Working Here

Employees on the Reservation enjoy numerous amenities including working in a stress-free rural atmosphere far away from the congestion, pollution and traffic problems of the Phoenix metro area. Come work with us and help us chart our future as we move to greater prosperity while maintaining our rich cultural traditions and heritage.

Hiring Preference

Hiring preference is given to Ak-Chin Indian Community members and other federally enrolled tribal members. Other than Native American preference, the Ak-Chin Indian Community is an equal opportunity employer. We are a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

Health Benefits:

Our plan is one total package which includes Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Employee Life & AD&D.

Ak-Chin Indian Community offers a self-funded health plan.

For more information, please refer to our Employee Benefits Summary.


Ak-Chin Indian Community recognizes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Native American Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • Ak-Chin's Masik Ta:s
  • Christmas Day

Application Instructions

  • Type or use a black or blue ink pen.
  • A separate application is required for each position you are applying for.
  • Fill-out the application completely and thoroughly as possible. Do not put "see resume" or leave any items blank on the application.
  • Please list your mailing address and a telephone number where you can be reached. If either should change, it is your responsibility to notify the Human Resources Department.

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Police Officer - Certified

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Job Announcement #ACIC-17-51

Job Title:  Police Officer - Certified
Salary:  $48,383 - $56,850 ($23.26 - $27.33 per hour)
Reports to:  Police Sergeant
Supervises:  Not a Supervisory position.

Summary: Under general supervision, performs a variety of law enforcement work associated with patrol, traffic enforcement, and investigations. This is treated as a non-exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications: Must possess Arizona POST certification as a Peace Officer with no lapse of certified status and be in good standing with current or previous employer. Must be 21 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and meet or exceed the physical standards established by the Arizona P.O.S. T. Must possess a valid Arizona drivers license and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements (see list on website or attached to application.) Must be able to successfully complete an extensive background check, including a polygraph test, psychological evaluation and medical exam.

Hiring Preference: The Community affords Indian Preference and Veterans' preference. In applying Indian Preference, preference will be given to qualified Community members, then to qualified Native Americans, and then other qualified candidates. Except as otherwise stated herein, all candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, or other non-merit factor. Applicants wishing to claim Indian Preference must submit a Certificate of Indian Blood or proof of tribal enrollment at the time of application. All applicants wishing to claim Veterans' Preference must submit a copy of a certified Department of Defense DD Form 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty."

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Patrols an assigned area of the Community in a radio-equipped vehicle checking businesses/residences, discovering/preventing criminal activities, and enforcing State/Community laws/ordinances.
  2. Responds to calls involving automobile accidents, assaults, domestic disturbances, and other criminal activities/civil complaints to secure the scene, conduct preliminary investigations, and establish law and order.
  3. Arrests, questions, and transports suspects and/or persons with outstanding arrest warrants to jail facilities.
  4. Ensures that arrested persons are processed (booked) into jail in accordance with State and Federal guidelines and Police Department and jail procedures.
  5. Prepares incident reports regarding all activities to facilitate preparation of prosecutable cases.
  6. Secures/investigates crime scenes to ensure that the collection, preservation, and handling of physical evidence and property meets established professional and legal standards.
  7. Gathers and records/preserves information and evidence.
  8. Interviews/interrogates victims, suspects, and witnesses to obtain and verify information pertinent to the investigation and resolution of a variety of criminal/potentially criminal incidents.
  9. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Ak-Chin Indian Community laws/ordinances to be enforced.
  • Knowledge of State, Federal, and County statutes, codes, and ordinances to be enforced.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement principles and practices, including investigation, identification, patrol, traffic control, community/public relations, records management, report preparation, and custody of persons and property.
  • Knowledge of the equipment used in law enforcement, including weaponry, communications, and automotive equipment.
  • Knowledge of the location of streets and addresses in Ak-Chin and the surrounding area.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other law enforcement agency and regulatory agency/organization staff, Community officials, criminal justice staff, and the public.
  • Skill in understanding and interpreting complex statutes, ordinances, regulations, and standards.
  • Skill in preparing reports documenting the facts and actions regarding criminal/civil incidents.
  • Skill in using a variety of specialized law enforcement equipment.
  • Skill in operating a motor vehicle.
  • Skill in communicating using a standard two-way radio.
  • Skill in conducting investigations of criminal activities.

Closing date: Open until Filled. First Review of applications will be Friday September 8, 2017.

To be considered for this position, please submit a signed and complete Ak-Chin Indian Community application (additional resume optional), 39-month driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles, a copy of CIB or proof of tribal enrollment if claiming Indian Preference, and a copy of DD214 if claiming Veteran's preference to:

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Attn: Human Resources Department #17-51
42507 W. Peters and Nall Road
Maricopa, AZ 85138

Fax: 520-568-1051

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is a smoke-free and drug-free workplace.