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CHIEF OF POLICE

VACANCY ANN. #:   STOI-21-104
TITLE:                          CHIEF OF POLICE
DEPARTMENT:        LAW ENFORCEMENT
SUPERVISOR:          DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
STATUS:                      CONTRACT POSITION, FULL TIME (EXEMPT)
RATE OF PAY:          $86,560 – $126,660 ANNUALLY
OPENING DATE:     FEBRUARY 11, 2021
CLOSING DATE:     FEBRUARY 25, 2021

JOB SUMMARY:
The Chief of Police is responsible for planning, directing, overseeing and managing the activities and operations of the Spokane Tribal Police Department pursuant to the Tribe’s P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Agreement between the Spokane Tribe of Indians and the United States Department of Interior to provide 25 U.S.C. 2803 law enforcement services to the Spokane Tribe of Indians, including oversight of field operations, patrol, criminal investigations, communications, and training programs. The Chief will be responsible for coordinating activities with outside agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • The Chief of Police will be responsible for the Police Department and shall be responsible for and have authority to establish such rules of control over all personnel as he/she shall deem necessary to conserve the peace and preserve the good order within the Spokane Tribe.
  • Work closely with and interact with outlying agencies such as State, County, Municipal, other Tribal and Federal law enforcement agencies as may be necessary in order to fulfill the duties and obligations of this position. This may include non-law enforcement programs, such as Emergency Services, Fire and EMS, Prosecutors, Insurance
  • Companies, other investigatory agencies.
  • Assume full management responsibility for the Police Department services and activities including patrol, maintenance of law and order, protection of life and property, regulation of traffic, apprehension, arrest and detention of law violators, and maintenance of police records and recommendation and administration of policies and procedures.
  • Establish within Tribal policy/BIA Policy appropriate staffing levels monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate through subordinate level managers. Assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate Police Department personnel; provide or coordinate staff training, work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the Police Department budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, material and supplies approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as necessary.
  • Provide staff assistance and support to the Executive Director and prepare and present reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required,
  • Testify at criminal and civil hearings as may be required in relation to the duties of this position.
  • Arrest, detain, and or transport to appropriate detention facility all persons charged with violations of Tribal Law or applicable laws.
  • Maintain chain of custody for all evidence confiscated in performance of duties and ability to secure said evidence until incident is properly adjudicated.
  • Maintains a secured system for all documents and reports.
  • *Public Safety Director level duties may be added to this position with commensurate compensation added. For this reason, the Chief position will need to have some degree of experience in Fire, EMS, Emergency Management and other related Public Safety functions, or some combination of those, as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Must have knowledge of a comprehensive law enforcement program. Management skills to analyze programs, policies and operational needs, and make corrective actions as deemed necessary.
  •  Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  •  Have knowledge of Law enforcement theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs.
  •  Must have knowledge of RCW and Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country
  •  Must have previous supervisory/management experience over professional, technical and clerical staff
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and industry representatives
  • Ability to organize work assignments and maintain work files;
  • Ability to work under deadlines and stressful situations;
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex management problems.
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills.
  • Must have skill in effectively communicating information through verbal and written correspondence to Sergeants, Patrolman, Clients, Customers, and the general public, including writing reports, business correspondence and procedural manuals.
  • Skill in assessing operation, program, staffing and fiscal needs.
  • Willingness to attend in-depth training that may require extended periods of travel.
  • Ability to work irregular hours or be on extended travel throughout the United States while performing the requirements of this position.
  • Ability to follow and carry out these and other job-related duties as may be determined by supervisor or higher authority.
  • Per the last bullet under Essential Duties & Responsibilities, the Chief position will need to have some degree of experience and competence in the areas of Fire, EMS, Emergency Management and other related Public Safety functions, or some combination of those, as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum seven years of broad and extensive law enforcement, public safety experience and three years of proven administrative and supervisory experience required.
  • Experience as an officer in a tribal police department, or direct experience working with tribal police and/or public safety departments required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field preferred, but not required, as experience in tribal law enforcement may substitute.
  • While years of law enforcement experience is required, and tribal law enforcement in particular is necessary for this job, local and cultural connection will also be a primary consideration
  • Must have a valid Washington State Drivers license and meet Tribal insurance requirements.
  • Must have certification and have met training requirements as specified by Tribal and Federal Statutes.

OTHER:

  • Must pass a Pre-Employment drug test and subject to random testing throughout employment, and must be able to pass a background check.
  • May be required to pass a series of physical, psychological and polygraph testing.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide sufficient evidence to show they fully meet the qualification requirements as stated in the job announcement.

PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER, RESUME, STOI JOB APPLICATION, AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TREE PROFESSIONAL, AND TWO PERSONAL REFERENCES

 

Applications are available at the Tribal Human Resource Department

P.O. Box 206 Wellpinit, WA 99040

Or can be downloaded at www.spokanetribe.com

Contact Sabrina McCoy or Andrea Flett

509-458-6583 or 458-6527 Fax: 509-458-6556

E-mail: hrfrontdesk@spokanetribe.com

Applications must be received in the Human Resource Department no later than

4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

The Spokane Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy

All Applicants are subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Test

All Positions with the Spokane Tribal Law Enforcement have a one (1) year probationary period