Contact: Alice Koskela
Colville Tribes Office of Reservation Attorney
PO Box 150
Nespelem, WA 99155
JobTitle: Staff Attorney
Salary: $68k and up
Hours: 40 hrs/week
Description: The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation seeks a licensed attorney with at least two to five years experience in Indian Law (five years preferred), including at least some legal work experience in the areas of education, health and human services, including Indian Child Welfare work, to join the staff of its Office of the Reservation Attorney (ORA).
The Colville Reservation is headquartered in Nespelem, Washington and contains 1.4 million acres. The Colville Tribal government serves more than 9,000 enrolled members through a variety of health, social services, employment and education programs, to name a few. The attorney in this position would focus primarily on these and related issues, although all attorneys on staff have the opportunity to work on a variety of significant and interesting legal matters. Litigation experience in federal court is preferable but not required. This position provides a wide range of opportunities for professional growth and development in the increasingly-complex field of Indian Law. ORA is one of the oldest on-reservation tribal government law offices (established in 1981), with a tradition of excellence.
Applicants must be admitted to practice before the Washington State Courts upon hire or within two years of hire. Exceptionally strong research and writing skills are required.
The position provides a competitive salary, beginning at more than $68,000.00 annually for attorneys with two years? experience, with annual increases thereafter, and generous health and retirement benefits.
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.
Experience: Current Bar Members,Taking Next Bar,Bar Passage
Submit: Resume,Cover Letter,Writing Sample,References
Deadline: open until filled