Legal Services Office Managing Attorney
Under general supervision of the Community Manager and under general legal supervision of the Office of the General Counsel, provides supervision and guidance to the staff of the Salt River Legal Services Office (SRLSO). Provides legal services and representation to eligible clients. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.1. Maintains and oversees the operation of the Salt River Legal Services Office (SRLSO) in order to provide basic legal services to eligible clients. Develops the necessary administrative polices, procedures and forms for the SRLSO including intake, log sheets, interview questions and status reports.2. Provides legal services and representation to eligible clients of the SRLSO through tasks illustrated by, but not limited to, the following: interviewing clients, providing legal advice, conducting necessary research, drafting correspondence and preparing legal documents.3. Drafts and prepares legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and appeals. Represents clients in tribal, state and federal forums whether in court, administrative hearings or other appropriate forums.4. Provides administrative supervision to Advocates and support staff. Ensures that legal supervision, guidance and training is given to legal Advocates and support staff. Assigns work activities and projects, monitors work flow plus reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures. Completes performance evaluations and approves leave requests and “time and labor” for assigned staff. 5. Prepares the proposed annual budget for the SRLSO and monitors expenditures. Prepares and submits quarterly and annual reports.6. Develops and participates in Community legal education projects.7. Promotes the existence of a team environment and facilitates positive motivation. Encourages staff growth and professional development with an emphasis on Community Member development and promotion. Encourages staff participation in on-going training and professional development and strengthening of individual skill levels. Coaches, motivates and mentors employees to perform their best.7. Manages the day-to-day administrative operations of the department and coordinates internal operations with appropriate Tribal Government Administration staff to insure administrative goals and planning objectives are met. Coordinates department operations with the Court and other relevant departments and agencies to meet overall objectives in accordance with Tribal strategic planning.8. Performs other job related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance departmental operations.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Juris Doctorate degree AND three to five (3-5) years of law practice that includes general administrative experience and two or more years of trial experience in state and tribal courts.- Special Requirements: Membership and good standing in the AZ BAR is required. Must demonstrate a commitment to ongoing training and education. May be required to travel.
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$88,583 to $128,449/year
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!
CLOSING DATE: July 1, 2008SRPMIC is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYERImportant notes: – 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 3 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.com