Job Opportunity – Director, Bureau of Indian Education

Office of the Secretary of the Interior
Salary Range: $168,315.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year
Location: Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: 7/8/16

Established in 1824, Indian Affairs is the oldest bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Within the government-to-government relationship, Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 566 federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. While the role of Indian Affairs has changed significantly in the last three decades in response to a greater emphasis on Indian self-governance and self-determination, Tribes still look to Indian Affairs for a broad spectrum of services.

Are you interested in joining:

  • An agency whose responsibilities touch the lives of all Americans, and contributes to the Nation’s environmental quality, economic vitality, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native Americans, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders?

The U.S. Department of the Interior has a multifaceted mission that combines natural resource protection, recreation, natural resource use, services to communities and individuals, and biological and earth sciences.  Indian Affairs offers an extensive scope of programs that covers the entire range of Federal, State and local government services.  The Bureau of Indian Education administers an education system consisting of 183 schools and dormitories, educating approximately 42,000 elementary and secondary students and 28 tribal colleges, universities, and post-secondary schools.  The Bureau of Indian Affairs administers an extensive scope of  programs from social services, natural resources management on trust lands representing 55 million surface acres and 57 million acres of subsurface minerals, estates, economic development programs, law enforcement and detention services, land and water claim settlements, housing improvements, disaster relief, replacement and repair of schools, repair and maintenance of roads and bridges and operates a series of irrigation systems and provides electricity to rural Arizona.  Indian Affairs is seeking individuals who share a passion for our country’s most valuable resources and a commitment to obtaining, training and retaining a highly skilled and diverse workforce needed to accomplish our exciting and challenging mission.

This position is located in the Bureau of Indian Education; and you can find more information specific to our organization at www.bie.edu.

Indian Preference Policy:  Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, U.S.C. Section 472).  Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.

For full job description and how to apply, see the following link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441394400/

Job Opportunity – Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator

National Indian Gaming Commission
Location: Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Closing date: 6/29/16

This position is located in the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC). The NIGC is an independent Federal regulatory agency whose primary mission is to work within the framework created by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for the regulation of gaming activities conducted by tribes on Indian lands to fully realize IGRA’s goals: (1) promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency and strong tribal governments; (2) maintaining the integrity of the Indian gaming industry; and (3) ensuring that tribes are the primary beneficiaries of their gaming activities.

The incumbent works with the Director of Public Affairs and Senior Leadership to coordinate NIGC congressional initiatives, external relationship building, government-to-government consultations, and other intergovernmental coordination. Incumbent exercises independent judgment in the performance of difficult and high profile assignments in preparation of briefing and presentation materials, both oral and written, which require familiarity and comprehension with the operations of the NIGC, the federal legislative process, the NIGC Consultation Policy, and tribal and state governmental structures.

For full job description and how to apply, please see the following link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/442618800

Pipeline to Law Workshop at MSU – deadline in 1 week!

Pipeline To Law WorkshopsThis fall the Native American Pipeline to Law team will host sessions in three different states to help students better understand the law school admissions process. Attend a session at Michigan State University Law, University of South Dakota Law or Arizona State University Law. Housing provided and a limited number of LSAT Prep courses will be available for participating students. Space is limited, register soon!

Register for these events online at: https://www.law.asu.edu/conferences/native-american-law-school-admissions-workshops

August 5-6, 2016 at MSU – Application deadline: June 30, 2016

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Job Opportunity – City of Portland Tribal Liaison

The Position:

The Office of the Mayor is seeking candidates for Tribal Liaison. A primary objective is to assist the City Council and all city bureaus to establish and strengthen relationships with tribal nations, tribal officials and staff, and urban Indian leadership and communities. This position is responsible for overall American Indian/Alaska Native policy development and overall coordination of the city’s relationships with Native American tribal governments and affiliated entities, and also American Indians and Alaska Natives living in Portland. It involves providing expertise on tribal history, treaties, sovereignty, self-governance, protocols, customs and traditions, natural resources, relevant economic enterprises and cultural properties. The position provides a primary point of contact for City and the tribal public, and also involves facilitating the identification and discussion of urban Indian needs in Portland and facilitating discussions of Portland’s interests with Pacific Northwest tribes. The Tribal Liaison will report to the Mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff and hold a full-time position within the Office of the Mayor.
To Apply:

Please email a résumé and a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position to Sidd Mandava at mayor.intern2@portlandoregon.gov by 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2016.

If any questions arise, please also direct them to Sidd Mandava at mayor.intern2@portlandoregon.gov and we will respond to you shortly.

For full job description, click the following link: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oehr/article/580564

Pipeline to Law Workshop at MSU – deadline in 2 weeks!

Pipeline To Law WorkshopsThis fall the Native American Pipeline to Law team will host sessions in three different states to help students better understand the law school admissions process. Attend a session at Michigan State University Law, University of South Dakota Law or Arizona State University Law. Housing provided and a limited number of LSAT Prep courses will be available for participating students. Space is limited, register soon!

Register for these events online at: https://www.law.asu.edu/conferences/native-american-law-school-admissions-workshops

August 5-6, 2016 at MSU – Application deadline: June 30, 2016

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Job Opportunity – Contract Services Prosecutor

Department: Tribal Prosecutor’s Office
Reports to: Tribal Prosecutor

Essential Functions: Essential functions may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

Tasks:

  • Represents the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in all criminal, juvenile, dependency and/or comparable actions;
  • Represents the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in all appeals of all criminal and juvenile actions;
  • Prosecutes violations of tribal laws and ordinances and negotiates plea agreements;
  • Effective Representation, Contractor shall provide effective legal representation of the Nation including, but not limited to;
  • Working knowledge of the Fort
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

POSITION STATUS: Contract on Case by Case basis.

OPEN DATE: June 2, 2016
CLOSE DATE: Open Until Filled

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.ftmcdowell.org

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Human Resources Department Attn: Recruiter P O Box 17779 Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 Phone: 480-789-7118 Fax: 480-816-0419

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are members of federally recognized Indian tribes. To be considered for Indian Preference, you must submit your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) with your application.

WILL REQUIRE TO PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN AND COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK WHICH MAY REQUIRE FINGERPRINTING

SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION/EDUCATION:

  • A law degree from an accredited law school and Membership in the State Bar of Arizona; or Certification of a Tribal Advocate Training program
  • Three years of responsible experience in criminal prosecution or defense of criminal cases including jury trials;
  • Must be able to provide and maintain Errors and Omissions Malpractice Liability Insurance;
  • Tribal experience desirable;
  • Current Arizona driver’s license and ability to meet insurance standards,
  • Experience with computer legal research.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.ftmcdowell.org

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Human Resources Department Attn: Recruiter P O Box 17779 Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 Phone: 480-789-7118 Fax: 480-816-0419

See full job description at the following link:
http://jobs.ftmcdowell.org/contract-services-prosecutor/job/6084928.