SALARY: negotiable (dependent on grant, plus night differential and holiday pay)
LOCATION: Belcourt Law Enforcement Center
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time Regular (grant based #2020HHWX0006)
SUPERVISION: Chief of Police
OPENING DATE: September 6, 2022
CLOSING DATE: September 27, 2022
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- As a Tribal police officer on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation subject to the criminal jurisdiction of the Federal, State and non-Indians, performs a wide range of police duties recognized as requiring fully developed police knowledge and skills.
- Responds to calls concerning traffic safety, drug enforcement and all emergency calls.
- Determines necessary action, notifies appropriate authorities, safeguards scenes, preserves evidence, identifies and obtains information from witnesses and develops investigative leads.
- Makes arrests in cases of crimes; takes person(s) arrested before appropriate authority for booking or formal charges; serves federal, state, or Tribal warrants, subpoenas and other court papers; testifies at hearings and trials as an expert witness in federal, state, county or Tribal courts as required; prepares and submits reports of incidents, daily and weekly activities and narrative and statistical reports as required.
- Participates in and documents community policing activities/involvement.
- Attends all mandated training and meets 40 hours of annual training requirement each year of employment.
- All other related job duties assigned by supervisor.
- Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Must be 21 years of age.
- Must be a capable and competent driver with a good driving record and must possess a valid Driver’s License.
- Knowledge of the bodies of laws, regulations, precedents, policies and principles, operational activities and techniques of law enforcement activities and constitutional rights of individuals and statutory authorities sufficient to recognize violations of laws, apprehends suspected violators, and makes proper arrests.
- Skills in obtaining information through questioning of individuals. Records search and use of other means to locate and apprehend suspected violators.
- Knowledge of proper law enforcement procedures, including methods of searching, seizing, arresting and self-defense.
- Must have proven ability to write reports with accuracy of information.
- Thorough and complete understanding of the federal, state and Tribal laws and customs; jurisdictional laws and laws applicable to specific areas, incidents and individuals.
- Thorough knowledge of the constitutional protections afforded individuals including rules concerning search, seizure, questioning or arrest; the difference between felonies and misdemeanors; and between criminal and civic infractions; and the procedures for handling suspects.
- Knowledge of the basic techniques and principles of investigating and skills in conducting interviews, recognizing, collecting and preserving physical evidence, detecting discrepancies in information; dealing with emergency situations and preparing reports.
- Thorough knowledge of first aid, including CPR and the use of first aid equipment.
- Skill in the use of firearms, radio equipment, vehicles and other specialized devices to perform required functions regarding law enforcement.
- Must pass a certified psychological test to maintain employment.
- Willing to sign a release to successfully pass criminal investigation and background check prior to employment.
- Must attend and successfully pass basic law enforcement training within the first year of employment and other law enforcement training as necessary or required to maintain employment and peace officer license.
- All other duties as assigned relation to a sworn officer position.
How to apply: (Submit completed application to):
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
P.O. Box 900
Belcourt, ND 58316
For more information please contact Elaine Nadeau, Lori Monette, or Jarvis Decoteau at 701-477-2600.
The Human Resource Staff will not be responsible for incomplete applications
Indian Preference Statement
Candidates for employment or career advances shall be hired, trained, and promoted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or personal, political or religious beliefs. However, preference shall be given in hiring in the following order between equally qualified candidates who are:
- Enrolled Member Veteran (10 points to be given to enrolled member veterans in screening process as follow: (see definitions)
- Enrolled member
- Other Tribal Member veterans
- Other Tribal Members
Veterans and eligible spouses of deceased will receive special consideration for initial appointments for all positions being filled by the TMBCI. The intent of this policy is to promote and bring deserved services and benefits to our veterans for the personal sacrifices they have made. To be considered for a preferential treatment under this policy, candidate(s) must submit copies of verification documents to Personnel Office along with the employment application for eligibility determination purposes. An acceptable verification document is the discharge of transfer report form DD214.