Public Safety Officer - Armed
Company: SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Under the direction of the Shift Sergeant, the Public Safety
Officer (PSO) is a uniformed, armed position responsible for
providing public safety to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
(SMBMI) Reservation and all of its Tribal members, assets,
customers, facilities and operations, including the San Manuel
Casino (SMC). PSOs must deliver critical safety and security
services in a business oriented, courteous and professional manner.
This position requires exceptional customer relations skills. PSO's
are involved with the enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations
under the State of California, Federal, and Tribal Government
codes, securing an assigned area, conducting investigations,
collecting evidence and preparing appropriate reports. Duties also
involve crime prevention, investigating crimes, arresting/detaining
suspects, responding to emergencies, performing as initial Incident
Commander until relieved, testifying in court proceedings, and
protection of life. The PSO may also have special assignments such
as executive protection, canine operations, among others if
assigned. The Public Safety Officer also collaborates, initiates,
and supports opportunities with other functions by championing the
goals and priorities of the Tribe in a manner that faithfully
reflects and upholds the Tribe's vision, mission and values.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Ensures establishment and its surrounding premises are protected
at all times by providing security of persons, buildings, and
assets of the organization through a variety of security techniques
and methods. Checks interior of premises for unusual signs, which
might indicate illegal entry and/or activity, and speaks to
occupants/visitors to assure that everything is in order.
Identifies locations and times when incidents or criminal
activities may have occurred.
Patrols and observes the grounds and facilities of the
organization in a manner consistent with guidelines and applicable
laws, policies and procedures.
Enforces laws, rules and regulations applicable to the State of
California, Federal and Tribal Government.
Completes investigations by analyzing and verifying information
through various investigative techniques and conversations with
persons during the course of their duties. Completes written
reports in compliance with departmental procedures, and makes oral
reports as needed.
Secures assigned area, conducts investigations, collects
evidence and prepares appropriate reports.
Maintains care and control of authorized equipment, issued
uniforms, and departmental approved firearms and ammunition.
Patrols and observes while assigned to an area; whether in a
vehicle, on foot or on a bike, to determine whether conditions
appear to be in order around buildings, offices, or streets or if
suspected violations of applicable laws are present.
The PSO determines whether to initiate an investigation based on
observations and locates, collects, handles and preserves physical
evidence as needed; arrests and searches based on the observation,
within the guidelines of applicable laws, policies and
Responds to emergencies such as fires, injuries, accidents,
robberies, intrusion alarms, bomb and other threats, and initiates
immediate action to control the threat, provide first responder aid
or render appropriate assistance. Interviews victims, witnesses and
suspects as needed.
Uses a variety of quality customer service oriented
communication skills, and special techniques to interact formally
and informally with community groups and customers of all
backgrounds. Provides information about policies, procedures and
ordinances as they affect the visiting public and maintains good
public relations with internal customers, vendors and responding
law enforcement agencies.
- Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient
operation of the department.
Special Assignment Opportunities
These positions are only available to active PSO's who have
successfully completed their Field Training Program, are in good
standing, and have been in their position for minimum of six (6)
months. Special assignments require current Public Safety employees
to go through testing and selection process. Once selected, the
officer will receive specialized training for their assignment. PSO
roles that require non-uniform and/or concealed carry of firearms,
must comply with all California State Law, BSIS guidelines, and DPS
policies related to the use of firearms.
Assignments may include, but are not limited to:
Animal Control Unit; must successfully pass certification as an
Animal Control Officer.
Bike Patrol; must pass physical fitness test for this
Protective Services Detail; must pass physical fitness and
advanced firearms testing for this assignment.
Canine Handler; must successfully complete canine handler
- Field Training Officer (FTO); this assignment requires a
minimum commitment of twelve (12) months. Officers selected for
this assignment will be responsible for training new employees
during their on-the-job field-training program. The FTO completes
required reports, reports the training progress of their trainee to
the designated shift supervisor(s), who will ensure the all
relevant personnel are informed. The FTO trains all Public Safety
Officers on their designated shift assignment and may be asked to
teach periodically at the Training Center and/or in shift
briefings. The FTO reviews trainee proficiency and assesses work
performance through observation and reporting.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in Security or Law
- Minimum POST Reserve level II certificate required; any
recognized law enforcement agency certificate - local, state or
federal; or military police certification, or equivalent.
(Recognized out of state certificate and/or related experience will
be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
This POST Reserve level II certification may be substituted with
three (3) years of successful, full-time, professional armed
security experience related to the duties outlined in the job
description or three (3) years of successful performance as a San
Manuel Public Safety Assistant. (Candidates hired under the three
(3) years of experience option will be required to obtain a POST
Reserve level II certificate, or equivalent, within one (1) year of
This POST Reserve level II certification may be substituted with
Bachelor's Degree in Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice,
Security Management, or a closely related field. College education
in Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice, Security Management,
or a closely related field may be substituted on a year-for-year
basis, e.g. Associates Degree may count as (2) years towards the
three (3) year requirement. Current San Manuel Public Safety
Assistants with one (1) year of experience may apply if they
actively hold an Associate's Degree. (Candidates hired under the
three (3) years of combined experience option will be required to
obtain a POST Reserve level II certificate, or equivalent, within
one (1) year of being hired.)
Excellent customer service skills.
Working knowledge of security procedures and applicable State,
Federal and Tribal laws, regulations and ordinances; interviewing
and interrogation techniques; surveillance techniques; and an
understanding of laws governing search and seizure is required.
Must have the ability to observe situations analytically, and
objectively, and to record pertinent information accurately and
completely and provide service with skill, firmness, tact and
Must accurately recall and express one's self clearly and
concisely, orally and in writing.
Must remain calm under stressful conditions, exercise reasonable
judgment and make sound decisions especially during emergency
Must operate a motor vehicle safely and have knowledge of state
and local motor vehicle laws.
Must be well groomed and clean - hair must be neatly groomed and
styled so that it remains above the ears and is not allowed to
extend below the collar. Mustaches, when worn, must be neatly
trimmed and not extended beyond the corners of the mouth, nor hang
below the top lip. Must abide by DPS policies on uniform
appearance. Must wear issued personal protection equipment
including ballistic vests.
Must demonstrate the ability to produce well-written documents
with regards to spelling, grammar, punctuation, organization and
content as evidenced by a written assignment or test during the
Must complete an in-house six (6) week basic Public Safety
Must successfully complete a 90-day introductory period and a
six (6) week Field Training Program.
Must successfully participate in mandated in-service training.
This includes, but is not limited to, report writing course,
weaponless defense techniques, chemical agent (Pepper Gel),
physical apprehension and arrest techniques, first aid, CPR, powers
of arrest, firearms training, traffic and pedestrian movement
control, security details, report writing, applicable policies and
procedures, and access control duties.
- Must successfully complete New Employee Orientation training,
which will include National Incident Management System (NIMS)
courses and demonstrating the ability to conduct field interviews
and write preliminary investigative reports.
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license
with acceptable driving record as determined by the insurance
At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission,
you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
Must be able to comply with all current requirements set forth
by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
(BSIS) for Armed Security Officers within 120-days of
- Must successfully pass BSIS courses in Powers of Arrest and
Firearms Certification. Responsible for maintaining a valid BSIS
Guard Card and Firearms Permit. Firearms must comply with the DPS
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will
make reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable
As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire,
San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of
its employees. Join our team today!
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