Police Officer – Sergeant

Job Title: Sergeant Pay Grade: GS-17
Program: Law Enforcement Salary Range: $23.18-$33.04
Work Site: Law Enforcement Building FLSA Status: FLSA Non-Exempt
Supervisor: Chief of Police Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Job Descriptions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in this position. These descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.



Under the direction of the Chief of Police, this position is the field or office supervisor with administrative responsibilities for training, scheduling and overseeing a shift or multiple shifts of subordinate Tribal Police Officer(s) and employees of the Law Enforcement Program. Position may represent FPST as a member of a Special Narcotic and Gang Task Force.


  1. Under the Chiefs direction, schedules shifts for the department and oversees activities on assigned
  2. Supervises and provides input to evaluations and direction to Tribal Police Officer(s) who work on his/her


  1. Provides on-the-job training, schedules formal training and reports to the Chief in writing all activities occurring on the shift. Reviews reports of officers on Sergeant’s shift prior to submitting them to Chief.
  2. Responds to complaints or emergencies, conducts investigations and prepares related reports.
  3. Takes charge of difficult field situations as needed, including times of emergencies or staffing limitations.
  4. May testify in court as needed.
  5. Performs other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  6. Must live within a thirty (30) minute response time to the reservation.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Education & Experience:

  1. High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  2. Requires a Nevada Post Category 1 certificate
  3. Three (3) years’ experience in Law Enforcement required; two (2) years supervisory experience required. May consider similar combination of education and/or experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.
  4. Completion of or the ability to successfully complete a first line supervision course.
  5. Must have knowledge of Law Enforcement principles and practices along with investigation techniques.
  6. Must be familiar with Tribal, County, State and Federal laws along with DMV codes, and the care and use of firearms.
  7. Must be CPR and First Aid certified.
  8. Must have supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to motivate and supervise subordinate employees.
  9. Must have demonstrated ability to write accurate and concise investigative reports and interview people in stressful situations.
  10. Must be able to analyze evidence and draw accurate, logical conclusions.
  11. Must be able to deal courteously but firmly with suspects and remain calm and objective in tense and confusing situations.
  12. Must be able to respond quickly and per procedure and training, appropriate to the situation.
  13. Physical Requirements; Candidates must be in good physical condition in accordance with BIA physical standards. A physician must certify that the candidate is capable of sustained, strenuous physical exertion and participation in regular firearm and defensive tactics training.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Must be skilled and trained in the use of firearms, baton and chemical agents.
  2. Must have completed or will successfully complete emergency vehicle operator’s course within two (2) months of employment.
  3. Must have demonstrated the ability to work well with people.
  4. Must possess knowledge of basic criminal law and police methods and have or be willing to obtain knowledge of Tribal laws.
  5. Must have and participate in training for; handcuffing techniques, emergency vehicle operator’s course, care and use of firearms, baton and chemical agents.
  6. Current in CPR and First Aid Certification.
  7. Certified as instructor in at least two (2) areas relating to Law Enforcement.

The incumbent must pass a background check, pass pre-employment and ongoing random drug testing, have a

valid Nevada driver’s license and be insurable under the Tribe’s vehicle insurance program


  1. Tribal Preference. Tribal Preference to members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.
  2. Native American (Indian) Preference. Native American Indian preference to members of federally- recognized Indian Tribes shall apply to this position pursuant to 25 CFR.
  3. S. Veteran’s Preference. Veterans Preference for eligibility in employment will be extended to Veterans if the following criteria are met: must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents (to include military discharge papers, or equivalent certification from the DVA listing military status, dates of service, and discharge type) issued by the branch of service; must have an “Honorable” discharge, or where separated from the military under honorable conditions; and must possess the minimum qualifications necessary to the discharge of the duties involved.

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