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Conservation Enforcement Officer 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Environmental Services  

OVERVIEW:   This position shall be under the supervision of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Natural Resources Director, but will be working closely with the Tribal Police Department staff and tribal fishers.   It will require frequent work outside during inclement weather conditions.


  • Monitoring and assuring compliance of regulations during finfish and shellfish harvest activities.

  • Maintenance of proper records related to shellfish harvest.

  • Submitting daily harvest monitor forms and fish tickets to the Fisheries Office Manager.

  • Maintaining and repairing gear and vessels necessary for monitoring activities.

  • SCUBA dive operations that include maintenance of harvest tracts, underwater compliance monitoring, biological survey work, and the collection of PSP samples.

  • Enforcing the tribal laws and ordinances, with an emphasis on fishing and hunting regulations and ordinances.

  • Patrolling throughout the Tribe’s Usual and Accustomed Hunting and Fishing areas, in order to monitor fishing and hunting activities.

  • May be required to deal with individuals who are irate and confrontational and carrying a firearm.

  • Maintaining proper and complete records regarding the status of tribal harvesters, hunters, divers, shellfish buyers, and sellers.

  • Work with other tribal and state fisheries enforcement personnel to identify enforcement needs and address problems within the Tribal Usual and Accustomed Hunting and Fishing areas.

Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Previous law enforcement work experience or education, natural resources work, and/or certified SCUBA diving status is highly desirable.
  • Must be able to qualify for firearm license annually.
  • Will be required to complete the BIA Police Academy in New Mexico (4 ½ months duration) or attend the Washington State Police Academy and / or unless already academy accredited or equivalent.
  • No misdemeanor convictions within 1 year of hire date, with the exception of minor traffic offenses.
  • No domestic violence convictions that would prevent applicant from carrying a Firearm under Federal or Washington State Law.
  • Must not have been convicted of any federal felony or offense punishable in Washington as a felon.
  • Will be subject to a criminal background check as well as UA/ Written / physical/psychological/ polygraph exams.



  • Ability to follow department and Tribal policies and procedures.
  • Ability to follow instructions and adhere to prescribed routines and practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good communications with the staff biologists, tribal staff, state and federal agency personnel, and members of the local community.


  • Hazard of physical attack or injury
  • Inside and outside work with exposure to weather conditions.
  • Physical requirements include moderate to strenuous physical effort when performing duties.
  • May be required to lift, move, and or push objects that weigh up to eighty (80) pounds infrequently as well as climb, stoop, crawl and kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Pass the FLETA Physical Fitness Test, WACJTC Physical Fitness Test.
  • Pass a Swim Test; 100 yard swim, 5 minutes tread water, retrieve a ten lbs weight from ten feet.  


  • Applicants will be required to successfully complete a fitness test immediately as the first stage of qualification testing.  All applicants must be able to meet the Fitness Standards for entry to the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission at the time of application.
  • Required to obtain certification from Washington State Law Enforcement Standards Board Training and legally able to carry a firearm.
  • Must be able to comply with the LOWER ELWHA KLALLAM TRIBE’s Drug Free Workplace polices; must have UA testing done prior to employment.
  • Will need to attend periodic in-service training sessions.
  • Assisting with other fisheries-related activities as assigned.
  • Must be willing to commit 5 year and sign contract.

As with all positions of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe this position is Indian Preference in hiring, in Accordance with P.L. 93-638.

SALARY LEVEL:                                  Level 12 A($16.36 hourly)-F($20.74 hourly) depending on experience

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Rotating Days and Nights  
Close Date 11/26/2014  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 10/14/2014  
Location Fisheries Office  
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