Job Opportunity – Human Resource Specialist

The Indian Health Service, Southwest Region Office of Human Resources, Workforce Relations Division is seeking to fill multiple Employee and Labor Relations Specialist  (ER/LR Specialist) positions. The IHS-18-PX-10271017-ESEP/MP announcement is posted on USA jobs and will close on August 24, 2018.  The GS-09/11-12 salary ranges from $52,229 to $94,464. The IHS offers benefits, vacation, and retirement.

The ER/LR Specialist position is J.D. preferred, however, not required. Generally, the ER/LR Specialist will provide guidance to lay management officials about disciplining, terminating and addressing performance and misconduct problems with their employee(s). There are opportunities to participate in litigation practice before the Merit Systems Protection Board and Federal Labor Relations Authority.  Also, the IHS workforce is unionized, so there will also be opportunities to participate in mediation, arbitration, and negotiations with the Laborer’s International Union of North America. The ER/LR Specialists will also provide advice to management concerning Whistleblowing, fraud, waste and abuse and other matters involving the Office of Special Counsel, the Office of Inspector General and other third parties.  The ER/LR Specialists generally encounter issues under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), other the Diversity Management & Equal Employment Opportunity matters, as well as items involving non-disclosure that fall under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Privacy Act.

Launching First ‘Talking Stick’ Podcast

Did you know Native Americans were not granted citizenship until 1924? And what are the current barriers of Native American voting? Hear more about access on the ballot in our NEW Talking Stick podcast. The Talking Stick, produced by the ILP and National Congress of American Indians, is hosted by Derrick Beetso (’10). The Talking Stick is a free and educational podcast on federal Indian law and policy.

 

If you missed the update, you can read about this partnership.

The Talking Stick is now available on SoundCloud. The Talking Stick will soon be available on iTunes.

ILP 30th: Register today!

A History of Advocacy: Celebrating 30 years of the ILP will be November 9.

A History of Advocacy: Celebrating 30 years of The Indian Legal Program will be on Friday, November 9, which includes a CLE program at 2 p.m. followed by a fun evening reception at 5 p.m. with silent auction and live music. Bid on the signature ledger art piece created by Dallin Maybee (’11) that will be auctioned off at the event.

Mark your calendar and join us for this very special evening!

Register at: law.asu.edu/ilp30th


Job Opportunities with White Mountain Apache Tribe’s Office of Attorney General

White Mountain Apache Tribe
Whiteriver, Arizona

To download Assistant Attorney General job description, click the following link: 2018 075 Assistant Attorney General

To download Deputy Attorney General job description, click the following link: CORRECTED 2018 FMYN Senior Assistant General Counsel Job Announcement

How to Apply: The above information should be submitted by 5:00 pm or postmarked by closing date to the:

White Mountain Apache Tribe
Division of Human Resources
PO Box 1960
Whiteriver AZ 85941.
Telephone: 928-338-2429, Fax: 928-338-1039
Email: JacquelineLee@wmat.us

or : KeAloha Douma
Attorney General
White Mountain Apache Tribe
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 2110
Whiteriver, Arizona 85941
Telephone: 928-338-2537
Email: Kealohadouma@wmat.us

1. Application for Employment
2. Resume
3. Copy of a Valid Driver’s License
4. Three (3) Current
5. Copy of Degree

 

Job Opportunity: Senior Assistant General Counsel

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
OPEN DATE: June 26, 2018
CLOSE DATE: July 31, 2018

DEFINITION/PURPOSE:
Serves under the general oversight of the General Counsel and acts in the General Counsel’s absence with the authority of the General Counsel in fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the Office of General Counsel. Provides legal advice to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council, tribal departments and economic enterprises. Represents the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in matters brought in Tribal, State and Federal court.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:
1) An attorney in good standing licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona; 2) Six (6) years legal experience working for a federally recognized Indian tribe or in the area of Federal Indian Law and Tribal Law; and 3) Current valid Arizona driver’s license and meet FMYN insurance standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

TASKS:
Serves as a senior legal advisor to the Tribal Council, tribal government departments and economic enterprises; Performs high level legal research and analysis in numerous areas of law and policy related to Federal Indian and Indian Law; Provides legal advice and analysis of tribal, State and Federal laws and regulations; Drafts and revises the Tribal Constitution, Law and Order Code, other tribal laws, ordinances, and policies; Works at hours and times outside of normal business hours and days; Drafts, reviews and recommends changes to various contracts; Reviews other agreements, proposals; Represents the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Tribal, State and Federal court actions; Delegated authority to oversee the Office of General Counsel during the General Counsel’s absence; and Performs other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.

POSITION STATUS: Regular-Full-Time
PAYRATE: $93,142.09 to $130,398.93

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Human Resources Department
Attn: Recruiter
P. O. Box 17779
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Phone: 480-789-7118
Fax: 480-816-0419
Email: recruiter@ftmcdowell.org

To download full job description, click here.

Job Opportunity: Tribal Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Specialist

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Job Description
Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a full-time, temporary Tribal Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault (DV / SA) Program Specialist for its Native American Program (NAPOLS). This is a grant-funded position of limited duration, currently funded through 12/31/2019.

Background
LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout the state and two specialized statewide programs provide services to farmworkers and representation on Native American issues. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program committed to advocacy strategies that will have a demonstrable effect on community problems.

NAPOLS assists income-eligible Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members, including with cases related to tribal sovereignty and self-governance, estate planning and trust resources, access to benefits, expungement of criminal records, and tribal court cases. NAPOLS also offers community education on a wide range of legal issues.

