Director of Conservation and Enforcement

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community - Prior Lake, Minnesota

Mar 30, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Jun 30, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$100,000 annual

Job Description

Come join the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) as our Director Conservation and Enforcement! In this role you will directly supervises the activities of law enforcement, leading command activities of staff during emergency incidents. You will plan and implements operations, programs, training and personnel management. Enjoy weekly pay, on-site clinics, and health benefits.

*_Job Overview: *_Serves as the Community’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer and direct and lead staff in enforcing state, federal and tribal laws and local ordinances. This individual will possess strong strategic planning ability, leadership skills, interpersonal and management skills; demonstrated ability to manage organizational change. The chief is administratively and operationally responsible for all law enforcement, investigations, crime prevention, protective services, liaison with external public safety agencies. The chief will possess, critical incident response experience, crisis management, proven abilities in supervision, sensitivity to diverse community and demonstrated written/oral communication and presentation skills. The chief supervises plans, organizes and directs the personnel and activities of the department.

*_Outstanding Benefits & Awesome Perks: *_Enjoy competitive weekly pay, outstanding benefits and advancement opportunities. Generous benefits include medical, dental, life and disability insurance, onsite medical clinics and pharmacy, 401(k) retirement plan, paid time off, wellness programs and more. Plus, take advantage of perks like discounts on childcare, fuel, bus passes and fitness membership, free uniforms, free uniform cleaning and tuition reimbursement.

*_Who We Are: *_The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community contributes to causes, organizations and tribes across the region, state and country. The SMSC has donated more than $350 million to organizations and causes, provided $500 million in economic development loans to other tribes, and contributed millions more to support regional governments and infrastructure. The SMSC's Native Green initiative annually diverts hundreds of tons of waste from landfills, has implemented compostable containers throughout our properties and restored hundreds of acres of prairie land. Team members are eligible to participate in SMSC Gives, a community outreach initiative. Learn more at

Job Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice or related field or equivalent education (Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred)
  • Ten years of law enforcement or related experience.
  • Valid MN POST license.
  • Valid Class D driver’s license may be required with a good driving record.
  • Exhibit a high level of personal integrity and ethical conduct.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21+
  • Education: Associates
  • Experience: 10 + years

Contact Information

Holly Oppegard

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
2680 154th Street
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372
phone: 952-496-6969

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