JOB: General Counsel at Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community

Contact: Maria Silversmith, Recruiting Specialist
Employer: Salt River Human Resources
Address1: 10005 E. Osborn Road
CityStateZip: Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Phone: 480.362.7925
Fax: 480.362.5588
AcceptingCalls: Yes

JobTitle: General Counsel to SRPMIC
Salary: $142,707 to $214,064
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm

Description: Under the administrative direction of the Community Council, serves as the chief legal advisor, representative and counselor to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC or Community) government, including all departments, divisions, enterprises and other entities. Ensures that applicable laws are followed so that tribal sovereignty is protected and enhanced. Provides assistance to avoid or prevent legal disputes and litigation and protects the Community?s legal interests. Supervises, administers, and oversees all legal services for the Community. This is treated as an FLSA exempt job class.

? Education & Experience: Bachelor?s degree and graduate of an accredited law school, with a minimum of seven (7) years of experience practicing law which included some experience in at least three or more of the following areas: federal Indian law, employment law, commercial transactions, gaming law, leasing, and planning and zoning, A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience and some experience/familiarity with executive, legislative, and judicial functions of tribal government is also required.

? Insurability: Must possess a valid Arizona operator?s license and be insurable under tribal insurer requirements (e.g., be age 21 or over, no DUI convictions within the last 3 years; no reckless driving, no speeding tickets in excess of 15 mph over the posted speed limit, no more than one at-fault accident, and no more than three speeding tickets within the last 3 years.)

Special Requirements:
? Must be a member in good standing of a State Bar, preferably the Arizona State Bar, and must be eligible to be or admitted to practice in Federal District Court. Must have no outstanding contempt citation from any court. If not licensed and certified by the Arizona State Bar as of the date of hiring, employment shall be conditioned on successful completion and passing of the Arizona State Bar exam within one (1) year of the date of hire.
? Must attend a minimum of 15 hours annual continuing legal education as related to job and approved by supervisor.
? This position may be expected to work evenings and weekends as needed and is not subject to a standard work schedule.
? Must devote full time to the duties of the office and shall not directly or indirectly engage in the private practice of law or in an occupation conflicting with such duties.

Experience: Current Bar Members
Submit: Resume
SubmitOther: Completed SRPMIC application which can be downloaded on our website:
SendBy: Mail,Fax
Deadline: August 28, 2009