Public Safety Security Officer

Tacoma, WA, USA Req #190
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Opens:                December 8, 2020                                   
Closes:              January 15, 2021

Job Title:          Security Officer                                 
Department:     Public Safety              

Reports To:     Security Manager

Hours:               Full Time – 40hrs/wk

Salary Min:       DOQ + benefits*                                   

* In addition to salary, The Puyallup Tribe provides a very generous employees’ benefits package including, but not limited to, employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement/401k plan with profit sharing, ample paid time off, a copious holiday schedule, and birthday leave

Position Summary:

Responsible for protection and security of the Puyallup Tribal buildings and property.  Reports all incidents in writing to the Security Manager and any criminal activity to both the Security Manager and the Puyallup Tribal Police Department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.     Is responsible for protecting and securing Tribal buildings and property as assigned.

2.     Promptly reports for assigned shift.

3.     Observes and reports all non-criminal incidents in writing to the Puyallup Tribal Public Safety Department.  Observes and reports all criminal activities to Law Enforcement Department immediately.

4.     Remains alert throughout shift and ensures visitors sign in/out at all Tribal buildings.

5.     Promptly and accurately follows instructions received from Supervisor.

6.     Monitors security cameras per assigned schedule.

7.     Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.



Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The 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 and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must be able to work any assigned shift, including weekends, evenings, graveyard and holidays.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Licenses or Certificates

Must have no felonies in the past five years.

Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

Must be able to acceptably pass a background and DSHS check prior to and periodically throughout employment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.

·       Must deal with the public in a tactical, pleasant and courteous manner.

·       The employee is regularly required to talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; push and/or pull; kneel, stoop, crouch or crawl; and reach with hands and arms.

·       The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.

·       The employee is occasionally required to sit.

·       The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

·       Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.\


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       The noise level is quiet.

·       The physical exertion is moderate.

·       The work place may sometimes be stressful when dealing with unruly clients or visitors to the office.

·       Work is sometimes performed in outdoor weather conditions while patrolling the premise.


The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law


H o w   T o   A p p l y:

Apply online at or visit the Puyallup Tribe’s website at


Online Application Tips:

1.            If you are using a PC, use Internet Explorer. If you are using a MAC, use Safari.

2.            Upload additional documents (resume, cover letter, letters of recommendation, proof of Indian blood, etc.) to the resume tab as one (1) PDF file or email documents to and we can add them to your online application. Please send in copies of any degrees or certificates that you have been awarded.

3.            Indian Hiring Preference – send in the appropriate documentation for the category you select. If you have any questions about the hiring preference policy or what document to send in, email us at or call (253) 573-7863.

4.            Provide 3+ references (we cannot obtain references from direct family members – mother, father, grandparents, sisters, brothers, or children and this includes in laws). One reference must be your most recent supervisor. We prefer the rest of your references to include co-workers, subordinates, or other supervisors, but we can accept a personal reference from someone who is familiar with your work ethic, habits, and attendance. You can send in letters of recommendation to

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6.            When entering salaries, only use numbers. Do not use any other characters (such as , . or $)

7.            After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive an email, please call the office to confirm submission.


*Please do not wear perfumes, colognes, or strong scents to your interview. Some employees are allergic.

If you have any questions about the positions or the online application, please call (253) 573-7863

or email

Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

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  • Tacoma, WA, USA