Job Opportunity – Tribal Court Advocate

Tribal Court Advocate-Defense Advocate Office
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Legal Services Office (Scottsdale, AZ)

Description: Under general supervision of the Defense Advocate Office Managing Attorney, represents parents involved in dependency and neglect cases and performs other legal tasks as required.This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Examples of Tasks:
Essential Functions: (Essential functions, which vary among positions, may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification).

1.Under supervision of the supervising attorney, provides legal services and representation to eligible clients of the Defense Advocate Office through tasks illustrated by, but not limited to, the following: interviewing clients, providing legal advice, conducting necessary research, and drafting correspondence and legal documents.

2.Drafts and prepares legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and appeals; represents clients in matters before the SRPMIC Court, including the SRPMIC Appellate Court.

3.Under supervision, conducts legal research and analysis, performs factual investigations and analysis, and prepares legal memoranda, pleadings and motions, as directed.

4.Ensures that files are kept and maintained in a timely and professional manner.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of SRPMIC laws, ordinances and policies and Federal Indian law.
  • Ability to judge when consultation with, or referral to, attorneys is necessary or appropriate.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to acquire and develop skills in communicating with, and instructing others, using both technical and non-technical language as appropriate.
  • Ability to provide legal information service and explanations to those for whom the subject matter is unfamiliar and/or difficult to understand.
Education & Experience:High school graduation or GED and either one year of experience working in tribal courts or within a legal department or at least two (2) years of experience working in a tribal government.Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.

Insurability – Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License and be able to meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.

Special Requirements: 

  • Must demonstrate a commitment to ongoing training and education.  Failure to successfully complete training may be a condition for termination and/or repayment of costs.
  • Successful completion of any test established by the SRPMIC related to the practice of laws in the SRPMIC Court.
  • Community Code requires that a Community Court Advocate be an enrolled member of SRPMIC

Important Notes
Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random and alcohol testing. “SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer” Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate

Expiration Date: June 30, 2016

Sophia Perez
1005 E Osborn Road Scottsdale, AZ 85256-9722

Application instructions: To apply or view full job description go to *Resumes alone will not be accepted. Apply by closing date 6/30/2016