Tribal Employment

The Human Resources Department provides support for all phases of the employement relationship, from recruitment to the employment policies and procedures that guide the day-to-day operations of all departments and programs of the Tribe. 

MISSION: The mission of the Human Resources Department is to foster a healthy employment environment that is supportive of the personal and professional goals of individual employees as well as the service goals of the Tribe as an employer.



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1) Tribal Preference

2) Benefits

3) Application

4) Positions Available


Tribal Preference

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 Port Gamble S'Klallam descendents and parents of enrolled Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Member children, 

3) Third to other Indians enrolled in any federally recognized tribe, 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.  



Hours per Week Benefits
30-40 Medical/Vision/Dental/Life Insurance/401K/Short & Long Term Disability/Annual Leave/Sick Leave/Personal Leave/Birthday Leave/Funeral Leave/Holidays
20-29 401K/Pro-Rated Annual Leave/Pro-Rated Sick Leave/Pro-Rated Personal Leave/Pro-Rated Birthday Leave/Pro-Rated Funeral Leave/Holidays



To Apply

Print and Download Application Here

2015 Application 7.30.15.pdf

Print Application, and then scan and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail (to address below) Latest version of Adobe reader may be found here.

An application is required for ALL postitions. Email your application and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail them attention Human Resources to the address below. You may also drop it off at the Tribal Center Reception. Final candidates must also pass a pre employment background screening and drug testing.

All Applications are due by 4:30pm of the closing date.

Human Resources
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
31912 Little Boston Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346


Positions Available (unless otherwise marked closed)





Closing Date


Entry or Lateral Police Officer FT 1 03/27/17 Open


Entry or Lateral Police Officer

Job Summary:

The mission of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Public Safety Officer is to protect life and property, maintain order, investigate crimes, enforce all applicable laws and ordinances, protect natural resources, investigate violations, arrest and issue citations on violators within the boundaries of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation and within the boundaries of the Point No Point Treaty Area.

Duties Include:

  • Authority: Enforces all applicable laws and ordinances specified in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Code.
  • Analysis: Receives information from the Public Safety Sergeant, Deputy Chief or Director of Public Safety, 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.
  • Equipment: Operate emergency vehicles in all weather conditions, day or night. Use 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.
  • Image: Commands the confidence and respect of the community, staff, and others. Displays professional conduct, obey applicable laws and comply with policy and procedures, maintain a clean and neat appearance, and demonstrate overall conduct on and off duty in a manner that presents a positive role model.
  • Integrity: Maintains the highest standard of ethical conduct, confidentiality of all department related information, and strictly follows and enforces the chain of command.
  • Interpersonal Relations: 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.
  • Judgment: 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.
  • Sensitivity: Contributes towards community development and positive community relations by being aware and considerate of the needs and feelings of others.
  • Stress Tolerance: Maintains a high level of performance maintaining stability under varied demands and circumstances, crises, opposition and hostility.
  • Verbal Skills: Expresses self clearly and effectively when talking with individuals and groups. Ensures the timely and accurate communication of issues to the Public Safety Sergeant, Deputy Chief, Director of Public Safety, Tribal Court, and community members as well as other tribal staff and other agencies and organizations.
  • Work Standards: 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 peacekeeping.
  • Writing Skills: 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.
  • Case Investigations: 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.
  • Court Appearance: Appears and provides testimony in Tribal Court.
  • Emergency Response: 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.
  • Meetings: Attends all meetings, community functions, seminars etc as directed.
  • Patrol: 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 public safety services and/or assistance including all areas involving Fish, Game, and Forest enforcement.
  • Training: May be required to attend training as designated from time to time. Training designated my involve travel and periods away from the reservation.
  • Other Duties as Assigned: May be required to perform designated duties outside job description.


  • Education: High School Diploma, or GED.
  • Basic Law Enforcement Certification: Must have successfully completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy sponsored by the Washington State Training Commission, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs, or complete the Washington State Training Commission Equivalency Course or complete Basic certifications within one (1) year of appointment date.


  • Background Investigation: Must have successfully passed a criminal background investigation, must have no felony convictions, must have no violations of Domestic Violence, must have 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 examination.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification: Must be currently certified in Basic First Aid and CPR or become certified within thirty (30) days of appointment.
  • On Call Response: Must reside within close proximity to the Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation and be able to respond within twenty (20) minutes if called back to duty.
  • 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 or hair follicle.
  • United States Citizen
  • Valid Washington State Drivers License.

Travel Requirements:

  • Local, State, and Out-of-State Travel may be required.












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