Job Opportunity – Human Resources Specialist

Job Title:  Human Resources Specialist (ER/LR), GS-0201-11/12
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Indian Health Service
Job Announcement Number:  IHS-16-PX-1557161-ESEP/MP


  • Provide employee relations and labor relations advisory services based on knowledge of Federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Perform case and situation analysis of problems and apply knowledge and skills to solve diverse disciplinary issues, and provide accurate direction and instruction for procedural requirements on adverse and disciplinary actions.
  • Develop and maintain a sound working relationship with other Federal agencies, especially the Department of Labor (DOL), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Office of Regional Counsel (ORC) to ensure a viable program.
  • Advise management on appropriate procedures and practices to avoid unfair labor practices (ULP) changes on proposed actions, and is a technical advisor and/or representative on controversial and complex ULP and grievance issues, to include mediation and impasse proceeding before Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS) and Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP).
  • Provides advisory services on performance management and the function of an employee appraisal program.
  • Perform duties associated with Labor Management Relations, including representing the Area Office in meetings and discussions with formal and informal employee groups determining the appropriateness of recognition required by employee organizations under Executive Order 11491; Serve as an advisor to management’s negotiating committee for general agreements and handle grievance cases in accordance with negotiated agreements as appropriate.


Applicants must submit a completed application prior to Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date: Monday, November 30, 2015

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    Rowena Valadez
    Phone: (602)364-5224
    TDD: (301) 443-6394
    Agency Information:
    Indian Health Service HR Center HR
    12300 Twinbrook Parkway Ste 230
    Rockville, MD

    Click Here for Full Job Description


Newsletter Spotlight – Succeeding for Indian Country

DiandraBenallyDiandra Benally (JD ’05) was determined to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer so she could help her fellow Native Americans. The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University made that dream a reality. “If it were not for ASU Law, I don’t think I would have advanced in my career as I have,” she said. Recently, Benally was named general counsel for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation – the first woman ever appointed to that position. Benally started her career as a staff attorney with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice. She then saw an opportunity to move closer to the Phoenix area and took the job of assistant general counsel for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. She has enjoyed working there for nearly eight years.  Read her story>>

Job Opportunity – Tribal Prosecutor

Nez Perce Tribe seeks Tribal Prosecutor to:

  • Represent the Tribe in all criminal and juvenile cases before Nez Perce Tribal Court, reviewing reports and charging cases, drafting written complaints, motions, proposed orders, legal briefs, jury instructions, sentencing recommendations, and other legal documents.
  • Work closely with the Tribal Police Department, Conservation Enforcement, Social Services, Probation, Domestic Violence Programs, and other tribal agencies in filing and prosecuting their cases in Tribal Court.
  • Supervise an office assistant, deputy prosecutor, and Child Support Enforcement attorney.

Requires at least two years (five preferred) of successful experience as a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney, preferably in a tribal government setting. Please provide a legal writing sample with application, and resume listing at least three work-related references. Must include a completed NPT application (available on Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured under the Tribe’s policy; applicants who are not Idaho residents must provide their own Motor Vehicle Report.

Salary approximately $75K+ DOE/DOQ and includes generous health insurance and other benefits.  Call (208) 843-7332 for assistance. Applications to be accepted until position is filled. Tribal preference applies.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Mail to:
PO Box 365
Lapwai ID 83540-0365


Job Opportunity – Civil Rights Attorney

Employer: Native American Disability Law Center
Title: Civil Rights Attorney
Description: The Law Center provides legal services to Native Americans with disabilities living on or near the Navajo & Hopi reservations. Our offices are located in Farmington and Gallup, New Mexico; however, we serve a broad area around the Four Corners Region of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Attorneys represent clients in administrative hearings, and tribal, state and federal court actions with a focus on systemic change. Attorneys also work with tribal governments on legislation & policies effecting individuals with disabilities. Applicants must have a demonstrable interest in issues facing individuals with disabilities & a willingness to work with the community & non-attorney staff.

The Law Center provides exciting opportunities to address issues of first impression & to develop law in Indian Country. The Law Center works closely with the Navajo & Hopi communities to develop law that protects the rights of Navajo & Hopis with disabilities.

Admission to the Utah, Arizona, or New Mexico Bar is preferred. Because of high level of independence & responsibility, over 4 years of experience is also preferred. Willingness to take the next available state and tribal bar exam is required.

