Position Title: Police Officer
Reports to: Police Sergeant
Department: Law Enforcement
Wage Classification: Non-Exempt
Performs law enforcement and crime prevention services to maintain a safe and secure community for Seminole Nation residents.
Enforces the Seminole Nation Law and Order Code, charges and books arrested person, or issues citations when appropriate and completes necessary paperwork.
Patrols tribal roads and state highways within the boundaries of the Reservation to enforce traffic laws and assist motorists in distress.
Responds to complaints from Seminole Nation residents and investigates criminal or civil misdemeanors, traffic accidents involving personal injury, property damage, vandalism, and burglary.
Provides security and law enforcement for tribal activities.
Determines whether there is probable cause for arrest at domestic disturbances.
Interrogates victims, witnesses, and suspects.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, tribal administrators, and the general public.
Secures, documents, and examines crime scenes and gathers, preserves and processes evidence.
Assists Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal, tribal and state law enforcement officers in investigating federal or state offenses occurring on the Seminole Nation Reservation.
Observes and reports conditions conducive to crime or which might endanger public safety.
Acts as a team member with others on tactical operations with other on and off reservation programs that serve Seminole Nation Reservation residents that may include search and rescue groups, HAZMAT situations, and fires.
Works in cooperation with the Seminole Emergency Medical Technician Program and administers first aide or renders interim emergency care when necessary.
Transports violators to and from court, rehabilitation sites or jail facilities. Serves court papers, warrants, or subpoenas as required.
Works various shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Provides verbal testimony, service warrants, and police reports, as requested by the Seminole Tribal Court and other tribal, federal, and state courts.
Assists citizen groups, tribal programs, and other programs serving the Seminole Nation to implement crime and delinquency prevention or public awareness/public safety programs through presentations at community meetings, departmental meetings or with public and private groups.
Attends routine and specialized training classes and seminars of law enforcement methods and techniques for a minimum of 40 hours annual in-service sessions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
• High School Diploma/GED
• Must be 21 years old
• Duly commissioned officer
• Valid Oklahoma driver’s license with ability to meet Seminole Nation liability insurance requirements and maintain eligibility for insurance.
• Must be able to pass Federal background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies or moral aptitudes.
• Must be able to comply with the Seminole Nation Drug Free Workplace policies.
• Must have fingerprinting completed prior to employment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and rules pertaining to law enforcement and the Seminole Nation.
Knowledge of current law enforcement principles, practices, methods, and techniques.
Knowledge of the Seminole Nation reservation including paved and unpaved roads, highways, streets and locations.
Knowledge of interviewing and interrogation techniques.
Knowledge of crime scene management and preliminary investigation procedures.
Knowledge of and sensitivity to tribal customs and beliefs.
Skill in the safe and effective operation and maintenance of law enforcement equipment.
Skill in the safe operation and handling of motor vehicles.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when dealing with sensitive information.
Ability to drive police vehicle in all weather conditions.
Ability to use personal protective tools including handgun, mace, baton and cuffs.
Ability to use Sleuth software.
Ability to use police radio and Intoxilyzer 8000.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to successfully complete an approved Basic Police FTO Training Course within required time limits.
Ability to work various duty shifts, including holidays, weekends, evenings, and overtime as needed to train new cadets and lateral officers.
Ability to make decisions quickly, analyze data, draw logical conclusions and make sound decisions.
Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice and desire to help when dealing with people.
Ability to accept the dangers and stresses, regimentation, discipline and time demands of FTO police work.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel and the public.
Ability to prepare accurate, complete and legible reports and present detailed, accurate and objective verbal presentations and response to questions to include all daily observation report.
Ability to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics, and to maintain those same high standards.
Walking, running, lifting and climbing during efforts to catch or subdue hostile individuals; good reflexes of the arms and hands in order to draw and shoot firearms quickly and accurately.
Situations will occur where prolonged sitting, driving, walking, or waiting is required.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Position requires frequent lifting of up to 75 lbs.
• Work is performed in a typical interior/office and outdoor environment or vehicle.
• Exposure to natural weather conditions and various dusts and mists will occur.
• Possible exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, flames or burning items.
• Exposure to hazardous, uncontrollable and life threatening situations will occur.
• Evening, weekend, and holiday work will be required and must be on call for emergencies.
• Noise level is usually moderate to high.
Position Type : Full Time