Tribal Police Officer

La Jolla Reservation Police Department - Pauma Valley, California

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$$25.00 hourly

Job Description

Department: Tribal Police Status: Full Time Position Reports to: Chief of Police Salary: DOE The Tribal Police Officer is a sworn officer by the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians and Commissioned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to protect lives and property on the La Jolla Indian Reservation. Mission Statement: The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians’ goal is to enhance services provided by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The purpose of these enhanced services includes prevention of crime, enforcement of tribal, state, federal laws and protection of life, property and the peaceful tranquility of tribal members, guests and employees; and providing special emphasis to community concerns. Experience and Education: • At least five years' experience with a California Law Enforcement Agency as a sworn Peace Officer. Graduation from a California P.O.S.T. Police Academy. • Ability to drive and operate a winch on a 4x4 vehicle. • Knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures and applicable tribal, state and federal laws, rules and regulations; familiar with PL280. • Knowledge of community based policing principles and practices. • Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially. • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with tribal members and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. • CPR/AED and First Aid Certified required. • Must have computer skills (Microsoft Word) • Must be able to work holidays, split shifts, nights and weekends • Must pass a pre employment drug screening • Mandatory drug testing required • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor Indian Preference is given to Enrolled Members of a Federally Recognized Tribe. Applicants who are claiming Indian Preference please indicate your Tribal Member information on your application/resume. Typical Duties: Patrol the La Jolla Indian Reservation to enforce tribal laws and protect the life and property of tribal members, detain violators of tribal laws, state of California law and Federal law; surveillance work; assist in the execution of writs and court orders; prepare reports; testify in San Diego Superior Court, Tribal Court and Federal Court; handle any disorderly conduct; drug surveillance and/or related problems in the community; interacting with and mentoring tribal youth. Minimal Requirements:

The applicant must process a California Basic P.O.S.T. certificate with a minimum of 5 years as a California peace officer with a California P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Agency. Applicant must have a current valid Driver’s License and the ability to pass a stringent background and credit check. Also must not have been convicted of a felony, not have a misdemeanor conviction of crimes involving public trust, domestic violence, battery, child abuse, or crimes under the color of authority. High School Diploma / GED required. * APPLY TO: CAROLYN.DIAZ@LAJOLLA--NSN.GOV Or Applications are available at the: La Jolla Tribal Office 22000 Highway 76 Pauma Valley, CA. 92061 Indian Preference Policy: In accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (25 USC 472), preference filling this vacancy will be given to qualified Indian candidates who present proof of eligibility for Indian Preference. Verification on BIA Form 5--4432 or from Tribal ID card must be provided with the application. For the purpose of this policy, Indian/Native American is defined as an enrolled member if a federally recognized tribe. Notice of Drug--Free Workplace Requirements: The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians is committed to maintaining a drug--free working environment and to comply with the Drug--Free Workplace Act of 1998, 45CFR, part 76, subpart F. The interested candidate must be able to pass a drug--screening test and maintain a drug--free and professional working environment.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High school diploma
  • Experience: 5 years police experience

Contact Informaton

Chris Palomares

La Jolla Reservation Police Department
Pauma Valley, California 92061
phone: 760-691-6233

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