Full Time Police Officer

Full Time Police Officer
Burns Paiute Tribe

Number of Positions:   (1) One
Location:                      Burns, OR - Burns Paiute Reservation
Open:                           March 7, 2018
Closes:                         Open until filled
Salary:                         $37,642 annually/DOE (Full Time)
Supervisor:                  Police Chief or appointed personnel 

Position Overview

Investigates complaints and problems relating to the criminal and traffic enforcement on the Burns Paiute Tribe Indian Reservation works under a community oriented policing concept does related work as required. 


  1. Patrols roads, streets, and business areas within the Burns Paiute Reservation to also include all tribal owned and controlled properties outside the reservation. Enforce all Burns Paiute Tribal, Federal and State of Oregon criminal and traffic laws as applies to each different situation using modern community policing concepts.
  2. Conducts investigation and interrogations, gathers evidence and takes statements from offenders and witnesses.
  3. Maintain records and prepare reports necessary for efficient investigation, crime prevention, prosecution, and in conformance with office procedures.
  4. Makes arrests, books prisoners, transport prisoner to court, and transports prisoner to other jurisdictions.
  5. Serves warrants of arrest and civil papers as needed.
  6. Informs the public and answers inquiries regarding tribal laws and ordinances, rules and regulations. Performs crime prevention functions with the public.
  7. Acts as desk officer as needed in receiving complaints, dispatching calls, and answering the general public questions.
  8. Appears in court as a witness.
  9. Maintains department equipment in good working order.
  10. Operates department equipment to include: computer, typewriter, copier, radar, and fax machines.
  11. Keep Tribal Vehicles in operation at all times, checking the oil, tire pressure and overall maintenance required. Scheduling of appointments for service with approval of Supervisor.
  12. Assists other city, county and state law enforcement agencies as necessary in emergencies and as directed by the Burns Paiute Tribal Police.
  13. Performs related duties as assigned. 

Other Duties as Assigned

The duties listed above should not be construed to imply an exclusive standard of the position. Employee will be responsible to respond to other instructions and duties as specified by the supervisor, which may or may not be directly related to the position.



To qualify for the position of Police Officer, applicant must have a minimum of:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Must meet entrance requirements.
  • Must be 21 years old.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be of good reputation, character and have no record of any questionable activities that would disqualify themselves from being accepted into the police academy.
  • No felony or domestic violence convictions. No misdemeanor convictions within one year of application.
  • Must pass the POST entrance exam for police officers with an average score of 75%.
  • Must pass a medical physical submitted by DPSST.
  • Must submit to and pass a U/A before hire.
  • Must pass an extensive background check administered by the police department.

ABILITY TO: Learn a considerable amount of factual material relating to Tribal Laws and Ordinance, Procedures and Regulations, and apply this knowledge to on the job situations. Comprehend and interpret laws, ordinances, and regulations. Understand complex oral and written instructions and be able to act upon them accordingly.

Analyze situations and to act upon them quickly and objectively and then determine the proper course of action. Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports. Assist persons undergoing emotional stress or mental disorder while maintaining a professional and objective posture. Exercise the appropriate physical actions in the arrest and restraint of persons to ensure the safety of all persons. Establish and maintain a good working relationship with superiors, peers, subordinates, and public. Conduct investigations, gathering evidence in a case, evaluate and analyze facts. Learn community Policing concepts and incorporate into daily work habits. Work varying shifts.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a First Aid/CPR course. Meet and maintain qualification standards as required by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department Policy, and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.


Indian Preference Shall Apply: Proof of Enrollment required

Send completed application and resume to:
Burns Paiute Tribal Police Department
PO Box 505
Burns, OR 97720
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Additional Information: Contact Burns Paiute Tribal Police Chief 541-573-8073


Burns Paiute Tribe

Welcome to the Burns Paiute Tribe.


  +1 (541) 573-2088 Administration
  +1 (541) 573-1910 Tribal Council
  100 Pasigo St. Burns Or 97720

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