Human Resources Office
02 Tunyo Po
Santa Fe, NM 87506


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Administration has a Tribal Judge position available.

Job Summary
The Tribal Judge presides over the Pueblo de San Ildefonso Tribal Court and is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Tribal Court. The Tribal Judge is responsible for fairly and impartially hearing and deciding cases and matters within the jurisdiction of the Tribal Court pursuant to the Pueblo de San Ildefonso Civil and Criminal Code, regulations and applicable federal law. The Tribal Judge is responsible for protecting and enhancing the sovereignty of the Pueblo de San Ildefonso. Communicates with Tribal Council and Administration regarding the administration of the Court, program goals, funding, strategic development and issues of importance to the Pueblo de San Ildefonso and the Tribal Court. Responsible for planning, coordinating, maintaining and enhancing the judicial services provided to the community. Represents the Pueblo de San Ildefonso Tribal Court before local, state and federal agencies, national and local judicial organizations and at meetings as appropriate. As a representative of the Pueblo de San Ildefonso, the Tribal Judge must conduct himself/herself according to the highest ethical standards.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Law, Political Science, Public Administration, or related field required.
Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an ABA accredited law school preferred. 5 years of general judicial experience required, including experience with Court procedures, with 3-5 years experience in specified duties and responsibilities. Judicial administration experience also preferred. Experience and/or practice in field of Indian Law with emphasis on federal Indian law, tribal law, tribal sovereignty, tribal government and jurisdiction. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. Knowledge of Full Court database would be valuable. Requires excellent communication skills – both written and verbal. Must be able to write clear and reasoned court orders and decisions. Ability to perform quality work under pressure, meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality. Must not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving dishonesty or ever been disbarred by any jurisdiction. Must be able to perform the responsibilities of the position in accordance with judicial and/or ethical standards. Must be insurable under the Pueblo de San Ildefonso vehicle insurance policy. A favorable background check is required.

The Pueblo de San Ildefonso is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Preference is given to qualified Native Americans.

APPLICATION: A job description and application are available in the Human Resources office.
Submit your resume and an application to the Human Resources office; via e-mail; or FAX: (505) 455-4149. Call 455-4112 with questions about this position.

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: Open until position is filled.