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Chief of Police

Company: Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siu
Location: Florence
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


  • Must possess and maintain a Department of Public Safety and Standards Training (DPSST) Executive Certification.
  • Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) Inquiry Entry certification or the ability to become LEDS certified
  • Must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.


  • Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Must be a US citizen and be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must possess high moral character.
  • Must have a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) or equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum of 90 college credits, or acquire a minimum of 90 college credits within two years of appointment.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in supervisory or management role is required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to understand and appropriately act on verbal and written discussion.
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision.
  • Must be able to work independently and perform appropriately and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Must be able to make decisions quickly based on knowledge available.
  • Must be able to be able to deal tactfully with the public.
  • Must be able to work any and all shifts as needed.
  • Must be able to physically perform all work assigned.
  • Must have a working knowledge and skill level in computers including MS Word, Outlook, and internet.
  • Must not have a felony conviction under state or federal law; a misdemeanor conviction relating to sex crimes, crimes against persons, drugs, fraud, or moral turpitude; other misdemeanor conviction within the last five years; a Convicted Arrest Record in violation of OAR 259-008-0070 Not Eligible to be Certified Police Officer by DPSST.
  • Must be eligible to comply with OAR 259-008-0076.
  • This is a Safety Sensitive Position as defined in the Alcohol & Drug Policy: and is subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check which includes fingerprinting.
  • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.


  • Any higher level educational degree.


The chief of Police is responsible for the ensuring that the Tribal Police Department provides services to the Tribes following the overall direction and vision of Tribal Council. This position supervises both sworn and non-sworn personnel, attends related meetings and training as necessary. The Chief of Police communicates public safety and concerns to both Tribal Council and the community.


  • Follow and ensure as much as is possible, the conformance to safe procedures and practices, bearing in mind that police work can be inherently dangerous.
  • Establish departmental goals and objectives.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of members of the police department to achieve outlined goals and objectives.
  • Inform members of command changes in regulations and policies, implications of new or amended laws, and new techniques of police work.
  • Examine personnel and case records to ensure that police personnel conform to prescribed standards of appearance, conduct, and efficiency.
  • Submit reports on condition of police department and equipment and on daily activities of the police department to CEO and Tribal Council.
  • Coordinate interagency communication and partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement.
  • Investigate and oversee investigation of charges of inefficiency, neglect of duty, or public complaints against police members.
  • Assign, supervise, and evaluate work of subordinates ensuring all personnel are diligent in the performance of their duties and conform to laws and departmental rules and regulations.
  • Hear grievances and administer disciplinary action.
  • Prepare reports concerning discipline, efficiency, and condition of department, and recommend disciplinary action or changes in rules governing activities of the department.
  • Take the lead on all emergency response as necessary.
  • Formulate procedures, outline human resource requirements, and direct personnel assigned to crowd control at major events.
  • Review reports of subordinates for completeness, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • Review activity reports prepared by police personnel for quantity and quality of work performance.
  • Read and answer police correspondence. May write and submit police press releases to media upon approval from CEO and/or Tribal Council.
  • Manage all budgetary tasks such as annual budget preparation with explanation of department needs and expectations for future growth. Review and approve expenditures. Review budgetary progress and make necessary modifications.
  • Serve as police liaison on public and civic boards engaged in planning and developing programs, and prepare procedures to identify police function in assisting these boards to improve tribal and community living.
  • Report to the Tribal CEO and Tribal Council on incidents or situations that may cause alarm, or a danger to the health, safety, and welfare of individuals; or the Tribe as a whole.
  • Assist with and ensure that criminal and other investigations are complete and thorough.
  • Perform law enforcement duties as needed, including responding to calls for service, investigating crimes and incidents, and taking appropriate action.
  • Work with other Tribal Departments in developing and maintaining a Tribal Emergency Response Plan.
  • Ensure current FA/CPR Certifications for all PD staff.
  • Perform CPR as needed according to training and policies.
  • Other duties as directed by management.


  • The safe operation of law enforcement equipment including, firearms, motor vehicles, and other related law enforcement equipment.


  • Report to CEO and Tribal Council.
  • Will be required to supervise and guide Police Department, sworn and non-sworn, at all levels of experience.
  • Must lead the Tribal Police Department toward goals and objectives.


  • Frequently required to sit, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects, tools or controls.
  • Requires mobility and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Required to move materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a recurring basis, and on occasion lift or move more than 100 pounds.
  • May be required to deal with violent and combative individuals requiring considerable physical effort.


  • Must be able to work overtime as necessary.
  • Must be able to work any shift, any day of the week.
  • Work locations are in all types of indoor and outdoor environments and may be exposed to all types of weather conditions.
  • Must deal with individuals who may become violent, combative, under the influence of drugs/alcohol, or who have communicable diseases.
  • Operate police vehicles and may be required to sit or stand for extended periods while performing various duties.


CTCLUSI Tribal Police

5647 Highway 126

Florence, Oregon 97439

Keywords: Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siu, Eugene , Chief of Police, Other , Florence, Oregon

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