IPA Patrol Officer

Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Police - Towaoc, Colorado

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$40,123.00 annual

Job Description


The IPA Patrol Officer patrols the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation and is responsible for preserving the life and property of all citizens within the tribal community

Essential duties and responsibilities

  1. Protects the life, property, and rights of all persons on the reservations.

  2. Patrols the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation looking for any unusual or suspicious situations, checks individuals whose conduct or presence seems suspicious, and is alert to possible stolen, improperly operated, or illegally parked vehicles.

  3. Responds to calls from the public, law enforcement departments, and divisions and other requesting agencies for assistance, including requests during emergencies, criminal investigations, and accidents.

  4. Is properly authorized and deputized to enforce all tribal laws, federal laws, and provisions of the Indian Civil Rights Act.

  5. Conducts investigations, arrest violators, and arranges for disposition, transport, and care of prisoners on reservation lands.

  6. Provides traffic control and responds to medical emergencies when required or requested.

  7. Provides supervisor with timely and accurately detailed reports of all incidents and investigations occurring during the tour of duty.

  8. Establishes and maintains positive relations with federal, state, and local agencies, including police and fire departments, social services, and schools.

  9. Represents the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Office of Justice Services-Ute Mountain Agency ("OJS") in a positive manner by treating all individuals with respect and enforcing the law courteously and appropriately.

  10. Notifies supervisor in emergency cases where jurisdiction is in question.

  11. Attends all staff meetings and training as requested.

  12. Develops, participates and furthers Community Policing Activities.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

General Standards for All employees

-Participate in improving organizational performance activities as assigned.

-Report to work on time and as scheduled; complete work within designated times, takes precautionary measures to prevent lateness and absences.

-Exhibit careful, conservative use of property, supplies and equipment.

-Provide clear and concise communications.

-Handle pressure well; is able to accomplish a task in spite of difficulty.

-Assume additional responsibilities to contribute to the team effort.

-Exhibit a high degree of concern for others.

-Exercise strict ethical behavior and professional confidentiality.

-Demonstrate an awareness of safety procedures and follow through.

-Attend mandatory in services, orientations, re-certifications, etc.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: N/A

General Expectations

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 job functions.

-Must have a High school Diploma or GED.

-Must be at least 21 years of age.

-Must pass a pre-employment drug test and criminal background investigation.

-Successful completion of either: a.) The approved basic police training course conducted at the Indian Police Academy; or b.) a similar accredited police academy (approved by the Deputy director for The Office of Justice Services [OJS]) that substantially meets or exceeds the level of training by the Indian Police Academy or a respective State P.O.S.T certification.

-NEVER have been convicted of a felony in any jurisdiction.

-Never have been convicted of a domestic violence offence (Felony or Misdemeanor) in any jurisdiction.

-NOT have been convicted of or placed on a deferred judgement for any misdemeanor offenses for one year prior to appointment as a Patrol Officer.

-NOT have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor crime, or subject to a restraining order or order of protection that would prohibit the Patrol Officer from lawfully possessing a firearm.

-Appropriate Firearm, Taser, and Police duty-related certifications.

-CPR and first aid certification or be willing to obtain.

-Valid driver license and insurable by the tribe.

Knowledge and skills

-Have or be able to obtain knowledge of the Ute Mountain Ute criminal justice system.

-Communicate clearly and accurately (orally and in writing). This includes the ability to prepare reports and present facts and information, and the ability to communicate effectively with all individuals regardless of their ethnicity or occupation.

-Have the ability to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with tribal officials, tribal staff, managers, coworkers, and the public.

-Exhibit confidence in judgement and decision making.

-define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

-Work independently and with a minimum of supervision.

-Maintain strict confidentiality at all times and recognize situations where confidentiality is required.

  • Proficiency in or knowledge of using a variety of computer software applications, especially Excel and Microsoft Suite.

-High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.

-Attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

-Good to excellent spelling, grammar, and written communication skills.

-Excellent telephone and oral communication skills.

Mathematical skills

The ability to apply mathematical concepts. Have basic mathematical skills, including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, and to compute rate, ratio, percent, and statistics.

Reasoning ability

The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

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 regularly required to speak, hear, and use their hands to handle and feel. The employee frequently is required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must regularly lift and carry up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include, close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and 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. The work environment is a regulated office climate with moderate noise levels.

Duty Acceptance

This is a general description of the kinds of duties and responsibilities that are performed by employees who are titled Patrol Officer, Public Safety. It shall in no way be construed as an all-inclusive determination of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended in any way to limit the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

Contact Informaton

John Trocheck

Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Police
Towaoc, Colorado
phone: 1 970 564 5441

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