Job Opportunity – Experienced Mid-Level Attorney

Join our growing Firm………

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLPis a nationwide law firm dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and organizations. We represent Indian tribes and tribal entities in a wide spectrum of services including business transactions, litigation and governmental affairs, in many forums, including state, federal and tribal courts. 

We are seeking an experienced Mid-Level Attorney with a minimum of five, (5) years of business and transactional experience for our Sacramento, California office. The attorney will handle various transactional matters related to business development, including the preparation and negotiation of confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, term sheets, letters of intent, credit facilities, definitive agreements and disclosure documents. The attorney will also oversee corporate organization and formalities of business entities.

Requirements include:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar for the state of California.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of corporate law.
  • Excellent analytical, research and writing skills.
  • Polished and effective negotiation, communication and drafting skills, including those suitable for interaction with very senior managers and executives.
  • Proven ability to initiate and follow-up actions with minimal supervision.
    Working with cross-functional colleagues to negotiate and close transactions.

Your contributions are rewarded with a “Total Compensation” Package including a competitive salary, bonus potential and excellent Firm paid benefits.

Please send your cover letter, with salary requirements along with your resume, writing sample and law school transcript (if graduated from law school five (5) years ago or less) to:    

Ann Hacker, Director of Human Resources                                                          ahacker@ndnlaw.com
3610 North 163rd Plaza
Omaha, NE 68116

Accepting applications until December 15, 2014

Job Opportunity – Experienced Attorney

USAO District of Arizona

Attorney
Two Renaissance, 40 N. Central Ave., Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

15-AZ-1252464-AUSA-03

About the Office: The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), District of Arizona, is seeking an experienced civil attorney for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in one of the largest USAOs in the nation.

Job Description: This position will have the responsibility of handling Internal Revenue Service bankruptcy matters referred to the USAO. In addition, the position will provide training to other Civil AUSAs in the handling of the bankruptcy matters.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction); be able to work well with client agencies; possess superior oral and written communication skills;, have strong character and interpersonal skills; and have demonstrated the capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have at least 1 year of post J.D. experience in bankruptcy. Experience in bankruptcy is required.

Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $45,027 to $119,174%.

Travel: Travel throughout Arizona and nation-wide may be necessary.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted online through the following link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/385612400 The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm (EST) November 17, 2014. If unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your documents in the “How to Apply” tab.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 17, 2014

Relocation Expenses:  Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Number of Positions:  1

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com

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and referencing “Federal Career Opportunities” in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com [external link].  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys’ Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department’s mission and would be subject to strict security requirements.  Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the “point” system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

 

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Job Opportunity – FMD Court Coordinator

Job Title: Family Drug Court Coordinator
Closing Date: 11/24/2014

Job Number: 15-027
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Department: Judicial
City: Sacaton
Location: Tribal Courts Admin, 693 West Seed Farm RoadArea of Interest: Health Resources
Salary Type: Base Pay for Career Center
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $49,879 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes
____________________________________________________

BENEFITS INFORMATION:
• Medical – EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network
• Prescription Program
• Dental – Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150 (family) deductible for basic and major services
• Vision – plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-pay
• Life and AD&D – Basic, dependent, and/or voluntary benefits provided through CIGNA Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your basic Life and AD&D

Other Voluntary Benefits –
• Aflac offers various supplemental benefit plans
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
• Short Term Disability
• Long Term Disability
• Employee Assistance Program
• 12 Paid Holidays
• Vacation Leave
• Sick Leave
____________________________________________________

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

The Family Drug Court Coordinator performs professional work of considerable difficulty in planning, organizing, coordinating and monitoring the activities of the Family Drug Court division within Tribal Courts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • •·         Perform detailed case management in the coordination of cases files.
    •·         Responsible for establishing the goals and objectives of the Family Drug Court, schedule prepare agendas, and present materials for Family Drug Court meetings.
    •·         Confer with treatment providers, Behavioral Health, Social Services, Probation and Police Department and school representatives on progress of the participant.
    •·         Ensure compliance to the program grant requirements and the program evaluation plans; assist in the writing of Family Drug Court grant proposals; assist in maintaining an accounting and auditing system.
    ·         Participate and ensure development of the participant’s treatment plan; meet weekly with participants, their families and treatment providers.
    ·         Maintain regular contact with community entities to assess and assist program problems and needs.
    ·         Develop public information programs and acts as a clearinghouse for new releases, publications and presentations to the council, districts, media, public, civic organization and other private or public groups having reasonable interest in the Family Drug Court.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

