Moapa Paiute Tribal Police Officer:  MOAPA BAND OF PAIUTES

Moapa Paiute Tribal Police Officer: MOAPA BAND OF PAIUTES


Moapa River Indian Reservation

P.O. Box 340

Moapa, NV 89025

Telephone: (702) 865-2787

Fax: (702) 865-2875


$52,000.00 per year not including overtime; full benefits package includes take home vehicle and paid commute. Will not affect Nevada PERS.

Title: Moapa Paiute Tribal Police Officer

Department: Moapa Paiute Tribal Police Department

Location: Moapa, NV (About 45 minutes to an hour from Las Vegas)

Supervisor: Police Commander

Opens: September 5, 2019

Closes: When Filled

Job Summary:

The Police Officer is responsible for the preservation of peace within the community, protection of life and property, and enforcement of Tribal ordinances, state and federal law where applicable. The Police Officer patrols designed areas of the Moapa Band of Paiutes Indian Reservation to prevent, discover, and deter crime, responds to calls, writes detailed reports on police-related activities, and must be able to act without immediate supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies.


1. All primary job responsibilities in standard Police Officer assignments.

2. Perform law enforcement assignments as needed on tribal lands.

3. Responsible for enforcing federal laws, tribal law and order code and ordinances under the general supervision of the Commander of Police.

4. Patrols assigned area of responsibility in an effort to reduce or control the number of crimes committed.

5. Make arrests of violators of criminal laws, which may involve participation in raids.

6. Conducts initial investigation of crimes.

7. Secures scenes and gathers evidence pending assumption of responsibility by other personnel as assigned.

8. Responsible for investigation of all violations of misdemeanor and felony offenses under applicable Federal Statutes, and Tribal Law and Order Codes.

9. Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

· Ability to hear conversations without the use of a hearing aid.

· Have unrestricted use of all extremities.

· May on occasion lift and carry heavy objects of 50 pounds or less.

Minimum qualifications:

· Must be at least 21 years of age.

· High School Diploma or GED, Associates of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement preferred.

· Must have at least 3 years of experience in general law enforcement or law enforcement patrol.

· Must be Nevada POST certified (Category 1) and/or have certification through BIA.

· Must be understanding of the culture of the Moapa Band of Paiutes and willing to adjust work habits to the unique needs of the Tribe

· Ability to prepare and present comprehensive written reports on enforcement goals, objectives, and practices.

· Ability to exercise independent judgment in complex situations with minimal supervision or direction.

· General knowledge of Highway Interdiction and Commercial Traffic Enforcement.

· Ability to maintain the physical standards and present a professional image to the public and other law enforcement agencies.

· Ability and willingness to attend additional training to maintain certification and further career development.

· Working knowledge of all pertinent laws and regulations.

· Must have a valid Driver’s License and be fully insurable under the Tribe’s insurance policy.

· Must pass a criminal background investigation and credit check.

· Must pass pre-employment alcohol/drug screening.


· Experience in Indian Country Policing.

All successful applicants will be required to take Cultural Sensitivity training and the class “Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country” as directed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

How to Apply: Send resume with BIA or NV POST Cat 1 Certificate to: 

Applications available/accepted at: Moapa Band of Paiutes, 1 Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 340, Moapa, NV 89025

Indian Preference Per Section 703(i) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.