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Village Public Safety Officer - Rural Villages - Tanana Chiefs Conference

Company: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Village Public Safety Officer - Rural Villages - Tanana Chiefs Conference Tracking Code 20201836 Job Description No matter where you are on your professional journey, picture the beauty of a road less traveled. Whether your career is just beginning in the Golden Heart City or you are answering a call to the Last Frontier from another part of the globe, Tanana Chiefs Conference has an opportunity that will speak to your sense of adventure and a community that you can call home. Required Skills Representative Duties:

  • Enforce federal, state and legally adopted local laws and ordinances. The VPSO will assist the local government in designing, adopting and implementing local ordinances.
  • Provide first response to emergency medical situations, as required. Assist the community health aide and act in health aide's absence.
  • Provide local fire protection, prevention and education services. Duties may include assisting community in establishing a local fire department, training and garnering fire equipment.
  • Conduct search and rescue operations with the assistance of the Alaska State Troopers. VPSO may assist community with training, management and implementation of local search and rescue crew.
  • Maintain the safety of the public and community through patrol of roadways, waterfronts, community/private property and facilities. Respond to emergencies as required and take the necessary action to correct any public safety hazard.
  • The VPSO may provide community with animal control functions, including but not limited to vaccinations and investigations. May assist community in establishing local animal control ordinances and enforcement.
  • Complete TCC and Department of Public Safety reports, and forms in a timely manner as required.
  • Assist State Troopers with law enforcement duties, investigations, secure crime scenes, serving summons, prisoner transport, prison guard and other possible duties as requested.
  • Provide public safety education programs including but not limited to DARE, water safety, fire safety, hunter's education, personal safety, ATV safety, etc.
  • Assist local community and TCC regional villages with an emergency response plan, emergency preparedness and response.
  • Probation and Parole supervision Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate with others, both orally and in writing.
    • Must be free from any physical, emotional, visual, hearing, or mental condition, which would adversely affect performance as a Village Public Safety Officer.
    • Will be required to pass basic physical fitness test. Physical demands: Incumbent must be able to work long hours, travel and live in remote areas. Incumbent will be exposed to certain conditions including but not limited to: travel by small aircraft, vehicle, boat and snow machine, lack of running water, poor heat, sleeping on floors, and exposed to adverse weather conditions. Excellent health and physical condition are necessary due to the physical demands of the job. Patrolling may be done on foot. VPSO's may escort prisoners, or other individuals of need to treatment facilities as directed by the Alaska State Troopers or medical provider. Passing a pre-hire physical fitness test which includes a set repetition of at least 14 push-ups (untimed), 20 sit-ups in one minute, and the ability to run 1.5 miles in 16:32 minutes or less will be required of the incumbent. Prior to attending the academy, incumbent will need to meet the Village Public Safety Officer Certification Standard listed about under "Minimum Qualifications." Summation: Incumbent must be able to pass background investigation, done by the Alaska State Troopers. Upon hire, incumbent will be in six month probationary status. Successfully complete VPSO Academy training, post-hire, and attend regional or other trainings, when scheduled. Required Experience
      • High school education or GED.
      • Must be at least 21 years of age.
      • Must have valid Alaska Driver's License.
      • Previous law enforcement or public safety-related training or experience is helpful, but not required.
      • Must be familiar with rural Native traditions and lifestyles in rural Native communities.
      • Must be a United States citizen or a resident alien who has demonstrated intent to become a citizen of the United States.
      • Must pass the Criminal background check on misdemeanor and /or felony convictions as judged by the Alaska State Troopers.
      • Must pass background check pursuant to federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.
      • Must obtain the Village Public Safety Officer Certification Standard prior to the academy and physically demonstrate 25 Push-ups (untimed), 27 Sit-ups within 1 minute and a 1.5-mile run in 15:12 minutes or less. Job Location Anchorage, Alaska, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

Keywords: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage , Village Public Safety Officer - Rural Villages - Tanana Chiefs Conference, Executive , Anchorage, Alaska

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