Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • 02-Apr-2018 to 31-May-2018 (CST)
  • Mayetta, KS, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
DEPARTMENT: Law Enforcement
REPORTS TO: Sergeant


(Accepting applications for Certified and Uncertified Police Officers)



Maintains, preserves and protects the peace, welfare, liberty and safety of the Prairie Band Potawatomi (PBP) Reservation and its citizens.


  • Maintains peace and order within the boundaries of the PBP Reservation. Monitors and patrols jurisdiction on a routine basis for crime prevention and public welfare. Protects public, private, Tribal and government properties.
  • Knows and enforces federal, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Tribal and state laws, other codes, all applicable policies and procedures within the PBP Reservation Nation and Law Enforcement Department.
  • Detains and arrests offenders in accordance with applicable law and order and traffic codes.
  • Serves criminal and civil court ordered documents such as search warrants, arrest warrants, protection from abuse orders, summons and subpoenas.
  • Assists city, county, state and federal entities.
  • Works with diversified cultures on a daily basis, sometimes coupled with language barriers.
  • Competently provides accurate and factual written and/or type reports within requirements of departmental policy and procedure to various agencies.
  • Properly documents crimes, accidents and evidence with proper forms.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • One to five years of employment and/or training of any type
  • Must possess a valid Kansas driver's license free of occupational restrictions, must be insurable with the Nation's insurance.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operators Course certification (obtained during basic training)
  • Successful completion of Kansas Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy or an equivalent Federal or State approved academy and certify as a Full-Time Kansas Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • Must possess/build a working knowledge of multiple court structures and proceedings.
  • Must possess/build a working knowledge of crime scenes; including securing the crime scene, identifying evidence, properly collecting, marking and documenting evidence.
  • Must possess/build a working knowledge of field interviews and investigative techniques.
  • Must possess ability to subdue and restrain offenders by using proper techniques including proper handcuffing, proper physical defensive tactics, working knowledge of "Use of Force" continuum, etc.
  • Must possess ability to communicate professionally; both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.
  • Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and appearance.
  • Must possess the ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.
  • Must possess a proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the position.
  • A record of satisfactory attendance and performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.


  • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Five to eight years of experience in emergency services/law enforcement/security-related employment and/or training.


  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with others, including members of the public
  • Ability to maintain high level of privacy and confidentiality of individuals and families.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs), fax/copier machine.
  • Able to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to work efficiently in a highly team-team oriented environment
  • Ability to work in a high-stress, deadline oriented environment
  • Attend out-of-state/out-of-town training periodically to enhance job performance and knowledge.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have full range of mobility in upper and lower body; be able to reach overhead; be able to work in various positions, including stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time; be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks; and be able to frequently lift 80 pounds of weight throughout the assigned workday.
  • Must successfully complete a physical abilities test.
  • Must successfully complete a post-offer medical screen and psychological examination.
  • Ability to cope with sexual crimes including rape, child pornography, sexually abused children, sodomy, lewd and lascivious acts, etc.
  • Ability to cope with high stress incidents including domestic violence, aggravated assaults, aggravated batteries, homicides, kidnapped children, shootings, fatal accidents, other deaths, bomb threats, barricaded subjects, car chases, building searches, suicidal subjects, officer suicides, etc.
  • Ability to cope with job stress including extended hours away from family, public scrutiny and distrust, media, political differences, racism, fatigue, extended hours with short notice, working while sick, environmental extremes, holiday work, shift work, demanding physical requirements.
  • Health hazards include coping with blood borne pathogens, urine and saliva.
  • Safety hazards of high-speed chases, responding to accidents on roadways, use of deadly weapons and force, attacks from suspects, etc.
  • Contact with hazardous materials.


  • Background Investigation through local, state and federal agencies
  • Must successfully pass a background check through local, state and federal agencies and legally carry a firearm.
  • Must have no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions of Domestic Violence
  • Pre-employment Drug Screening
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening

Note:  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.  The job description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.


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