Police Officer

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Police Officer (POST Certified)

Job Type





NE13 (21.72 - 30.41)


Law Enforcement


Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Officer in Charge, on a regular or assigned shift, to perform general police work in the prevention of crime and the enforcement of law and order; to perform traffic enforcement and control; to carry out special assignments in specialized phases of police work; and to perform work as required within the boundaries of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.  Positions in this class represent the first line police effort in maintaining law and order.  Incumbents generally drive a police vehicle in carrying out duties but may be assigned to special details as needs arise. Police officers may be called upon to establish order in extreme conditions and in conditions of emergency.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience in investigating misdemeanors, minor offenses and be able to conduct preliminary investigations of major offenses.

  • One year experience as Law enforcement Officer.

  • High School Diploma or GED. Must be 21 years of age.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be P.O.S.T. certified. No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions. No DUI convictions within seven (7) years.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a medical examination, physical fitness test, pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform routine vehicle and foot patrol.

  • Answer calls for protection of life and property and the enforcement of tribal, federal and state laws.

  • Conducts investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, robberies, vehicle accidents, deaths, and crime investigations, including evidence of photographs, fingerprinting and preparing reports of arrests made, investigations conducted and illegal incidents observed. 

  • Appear in court to present evidence and testimony during the presentation of cases and the prosecution of violators.

  • Direct traffic during special events and other emergency situations.

  • Transports prisoners to and from the County Jail. 

  • Maintain good relations with the community and the general public.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of traditional form of government and tribal customs and traditions.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

  • Knowledge of law enforcement and public relations activities.

  • Knowledge of investigation techniques to gather, preserve, and use for criminal convictions.

  • Knowledge of the geography and road locations of assigned area.

  • Knowledge of equipment used in law enforcement, including weapons, communications, computers, and vehicles; proficient in firearm safety enforcement/regulatory agencies, departmental staff, tribal officials, and the public.

  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice and desire to help when dealing with people.

  • Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.

  • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports and present detailed, accurate, and objective oral presentations.

  • Ability to protect the public and enforce the laws with due regard for the rights and safety of individuals, preservation of property, and maintenance of good community and interpersonal relationships in compliance with established laws, policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Ability to integrate training, experience, and common sense sufficient to identify potential dangerous situations, make effective logical decisions, and exercise the appropriate measure of tact or force to resolve the situation with minimum injury to self or other persons or minimum damage to property involved.

  • Ability to accept the dangers and stresses, regimentation, discipline, and time demands of police work.

Physical Demands
  • Strength: Heavy Work - Lifting, carrying and/or pushing 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Vision: Corrected to 20/20 in one eye, 20/30 in the other.

  • Hearing: Sufficient to communicate via radio.

  • Physical fitness: Sufficient to climb, crawl, sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

  • • Incumbents are subject to mandatory overtime and shift rotation.

  • • Periodically required to train and qualify in the use of firearms, vehicles and specialized

  • law enforcement practices and equipment.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed outdoors where exposure to natural weather conditions and various dusts and mists may occur. Prolonged standing and walking may be on uneven surfaces or unstable ground, in remote, steep, rugged, mountainous areas with unimproved dirt roads and trails. Situations may occur where prolonged sitting, driving, walking, or waiting is required. Evening, weekend, and/or holiday work will be required. Must be on call for emergencies. Travel is required for training, meetings, conferences, presentations, and other events.