Tribal Police Officer

Pauma Valley, CA
Pauma Tribal Police Department

Salary: $60,000.00 – $62,400.00 per year.

Position Summary:
The Pauma Tribal Police Department is looking for individuals who are results-orientated, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.

Police Officers are trained and experienced police professionals who can assume the full range of policing duties after a brief orientation/ Field Training Officer program. Police Officers are key participants in a partnership of the community to identify and resolve crime problems affecting the quality of life of all residents, employees and guest. This diversity in the area makes the Pauma Police Department an exciting and demanding place to work.
Essential Functions:

  • Ability to read and understand English language documents and legibly hand write accurate and grammatically correct reports.
  • Communicates effectively orally, in writing and by using the police radio.
  • Drives a vehicle safely under varied and sometimes difficult conditions, including emergencies.
  • Ability to physically control individuals with the minimum and reasonable use of force as prescribed by law and departmental policy.
  • Writes extensive and complex reports which are used as a basis for potential prosecutions in court.
  • Exercises good judgment in dealing with routine and unusual situations.
  • Learns and comprehends factual information, policies, procedures and rules, and uses good judgment and discretion in applying same to changing conditions in similar and varied situations.
  • Maintains composure and takes appropriate action during emergency or tense situations.
  • Confronts problems and enforces laws professionally and within established guidelines.
  • Operates a variety of firearms, equipment and weapons in a safe and proficient manner in accordance with departmental standards.
  • Accepts criticism and applies it to his or her performance.
  • Meets scheduled assignments on time and provides dependable service to the community.
  • Testify in Tribal, County Superior, and Federal Court as necessary
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Applicant must posses a California P.O.S.T. Basic Academy Certificate or higher.
  • Applicant must have a valid California Driver’s License.
  • The ability to pass a stringent background/ credit check.
  • Eligible to be granted a federal Special Law Enforcement Commission (SLEC).
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony, not have a misdemeanor conviction of crimes involving public trust, moral turpitude, domestic violence, child abuse, or crimes under the color of authority.
  • High School Diploma / GED required.
  • Valid CA Guard Card/ Exposed Firearm Permit.
  • CPR/AED and First Aid Certified strongly desired.
  • Must have computer skills (Microsoft Word).
  • Must be able to work holidays, split shifts, nights, and weekends.