$75,161 per annum (DOE)
DEPARTMENT NAME AND NUMBER RECRUITMENT OPENS AND CLOSES
Law Office/Criminal Division 2009-136 January 12, 2009 to January 16, 2009
(Location: 151 S. Bluebird Rd., Sacaton)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The Prosecutor III represents the Community in the litigation of the more complex criminal complaints, enforcement of the civil code, mental health proceedings, etc. and works with the US Attorney’s Office to ensure serious crimes are federally prosecuted. The Prosecutor III will assist in training of the junior prosecuting attorneys.
· Represent the Community in special prosecutions, high profile cases, complex criminal complaints, civil code enforcement (i.e., trespassing, environmental, archeological, etc.,), mental health cases, and matters of special public interest.
· Represent the Community in multidisciplinary meetings with the US Attorney’s Office to ensure serious crimes are federally prosecuted.
· Conduct legal research, analysis and document production related to the litigation of criminal and civil cases in the Community courts.
· Draft legal pleadings for the Community in criminal and civil cases.
· Gather and analyze evidence in criminal and civil cases.
· Maintain case files, calendars and databases for criminal and civil cases.
· Assist in the development, revision and modification of the Community’s laws, resolutions and ordinances.
· Represent the Community at meetings, court proceedings and other functions.
· Perform other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
· Knowledge of civil and criminal law, procedure and appellate process;
· Considerable knowledge of and experience in application of principles of jurisprudence and legal analysis, including a background in and knowledge of Federal Indian Law;
· Considerable knowledge of Tribal and non-Tribal criminal law, the Arizona Revised Statues, the United States Code and case law;
· Extensive experience with and knowledge of tribal governments and Tribal court jurisdiction and operations;
· Ability to exercise sound judgment, work both independently and in intensive concert with others;
· Ability to clearly and successfully articulate ideas and logical analysis both orally and writing;
· Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of varied economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds;
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the general public;
· Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position;
· Must acknowledge and agree to maintain a Drug-Free Workplace as a condition of employment with the Gila River Indian Community;
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school; minimum of five (5) years experience as a licensed attorney with specialized and significant experience as an attorney in criminal and/or civil litigation, including trial experience with specialized experience in Federal Indian Law; a member in good standing of the Arizona State Bar or a State Bar.
Certification as a Special Assistant United States Attorney within a timeframe acceptable to the General Counsel.
If not licensed, must be willing to take the Arizona State Bar exam within one (1) year of employment.
Valid state driver’s license with proof of driving record for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be submitted with application.
OVERTIME STATUS: Salaried
SUPERVISORY STATUS: Supervisory
REPORTS TO: General Counsel or Designee
Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are claiming Preference Points in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the required documentation to the completed Employment Application.
· Six (6) preference points for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)
· Three (3) preference points for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of an established Tribe)
· One (1) preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)
· One (1) preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)
DEADLINE: Employment Applications are available at all District Service Centers, the Human Resources Department and online at www.gilariver.org. Employment Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 pm on the closing date.
TO AVOID DELAYS, APPLICATIONS CAN BE MAILED OR FAXED TO:
Gila River Indian Community, Human Resources Department
Post Office Box 97
Sacaton, Arizona 85247
Fax: (520) 562-9809