Skills and Qualifications: The National Congress of American Indians has an opening for a Staff Attorney in the Washington, DC office. Subject areas of the Staff Attorney’s work will include (but are not limited to): tribal sovereignty, the federal trust responsibility, tribal lands, law enforcement, tribal justice systems, federal agency consultation, taxation, economic development, and other issues of importance to Indian tribal governments.
Minimum Qualifications- JD degree- Active Bar Membership and eligibility for DC Bar Admission.- 2+ years of legal experience- Strong administrative and organizational skills.- Ability to both take direction and work independently, taking initiative within areas of responsibility.- Capacity to work under pressure, meet deadlines consistently, and handle multiple projects concurrently,- Knowledge of tribal communities.
Responsibilities include:- Legal analysis- Legislative analysis and drafting- Researching background information related to tribal issues- Drafting memoranda – Preparation of amicus briefs- Coordination with federal agencies- Legislative and agency advocacy- Advising and updating tribal leaders on important issues
Salary and Benefit: This is a salaried position that offers competitive salary and benefits (including health benefits, 401(k) plan, vacation time, etc.). Salary to be determined based on experience.
Application Procedure:Applicants should send their resume, a brief writing sample, three references, and a cover letter by mail or email.
Open Date: 8.29.2007
Close Date: Until filled
Contact Info: National Congress of American Indians Attn: Virginia Davis 1301 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036
Contact Email: email@example.com
Organization Web-Site: www.ncai.org