Corrections Position

Puyallup Tribal Police Department - Corrections Officer



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Puyallup Tribal Police Department - Corrections Officer

Last updated on November 09, 2022
PST Partner Agency since May 04, 2021

Vacancies: 3

Testing Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Important Information

All interested candidates must submit an online application with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians to be considered.

Candidates who submit an online application will be emailed a coupon code to be used for PST written exam testing fees.

To apply and/or view the detailed job description: - Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on 'Apply Now,' where you will be directed through an account setup and application process. After submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact HR at (253) 573-7863 to confirm.

Testing may be waived for Lateral Level candidates.

To be considered for Lateral :

Must have a minimum of two years’ experience as a Correctional Officer, and have worked as a Correctional Officer within the past two years. Graduate of the Basic Corrections Officer Training Program (BCOTP) – Indian Police Academy or other Bureau of Indian Affairs approved basic corrections academy. Must submit proof of Academy certification.

If you have any questions, contact the Human Resources Department by email at or phone at (253) 573-7863.

Community Information

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reservation totals 28.2 square miles and includes cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Fife, and Federal Way, as well as off reservation land in trust. 

Department Information

It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Police department to safeguard life and property, to enforce Tribal law in a fair and impartial manner, to preserve peace and order within the boundaries of the Puyallup Reservation, to work with our Tribal members in our usual and accustomed hunting and fishing areas, and to aggressively pursue this mission in conformance with the culture and values of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

Our vision for the Puyallup Tribal Police Department is to provide dedicated professionals to provide excellent service, which enhances the quality of life for the community that we serve.

Area Information

County: Pierce
# of Staff: 30 sworn uniformed staff

Hiring Status

Puyallup Tribal Police Department - Corrections Officer has 3 vacancies.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is November 30, 2022.

Candidates must submit an online application with the Puyallup Tribe at Puyallup Tribe's Corrections Application Portal and submit a passing written exam score with PST before being directed to the next step in the recruiting process, which is the pre-psychological exam (SAR) with PSS. P.C.

Salary Information


  • $28.59 hourly  
  • $59,467 annually

Lateral, or entry after successful completion of the one-year probation: 

  • $29.73/hour
  • $61,838 annually

Benefit Information

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and paid time off. Overtime is 1.5x hourly pay rate; holiday hours are 2x hourly pay rate. 

Puyallup Tribal Police Department - Corrections Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.

Contact Information

Puyallup Tribal Police Department - Corrections Officer

3009 E. Portland Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98404 Pierce County
(253) 573-7863


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)

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