DATE: February 9, 2010
JOB TITLE: SELF-GOVERNANCE LEGISLATIVE ASSOCIATE
REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
STATUS: Exempt, Full Time with Benefits
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for oversight of the Tribal Self-Governance program including related planning, budget, legislative and regulatory issues. Coordinates with relevant federal agencies regarding national policy issues which affect the implementation of Self-Governance at the Tribal level. Performs other duties to support the CEO on general Tribal legislative advocacy and monitoring of federal and state American Indian and Alaska Native issues. Duties include preparation of correspondence, position papers, background documents, talking points and reports, organization and maintenance of related issue files and communication with Tribal government representatives and national, regional, state, inter-Tribal and Tribal organizations. Expected to ensure that all goals and objectives within the BIA/IHS Self-Governance Project are met, and monitor budget and relevant legislative/regulatory progress. WiIl coordinate with Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Planning, and other Tribal Departments in the identification of all BIA/IHS monies (other federal agencies as required) including contract support costs associated with programs, services, activities or functions which are available, and appropriate for inclusion in the Tribal BIA/IHS Self-Governance Compact(s) and Annual Funding Agreement(s). Must provide and coordinate annual Self-Governance funding information as it relates to the Tribal/BIA and IHS negotiations. Will act as liaison with other Self-Governance Tribes for general communication and generate new ideas, ensure uniformity and establish working relationship that will benefit the Self-Governance program internally and on the national level. This may include participation in the Technical Workgroup meetings of the respective BIA and IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee(s), and other duties as assigned by CEO. Frequent travel may be required at times to participate in various meetings, workgroups and conferences. A complete job description is available at www.jamestowntribe.org.