Job Opportunity – Attorney-Advisor (Continuous)

Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the General Counsel, Ethics Law Division.

This is a permanent appointment in the excepted service and will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Employees hired under an Excepted Service appointment are required to serve a two (2) year trial period. Upon successful completion of the required trial period, this position will be permanent.

As a Attorney-Advisor (Open Continuous) GS 0905 11/12, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

  • Provide oral and written advice, analysis, interpretations, and guidance on complex and sensitive legal and policy matters both for individual questions and as related to DHS programs and operations.
  • Draft and review documents for consistency with all applicable legal authorities and requirements, to include: ethics guidance, financial disclosure reviews, analysis and advice, directives, correspondence, reports, memoranda, testimony, regulations, Federal Register notices, directives, legislation, guidance and other such documents.
  • Draft and present ethics training to Headquarters officials, to include senior leadership and political appointees.
  • Review financial disclosure reports, analyze and resolve potential conflicts of interest and related ethics questions.
  • Assist with administration of the DHS Standards of Conduct Program.
  • Provide guidance related to related areas of law, such as procurement integrity and partisan political activity regulations and policies.

Basic Requirements:
1. The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD), AND superior law student work. Superior law student work or activities as demonstrated by one of the following:

  1. Academic standing in the upper third of the attorney’s law school graduating class.
  2. Work or achievement of significance on one of the attorney’s law school’s official law reviews or journals.
  3. Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school (e.g., membership in the Order of the Coif, winning a moot court competition, or membership on the moot court team that represents the attorney’s law school in competition with other law schools.)
  4. Full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program as opposed to one-time, intermittent, or casual participation.
  5. Significant summer law office clerk experience.
  6. Other evidence of clearly superior accomplishment or achievement.

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Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP
Washington, D.C.

Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, Portland, OR, Oklahoma City, OK, Sacramento, CA and Anchorage, AK is seeking an Associate Attorney for its Washington, DC office. Hobbs Straus specializes in Federal Indian Law and has worked for almost 40 years to realize positive change in Indian Country. Our attorneys are dedicated to promoting and defending tribal rights, expanding opportunities for tribes, and improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Qualifications for candidates include: (1) superior research and writing skills; (2) strong academic performance; (3) strong communication skills; and (4) a commitment to tribal representation. We are looking for candidates with 0-3 years of legal experience. Prior experience in the field of Federal Indian Law is strongly preferred.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Ms. Robin Branthover at

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

Maier Pfeffer Kim Geary & Cohen LLP
Oakland, CA

Apply by: 07/11/2021, 11:30pm MST

Maier Pfeffer Kim Geary & Cohen LLP represents American Indian tribes and organizations. We provide comprehensive services to our tribal clients involving all aspects of tribal government and tribal rights, and provide services on such matters as governmental programs, policies and legislation, business development and financing, real estate and land use, business transactions, protection of Indian children, cultural resources and governmental affairs.

The firm’s partners have devoted their entire careers to the furtherance of Indian and tribal rights and their 150 years of collective experience representing California Indian tribes is highly valued by our clients. In addition to the partners, all of our associates are highly experienced, sophisticated attorneys. We believe in collegiality, mutual respect and maintaining a level of staffing that allows the firm to quickly provide needed services to our tribal clients who utilize us as general counsel for their governmental and commercial entities while at the same time allowing us to maintain a healthy work-life balance. This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney seeking professional growth and stable employment in a practice that will fully utilize their training, knowledge and experience in federal Indian and tribal law.

We are seeking an attorney with experience in representing tribal interests.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school;
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar of CA or willing to sit for the next CA bar exam;
  • Ability to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area;
  • Two or more years experience working with Indian tribes or tribal entities;
  • Proven skills in effectively communicating with tribal clients, opposing counsel, and federal/state/local agencies:
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing abilities;
  • Experience drafting transactional and governmental documents; and
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.

Duties and Responsibilities include all the duties that typically are required of tribal attorneys

We offer very competitive compensation and full benefits

Interested candidates should send their resumes to:

Michael Pfeffer
1970 Broadway Suite 825, Oakland – CA, United States (USA), 94612

Job Opportunity – Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) Manager

Ak-Chin Indian Community  

Title: Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) Manager

Closing date: 05/19/21 11:59 PM Arizona Time

Under the direct supervision of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Council, the Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) Manager is responsible for the oversight and administration of the PRC program which includes supervision of staff, budget development and accountability, and advocate for all eligible program users.

