Salary:                           Negotiable       

 Location:                     Natural Resource Department

Classification:             Full-Time Regular (1 to 3 year grant, dependent on funding)

Supervisor:                  Natural Resource Director

 Opening Date:            January 13, 2020               

Closing Date:               January 27, 2019

 Major Duties & Responsibilities:

NOTE: The duties below are not intended to be all-inclusive. Duties assigned any individual employee are at the discretion of the appointing authority.

  • As a Tribal Ranger/Game Warden on the Turtle Mountain Reservation subject to the criminal jurisdiction of the Federal State involving Non-Indians, Indian non-members and members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
  • Incumbent must perform the complete range of fish and wildlife duties and once the CLEO to FLETC is obtained law enforcement issues.
  • Once the CLEO to FLETC is obtained the incumbent of this position will perform law enforcement work involved in the protection of the life, property and the rights of individual citizens.
  • Will enforce Federal, State, and Tribal statues, laws, and ordinances and Tribal rules and regulations.
  • Once the CLEO to FLETC is obtained the incumbent will be responsible for preserving the peace, preventing, and directing investigating crimes, arrest violators, as it applies to the Fish and Wildlife, and to aid citizens in emergency situations.
  • Respond to calls concerning felonies and misdemeanors under Federal, State, and Tribal laws.
  • Must deal with full range of human actions. Must pursue, capture and disarm criminals.
  • Responds to emergencies where serious crimes and personal injuries are involved; determine necessary action, notifies appropriate authorities, safeguards scenes, preserves evidence, identifies and obtains information from witness, and develops investigation leads.
  • Once the CLEO to FLETC is obtained the incumbent must perform investigations pertaining to Major/Federal crimes, as it applies to Indian Country Fish and Wildlife.
  • Incumbent must participate with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Natural Resource Department, State Agencies, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other Federal/Tribal/State agencies in the preservation practices pertaining to Natural Resource.
  • Continually appraises reservation resources under current conditions of management and utilization to meet present and future demands.
  • Assist in coordination of all resource uses as necessary with all interested agencies.
  • Actively participates in the preparation of a long range plans and procedures to effect integration, protection and utilization of all resources on the reservation.
  • Reviews complaints made by permitted consumers and other users related to the various activities or programs of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and takes appropriate action to adjust them from recurrence, referring to the Game and Fish Director only those problems which involve major policies and procedures.
  • Maintains cooperative relations with associated agencies to comply with regulations, cooperative and contractual requirements, and to ensure understanding and support reservation policies applicable to the management of Natural Resources, and the Fish and Wildlife.
  • Investigates trespass and recommends prosecution of individuals and/organizations who knowingly trespass and make illegal use of resource and/or services.
  • Actively participate in civic and public service activities of the local communities.
  • Establishes and maintains public relations and the understanding of the importance of good management and conservation to the social and economic well-being of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.
  • Exercises resourcefulness and ingenuity in promoting Fish and Wildlife.
  • Will act as the first point in contact between the public and the Fish and Wildlife Division.
  • Serve as a Tribal Ranger/Game Warden within the exterior boundaries of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Reservation and is responsible for implementing a comprehensive natural resource development program, based on the principles of multiple use management.
  • Provides technical and administrative assistance to the Director of Fish and Wildlife in the variety of activities to insure maximum development, integration, and protection and preservation of all Reservation resources.
  • Must be highly motivated.
  • Must be able to meet, cooperate with, and deal effectively with general public and have good public relations.
  • The duties of the position require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking, running, standing, and once the CLEO to FLETC is obtained the use of firearms and exposure to inclement weather.
  • Manual dexterity with cooperatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip and knee joints required.
  • Any mental or physical condition with cause the applicant to be hazardous to their self or others will disqualify the applicant.
  • Incumbent may be required to perform additional hours beyond the assignment tour of duty.
  • Incumbent is required to work, on occasion, during inclement weather.
  • Must be willing to take additional training as required.
  • Ability to work in stressful situations.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to obtain information throw verbal communications, i.e. interviews, interrogation.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Tribal laws and regulations.
  • Fundamental working knowledge of Fish and Wildlife management and methodology.
  • Background knowledge in Natural Resource management.
  • Must follow all grant requirements at all times.
  • All other related duties pertaining to the job as assigned by supervisor.


  • Must have a 2 year degree or equivalent education and experience in wildlife management, natural resources and conservation, or in related field and/or have a minimum of High School graduate or G.E.D equivalent w/ experience in related field.
  • Must obtain the new CLEO to FLETC (federal Law Enforcement Training Center) certification training within one (1) year upon hire and officer must continue working for 3 years after completion of Training.
  • Must pass a physical fitness test upon hire and must obtain that physical fitness pass yearly while employed.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must complete BCI, Tribal. (upon hire)
  • Must be a good character and be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Must be able to work without constant supervision and to work irregular hours, as needed.

How to Apply:         (Submit completed application to):

Personnel Department

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

P.O. Box 900

Belcourt, ND 58316


Also submit a copy of transcript and/or copy diploma of degree attained and training certificates, background check, Indian Preference, etc. (if applied). Points in screening will be given only for documentation attached.


For more information please contact Elaine Nadeau, Lori Monette, or Mary Charbonneau, Carie Azure at 701-477-2600.


The Human Resource Staff will not be responsible for incomplete applications