Job Opportunity- General Counsel

Navajo Housing Authority
General Counsel

Job Location: Window Rock, Arizona – Executive Office
Salary: $130,000-170,000 DOE
Closing Date: Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Class Summary:
This is an advanced, /stand-alone classification encompassing incumbents responsible for providing in-house counsel and legal services to NHA leadership and the Board of Commissioners. Incumbents possess and apply a comprehensive knowledge of the legal field to actively guide and support NHA’s ongoing operations. Responsibilities may include conducting legal research and developing legal opinions; overseeing compliance activities; contracting issues, and conducting litigation including all related research and document preparation. Incumbents will actively participate in monthly Board of Commissioners Meetings. Incumbents operate with considerable latitude for unreviewed actions or decisions by virtue of their expert level knowledge and experience. Assignments generally require the interpretation and application of broad organizational policies and objectives into defined programs or services. Safety is a critical factor with NHA and all employees will adhere to Safety Policies and ensure Safety is how we perform our duties.

Required Experience:
• Valid Driver’s License
• Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited ABA law school
• Five years of legal work experience.
• Active member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association and state license in Arizona, New Mexico, or Utah required.

Preferred:
• Knowledge of HUD and NAHASDA laws, regulations, rules, procedures, and requirements
• Substantive knowledge in the following areas, preferable: Indian Housing Programs, Indian Law, Construction Law, Business or Corporate Law, Economic Development, Personal Injury, Insurance Law, Workers Compensation, Federal Environmental Law, Federal, State, and Navajo Litigation Practice, Employment or Navajo Preference in Employment, Real Estate Transactions, Landlord or Tenant Law, and/or Mortgages or Financial Transactions.

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit or upload their resumes and transcriptions on our NHA website at http://www.hooghan.org/ by the closing date to be considered for the position. All applicants are subject to background investigation and must have a valid driver’s license. Failure to submit required documents on-line shall be considered incomplete. If you have any questions please contact NHA Human Resources at (928) 729-6623.

To download full job description and application information, click here.

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Staff Attorney – Michigan Indian Legal Services
Traverse City – MI (United States)

Practice Area:Tribal / Indian Law
Preferred Years of Experience: 3
Application Begins On: 11/7/2018, 8:00 AM MST
Application Deadline: 12/7/2018, 11:30 PM MST
Anticipated Job Start Date: Jan 2, 2019

Interview Format: In Person Interview

Job Description
POSITION: Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) has an opening for a staff attorney to work out of its Traverse City, Michigan office.

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: MILS, is a statewide provider of free legal services to low income Native Americans and tribes. MILS represents individuals, families, tribes and organizations in cases that span a range of tribal and federal Indian law cases. This position will focus on tribal and state law legal issues; with an emphasis on tribal court child welfare and criminal defense matters. This position will require overnight travel in the Upper Peninsula.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal applicants will be licensed to practice law in Michigan or eligible to be admitted by waiver and have three plus years relevant litigation experience. Applicants must possess both written and oral advocacy skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of American Indians.

BENEFITS: This is a full time position with a salary from $43,000 to $58,000 depending on experience. MILS offers a generous health benefit and vacation/sick leave package.

MILS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply. The ideal applicant will have experience working in Native American communities.

Please send resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample to:
James A. Keedy
Executive Director
Michigan Indian Legal Services
jkeedy@mils.org
814 S. Garfield Ave., Suite A
Traverse City, MI 49686
Application Email: jkeedy@mils.org

