Fish and Wildlife Officer

Fish and Wildlife Officer

Job ID:
Req No:
TPD 105.1
Tulalip, WA
Tribal Police
Closing Date:
April 29, 2019


Tribal Department:   Fish and Wildlife           


Tribal Division:     Police                    


Job Summary: Patrol all Usual & Accustomed Fishing areas of The Tulalip Tribes and enforce any and all pertinent codes and any Tribal, State and Federal Laws. Patrol all Game Management areas of The Tulalip Tribes and enforce any and all pertinent codes and any Tribal, State and Federal laws. Patrols the exterior boundaries of the Tulalip Reservation, prevent crime, and enforce Tribal, State, and Federal Laws. Make arrest, investigate reports, and serve search warrants, criminal summons, traffic citations, and required legal reports. Take statements and conduct interviews with witnesses, suspects, and defendants. Participate in community service-crime prevention and youth programs. Provides support and Backup County, City, State, and Tribal Officers as well as Tribal Gaming Agents and other Tribal Programs.


Compensation: $28.47 hr.



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent



  • Minimum of one (1) year experience preferred:

    • working with electrical equipment, such as radar, depth sounders, plotters, radio’s, etc.

    • operating diesel vessels of 40 feet, gas vessels of 30 feet in length and small outboard Vessels. This to include in severe weather conditions, day or night.



  • Receive a psychological evaluation by police services appointed psychologist and polygraph test.
  • Physical fitness test (CJCT Standards)



  • Must live within 15 miles of the Tulalip Reservation. *If applicant does not meet this requirement, employer will allow no more than three months from hire date to be in compliance.
  •  Must have current First Aid and CPR certifications. * Will allow six (6) months from hire date to obtain as a condition of employment.
  • Valid unrestricted state driver’s license (Abstract required)
  • Must meet the additional prerequisites of the Tulalip Police Department:
    • Must submit a medical examination form, clearing applicant for participation in physical fitness.
    • Must have the ability to pass the Washington State Academy and/or Indian Basic Academy physical performance test.    
    • Must not have been arrested for, or convicted of, any crime of violence of which any disposition exist except not guilty.
    • Must not have been convicted of any felony crime.
    • May have only minor traffic infractions provided they are not numerous.
    • Must advise of any drug use during lifetime, whether arrested or not, may attest that they no longer use or sponsor the use of drugs. (Juvenile convictions without adult arrests or convictions, as long as declared, will not disqualify applicant.)
    • Must pass a criminal background investigation, national agency check of their fingerprints, WASIC, and NCIC records.
    • Must commit to three to five years to the Fish and Wildlife.


Job Requirements:

  • Must be available to work any shift assigned to including days, swing, grave, weekends and/or holidays and be on-call 24/7 for immediate response when needed/required.
  • Must have basic working knowledge of the maintenance of diesel and gas engines.
  • Must have knowledge of the Tulalip Tribes Usual and Accustomed Fishing areas.
  • Must have knowledge of the Tulalip Tribes Interior area.
  • Must have knowledge of the Tulalip Tribes Game Management areas, both on and off the Reservation.
  • Must have knowledge of fishing operations such as gillnetting, skiff gillnetting, beach seining, round haul, set netting, purse seining, crabbing, shrimping, geoducking, etc.
  • Must have good observation skills
  • Must be computer literate and the ability to learn new computer programs.
  • Must have excellent communications skills both oral and written.
  • Tolerance and patience to deal with upset, angry, frustrated, and/or intoxicated persons.
  • Tolerance to be exposed to wet and cold weather and severe weather conditions for 8-12 hours.


Terms of Employment: This is a Regular Full-time position, requiring at least 40 hours per work, or 2080 hours per year.