Examples of duties:

  • Responsible for all PRC program operations, functions and services guided by an adherence to program policies and procedures and manages the program that meet the Ak-Chin Indian Community mission, vision and values.
  • Provides supervision and guidance to all PRC staff including scheduling, performance management, and providing training and opportunities for professional growth.
  • Prepares programmatic, fiscal, and statistical reports and data as requested.
  • Works collaboratively with Tribal leadership and other Tribal/Community entities.
  • Assists with determining provider agreement rates for PRC outpatient and inpatient services.
  • Ensures the processing of Medicare-Like rates for appropriate claims.
  • Develops the annual budget and closely monitors expenditures, variances and high cost/chronic care case management.
  • Provides guidance on day-to-day services including eligibility determination, maintaining billing and payment records, authorizing services, claims processing and identifying alternate resources.
  • Prepares CHEF claims in coordination with the PRC Specialist.
  • Ensures an office culture of respect, enthusiasm to assist program recipients, teamwork and positive attitudes; effectively and efficiently addresses staff and program recipient issues.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality, meets HIPAA compliance and IHS regulatory requirements as well as all other tribal, state or federal applicable regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Opportunity – Attorney-Advisor

DHS Headquarters
Office of the General Counsel

Open & Closing dates
05/17/2021 to 05/16/2022

Washington, DC

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Regulatory Affairs Division (RLD), and reports to the Associate General Counsel or Deputy Associate General Counsel. The primary purpose of this position is to support the management and development of the Department’s regulatory actions and by providing legal counsel on DHS and component regulatory matters.

• Review DHS and component regulatory actions for compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Executive Orders 12866 and 13563, and related statutes and Executive Orders.
• Ensure that DHS and component regulatory actions are consistent with Departmental policies and procedures.
• Provide written and oral advice to DHS senior leadership on legal issues regarding regulatory actions and initiatives. Etc…

Basic requirements

  1. The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD); or
  2. The second professional law degree (LL.M.) AND
  3. Specialized professional legal experience in excess of two years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position or two years of judicial clerkship.

GS-14 or GS-15:

  1. The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD); or
  2. The second professional law degree (LL.M.) AND
  3. Specialized professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The quality of the individual’s background may be evidenced by the relatedness of his or her specialization.

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Job Opportunity – RFP for Outside Legal Counsel Services

Diné Development Corporation—RFP for Outside Legal Counsel Services

Diné Development Corporation (“DDC”), a corporation wholly owned by the Navajo Nation, is seeking proposals for outside counsel services to serve as general and special counsel to DDC and its subsidiaries. DDC’s headquarters are located in Scottsdale, Arizona.  DDC owns several subsidiaries that conduct federal contracting business in the areas of information technology and environmental services. DDC is soliciting responses for some or all of scope of legal services described in the “Scope of Legal Services” section of the Request for Proposals (RFP). A copy of the RFP can be obtained by emailing   The deadline for proposals is 12:00pm on June 1, 2021.  

Job Opportunity

RFOLD currently has one open position and is seeking applications by COB Monday May 17, 2021. Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in the position and why you believe you should be selected to Keith Weiner at with a copy to Cynthia Morrison at The duty station for this position is Washington, D.C., however, due to the unique nature of RFOLD, other FEMA fixed facilities may be considered. The DACC for FO-Central will report to Mr. Keith Weiner, Associate Chief Counsel for RFOLD.

(1) IC-15 CORE Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Field Operations (Central)

The Regional and Field Operations Legal Division (RFOLD) is seeking an extremely organized, competent, personable, and collaborative person to be the next Deputy Associate Chief Counsel for Field Operations – Central (DACC for FO-Central). The DACC for FO-Central will be the first level supervisor to approximately eight Deployable Field Counsel (DFC) attorneys and act as primary POC for the provision of field legal services to about a third of FEMA’s regions. Along with the other DACCs-FO and the OCC Cadre Coordinator, the DACC-FO Central will manage the deployment of our 95-strong cadre to disasters throughout the Nation and its territories.

FEMA’s Deployable Field Counsel team serve as the on-scene, attorneys who deploy to the Joint Field Offices across the Nation from Guam to the United States Virgin Islands. The DFC serve as the principal legal advisors to the Federal Coordinating Officers (FCOs) and field staff. Issues frequently involve complex Public Assistance projects, Individual Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation issues; reviewing documents and correspondence related to major and emergency disaster declarations; reviewing procurement/contracting matters; collaborating with headquarters counsel with respect to personnel law issues; working with headquarters litigators regarding litigation; and serving as an ethics official. The legal issues faced by the DFCs in the field are broad, and include nearly every agency program and operational function. As one of the leaders of this team, the DACC for FO-Central position is faced with unique challenges that are not faced by most OCC supervisors. You must lead and help your team to succeed in an often high stress environment and, yet, rarely have in-person contact.

Candidates must have at least five years of legal experience including at least four years of specialized experience that is directly related to the position being filled.  At least two of the four years of specialized experience must be at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the GS-14 level.  This is a CORE position.

