The Hopi Tribe
Office of General Counsel
The Deputy General Counsel provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Hopi Tribal government – including the legislative and executive branches of the Hopi Tribe, the administrative departments, offices and programs. The Deputy General Counsel performs highly professional and advisory work involving considerable depth of knowledge and analytical/organizational skills in a broad range of subject areas of the law, and exercises broad and independent judgment in providing legal advice on any political/legal dimension and its effects on Tribal entities. The Hopi Tribal Council sets the overall objectives and priorities of the Office of General Counsel. The General Counsel establishes the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy General Counsel pursuant to these priorities and the priorities of the Executive Branch. . The Deputy, in consultation with the General Counsel develops deadlines for work to be accomplished. The Deputy General Counsel, having years of experience in the legal field is responsible for planning and carrying out all assignments and resolving conflicts as they arise. Work is reviewed from the overall standpoint of meeting identified requirements and achieving expected results.
- Required Education, Training and Experience:
Education: Juris Doctorate degree or equivalent from an accredited law school and admission to at least one state bar. Deputy General Counsel must be a member of the Arizona State Bar in good standing OR must take and pass the Arizona State Bar Exam not later than one and a half years after appointment to position unless otherwise determined by the General Counsel;
Experience: Six (6) years of responsible legal experience in Indian law, which includes trial practice, government and municipal law, civil rights, land use, corporate and business law, gaming law, real estate law, tax law, and civil legal services.
- Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge: Must have knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence; available legal resource information and legal research techniques; local, state and federal court practices and procedures; business law, gaming law and administrative practices which effect the operation of tribal entities.
Skills: Must have skill in effective techniques in the presentation of cases in court, effect legal writing, and effective oral communication in a wide range of settings.
Abilities: Must have ability to effectively plan, organize, and execute legal assignments; to be diplomatic and use discriminating judgment in legal matters effecting tribal issues; to analyze and appraise a variety of legal documents and instruments; to present oral and written material clearly, logically, and persuasively; to work within the overall tribal policies, goals, and budget limits; to effectively negotiate grants/contracts, leases, etc.
For full job description and application information, go to: The Hopi Tribe Job Listing