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Closing Date: Open until filled.

Full Time
Hood River, OR
Salary Range: $45,760 To 51,958 Annually

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Police Department (CRITPD) provides law enforcement of 31 treaty fishing access sites and other tribal lands along a 150-mile stretch of the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to McNary Dam, ensuring that fish are caught in accordance with regulations. Dispatchers/Communication Officers work in the CRITPD Headquarters in Hood River, answering calls for assistance, dispatching officers to respond, and keeping logs of all activities. This role uses radio communications extensively to support Police Officers who are in the field.

CRITFC’s Dispatchers/Communications Officers come from a variety of backgrounds and don’t need prior police or security experience. All Dispatchers/Communications Officers will receive extensive initial training. It is useful but not required to have experience in community services, social services, medical services, the military, or other jobs where safety and good communication are critical.

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Application Procedure

Online applications are preferred, however if circumstances prevent an applicant from completing an online application or require help with an electronic application, email for assistance.

Hiring preference:
CRITFC implements a tribal preference policy and encourages citizens and descendants of our member tribes (Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama) and other federally recognized tribes to apply.

CRITFC is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, people of color, those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.

CRITFC will consider non-citizen applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S. If not authorized to work in the U.S., CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to the candidate in obtaining U.S. work authorization. With the exception of certain employer required costs, CRITFC will not pay for costs related to applicant’s legal representation, filings for work authorization or immigration, or other costs related to obtaining work authorization.

*Please note: the term “Commission” as used in this description refers to CRITFC’s governing body. CRITFC is a tribal organization that is wholly owned and governed by the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. As a tribal organization, CRITFC is subject to a unique blend of policies and laws.