Responsibilities
The Tribal DV / SA Program Specialist will work with the Burns Paiute Tribe to strengthen the Tribe’s response to DV, SA, dating violence, and stalking. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with Tribal staff to develop Tribal laws, policies, and court forms to enhance prevention, investigation, and prosecution of violent crimes against women and the treatment of victims;
  • Training Tribal personnel and other law enforcement officials to more effectively respond to DV / SA crimes, hold offenders accountable, ensure victim safety, and address jurisdictional issues;
  • Developing a lay advocate training program and legal referral network to enhance victims’ access to advocacy services;
  • Compiling data and developing narratives for grant reports; and
  • Other tasks, as needed.

The Tribal DV / SA Program Specialist will be based in Portland, with frequent overnight travel to Harney County. Applicants based in Harney County will also be considered. Completion of a 40-hour training program on DV, SA, stalking, and/or dating violence will also be required.

Qualifications
Experience drafting tribal laws and policies or a strong background in DV / SA issues is required. Experience working in Indian Country or with law enforcement and prosecutors is a plus. J.D. and Oregon State Bar membership preferred but not required.

Salary/Benefits
Salary is based on experience, within a statewide salary scale. Full benefits package including health insurance and 401(k) plan.

Legal Aid Service of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tribal members and minority applicants are encouraged to apply

Application Email: napolsjobs@lasoregon.org
Resume (Required)
Cover Letter (Required)
Transcript (Optional)
Writing Sample (Required)
References (Required)
Other (Optional)

Job Opportunity: Staff Attorney

Native American Program (NAPOLS)
Legal Aid Services

Portland, Oregon

Job Description
Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Native American Program (NAPOLS), which is located in Portland.

Background
LASO is a non-profit organization that represents low-income clients in civil cases. LASO’s eight regional offices serve the general low-income population throughout the state and two specialized statewide programs provide services to farmworkers and representation on Native American issues. LASO is an effective, high-quality legal services program committed to advocacy strategies that will have a demonstrable effect on community problems.

NAPOLS assists income-eligible Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members, including with cases related to tribal sovereignty and self-governance, estate planning and trust resources, access to benefits, expungement of criminal records, and tribal court cases. NAPOLS also offers community education on a wide range of legal issues.

Responsibilities
The staff attorney will be responsible for maintaining a varied caseload and for providing legal services to Indian tribes, Native organizations, and individual tribal members.

Qualifications
Position requires current Oregon State Bar membership, proven interest in and commitment to working in Indian Country, and knowledge of federal, tribal, and state laws impacting tribes and tribal members. Regular travel throughout Oregon, including some overnight travel, is required.

Salary/Benefits
Salary is based on experience, within a statewide salary scale. Full benefits package including health insurance and 401(k) plan.

Legal Aid Service of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tribal members and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

Job Opportunity – Assistant Prosecutor

San Carlos Apache Tribe
San Carlos, Arizona

Position Title: Assistant Prosecutor
Closing date: June 7, 2018

As an Assistant Prosecutor under the direction of the Chief Prosecutor, the Assistant Prosecutor shall prosecute criminal actions on the behalf of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in regards to child dependency and crimes against children. The Assistant Prosecutor has prosecute civil petitions in the Juvenile Court and render technical assistance to the police department and other related agencies. Shall perform legal research, prepare or assist in drafting and filing motions, memorandums of law, petitions and other legal documents. Shall recognize sensitive and complex issues, develop, and formulate case theory. The Assistant Prosecutor is responsible for handling cases arising out of allegations of child abuse and neglect. The Assistant Prosecutor will also be required to assess the backlog of cases on the juvenile court docket and develop and implement permanency planning for children involved in the juvenile court system. Shall work closely with Tribal Social Services and law enforcement agencies. Shall conduct research on drug exposed infants and children, and develop new strategies for dealing with these types of cases, including but not limited to assessing and researching current codes and making recommendations for changes as needed. Assist with data collection, report preparation, and community education activities. Shall perform other duties as assigned.

To download full job announcement, click here.

Pipeline to Law Workshop at Arizona State University – August 1-5

This summer the Native American Pipeline to Law team will host a 5-day session to help students better understand the law school admissions process at University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. Housing provided and a limited number of LSAT Prep courses will be available for participating students. Space is limited, register soon!

To submit your application, click here.

August 1-5, 2018
Application deadline: July 18, 2018

Download PDF Pipeline To Law Workshops – ASU 2018
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Job Opportunity: Indigenous Justice Organizer

The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana (ACLU-MT) is looking for a motivated person with relationship building skills to join our team as an Indigenous Justice Organizer. The ACLU-MT works on a variety of issues that impact Indigenous people – from voting rights, to education, to reforming unjust criminal laws. Over the past two years, we have worked to build Indigenous Justice into every aspect of our organization through building relationships with Indigenous leaders and community members and prioritizing issues identified by Indigenous communities. We are now ready to expand the program by hiring an additional staff member committed to Indigenous Justice.

This position is guaranteed for two years (summer 2018 through summer 2020), and we will seek additional funding to continue the position past 2020. The Indigenous Justice Organizer will work in the Advocacy and Policy Department with the Director of Advocacy and Policy (Missoula), the Indigenous Justice Program Manager (Missoula/Hi-Line), and the Policy Assistant (Helena). The position will also work in collaboration with other staff and ACLU-MT volunteers. This position will ideally be based in Billings or on the Crow or Northern Cheyenne reservations, though we are open to a discussion depending on the best candidate. Frequent travel statewide will be required.

For full job description, click the following link: https://www.aclumontana.org/en/jobs/indigenous-justice-organizer