PLEAD Coordinator

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #441
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
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.

Close: April 4th, 2023

Job Title: PLEAD Coordinator                                         
Department: Law Enforcement                             

Reports To:  Chief of Police                                     
Hours: 40 Hours (Full Time)

Salary:  BASED ON SALARY MATRIX + BENEFITS*                                       

*Salaries are market competitive. For accurate salary information, call (253) 573-7863 or email

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid medical, pdental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and paid time off including birthday leave.

Position Summary:

The PLEAD Coordinator will work directly with internal tribal departments and the LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) National Support Bureau on an ongoing basis to enhance the PLEAD program for service delivery, in an effort to increase public safety and community wellness. The PLEAD Coordinator will provide outreach, engagement, and case management services to low-level offenders who have been referred to the PLEAD Program by Puyallup Tribal Police or Prosecutor.  


LEAD is a program designed for individuals arrested for low-level non-violent violations due to behavioral health issues and/or extreme poverty, and participants are provided with connections to community-based case management and resources. The goal of the program is to respond to and reduce alcohol- and substance-abuse related crimes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Facilitate Operational Work group meetings between Tribal Police, Prosecutors, and Probation.
  2. Coordinate with LEAD National Support Bureau to develop the PLEAD program and schedule training for Law Enforcement, and other involved programs. Remain current on LEAD developments.
  3. Screens PLEAD participant referrals sent from Puyallup Tribal Police and Prosecutors.
  4. Assess participant needs in regards to medical care, chemical dependency, housing, employment, etc.
  5. Develop client service plans, which addresses participant needs and goals; update the plan periodically to reflect progress. Maintain participant program files and information regarding participant program utilization data.
  6. Locate service providers and resources to help meet the needs of participant, assist participant with accessing services.
  7. Set up and participate in trainings and technical assistance provided to PLEAD program members.
  8. Develops and maintains professional relationships with service providers to promote effective coordination of services for PLEAD participants.
  9. Work collaboratively and respectfully with interdepartmental staff.
  10. Responds promptly after normal working hours to emergency situations.
  11. Collect appropriate data from the outset of program operations, in an effort to demonstrate program effectiveness and overall participant utilization data.
  12. Administrative responsibilities for PLEAD program to ensure the strong functioning of PLEAD, to include budgeting, scheduling and internal reporting requirements.
  13. Establish relationships with other jurisdictions who have implemented LEAD and participating in monthly learning collaborative calls.
  14. Responsible for entering LE payments in the Microix payment system database.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibility.


Qualifications and Requirements

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Associates degree (A. A.) in Criminal Justice, Behavioral Health, Social Work, Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited college/University is required; and two or more years of related experience working in a social service or client based assistance program is required; or equivalent combination of additional education and less related work experience.. Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel required.


Language Skills

Employee must demonstrate the ability to interact tactfully and positively with Tribal members, all levels of staff and management.  Excellent meeting facilitation skills and the ability to explain new concepts and processes. 

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as percentages, ratios, and proportions and apply them to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to develop logical and creative solutions to problems and be counted on to make sound decisions. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Able to work under pressure using a cooperative approach to problem-solving. Ability to set boundaries, resolve conflict, and de-escalate issues.

Licenses or Certificates

Must pass a criminal background check.

Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license. Driver’s license must not contain any restrictions that would prevent the employee from driving a GSA vehicle.


Knowledge of criminal justice procedures, and the ability to communicate and function within these systems.

Commitment to the harm reduction philosophy and to working with marginalized people in a non-judgmental manner.

Strong knowledge of Native American culture and issues facing Native Americans.

Must ensure strict confidentiality of agency and client information.

Ability to work in a stressful job environment with difficult subject matter and to keep own emotions in check.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires the ability to operate a personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level is low to moderate.
  • The physical exertion is low to moderate.
  • Work may be performed outside of typical business hours and employee is expected to respond promptly.
  • Position has a high level of stress due to the sensitive and confidential issues being addressed.
  • Requires occasional travel using employee’s own transportation.
  • Some out-of-state travel will be required.


Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law 

H o w   T o   A p p l y:

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If you have any questions about the position or online application, please call (253) 573-7863

or email


Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

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