Public Safety Security Supervisor

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #222
Monday, March 15, 2021
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.

Close:                April 13, 2021 @ 8:59 pm PST

Department:     Public Safety                    

Reports To:      Assistant Director 
Hours:               40 Hrs/Wk – Full Time

Salary:              DOQ + Benefits                                           


*The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer

paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid

holidays, and paid time off including birthday leave.    

Position Summary:

This position is assigned to and is responsible for the protection and security of certain buildings and properties for the Puyallup Tribe.  Assists the Assistant Director and Director in overseeing staff and is responsible for the reporting all incidents in writing to the Public Safety Department, and to report criminal activity to Tribal Police when applicable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Directly supervises staff at assigned locations and assists the Assistant Director with supervision and oversight of security staff for those other buildings, locations or properties assigned to have security personnel.
  2. Works with the Assistant Director on the development of schedules and other personnel data as needed. 
  3. Manages on-call scheduling. Takes reports of absences and ensures coverage for shifts.
  4. In the Assistant Director’s absence, may be required to tour the various work sites to check on building security.
  5. Assists Assistant Director with conducting performance evaluations promptly and timely on subordinate personnel; meets with them individually and explains the evaluation; sets performance goals, objectives and expectations for subordinates and ensures that they understand the expectations.
  6. May work with the Human Resource staff to advertise, interview and hire Security staff.
  7. Assists the Assistant Director to assure that Security staff are properly trained in work site safety regulations.
  8. When necessary, promptly takes corrective disciplinary action with subordinate personnel by working with the Human Resource Department.
  9. Is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director in ordering, maintaining and issuing clothing and/or equipment to personnel; tracks what has been issued and ensures return of clothing and equipment when employee terminates.
  10. Responsible for monitoring security surveillance camera at Administration front-desk.
  11.  Fills in for security personnel as needed when staffing is short-handed or otherwise unable to fulfill their duties.
  12.  Contributes a favorable public image of the Tribe by establishing and maintaining relationships and participation in the community (civic, industry, and professional).
  13.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Responsible for day-to-day supervision of Security staff. Responsible for training and development of staff, problem solving, creating schedules, scheduling on-call staff and assisting with employee reviews/discipline.  When the Assistant Director is unavailable, supervises security and on-call security employees assigned to buildings and properties.  When necessary, carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians personnel policies and procedures, and all applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, coaching and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, recognizing and counseling employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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

AA degree in Criminal Justice or a related field and two years of experience in the field of security; or a High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and four years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must demonstrate the ability to write reports.

Must demonstrate the ability to manage staff, create schedules, write daily reports and handle difficult situations.

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.

Must have a valid and unrestricted Washington State Driver’s License. Driver’s License must not contain any restrictions that would otherwise prevent an employee from driving a GSA vehicle.

Must submit to and be able to pass a criminal background check prior to employment 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 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 moderate.
  • The physical exertion is moderate.
  • Work is performed in outdoor weather conditions and may occasionally work in high, precarious places; near moving mechanical parts and be exposed to extreme cold.


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



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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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  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA