Job Opportunity – Legal Department Director

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is seeking a Director of its in-house Legal Department.  The Tribe’s headquarters is located in beautiful southwest Colorado.  The Director will lead a well-established staff of three Tribal Attorneys, a Deputy Director, and a Legal Assistant.  Please follow the link below to apply.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe
JOB TITLE : Legal Department Director – Closes 12/18/2017
JOB CITY : Ignacio, CO

The Legal Department of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe represents, advises, and supports the Tribe, at the direction of the Tribal Council. The Department is responsible for advising both the Permanent Fund and Casino and may on occasion and subject to direction from the Tribal Council, work with the Tribe’s Growth Fund and its legal representation as well.  The Director is responsible for providing such representation, advice, and support while also supervising and leading the Legal Department to support the needs of the Tribe.

Required Skills:
Must have a law degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and in good standing with the Colorado Supreme Court or will become licensed within a year of hiring.
Must be admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado or will become admitted within a year of hiring.
Must have a minimum of 12 years of experience as an attorney.
Must have a minimum of 5 years of practicing in the field of federal Indian law.
Must have computer experience in software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Must have a valid Driver’s License for the state of residency and be insurable under the Tribal vehicle insurance policy.
Must pass a thorough criminal history background check and pre-employment drug test.

More than fifteen years of experience as an attorney.
Significant experience representing Indian tribes, preferably in-house or as general counsel.
Significant litigation experience.
Significant experience in employment law.
Supervisory experience.
Experience drafting codes and policies.

Position closes at 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on 12/18/2017.

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