Position Type: Attorney
Desired Class Level(s): Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp, Alum 7+ yrs exp
Requested Documents via email:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample

Employer: Native American Disability Law Center
Name: Therese Yanan
Phone:  505-215-3653
Address: 3535 E 30th Street
Farmington, NM
87402 United States

Job Opportunity – Deputy Attorney General-Criminal Prosecution

ID 26062
Employer Colorado River Indian Tribes (Parker, AZ)
Rebecca A. Loudbear
Job Title
Deputy Attorney General-Criminal Prosecution
How to Apply APPLY: COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT 26600 MOHAVE ROAD PARKER, ARIZONA 85344 For Employment Application visit:  Update/overwrite with contact information
Default email for resumes.
Description Full-Time Position at 40 hours per week. Primary responsibility is child in need of care cases, juvenile offender cases, and adult criminal prosecution in tribal court. See job posting for more information.

Job Summary: The Office of the Attorney General provides legal representation to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, its Tribal Council, departments, and enterprises. The Office is a diverse and dynamic working environment.
Duties & Functions: The Deputy Attorney General (Criminal Prosecution) works with all Tribal Departments, under the supervision of the Attorney General. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
1. Work closely with tribal, federal and local law enforcement and other agencies to develop potential criminal cases for prosecution;
2. Attend, prepare and assist CRIT Child Protective Services (CPS) or the Office of Social Services (OSS) with all Child in Need of Care (CINC) Hearings; Preliminary Custody, Advisory, Pre-Adjudication, Adjudication, Disposition, Review, and Termination of Parental Rights;
3. Draft petitions, prepare witnesses, officers, and victims for trial, attend and prepare Adult and Juvenile Offenders cases. These hearings include initial appearances, detention hearings, pre-adjudicatory hearings, adjudicatory hearings, and review hearings, jury and non-jury trials;
4. Represent the Tribe in criminal actions pending before the Courts of the Tribes, involving Adult and Juvenile Offenders, Child in Need of Care , and guardianship;
5. Up-keep CINC cases and maintain regular contact with CRIT CPS, OSS, Behavioral Health and Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs, law enforcement and criminal justice agencies and other Social Services programs;
6. Assist CRIT OSS in Indian Child Welfare Act interventions. May require appearances in courts of other jurisdictions;
7. Draft and file appeal petitions and briefs, appear in Court of Appeals hearings;
8. Draft and assist in drafting proposed legislation for consideration by the Tribal Council. As necessary, train and brief officers and other tribal officials in regard to procedure and law.
9. Other duties as assigned by the Attorney General.
Required Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of principles of Federal Indian law and/or administrative law preferred.
2. Ability to pass both a Tribal and Federal (OMB Public Trust Position) background check.
3. Computer literate, good writing and communication skills.
4. Ability to work well with others in a sometimes stressful, high-volume work environment.
Education & Experience Requirements:
1. High School Diploma.
2. Graduate of an ABA accredited law school preferred.
3. Must be a licensed member in good standing of a state bar, Arizona or California state bar is preferred.
4. At least one (1) year experience in the practice of law is preferred.
5. Must possess a current valid driver’s license.
Physical Requirement:
1. Physically able to perform duties assigned.
2. Must pass a Pre-Employment Drug Screening.
3. Occasionally work extended shifts as assigned.
Additional Documents Cover Letter, Writing Sample, Other Documents
Requested Document Notes Employer Application must also be completed in its entirety.
Posting Date October 29, 2015
Expiration Date November 30, 2015
Compensation Details $65,000 to $75,000 Depending Upon Experience
Practice Area(s) Criminal
Desired Class Level RECENT GRADS, Alum 0-3 yrs exp, Alum 4-6 yrs exp, Alum 7+ yrs exp
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Job Opportunity – Assistant General Counsel

OPENING DATE: 11/09/15
CLOSING DATE: 12/08/15 11:59 PM
Salary: $118,122.00 – $174,233.00 Annually

This position will primarily provide legal advice to the Community’s Treasury Department and the Community’s Risk Management and Benefit Committees.  Primary consideration will be given to applicants who have experience in tribal taxation, employee benefit plans, self-funded insurance plans, and risk management. Applicants must have experience and knowledge of the IRS Code, ACA, ERISA, and other relevant federal, state, and tribal laws.
Under general supervision of the General Counsel, provides legal review and advice to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC or Community) government. Ensures that applicable laws are followed so that tribal sovereignty is protected and enhanced.  Provides assistance to avoid or prevent expensive legal disputes and litigation and protects the Community’s legal interests. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Application instructions: To apply or view full job description go to *Resumes alone will not be accepted. Apply before closing date 12/08/2015

Meet Vice Chairwoman of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe – next week!

Jessie Little Doe Baird 102215

Two opportunities to meet Vice Chairwoman Jessie Little Doe Baird from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

  • Lunch Lecture – 12:15 pm – Armstrong Hall, Room 114
  • Movie Screening & Reception: “We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân” – 5:15 pm – Armstrong Hall, Great Hall
    Send your RSVP to We hope to see you there!