DEPARTMENT: Legal Department REPORTS TO: General Counsel
DEFINITION/PURPOSE: Provide legal advice to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council, tribal departments and economic enterprises. Represent the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in matters brought in Tribal, State and Federal court.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.
TASKS: Serves as legal advisor to the Tribal Council, tribal government departments and economic enterprises; Provides legal advice and analysis of tribal, state and Federal laws and regulations; Drafts and revises the Tribal Constitution, Law and Order Code, other tribal laws, ordinances, and policies; Works at hours and times outside of normal business hours and days; Drafts, reviews and recommends changes to contracts; Reviews other agreements, proposals; Represents the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Tribal, State and Federal court actions; Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Knowledge of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Constitution, Law and Order Code, Arizona Revised Statutes, Federal Indian Law, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Indian Civil Rights Act, Indian Child Welfare Act, Tribal and Federal Indian Case Law, Federal Rules of Evidence; Federal Rules of Civil Procedures
Knowledge of contract, gaming and employment law;
Knowledge of state and Federal court procedures, proceedings, and practices;
Knowledge of legal research utilizing books and electronic research systems;
Skill in interpreting and applying complex laws, statutes, ordinances, and rules to the facts and evidence in individual cases;
Skill in drafting complex court orders;
Skill in utilizing a computer and in software capable of word processing;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with other departments of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, state and Federal officials, departments, and agencies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION: 1) An attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona; 2) Two years of experience as an attorney; 3) Current AZ driver’s license and meet FMYN insurance standards.
POSITION STATUS: Regular-Full-Time Job Code: 114-71 Revised 9/15
PAYRATE: $69,965.48 to $83,958.57
OPEN DATE: September 24, 2015 CLOSE DATE: Open Until Filled
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Human Resources Department
P O Box 17779
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Fax: 480-816-0419 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are members of federally recognized Indian tribes. To be considered for Indian Preference, you must submit your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) with your application.
WILL REQUIRE TO PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN AND COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK WHICH MAY REQUIRE FINGERPRINTING