Job Opportunity – Communications and Media Affairs Specialist

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is recruiting for the position of Communications and Media Affairs Specialist, GS-13, in four locations throughout the U.S.   One of the positions will be filled in GSA’s Northwest/Arctic Region in Auburn, WA, and we are asking for your help in sharing this exciting opportunity with anyone you know who may be interested and qualified.  The annual salary range for this position is $90,284 to $117,374 based on the selectee’s qualifications and Federal pay provisions.

About GSA:  GSA’s Northwest/Arctic Region serves customers primarily located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, helping them access work space, telecommunications, information technology, vehicles, and thousands of other goods and services.  We manage over 100 buildings, 400 leases, and $10.2 billion in annual purchases on behalf of our customers.  For more information about GSA, please visit our website.

Job Description:  The individual selected for this position will assist in the administration of public, media, educational and community information.  These programs contributed toward public understanding of GSA programs and policies in the Region.  The candidate should have experience in the following:

  • Media – write and edit news releases, public information statements, or any other materials needed to answer media inquiries
  • Public information – write fact sheets, brochures, key messages, FAQs, and other materials for public distribution
  • Stakeholders – respond to information requests to all levels of government, including state, local, and federal elected officials, special interest groups, community, and civic organizations.

How to apply:  This position is being advertised on the USAJOBS website (USAJOBS.gov) under job announcement #1600113FMDE  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetail/429063800  (for applicants with no prior federal service or special hiring authority) and #1600114FMMP https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/429067300   (for applicants with current or prior federal service, Veterans eligible for Veterans preference, or those with a non-competitive hiring authority).  These announcements close on February 21, 2016.  All qualified applicants with U.S. citizenship may apply.

Please read both announcements carefully to determine which one is appropriate for your use.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the servicing HR Specialist, Frannie Mudd, at frannie.mudd@gsa.gov, or me at michael.mann@gsa.gov

 

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington D.C., Portland, Oklahoma City, Sacramento and Anchorage seeks an Associate Attorney for both its Washington, DC and Oklahoma City offices.   Hobbs Straus specializes in Native American and Alaskan Native law, and has worked for over 30 years to realize positive change in Indian Country.  Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending sovereign rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Qualifications for candidates for both offices include:  (1) superior research and writing skills; (2) strong academic performance; (3) strong communication skills; and (4) a commitment to tribal representation.

The DC office requests candidates have a minimum of 1-3 years’ legal experience.  Prior experience in the field of Indian law is strongly preferred.  The OK office requests candidates have a minimum 3 years’ experience in Indian law and litigation.

To apply:  Candidates interested in the Washington, DC office should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Ms. Robin Branthover at rbranthover@hobbsstraus.com.

Candidates interested in the Oklahoma City office should forward the same materials to Ms. Cindy Bonewitz at cbonewitz@hobbsstraus.com.

Thank you for your interest in Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP.

Click here for full job description and application process.

Job Opportunity – Associate Counsel IV

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Department: Civil Law Department
Division: Office of the Attorney General

Performs a variety of legal services for the Tribe as directed by the Legal Director of the Civil Law Department. Maintains good Tribal government and community relations by providing efficient and comprehensive quality of services for the Tribe.

For full job description, click here.

The job closes on February 12th at 4pm.

Applications can be mailed to: E.B.C.I Employment Department PO Box 553 Cherokee, NC 28719. Applicants can also call 828-359-6388 and see if it’s possible to email/scan.

To download application, click here.

Job Opportunity – Attorney Contractor

Notice and Request for Proposals for Legal Research and Administrative Support for the Ak-Chin Law and Order Code Committee

The Ak-Chin Indian Community (“Community”) is seeking resumes and proposals from qualified persons or firms to provide the legal writing and research and administrative support services (“Services”) described in Section 1 below to support the Law and Order Code Standing Committee (“Committee”), which has been tasked with ongoing work related to updating the Community’s Law and Order Code.

Request for Proposal (“RFP”) instruction/information package and related information may be obtained from the Ak-Chin Indian Community Purchasing Office, 42507 West Peters & Nall Road, Maricopa, Arizona 85138, and may be requested via fax: (520) 568-1040 Attention: Flora Howerton, Acting Purchasing Manager or electronic mail using FHowerton@ak-chin.nsn.us. Proposals will be reviewed on February 12, 2016; however, the Community will extend the proposal deadline day or time if the Community determines such an extension is in the Community’s best interest and may review any subsequent proposals received on the 18th day of each month, or the next business day.

The Community expects the Contractor to become an important non-voting member on the Law and Order Code Standing Committee. The Consultant will assist the Committee to further their Council assigned task: to update the Ak-Chin Indian Community Law and Order Code. The goal in mind is to produce a deliverable that will reflect the needs of the Community.