Job Opportunity – Prosecutor III

Gila River Indian Community
Sacaton, AZ
Closing Date: 11/07/2018

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The Prosecutor III represents the Community in the litigation of the more complex criminal complaints and works with the US Attorney’s Office to ensure serious crimes are federally prosecuted. The Prosecutor III will assist in training of the junior prosecuting attorneys, and must be intimately familiar with professional responsibilities as an attorney.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Represent the Community in special prosecutions, high profile cases, complex criminal complaints and other matters as assigned.
  • Represent the Community in the Community courts at all stages of criminal and civil cases in which the Community is the plaintiff or petitioner.
  • Represents the community in Court at arraignments/initial hearings, pretrial/status conferences, review and evidentiary hearings and trials/adjudications in which the Community is the plaintiff or petitioner as assigned, must be largely independent in such abilities.
  • Represent the Community in multidisciplinary meetings with the US Attorney’s Office to ensure serious crimes are federally prosecuted.
  • Conduct legal research, analysis and document production related to the litigation of criminal cases in the Community courts.
  • Draft legal pleadings for the Community in criminal and civil cases.
  • Gather and analyze evidence in criminal cases.
  • Maintain case files, calendars and databases for criminal cases.
  • Assist in the development, revision and modification of the Community’s laws, resolutions and ordinances.
  • Represent the Community at meetings, court proceedings and other functions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA accredited law school and current membership in good standing with the Arizona State Bar; minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a licensed attorney with specialized and significant experience as an attorney in criminal litigation, including trial experience preferably.

Download full job description here.
To apply, go to: http://www.gilariver.org/

Job Opportunity – Applications Being Accepted for Maricopa County Superior Court Vacancy

Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Maricopa County Superior Court

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the appointment of Judge Susan M. Brnovich to the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona.

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

The most current judicial application form (revised January 2017) can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: www.azcourts.gov/jnc. Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov.

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in, and a resident of Arizona for the past five years, and a resident of Maricopa County for the past year.

A signed original application with all attachments, and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on November 19, 2018.

Applicants for the recent vacancies in Maricopa County DO NOT need to reapply to be considered for the new vacancy.

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held.

All meetings of the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public.  Meeting dates will be announced.

The new judge will be paid $149,382.60 annually.

Job Opportunity – Deputy Prosecutor

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Scottsdale, AZ

Closing date: 11/9/2018 11:59 pm Arizona

Definition
Position Summary: Under general supervision of the Prosecutor, represents the Community in adult mental health commitment matters, juvenile proceedings involving allegations of child dependency, incorrigibility, truancy and juvenile offenses. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Minimum Qualifications
Qualifications:
Education & Experience: Juris Doctor with 3 to 5 years of practical experience. Prefer experience/familiarity with executive, legislative, and judicial functions of tribal government along with experience in children’s law.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.

Insurability – Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License and be able to meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.

For full job description and application information, click here.

Job Opportunity – Senior Litigation Counsel

Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Washington, D.C.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State—the nation’s premier church–state advocacy organization—is accepting applications for a Senior Litigation Counsel. Current matters include challenges to religion‐based refusals by businesses and government officials to provide services to LGBTQ individuals; Trump Administration regulations that permit religious objectors to deprive women of insurance coverage for contraceptives; and the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban. The Senior Litigation Counsel will serve as lead counsel in trial and appellate litigation of church–state cases such as these throughout the country.

Advancing the Constitutional Principle of Church–State Separation
Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the constitutional principle of church–state separation as the only way to ensure freedom of religion, including the right to believe or not believe, for all Americans.

Founded in 1947, Americans United is a diverse and dynamic organization composed of people from all walks of life: lawyers and lobbyists, students and activists, religious leaders and impassioned Americans. Americans United includes people of faith and people who don’t profess any particular faith. It is a community that includes and welcomes people of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions or beliefs, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, classes, and abilities.

We use high-impact litigation, powerful lobbying, and grassroots advocacy to ensure that:

  • Religion does not dictate public policy.
  •  The government does not tell Americans what to believe or whether or how to practice their faith.
  • Discrimination is not justified under the guise of religious beliefs.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Americans United is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with more than 125,000 members and supporters and a national network of independent state affiliates. Through a strong, diverse national supporter network, both on the ground and online, Americans United defends the separation of church and state and protects religious freedom for all in communities across the country.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate is an experienced and highly skilled litigator with the ability to manage cases; exceptional ability as a legal writer and analyst; strong academic credentials; good oraladvocacy skills; the ability to travel as the cases require; and the interpersonal skills to work well with our staff and co-counsel and to serve as a trusted adviser to clients and partner organizations. A commitment to the public interest and to Americans United’s mission is essential. Americans United is an equal-opportunity employer and places strong emphasis on a diverse environment in which individuals are valued regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic.

