Assistant General Counsel

Job Description

Under general supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, provides legal review and adviceto the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) government. Ensures that applicable lawsare followed so that tribal sovereignty is protected and enhanced. Provides assistance to avoid or prevent expensive legal disputes and litigation and protects the Community’s legal interests. Positions in this classification may perform assignments in any of the areas listed below, for the governmental entity and/or for any of its enterprises. This job class is treated as FLSA exempt.Essential Functions: (Essential functions, may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks,knowledge, abilities, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is notintended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification).General Tasks: Common to all Assistant General Counsels1. Reviews legal documents as directed by supervisor, to protect SRPMIC interests; issues cases maycover all areas of law except criminal matters. Advises supervisor and/or Community Manager onlegal matters affecting SRPMIC. Reviews law, rules, regulations and related legal documents asdirected.2. Provides legal guidance on personnel, program and other related issues to various administrativedepartments of the SRPMIC. Drafts legal documents and assists in drafting ordinances,regulations, and policies. May provide functional, project specific supervision to support staff.3. Works with a broad range of clients such as Community members, Council members, governmentemployees, boards, and committees.4. Represents SRPMIC on committees, at conferences or other external meetings related to thevarious interests of the Community, as directed.5. Conducts legal research and provides written legal advice related to Community interests in areasrelated to tribal sovereignty, tribal jurisdiction, taxation, membership, heirship, business law andother areas as directed by supervisor.6. Assists in the preparation of legal and technical correspondence for the President, Vice President,Community Manager, and General Counsel as directed by supervisor.7. Performs other job related duties that enhance and/or facilitate departmental operations.


Graduation from accredited college or university with a Law Degree (Juris Doctor) and three (3) years of experience as an attorney involving the legal affairs of Native American tribes. Experience that has provided knowledge of social and economic conditions of tribal governments is essential. Assignments (positions) requiring specialization in realty, enterprise (or other specializations) legal matters require previous experience in same.Special Requirements: Membership in a State Bar and the ability to practice in Federal District Court is required. If not a member of the Arizona State Bar, must be willing to take and pass the Arizona State Bar Exam within one year of employment with the Community. Must attend a minimum of 15 hours annual continuing legal education as related to job and approved by supervisor.

Job Reference #: 100067
Job Status: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/2/2008
Pay Rate: $102,639 to $151,395/year

Pay Comments

Advertised salary is the full range. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. SRPMIC offers a rich benefits package with too much to mention: Health Insurance, Prescription Drug Coverage, Vision Care, Dental, Paid Life, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k)Plan, Accrue 15 Paid Annual and 15 Sick Days Your First Year, 13 Recognized Holidays and more!

Important Notes

CLOSING DATE: May 30, 2008- Equivalent combinations of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered- Will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, may be required to pass fingerprint/background check.- “SRPMIC is an “Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.” Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.- Insurability: Must possess a valid Arizona operator’s license and be insurable under tribal insurer requirements (e.g., be age 21 or over, no alcohol-related motor vehicle violations such as DUI, within the past 5 years; no reckless driving violations within the past 3 years; no more than one speeding ticket in excess of 15 mph over the speed limit within the past 3 years; and no more than one “at fault” accident within the past 3 years).- NOTE: Applications or Resumes which are not in the Human Resources Office by 5 p.m. on the closing date will not be considered.SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: SRPMIC- Human Resources, 10,005 E. Osborn Scottsdale, Arizona 85256Fax#: (480) 850-8126 or Apply on line at SRPMICJOBS.comTo request a full job description please e-mail (indicate in the subject line the Position Title and Jobing Req #) or phone (480) 850-8096