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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
 Job Openings

Current Openings

Thank you for considering employment with the Ak-Chin Indian Community

The following jobs are open as of February 24th, 2017:


Police Sergeant

Security Guard

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Police Sergeant

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Job Announcement #ACIC-17-09

Job Title:  Police Sergeant
Salary:  $27.26 - $31.07 per hour ($56,700 - $64,630)
Reports to:  Police Lieutenant
Supervises:  Police Officers on assigned shift

Summary: Under limited supervision, supervises law enforcement activities of Police Department staff on an assigned shift. This is a non-exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience equivalent to four years full time, professional level law enforcement work, one year experience as a Police Sergeant preferred: OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed below. Must possess Arizona POST certification as a Peace Officer and be in good standing with current or previous employer. 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 successfully pass an extensive background check.

The ideal candidate will have at least six years experience as a sworn law enforcement officer and/or professional law enforcement experience with a tribal government/organization, one year of experience as a Police Sergeant preferred.

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. Supervises patrol activities during an assigned shift, including assigning staff, reviewing reports, and riding patrol as necessary; reviews reports, complaints, affidavits, and other related documents prepared by subordinate officers.
  2. Resolves day-to-day operational problems and questions arising from staff and the public. Provides operational support to the Office of the Police Chief and Police Lieutenant.
  3. Performs the full range of duties of subordinate officers when necessary for the effective patrol operations.
  4. Trains subordinate officers in various law enforcement policies, procedures, and techniques, to maintain/improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Police Department.
  5. Prepares records of shift activity and communicates shift information to supervisor of next shift.
  6. Evaluates performance of assigned staff; prepares reports regarding activities/incidents for command staff review.
  7. Collects/preserves and/or supervises collection and preservation of case evidence, including ensuring that less experienced staff follow appropriate investigative/chain of custody procedures and sending evidence to the State crime lab.
  8. Performs a variety of case management oriented activities, including working with prosecutors, maintaining case files, and coordinating with other law enforcement agencies.
  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.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision, including performance evaluation and progressive discipline.
  • 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 reviewing and evaluating the work of subordinate staff to ensure that established law enforcement operations standards are met.
  • Skill in using a variety of specialized law enforcement equipment.
  • Skill in communicating using a standard two-way radio.
  • Skill in conducting investigations of criminal activities.

Closing date: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

To apply for this position, please submit a signed and complete Ak-Chin Indian Community application (additional resume optional), Arizona POST Statement of Personal History and Application for Certification (AZ POST Form PH), a 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 #17-09
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.