JOB TITLE: Police Officer
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police Department (CRITPD) provides law enforcement of 31 treaty fishing access sites and other tribal lands along a 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to McNary Dam, ensuring that fish are caught in accordance with regulations. CRITPD officers patrol by vehicle and boat and inspect fishers’ identification, catch, and gear. They also provide assistance in times of need.
CRITFC’s Police Officers come from a variety of backgrounds and don’t need prior police or security experience. All officers will receive 16 weeks of initial training and will earn Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) certification and commission as a sworn police officer. It is useful but not required to have experience in community services, social services, medical services, the military, or other jobs where safety is critical.
CRITFC offers competitive compensation and an exceptional benefits package, including medical, dental, 401(k), 8 hours of vacation accrued each month (to start), 12 paid holidays, and paid sick time. All duty gear (i.e. uniforms and equipment) are provided by CRITFC. We provide professional development opportunities, promote from within, and have a Native hiring preference as part of our commitment to our people. As a result, you will find a work environment that supports and inspires our shared goals of protecting the natural world and the tribal cultural connection to it.