Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
31912 Little Boston Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346
|Natural Resources Enforcement Officer||FT||May 2nd, 2014||Open|
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The Natural Resources Law Enforcement Officer protects fishing, game and forest tribal rights, life and property, maintains peace and order, and enforces all applicable tribal laws and ordinances. Arrests and issues citations to violators, conducts applicable investigations, and provides testimony in court.
- Enforces all applicable laws and ordinances specified in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Code.
- Receives information from the Enforcement Manager or Director of Natural Resources, other Fish and Game Officers, Police Officers, Informants, Community Members, Tribal Court Staff, and other agencies.
- Evaluates information and investigates reported violations, makes recommendations where appropriate action is needed to prevent violations, apprehend violators, or other action.
- Operates emergency vehicles and patrol boats in all weather conditions, day or night. Uses pagers, radio, cell phone, and other communication related equipment.
- Uses firearms as authorized by the department and participates in firearm qualifications and certifications described in the department policy manual, uses equipment authorized by the department for restraint of violators either electronic or chemical
- Prepares written reports and documents required using a computer, and operates various types of office equipment.
- Safeguards department equipment from damage or theft.
- Commands the confidence and respect of the community, staff, and others.
- A display of professional conduct, obeys applicable laws and complies with policy and procedures, maintains a clean and neat appearance, and demonstrates overall conduct on and off duty in a manner that presents a positive role model.
- Maintains the highest standard of ethical conduct, confidentiality of all department related information, and strictly follows and enforces the chain of command.
- Develops and maintains effective and positive working relationships with community members, department staff, tribal staff, and staff from other agencies and organizations. Interacts with the community members and others in a manner that is respectful and culturally sensitive.
- Ensures sound decisions by acting on the basis of training, reliable information, extensive knowledge of the applicable Tribal Laws and Ordinances, Department procedures and policies, information received from the Tribal Court and other departments.
- Manages crises by following established procedures and addresses unanticipated developments by accessing appropriate resources.
- Contributes towards community development and positive community relations by being aware and considerate of the needs and feelings of others.
- Maintains a high level of performance maintaining stability under varied demands and circumstances, crises, opposition and hostility.
- Expresses self clearly and effectively when talking with individuals and groups. Ensures the timely and accurate communication of issues to the Enforcement Manager, Director of Natural Resources, Tribal Court, and community members as well as other tribal staff and other agencies and organizations.
- Ensures the safe and successful accomplishment of department and personal performance objectives by observing high standards of conduct that result in peaceful, procedurally correct arrests, criminal investigations, proper record maintenance, and peace keeping.
- Ensures timely and accurate complaint documentation as required by department policy and the Tribal Court.
- Uses effective written communication skills to inform and document incidents.
- Uses investigative techniques and equipment per department policies to process, research, document and solve cases involving violations of all applicable laws and ordinances, fishing, hunting and forest violations, and other assigned cases.
- Appears and provides testimony in Tribal Court.
- Responds to medical emergencies and fire responses when requested, to calls for Public Safety services when requested, to support and back up any public safety officer when needed, performs First Aid/CPR when necessary, and to emergency calls located within the waterways of the Tribe. Responds to calls for emergency assistance by outside agencies when requested.
- Attends all meetings, community functions, seminars etc as directed.
- Provides protection within all areas of responsibility within the boundaries of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation and all areas within the boundaries of the Point No Point Treaty in a patrol vehicle and/or boat.
- Responds to calls for Fish, Game and Forest Enforcement and/or assistance including all areas of Public Safety.
- May be required to attend training as designated from time to time. Training designated my involve travel and periods away from the reservation.
- May occasionally be required to perform designated duties outside job description.
- High School Diploma, or GED.Licensing/Certification:
- Must be currently certified in Basic First Aid and CPR or become certified within thirty (30) days of appointment.
- Valid Washington State Drivers License.Basic Law Enforcement
- Certification: Must have successfully completed or complete the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy sponsored by the Washington State Training Commission, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Academy, or complete the Washington State Training Commission Equivalency Course.
- Background Investigation: Must successfully pass a criminal background investigation, must have no felony convictions, must have no violations of Domestic Violence, must have had no misdemeanor convictions within the past three (3) years, must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude, or convicted of any crime that would compromise the integrity or credibility of the officer.
- Must successfully complete a psychological and polygraph or similar examination.
- Personal Computer Skills: Basic personal computer skills are required as well as the ability to learn word processing, spreadsheet and other software used by the department.
- Drug Testing: The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is a “Drug Free Workplace” environment. Must participate in a pre-screen drug test of either urine of hair follicle.Other: United States Citizen.
- Regularly required to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms
- Frequently required to walk, sit, stand
- Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
- Normal audio and visual acuity
- Local, Statewide and out of state travel may be required.
Federal law recognizes the inherent authority of Indian tribes and tribal organizations to exercise an employment preference for their own members and other Indians. This is often referred to as tribal or Indian preference.
Accordingly, preference in all aspects of employment with the Tribe will be given
1) First, to enrolled members of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe,
2) Second to other Indians enrolled in any federally recognized tribe,
3) Third to parents of enrolled Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Members, and
4) Fourth to non-Indian candidates.
This preference is for the purpose of furthering the goals of self-determination and employment opportunities for the Tribe and its members.
FT / PT
30 - 40 hours weekly
Medical / Dental / Vision
20 - 29 hours weekly
401K Retirement eligible after 1 year with minimum of 1,000 hours of employment
19 or less hours
No benefits and no paid time off