Police Officer

Portland, OR
Columbia River Inter-Tribal PD

Salary: $30.00 to $33.08/hour.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

This position works under the direct supervision of the Patrol Sergeant.

Police Officers exercise no supervisory authority except in those instances where one officer has clear seniority over another and circumstances require an immediate decision or leadership.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforce tribal fishing regulations and provide law enforcement services along the Columbia River.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of and respect for the unique customs and traditions of the four member tribes, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, and the Nez Perce Tribe.
  • Deescalate stressful situations through calm and careful communications.
  • Learn and maintain strong knowledge of laws, resolutions, and tribal codes. These include the codes of the four member tribes, the codes of the states of Oregon and Washington, and the codes of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies.
  • Investigate violations and incidents, issue warnings and citations, apprehend violators, write case reports, prepare cases for court, process evidence and property.
  • Learn how to use firearms in a safe and effective manner.
  • Be an exceptional team member for your fellow officers. Listen well and speak with respect.
  • Provide assistance to Indians or any citizen during times of need.
  • Always put safety first. Safely operate boats, vehicles, firearms, radios, and other electronic equipment.


  • A strong track record of attendance and being on time for work. A reputation for being someone who can be counted on to not miss shifts.
  • There is a residence requirement to facilitate officers reporting to work in a reliable and dependable manner. Generally, officers must live in Zone 6 of the Columbia River, i.e. in between McNary Dam (near Umatilla) and the Bonneville Dam, and no more than 15 miles south of Highway 84 (OR) or Highway 14 (WA). Trainees may live outside this area but once training is complete, they must follow the full residence requirement.
  • In order to become a sworn Officer in the State of Oregon, you must be able to meet minimum moral fitness and ethical qualifications and pass a background investigation with no convictions of felonies. Candidates with misdemeanor criminal history will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • This job requires driving a CRITFC police vehicle and therefore you must be able to meet the terms of the CRITFC Motor Vehicle policy. Per the policy, applicants are required to have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record for the past three years.
  • Must be 21 yeas of age prior to the first day of employment.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or obtain citizenship within 18 months of hire.