  • •·         Thorough knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Tribal laws, rules, regulations, titles and ordinances.
    ·         Thorough knowledge of judicial, legal, policies and procedures.
    ·         Considerable knowledge of Drug Court organization, functions, responsibilities and procedures.
    ·         Considerable knowledge of chemical dependency, treatment modalities, crisis intervention and treatment resources in the Gila River Indian Community.
    ·         Considerable knowledge of the criminal justice system.
    ·         Ability to interpret and make decisions as it relates to policies and procedures of program.
    ·         Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    ·         Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
    ·         Ability to evaluate, develop, and implement programs and services in the court setting.
    ·         Ability to organize and coordinate program activities.
    ·         Ability to interview, assess and make recommendations on participant acceptance into the Drug Court Program.
    ·         Ability to make presentations to employees, judges, attorneys, representatives of agencies and the Gila River Indian Community.
    ·         Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
    ·         Ability to observe the confidential nature of court records and proceedings.
    ·         Ability to analyze, appraise and assess problematic solutions and intervene appropriately.
    ·         Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the general public.
    ·         Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Social Work or closely related field and a minimum of  three (3)years experience in administration and managementor service in a court, legal or social service setting including two (2) years supervisory experience.  Prefer a minimum of five (5)years experience working in a Drug Court with additional training or certifications. 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Pass background check as a condition of employment.

Required to qualify for a Tribal Driving permit.

Subject to review as to conflicts of interest and shall abide by the Code of Ethics for Judicial Employees.

Background checks are required for positions that involve regular contact with or control over Community Children in accordance with The Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, 25 U.S.C. Sections 3201 through 3210 and C.F.R. Part 63 and positions that have regular contact with the Elderly.

Required to qualify for a Tribal Driving permit.  Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit.  Proof of driving record must be submitted with application.

Supervisory, Salaried Position
Reports to Director or designee

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the required documentation to the completed Employment Application.

Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)
Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)
Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)

DEADLINE: Employment Applications are available at all District Service Centers, the Human Resources Department, and online at www.gilariver.org. All Employment Applications and copies of required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle Record, must be received in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 pm on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not be considered.

HUMAN RESOURCES WILL NOT MAKE COPIES OF APPLICATIONS OR DOCUMENTS BEING SUBMITTED.

To avoid delays, application can be mailed or faxed to:
Gila River Indian Community
Human Resources Department
Post Office Box 97
Sacaton, Arizona 85147
Fax: (520) 562-9809

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

If a Tribal Driving Permit is required on this posting, please provide a current 39 month Motor Vehicle Report (mvr) and it must not be over 60 days old. Please refer to www.servicearizona.com to obtain a Motor Vehicle Report.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department @ 520-562-9808. Thank you for your interest with the Gila River Indian Community.

Job Opportunity – Court Clerk

Job Title: Court Clerk
Closing Date: 11/17/2014

Job Number: 15-069
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Department: Judicial Department
City: Sacaton
Location: Tribal Courts – Admin., 693 W. Seed Farm Rd., Sacaton, AZ
Area of Interest: Judicial
Salary Type: Depending on Experience
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $17.53 Hourly
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes
____________________________________________________

BENEFITS INFORMATION:
• Medical – EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network
• Prescription Program
• Dental – Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150 (family) deductible for basic and major services
• Vision – plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-pay
• Life and AD&D – Basic, dependent, and/or voluntary benefits provided through CIGNA Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your basic Life and AD&D

Other Voluntary Benefits –
• Aflac offers various supplemental benefit plans
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
• Short Term Disability
• Long Term Disability
• Employee Assistance Program
• 12 Paid Holidays
• Vacation Leave
• Sick Leave
____________________________________________________

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The Court Clerk provides administrative and technical support to the courts by receiving, preparing and processing documents; maintaining databases and files/records; receiving and recording payments. This position interacts, assists the public, maintains a case load, and coordinates with the Judge on scheduling and courtroom management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Performs various routine clerical duties, utilizes standard office equipment; screening incoming calls, taking and transmitting messages, maintaining databases and a variety of records, data entry and processing documents.
• Review legal documents for accuracy and completeness and enter legal documents into automated or manual case management system; marking and maintaining exhibits.
• Records and transcribes dictation of court proceedings; summarizes and types court proceedings in minute entry form.
• Respond to complex inquiries from subordinates, judges, attorneys, and the public.
• Researches case files to extract and provide information; preparing and processing formal orders, compiling statistics, preparing ledgers for child support and restitution.
• Post debits and credits to journals; and balancing simple accounts.
• Maintain calendars of hearings, trials and arraignments; schedule jury trials, issue jury summons and subpoenas; and issue jail releases, warrants and confidential orders.
• Issues of orders of protection, jail releases, warrants, confidential orders and appellate process.
• Calls court to order in the absence of the Bailiff; administering oath and processing of documents.
• Assists in calling/directing jurors to report for jury duty.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
• Knowledge of legal terminology, statutes and court procedures.
• Knowledge of court procedures and automated court case management systems.
• Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment; emphasis on word processing, data entry, computer software and electronic mail.
• Knowledge of procedures, guidelines, and statutory requirements that govern duties of courtroom clerks.
• Ability to take and transcribe dictation.
• Ability to provide effective customer service.
• Ability to work independently, undertake multiple assignments and handle a high volume case load.
• Ability to observe the confidential nature of court records and proceedings.
• Ability to interact with individuals with a range of moods, attitudes and behaviors.
• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; also prepare clear, concise and accurate documents.
• Ability to interpret, explain and apply policies, rules and procedures.
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the general public.
• Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High School diploma or GED and a minimum of two (2) years of court clerk or legal environment experience. Prefer court clerk experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Pass background check as a condition of employment.

