Public Safety and Justice
Chief of Police
11/12 ($67,828 annual)
December 2, 2019
December 16, 2019
The Lieutenant position is a responsible lead law enforcement, conservation enforcement and emergency management position for the Squaxin Island Tribe. The incumbent is responsible for the direction and coordination of all subordinate personnel and activities of the Tribal Law Enforcement Department, involving the protection and conservation of fish, shellfish, wildlife, natural resources and the enforcement of Tribal laws and Treaty fishing and conservation regulations and ordinances as well as emergency management functions. Work involves planning, organizing, direction, supervision, and performance of the activities of enforcement and emergency management staff within the Police Department. The employee is expected to apply seasoned judgement and previous experience in resolving problems, in meeting emergencies, and interpreting policies and regulations within the parameters defined by the Chief of Police. Assignment also includes the assumption of full command responsibility for the Department in the absence of the Chief of Police.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Other duties may be assigned)
· Coordinates and participates in investigating crimes and unlawful incidents; locates and interviews witnesses; evaluates evidence and testifies in court; makes arrests, as needed.
· Maintains liaison with other law enforcement agencies; seeks and provides mutual assistance as the need arises.
· Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, enforcement of internal procedures and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
· Participates in developing and communicating Departmental operating procedures.
· Participates in grant management.
· Participates in Department administrative functions.
· Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces
· Promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
· Participates in personnel actions such as recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer and discipline in order to maintain effective and efficient work force.
· Administers internal affairs functions for the Department; interviews officers for information.
· Attends meetings with local law enforcement and emergency management personnel.
· Responsible for Information Technology systems and support in the Department.
· Performs specialized assignments, as needed, depending on an individual employee’s training, abilities and skills and the needs of the Department.
· Assumes full command responsibility for the Department in the absence of the Chief.
· Acts as backup for the Safety Manager. Receiving all necessary certifications.
· Other duties, as assigned by the Chief.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has supervisory responsibilities.
· Must be twenty-one years of age
· Must have or be able to obtain Washington State Driver’s License
· Ability to pass a background investigation
· No felony convictions
· Ability to learn state, federal and Tribal laws, codes and regulations
· Ability to learn modern law enforcement methods
· Ability to communicate clearly; orally and in writing.
· Ability to cope with stressful situations firmly, tactfully and with respect to individual rights and dignity.
· Ability to develop Skill in the use and care of a variety of firearms and law enforcement equipment.
· Ability to Apply first-aid procedures
· Ability to operate assigned equipment skillfully, safely and in conformance with applicable laws or regulations.
· Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform the work of this class
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Tribal officials and members, and the public
· Must have completed Eight (8) years as a Law Enforcement Officer.
· Must have completed Two (2) years as a Supervisor.
· Must be a graduate of a Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
· Must pass a thorough background investigation.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
All education and experience levels must have a minimum of two years’ supervisory experience in law enforcement or related field. A Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement with three years’ related experience; OR BA with five years of experience in Law Enforcement; OR an AA degree with seven years of experience in Law Enforcement; OR a High School Diploma/GED with nine years of experience in Law Enforcement.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret: common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to a prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, fundamentals of plane and solid geometry or trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratio and proportions to practical situations.
Ability 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 concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Graduate from a Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Must possess Washington State Tribal Peace Officer Certificate. Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License. Must successfully pass a thorough background investigation. Receive Emergency Management NIMS certification within one year of hire.
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, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The vision requirements for this position are: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
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 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. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
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 SIT Drug Free Workplace policy.
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position, in accordance with the SIT Personnel Policies.