Police Chief

Job Title:
Police Chief

Department:
Public Safety and Justice

Reports To:
Tribal Administrator, Marvin Campbell

FLSA Status:
Exempt

TS Range:
12/13 ($81,265 annual)

Opening Date:
November 22, 2019

Closing Date:
December 10, 2019

 

SUMMARY
The Tribal Enforcement Chief is responsible for the direction and coordination of all personnel and activities of the Tribal Law Enforcement Department. The Department is involved in the protection and conservation of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and natural resources; the enforcement of tribal laws; and the treaty fishing and conservation regulations and ordinances. The chief prepares and manages the department budget.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. The Chief:

  • Plans, directs, and administers the law enforcement program for the Squaxin Island Tribe
  • Manages Law Enforcement Department staff
  • Develops and manages resources and budget (including grant application and management)
  • Develops and implements goals and objectives
  • Develops policies consistent with the directions of the Council
  • Participates in patrol and investigation activities in a supervisory capacity
  • Plans and schedules personnel and activities
  • Selects, trains, supervises and disciplines all personnel assigned to the department

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position has supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The successful applicant must receive a psychological evaluation that is favorable in the opinion of the tribe, as well as, a background investigation that is acceptable to the tribe.

Desirable Qualifications: Native American descent, supervisory training certificate, and experience in water patrol.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
achelor’s Degree in police science, criminology, or related course work and minimum of six years of progressively responsible and varied work experience as a law enforcement officer in a law enforcement agency and five years involving supervisory and management responsibilities OR Associate of Arts Degree in police science, criminology, or related course work and minimum of eight years of progressively responsible and varied work experience as a law enforcement officer in a law enforcement agency and five years involving supervisory and management responsibilities OR a high school diploma or GED with ten years experience of progressively responsible and varied work experience as a law enforcement officer in a law enforcement agency and five years involving supervisory and management responsibilities.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:
Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have successfully completed a basic police training academy and must become certified by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission within one year from employment. A current Washington State Driver’s License is also required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock, explosives and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

OTHER CONDITIONS:
Must receive a psychological evaluation which is favorable in the opinion of the tribe, as well as a background investigation that is acceptable to the tribe.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace policy.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Indian preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position consistent with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.

TO APPLY:
Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to   Contact Human Resources for more information: 360-432-3865.