Job Title: Police Officer
Department: Law Enforcement
Reports To: Patrol Sergeant
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
TS Range: 9/10
Closing Date: Until filled
SUMMARY: Work involves a combination of resource protection and general law enforcement duties for the Squaxin Island Tribe.
Employees occupying position of this class are responsible for the protection and conservation of fish, shellfish, wildlife and natural resources through the enforcement of tribal hunting, fishing and shellfish ordinances on the reservation, in the Tribes usual and accustomed fishing waters and hunting lands. General enforcement duties include the protection of life and property in the tribal community through the enforcement of tribal laws and codes. Work involves patrolling by boat, vehicle or on foot in assigned areas on assigned shifts; investigation reports involving violations of tribal laws, codes and ordinances, issuing warnings or citations; serving warrants or other court processes; making arrest; presenting evidence and testimony in court proceedings; seizing equipment used in illegal activities and arranging for disposition of seized items. Work of this class involves, at time, an element of personal danger when confronting violators and making arrests, thus the employee must exercise individual judgment and discretion in meeting emergencies and enforcing ordinances and laws.
During one year probation period, officers are expected to apply formal classroom and on the job training experiences to actual work situations. As experience and training is gained the degree of direct supervision decreases. Assignments and general instructions are received from a superior officer, who reviews work occasionally while it is being performed or through records, personal inspection and discussions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Patrols by boat, vehicle or on foot in areas within tribal jurisdiction to prevent violations of tribal laws, codes, and ordinances.
Investigates reports of violations, issue warnings and citations where appropriate and make arrests when necessary.
Seizes equipment and evidence relative to violation for disposition by the courts.
Presents evidence in court regarding violation of tribal codes, laws and ordinances.
Arranges for disposition of fish, game and other natural resources unlawfully taken.
Protects the life and property of tribal members within areas of tribal jurisdiction.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no 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.
Must be twenty one years of age.
Must have or be able to obtain Washington State Drivers License.
Ability to pass a background investigation. (Including but not limited to: Polygraph; Psychological; Urinalysis.)
No Felony Convictions.
No Domestic Violence Convictions.
Ability to learn state, federal and tribal laws, codes and regulations.
Ability to read and understand laws, codes and ordinance.
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.
Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certification within the first 6 months of employment.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree and 3 year’s of natural resource, marine navigation, small boat handling, law enforcement, or related fisheries resources or conservation experience; OR Associate of Arts Degree and 5 years of natural resource, marine navigation, small boat handling, law enforcement, or related fisheries resources or conservation experience; OR High School Diploma or GED and 7 years of natural resource, marine navigation, small boat handling, law enforcement, or related fisheries resources or conservation experience. Domestic Violence Officer Experience preferred.
Graduate of the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy or equivalency preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules operations and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, 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: 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 abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Certified Law Enforcement Officer/ Lateral position (BIA/State certification) preferred.
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. 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 frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat.
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 in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.
CONTACT: Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.