How to Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, law-school transcript, writing sample, and the names of three references to legaljobs@au.org. The writing sample should be your own work and should not be substantially edited by anyone else.

Deadline: Position will be open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by November 26, 2018.

For more information about Americans United and the legal program, please visit website, www.au.org.

For full job description, click here.

Job Opportunity – Occupational Program Director

Occupational Program Director – Tribal Court Advocacy Certificate
Scottsdale Community College

Closing date: 10/31/2018

The Tribal Court Advocacy Program at SCC is designed to prepare students for careers as tribal court advocates and/or to work in settings that involve Native American legal issues. The occupational program director assumes a leadership role in the administration of the program, outreach to prospective students, advisement of students and the hiring and training of adjunct faculty to teach in the program. The primary focus of the position rests with program management and the program director reports through SCC’s Administration of Justice department.

Qualifications
For the 2018-2019 academic year, the program director’s primary areas of responsibilities will be in the outreach, marketing, and delivery of the workshops preparing prospective students. For the 2019-2020 academic year, it is expected that the program director teaches at least two courses in the program/semester in addition to program administration.

Education & Work Experience

  • Master’s degree/graduate degree in field related and applicable to the practice of tribal court advocacy OR
  • A master’s in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours related and applicable to the practice of tribal court advocacy OR
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years work experience as a tribal court advocate OR
  • Associate’s degree or 64 semester hours and 5 years work experience as a tribal court advocate.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience teaching/training working with others to facilitate professional/personal development
  • Experience successfully leading, managing, and coordinating multiple tasks and projects
  • Experience working with others in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills

Compensation
Program director compensation is paid at the Maricopa adjunct faculty rate of $925/load hour.
It is anticipated the program director will work anywhere from 6-9 load hours per semester.

  • 6-9 load hours = 12-18 hours/week on program responsibilities, teaching, and tasks.

There is an expectation that the program director will be available to work in the summer. Summer compensation will be determined based upon program needs.

Application Process
Interested parties should email a copy of a resume and cover letter addressing his/her qualifications specific to those listed above by Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to:

Dr. Stephanie J. Fujii, Vice President of Academic affairs
Scottsdale Community College
stephanie.fujii@scottsdalecc.edu

For questions and/or information, please call 480-423-6317.

To download pdf announcement, click here.
For examples of Tribal Court Advocacy courses, click here.

Job Opportunity – Family Advocacy Center Director

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Scottsdale, AZ

Salary: $108,153.00 – $156,828.00 
Closing: 10/30/2018 11:59 PM Arizona

Definition: Under general direction of the Community Manager or a designated Assistant Community Manager, performs a leadership role in establishing, maintaining and improving the development of the Community’s Family Advocacy Center (FAC) Program initiative. The FAC Program initiative is designed to be a comprehensive, Community based collaborative approach to crisis intervention and investigation. FAC primarily involves Health and Human Services, Social Services, Legal Services, Police and Prosecutor’s offices.

Provides an unprecedented and critical Community service by management of the FAC’s centralized and integrated (“Wraparound”) victim oriented programs that will eventually include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, domestic abuse, Child Protective Services (CPS), Adult Protective Services (APS) and elder abuse family advocacy. The primary focus of the center is Child Protective Services, with additional advocacy services for vulnerable adults and families. Provides SRPMIC program awareness to outside advocacy related entities. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Minimum Qualifications
Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Social or Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, Justice Studies, Criminal Justice & Criminology or a closely related field.

  • A Master’s degree in a closely related field is preferred.

Experience: 5 years demonstrated successful experience in one of the following disciplines: health & human services, law enforcement pertaining to family/domestic violence, or legal services preferably in a family advocacy related specialty.

  • 3 years supervisory experience required.
  • Integrative experience with HHS, legal and Police/investigative processes required.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with HHS, child and adult protection services, domestic and elder abuse, crisis management and law enforcement entities required.

For full job description and application information, click here.