JOB: Colville Tribe


The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation seeks an attorney with particular experience and expertise in natural resources law and Indian Law, having at least 5 years experience as a licensed attorney, to work in its Office of the Reservation Attorney (ORA).

The Colville Reservation, with headquarters in Nespelem, Wash., contains 1.4 million acres and provides its attorneys the opportunity to work on significant natural resources and water law issues, among other areas, and to become engaged in a variety of interesting and important legal matters. ORA is one of the oldest on-reservation tribal government law offices (established in 1981), with a strong tradition of excellence.

Applicants must be admitted to practice before the Washington State Courts upon hire or within two years of hire. Applicants should have extensive civil litigation experience in federal courts and be able to perform all litigation tasks. Exceptionally strong research and writing skills are required. Otherwise strongly qualified applicants with less litigation experience will be considered.

Salary DOE. Generous health and retirement benefits are provided.

The position is open until filled. Please submit cover letter, resume listing at least three references, and writing sample to Alice Koskela, Managing Attorney, Office of the Reservation Attorney, P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155.

ORA is an Indian Preference employer, and Native American attorneys are encouraged to apply.