Full Time Tribal Chief of Police

Full Time Tribal Chief of Police

Burns Paiute Tribe 

Number of Positions:



Burns, Oregon


Oct 22, 2018


Nov 5, 2018

Starting Date:

To be determined


G 12 – Step 15 DOE


BPT General Manager


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. Conducts investigation and interrogations, gathers evidence and takes statements from offenders and witnesses.

  2. Evaluates performance of all personnel assigned 1-4 Patrol Officers & Court Clerks

  3. Enforces Federal Criminal Codes

  4. Patrols roads, streets, and business areas on the Burns Paiute Reservation in the enforcement of traffic and Tribal criminal law incorporating community Policing concepts.

  5. Evaluates and implements policy on police equipment and weapons, illegal drug activity and adverse media coverage

  6. Performs overall management of the Burns Paiute Tribal Police firearms program and ensures compliance to all provisions/regulations and initiates/completes corrective actions as needed

  7. Maintain records and prepare reports necessary for efficient investigation, crime prevention, prosecution, and in conformance with office procedures.

  8. Operates department equipment to include: computer, copier, radar, and fax machines.

  9. Makes arrests, books prisoners, transport prisoner to court, and transports prisoner to other jurisdictions.

  10. Serves warrants of arrest and civil papers as needed.

  11. Informs the public and answers inquiries regarding tribal laws and ordinances, rules and regulations. Performs crime prevention functions with the public.

  12. Acts as desk officer as needed in receiving complaints, dispatching calls, and answering the public questions.

  13. Appears in court as a witness.

  14. Maintains department equipment in good working order.

  15. Assists outside agencies in emergencies.

  16. 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.

Desired requirements and qualifications: 

To qualify for the position of Police Chief, applicant must have:

  1. Preferred Associate Degree in Police Science or related field. 
  2. DPSST Certified 
  3. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Police field. 
  4. Must submit to and pass a U/A before hire. 
  5. Must have valid driver license and submit three (3) years of driving records. 
  6. Subject to a background /security investigation 
  7. Must be 21 years old

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 general 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 Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

Indian Preference:

Indian Preference will be given to candidate showing proof of enrollment in a Federally Recognized Tribe. In the absence of qualified Indian applicant, all qualified applicants not entitled to or who fail to claim Indian Preference will receive consideration without regards to Race, Color, Creed, Sex, Politics, Age, Religion or National Origin. 

How to Apply:

Application and resume’ with three (3) business references to: 

            Burns Paiute Tribe
            Twila Teeman
            Acting Human Resource Director
            100 Pasigo St.
            Burns, OR 97720
            Phone: (541) 573-8049
            Fax:     (541) 573-4217


PLEASE NOTE: If requirements are not met, i.e., submission of a resume in lieu of a tribal application, or not including a required certification, your application will not be reviewed and will be disqualified.

Job Application: http://burnspaiute-nsn.gov/index.php/resources/documents/162-2018-bpt-job-application

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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