Police Officer

Ohkay Owingeh
Posted 3 months ago

Job Features

Position TitlePolice Officer
DepartmentLaw Enforcement
Period to Apply09/20/2021-Open Until Filled
SupervisorPolice Lieutenant
Pay Rate$20.69/Hourly
Position StatusRegular Full-Time
FLSA StatusNon-Exempt
LocationOhkay Owingeh

Job Description


Under the direct supervision of the Lieutenant, ensures safety, security, and the preservation of life and property by maintaining law and order and enforcing laws and ordinances. Solves community problems by fostering open and continuous communication and cooperation between the community and law enforcement. Maintains confidentiality of all


Work under the direct supervision of the Police Lieutenant.





  • • Protects the property and lives of community members by patrolling assigned areas and addressing any suspicious persons and/or establishments
  • • Interviews persons with complaints or inquiries and directs them to proper authorities if needed
  • • Responds to all incidents including fire, theft, automobile accidents, robberies, disturbances, and any other misdemeanors of felonies and secures the scene of the crime
  • • Conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, and makes arrests as required by applicable laws.
  • • Testifies in court to present evidence or testify against persons accused of criminal activity
  • • Conducts investigations in vice activities, narcotics, traffic, burglary, or reported incidents as assigned
  • • Conducts routine checks of local businesses, residences, and government agencies
  • • Maintains awareness of and investigates specific areas subject to juvenile delinquency
  • • Maintains positive relations with community members and agencies by educating and informing on crime prevention related issues
  • • Transports violators to and from court, rehabilitation sites, or jail facilities. Serves court papers, warrants, or subpoenas as required
  • • Maintains appropriate documentation on incidences as required by policies and procedures
  • • Generates reports as needed
  • • Attends training classes and seminars on police methods, techniques, safety, first aide, marksmanship, and related law enforcement activity
  • • Communicates with local, state, regional, and outside agencies and assists as needed
  • • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required
  • • Performs other duties as required


  • • Knowledge of Traditional Form of Government and Pueblo Customs and Traditions
  • • Knowledge of the functions of and structure of Ohkay Owingeh
  • • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, County, and Local Laws, Regulations, and requirements
  • • Knowledge of Law Enforcement and Public Relations activities
  • • Knowledge of investigation techniques to gather, preserve, and use for criminal convictions
  • • Knowledge of the Pueblo’s geography and road locations
  • • Knowledge of equipment used in Law Enforcement, including weapons, communications, computers, and vehicles; proficient in firearm safety enforcement/regulatory agencies, departmental staff, Tribal Officials, and the Public
  • • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic
  • • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing
  • • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels
  • • Ability to give and receive orders, follow instructions in verbal and written format
  • • Ability to work as a team member in a structured working environment
  • • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • • Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action
  • • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgement
  • • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • • Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports and present detailed, accurate, and objective oral presentations
  • • Ability to comprehend, retains, and recalls factual information, and learns and applies acquired skills and techniques to the performance of assignment duties
  • • Ability to protect the Public and enforce the Laws with due regard for the rights and safety of individuals, preservation of property, and maintenance of good community and interpersonal relationships in compliance with established laws, policies, procedures, and regulations
  • • Ability to integrate training, experience, and common sense sufficient to identify potentially dangerous situations, make effective logical decisions, and exercise the appropriate measure of tact or force to resolve the situation with minimum injury to self or other persons or minimum damage to property involved
  • • Ability to accept the dangers and stresses, regimentation, discipline, and time demands of Police work
  • • Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • • Certified in CPR and First Aid
  • • Other duties as required



  • • High School Diploma or GED plus one-year experience
  • • Current valid New Mexico Driver’s License with no DWIs or accidents in the past three years and safe driving record.
  • • Must be 21 years of age
  • • Graduate of FBI or National Academy certifying Law Enforcement Officers within the State of New Mexico required.
  • • Must be physically able to perform job duties
  • • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • • Must be insurable through the Pueblos Insurance Carrier
  • • No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years
  • • Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation


FAX (505) 852-0093



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