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Police Officer

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Police Officer

Job Type

Full-Time

Classification

Non-Exempt

Grade

NE13 (21.72 - 30.41)

Department

Law Enforcement

Supervisor

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
  • 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.

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.