Required tasks include, without limitation:

• Participating in Committee meetings and Committee presentations, including taking all meeting minutes, preparing meeting agendas, and otherwise functioning as the Committee’s recording secretary.

• Conducting research within the documents and archives of the Community.

• Developing documents, including lists of laws, updated versions of laws, and memoranda summarizing research, and may include drafting proposals for new laws.

Download full description here.

Ninth Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture tonight

Canby_Morgan

 

 

 

 

Lance G. Morgan, President and CEO Ho-Chunk, Inc.

B.S., Economics, University of Nebraska (1990)
J.D., Harvard Law School (1993)

Lance Morgan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Morgan is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe and one of the initial founders of Ho-Chunk, Inc.

This (live) lecture will qualify for 0.75 free CLE credit hours towards the annual Arizona State Bar CLE requirements.

Can’t make it? This event will be webcast live and then archived for viewing later at:
http://law.asu.edu/Canby2016

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Organization: Indian Child Welfare
Job Location: CN complex Durant, OK

Job Summary: Responsible for the drafting, evaluation, negotiation and administering of all contracts/agreements of all parties involved in the transactions.   Supports the legal needs of In-House Counsel I, II and Managing Attorney.  Develop and manage contract administration; Develop and maintain Choctaw Law Library.

For full job description, click here.

Job Opportunity – Attorney Advisor

The Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) is the primary point of contact for the Department of Justice with federally recognized Native American tribes, and advises the Department on legal and policy matters pertaining to Native Americans. OTJ promotes internal uniformity of Department policies and litigating positions relating to Indian country and ensures that the Department clearly communicates policies and positions to tribal leaders.

Qualifications: 
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree with at least three years of post J.D. experience, and be an active member of a bar (any jurisdiction). Applicants must be proficient in analyzing complex legal information and producing clear and thorough written work, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with Federal Indian Law is required. Knowledge of or experience with federally-recognized Indian Tribes is required. Prosecution and/or litigation experience is strongly preferred. The incumbent must be able to obtain a Secret-level security clearance.
Application DeadlineWednesday, February 10, 2016

Application Process:
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and résumé or OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment). Please reference announcement OTJ ATY-1601 in your cover letter.

Applicants are encouraged to email applications to OTJ@usdoj.gov or fax them to (202) 514-9078 rather than mail them. No telephone calls please. This vacancy will be open until selections have been made.

See full job description here.

The 15th Annual National NALSA Writing Competition

The Columbia Law School NALSA chapter is proud to present the 15th Annual National Native American Law Students Association Writing Competition.

Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm EST, Monday February 8, 2016.

The competition aims to recognize excellence in legal research and writing related to Indian law; actively encourage the development of writing skills of National NALSA members; and enhance substantive knowledge in the fields of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, and traditional forms of governance. Current NNALSA members who are matriculated law students at any point in their law school career may enter the competition. Eligible paper topics are Federal Indian law and policy, Tribal law and policy, International law and policy concerning indigenous peoples, and comparative law (i.e inter-tribal or government-to-government studies). Existing work is welcome.

For more information, click here.

 

Ninth Annual William C. Canby Jr. Lecture – 1 week from today!

Professor Lance Morgan, Associate Professor of Law and President and Chief Executive Officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc., will give a talk entitled: “The Rise of Tribes and the Fall of Federal Indian Law.”

Thursday, January 28 – Great Hall – 4:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public!!!
Please RSVP at conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/canby2016

This (live) lecture will qualify for 0.75 CLE credit hours towards the annual Arizona State Bar CLE requirements.

Job Opportunity – Attorney

Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ)
Office of Tribal Justice
Attorney
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
washington, DC 20530

United States

OTJ ATY-1601

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, February 10, 2016
About the Office: 
The Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) is the primary point of contact for the Department of Justice with federally recognized Native American tribes, and advises the Department on legal and policy matters pertaining to Native Americans. OTJ promotes internal uniformity of Department policies and litigating positions relating to Indian country and ensures that the Department clearly communicates policies and positions to tribal leaders.
Qualifications: 
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree with at least three years of post J.D. experience, and be an active member of a bar (any jurisdiction). Applicants must be proficient in analyzing complex legal information and producing clear and thorough written work, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with Federal Indian Law is required. Knowledge of or experience with federally-recognized Indian Tribes is required. Prosecution and/or litigation experience is strongly preferred. The incumbent must be able to obtain a Secret-level security clearance.

Application Process: 
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and résumé or OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment). Please reference announcement OTJ ATY-1601 in your cover letter.

Applicants are encouraged to email applications to OTJ@usdoj.gov or fax them to (202) 514-9078 rather than mail them. No telephone calls please. This vacancy will be open until selections have been made.

For full description, click here.