 259-008-0010 (Minimum Standards for Employment as a Law Enforcement Officer or Utilization as a Reserve Officer), 259-008-0011 (Minimum Standards for Employment as a Telecommunicator and Emergency Medical Dispatcher) and the minimum training requirements found in 259-008-0025 (Minimum Standards for Training) if DPSST determines:

(a)

A public safety officer, other than a corrections officer, has been employed in a limited duration, administrative position for longer than 18 consecutive months;

(b)

A corrections officer has been employed in a limited duration, administrative position for longer than 12 consecutive months;

(c)

The public safety officer’s primary duties do not meet the definition of a limited duration, administrative position, as defined in OAR 259-008-0005 (Definitions);

(d)

The public safety officer fails to maintain current CPR/first aid certification; or

(e)

The public safety officer is or has carried a firearm on duty and has failed to meet their employing agency’s firearms qualification requirements.

(8)

Certification requirements are calculated from the date an individual left a certified position.

(9)

Experience gained in a limited duration, administrative position will not accrue as creditable service time.
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Jun. 8, 2021