Job Opportunity

The Mission Support Legal Division (MSLD) is seeking two Attorneys for detail to the Personnel Law Branch (PLB). Both details are located at FEMA HQ, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC, although full-time telework is authorized at least through August 31, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Detail #1 is at the GS/IC-14 level and requires favorable adjudication of a Tier 5 background investigation for a Top Secret clearance (critical-sensitive), which must be initiated as soon as possible. Therefore, the detail will not start until approximately the end of July to allow time for adjudication of the background investigation prior to the commencement of the detail. A temporary promotion is not authorized. The detailee will primarily provide legal support to the Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO), providing legal advice on all matters related to security (e.g., policy review, legal issues associated with personnel and physical security, as well as issues arising from the Security Compliance Division, and Fraud Investigations and Inspections Division) in disaster and steady-state contexts. The incumbent may also be assigned work supporting the Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer (OCCHCO) and other program offices in reviewing disciplinary actions and policy review, as well as assisting with personnel litigation. The detailee will report to the PLB Principal Deputy. The detail will be a minimum of 90 days (CORE) or 120 days (PFT).

Detail #2 is at the GS/IC-13, or 14 level. The incumbent will primarily support the Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer (OCCHCO), as well as serving all FEMA programs from which personnel litigation arises, will perform some disciplinary and adverse actions and policy review and may be assigned or assist with litigation before administrative forums (labor arbitrations, MSPB, EEOC, state unemployment and FLRA). The incumbent reports to the PLB-West Branch Chief. The detail will be 120 days, but an extension of 60 days will be requested. The detail will begin as soon as practicable after the announcement closes and a selection is made.

Candidates must have strong writing and communication skills and the ability to work independently, and represent the agency at a high level both internally and externally. Candidates must possess at least three years of professional legal experience, at least one of which includes advising clients and reviewing policies, procedures, technical manuals and other publications for legal sufficiency. For Detail #1, experience with providing advice to a federal security office will receive positive consideration. For Detail #2, experience with oral advocacy before courts or administrative tribunals, drafting memoranda of fact and law, motions, pleadings, litigation reports, and specific labor and employment experience will receive positive consideration. Please note this in your application. Due to the nature of FEMA’s operations, successful candidates should show the ability to work remotely. In addition, as a FEMA employee, the incumbent is subject to being deployed to support FEMA disaster operations.

If you would like to be considered for one of these details, please send a resume, clearly stating for which detail it is to be considered, to:
Detail #1: Leigh Hoburg by COB Wednesday, May 12 via email at
Detail #2: Ashley Darbo by COB Monday, May 17 via email at
If applying for both details, applicant must submit a resume for each.

Job Opportunity: Licensed Associate Judge

Salt River Maricopa Indian Community
Scottsdale, Arizona

Closing Date: 5/12/2021 11:59 PM Arizona

Position Summary: Under the administrative direction of the Presiding Judge, presides over criminal, civil and juvenile cases as assigned. Responsible for fair and impartial administration of justice pursuant to the judicial powers granted by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) and in ensuring SRPMIC adherence to applicable Federal, Tribal and other relevant laws and ordinances. The Licensed Associate Judge is appointed by the Council. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Distinguishing Features: The Licensed Associate Judge is an integral member of the judicial system and as such serves to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice. The Licensed Associate Judge must thoroughly understand the legal system, administration of justice, interpersonal relationships, and dispute resolution as well as appropriate decision making techniques, public safety, and governmental methods of reporting. Responsible for complex and sensitive legal decisions and judicial rulings on criminal and civil cases as assigned. The Licensed Associate Judge’s work is reviewed by the Presiding Judge through an annual performance review, reports, conferences and meetings. Judicial conduct is governed by Section 4-25 of the SRPMIC Code of ordinances and the SRPMIC Court Rules of Professional Conduct, Sec 2, Judicial Rules of Professional Conduct.

Education & Experience:  The applicant shall meet all the qualifications as set for in Chapter 4, Article 2, 4-32(c) of the SRPMIC Code of Ordinances as amended.  Such qualifications include:

  1. Being thirty (30) years of age or older;
  2. Must have graduated from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate;
  3. Must be a member for at least three (3) years and in good standing with a state bar association; preference for current license to practice in Arizona. 
  4. Of good moral character and any assessment of moral character shall be consistent with the customs and traditions of the Akimel O’odham and Xalychidom Piiipaash peoples;
  5. Has never been removed for good cause as a judge in jurisdiction;
  6. Has never been convicted of a felony in any jurisdiction and has not been convicted of a misdemeanor (not including violations that are generally considered civil  traffic violations) within the past 5 years; and
  7. Preference will be given to enrolled members of the Community, the Gila River Indian Community, the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the Tohono O’odham Nation.
  8. Serving a one (1) year probationary period; and
  9. Applicant must provide all past discipline that he or she received in a role as a judge, attorney, or advocate.

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