Must pass written test as a condition of employment.

Subject to review as to conflicts of interest and shall abide by the Code of Ethics for Judicial Employees.

Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be submitted with application.

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the required documentation to the completed Employment Application.

Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)
Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)
Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)

DEADLINE: Employment Applications are available at all District Service Centers, the Human Resources Department, and online at www.gilariver.org. All Employment Applications and copies of required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle Record, must be received in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 pm on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not be considered.

HUMAN RESOURCES WILL NOT MAKE COPIES OF APPLICATIONS OR DOCUMENTS BEING SUBMITTED.

To avoid delays, application can be mailed or faxed to:
Gila River Indian Community
Human Resources Department
Post Office Box 97
Sacaton, Arizona 85147
Fax: (520) 562-9809

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

If a Tribal Driving Permit is required on this posting, please provide a current 39 month Motor Vehicle Report (mvr) and it must not be over 60 days old. Please refer to www.servicearizona.com to obtain a Motor Vehicle Report.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department @ 520-562-9808. Thank you for your interest with the Gila River Indian Community.

Navajo Nation Public Hearing

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law / Great Hall / Armstrong Hall / Tempe ASU
Free and Open to the Public!

Navajo Nation Public Hearings on the $544 Million Settlement hosted by the 22nd Navajo Nation Council. The Council invites all Diné citizens to attend the public hearings.

Free parking will be available in the Apache Blvd. Parking structure on Apache Blvd.

To be live streamed!!! If you cannot attend here is the link-http://law.asu.edu/NavajoSettlement

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney (Litigation)

                 ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (Litigation)

 

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP is a nationwide law firm dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and organizations. We represent tribes and tribal entities in a wide spectrum of services including business transactions, litigation and governmental affairs, in many forums, including federal, state, and tribal courts.

 

We are seeking an experienced litigation attorney for our Omaha, Nebraska office. Minimum qualifications include:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar with any state jurisdiction and willing to obtain licensure in Nebraska
  • Minimum of five (5)  years of federal, state or tribal litigation related experience or served as a law clerk to a federal court judge
  • Familiarity with tribal and Federal Indian law
  • Excellent analytical, research and writing abilities
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team in a fast paced environment 

    In addition to the minimum qualifications, it is strongly preferred that applicants possess the following skills:

  • Litigating cases in federal, state or tribal courts or in administrative proceedings
  • Preparing pleadings and briefs, taking and defending discovery, conducting hearings and litigating actions or proceedings through trial
  • Knowledge of, and skill applying various state court or federal rules of  civil procedure and rules of evidence
  • Taking depositions and/or conducting other examinations of witnesses
  • Effectively communicating with opposing counsel, co-counsel, and federal/state/tribal agency representatives 

Your contributions are rewarded with a “Total Compensation Package” including a competitive salary, bonus potential, and excellent benefits.

 

Send your resume today with a cover letter, salary requirements, writing sample and law school transcripts (if graduated within the last 5 years) to:

      Ann Hacker, Director of Human Resources

                     ahacker@ndnlaw.com

                         3610 N 163rd Plaza

                        Omaha, NE 68116   

 

We will be accepting applications until November 30, 2014

A Public Hearing on Navajo Nation $554 Million Settlement – November 1, 2014


Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law / Great Hall / Armstrong Hall / Tempe ASU
Free and Open to the Public!

Navajo Nation Public Hearings on the $544 Million Settlement hosted by the 22nd Navajo Nation Council. The Council invites all Diné citizens to attend the public hearings.

Free parking will be available in the Apache Blvd. Parking structure on Apache Blvd.

Professor Rebecca Tsosie appointed Associate Vice Provost for Academic Excellence and Inclusion

Congratulations to ILP’s Professor Rebecca Tsosie who has been appointed Associate Vice Provost for Academic Excellence and Inclusion for Arizona State University.

“I am very excited about my appointment,” Tsosie said. “It has allowed me to become more familiar with the needs of all students for a diverse and academically rigorous education, which will enable students to succeed in many different aspects of public life, including graduate education and employment opportunities.”

Click here for the full press release.