Public Safety Security Officer

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #343
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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.

Closes:    June 1, 2022 @ 8:59 p.m. PST

Department:   Public Safety
Reports To:    Assistant Director
Hours:             40 Hours/Week – Full Time
Salary:           Based on Salary Matrix + 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: 

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 completes incident reports on all non-criminal incidents in writing to the Puyallup Tribal Public Safety Department. Observes, reports all criminal activities to Law Enforcement Department immediately, and completes incident report.
  4. Remains alert throughout shift and ensures visitors sign in/out at all Tribal buildings. 
  5. Responsible for escorting visitors throughout building when required. 
  6. Completes required daily log for each shift. 
  7. Promptly and accurately follows instructions received from Supervisor. 
  8. Monitors security cameras per assigned schedule. 
  9. Must understand building safety protocols and implement when needed. Notifies Law Enforcement immediately. 
  10. Responsible for completing department’s emergency lockdown procedures when needed. 
  11. Responsible for working mandatory events such as, Tribal Membership meetings, Pow Wows, Culture events, construction projects, etc. 
  12. Must be able to use a two way radio to communicate with other security staff and law enforcement.  
  13. 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 have the ability to write incident reports.  

Must be able to work any assigned shift, including weekends, evenings, graveyard and holidays.

Must be willing to work at any Tribal location as assigned by supervisor. 

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 

No felony convictions within the past five years preferred, however, background checks will be reviewed on a case by case basis to determine mitigating factors.

May be required to have and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. Employees without a driver’s license will be placed at locations that do not require vehicle or driving access. 

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

Must attend and pass WA DOL Security Guard Training within 90 days of hire. 

40 – 80 hours of on the job training required, once hired. 


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.  


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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