Village Public Safety Officer - Kodiak , Alaska - Kodiak Area Native Association

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Village Public Safety Officer - Kodiak , Alaska - Kodiak Area Native Association

Kodiak, AK
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    A Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) is assigned to a rural community and work’s independently to provide a wide array of services which include, but are not limited to, law enforcement, crime prevention, fire suppression & education, emergency medical service, search & rescue services, and may perform other duties related to maintaining public services and participating in community activities. A VPSO may also be designated a Roving VPSO. A Roving VPSO is based in Kodiak and is subject to temporary assignment to a rural community in this region for a period of 30 days or less The Roving VPSO performs all of the essential duties and responsibilities of a VPSO while in that community.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Patrol’s assigned community by foot, motor vehicle, off-road vehicle, small boat, fixed or rotary wing aircraft. The Roving VPSO, is required to travel by small boat, fixed or rotary wing aircraft for temporary assignment.
    • Responds to routine and emergency calls for service, to include in progress crimes.
    • Enforces federal and state laws. Responds to animal complaints.
    • Investigates reports of crime; makes arrests; writes reports, and provides testimony in in civil and criminal court proceedings and trials in support of arrest and reports.
    • Responds to fires and coordinates fire prevention and fire protection services. Responds to medical emergencies and assists the Community Health Aide as requested.
    • Participates in community emergency management planning, mitigation and response activities for natural and man- caused events.
    • Activates the community siren alert warning system (SAWS) for function test and to notify community of emergency events.
    • Assist the Department of Corrections by monitoring and reporting on persons on probation or parole, and with collecting urine samples to ensure compliance with conditions of probation or parole.
    • Assist the Alaska Court System by monitoring and reporting on the status of community work service assignments taking place in the community.
    • Assist the Alaska State Troopers (AST) with monitoring registered sex offenders who reside in the community.
    • Attends City/Village Council meetings to deliver reports on public safety matters occurring in the community.
    • Maintains regular contact with, and updates the VPSO Coordinator and AST at least weekly, or more frequently as necessary.
    • Notifies the VPSO Coordinator of incidents warranting counseling from AST.
    • Makes and submits activity reports, dispatch cards, time cards and other information to the VPSO Coordinator as requested.
    • Attends training as required by the VPSO Coordinator.
    • Participates in community based initiatives, as directed by the VPSO Coordinator, e.g. Choose Respect, Alutiiq cultural week, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), hunter safety education, Kids Don’t Float, etc.
    • May be required to guard people who are detained or under arrest and/or transport them to the nearest jail.
    • Works an assigned shift but may be required to work beyond the assigned shift, respond after hours, or on weekends and holidays.

    Required Skills

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Must be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien who has demonstrated an intent to become a citizen of the United States; must be 21 years of age at time of application; must be of good moral character; must have a high school diploma, or its equivalent, or have passed a General Educational Development (GED) tests; must be free from any physical or hearing condition that would adversely affect performance of an essential function of the VPSO ; must have normal color discrimination, normal binocular coordination, normal peripheral vision, and corrected visual acuity of 20/30 or better in each eye; must be free from a mental or emotional condition that would adversely affect performance of an essential function of a VPSO; must meet all of the requirements of the Department of Public Safety, and KANA to be hired for the position of VPSO.

    Required Experience

    Must have a high school diploma or a general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Must be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien who has demonstrated an intent to become a citizen of the United States; must be 21 years of age at time of application; must be of good moral character; must have a high school diploma, or its equivalent, or have passed a General Educational Development (GED) tests; must be free from any physical or hearing condition that would adversely affect performance of an essential function of the VPSO ; must have normal color discrimination, normal binocular coordination, normal peripheral vision, and corrected visual acuity of 20/30 or better in each eye; must be free from a mental or emotional condition that would adversely affect performance of an essential function of a VPSO; must meet all of the requirements of the Department of Public Safety, and KANA to be hired for the position of VPSO.

  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care