Job Opportunities

Spokane Tribe

Conflict Public Defender, Wellpinit, WA. Responsible for representing defendants in criminal prosecutions in the Spokane Tribal Court. This position is open continuous. Applications can be downloaded at http://www.spokanetribe.com/jobs

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP

2018 Summer Clerkships and Fellowships. A boutique law firm in San Francisco, CA specializing in government, land use, renewable energy, and environmental law. We have a growing federal Indian law practice, focusing on cultural resource protection, government-to-government consultation, tribal jurisdiction, land use, and renewable energy. Summer clerkships are open to students who will have completed their 2L year. The three-year fellowship is open to recent law school graduates. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, with a firm deadline of Labor Day for both programs.

Tulalip Tribes

Attorney. Closes July 28, 2017.

Hualapai Tribe

Public Defender. Closes August 14, 2017.

Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Tribal Child Support Unit Attorney, Juneau, AK. This position’s duties and responsibilities include representing the Tlingit and Haida Tribal Child Support Unit (TCSU) in Tribal and State courts, drafting legal documents for child support and paternity cases, providing legal guidance to the TCSU agency, researching legal issues, interpreting statutes, rules and regulations relevant to child support and paternity. Salary range $68,872 – $87,825 per year.  Position open until 4 pm, August 18, 2017.  Tlingit & Haida accepts electronic applications only. For questions contact Human Resources:  humanresources@ccthita-nsn.gov or Telephone 907-463-7707 or 463-7106.

Mescalero Apache Tribe

Chief Judge. This position is open until filled.

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

Court Clerk, Temecula, CA.

Previous Friday Jobs Announcement: 7/14/2017

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Job Opportunity – Victim Assistance Specialist

Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
Knoxville, Tennessee

Position:  Victim Assistance Specialist, GS-301-09
Area of Consideration: Open to Status Candidates
Open Date: July 18, 2017
Close Date: August 1, 2017

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee that is responsible for advocating for victims of federal crimes. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Reviews literature and research regarding new and developing victim issues to obtain information regarding new programs and services for victims of crime.
  • Coordinates with federal investigative agencies to identify cases with victims.
  • Receives calls and correspondence from victims concerning a variety of specific difficulties they may experience as a direct result of a crime.
  • Provides in-court support during hearings and trials.
  • Provides case status updates to victims.

For full job description and application, click here (current federal employees): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474735900

For full job description and application, click here (public):
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474737200

SAVE THE DATE – Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage – Dec. 6-8

Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage Conference will be held Wednesday, December 6 – Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Memorial Union, Ventana Ballroom on ASU Tempe campus.

Registration will open on August 1:
law.asu.edu/climateimpacts

Download PDF flyer.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Williams at jennifer.h.williams@asu.edu or 480-727-0420.

Job Opportunity – Staff Attorney

Squaxin Island Tribe

The Legal Department advises and represents the Squaxin Island Tribe in Federal, Squaxin Island and State courts and in administrative proceedings.  The Department’s practice includes legal advice; document drafting and collaboration with a wide range of Squaxin Island policy committees, departments and entities; contract preparation and review; drafting ordinances; economic development; intergovernmental issues; treaty hunting and fishing rights and management; reservation lands governance and management; water rights; environmental protection; Indian gaming; and housing and utilities.

For full job description and application submission, click here: http://squaxinisland.org/staff-attorney/

Job Opportunity – Tribal Liaison

The Office of Government Relations is seeking candidates for the City of Portland Tribal Liaison position. A primary objective is to assist the City Council and all City bureaus to strengthen relationships and coordinate overall policy development with Tribal Governments and the American Indian/ Alaska Native community in Portland. The position acts as a primary point of contact for City Council and all city bureaus and offices, and convenes the Portland Native American Advisory Commission. In addition to formalizing ongoing relationships with tribal governments and the urban Indian community, this person will provide access to expertise on tribal history, treaties, sovereignty, self-governance, protocols, customs and traditions, natural resources, relevant economic enterprises and cultural properties. The Tribal Liaison will report to the Director of Government Relations and hold a full-time position within the Office of Government Relations.

Closing Date: 7/10/17 4:30 pm

Download full job description: Portland Tribal Liaison

Legal News Updates from ILP

US v. Gila Valley Irrigation District, No. 14-16942 (9th Cir., June 13, 2017):  http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/06/13/14-16942.pdf

https://www.indianz.com/News/2017/06/15/cronkite-news-tribes-win-decision-in-wat.asp

Gila River v. DCS, No. CV-16-0220-PR (Ariz., June 13, 2017):  http://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Supreme/2017/Gila%20River%20v.%20DCS%20Opinion.pdf

https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/arizona-supreme-court-decides-icwa-transfer-case/

http://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2017/05/tohono-oodham-nation-and-state-arizona-settle-casino-litigation

Job Opportunity – In House Staff Attorney

Blackfeet Tribe

In House Staff-Attorney. Will represent the Tribe in administrative and civil litigation proceedings in federal, state and tribal forums. Primarily responsible for general litigation matters, employment relations, legislative advocacy, and assisting tribal programs.  It is preferred that an applicant have at least five (5) years experience in the practice of law.  The applicant must be licensed in the State of Montana and produce a Certificate of Good Standing with the Montana State Bar. The applicant should have demonstrated interest and knowledge of federal Indian Law, administrative law, and trial advocacy.  The position requires personal integrity and the ability to produce timely and accurate written work.  Salary will be negotiable.  Applicant must submit to a criminal background check and pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Please send a resume, three (3) references, and a short writing sample to Blackfeet Legal Department, P.O. Box 849, Browning, MT, 59417-7777 or email blackfeetlegal@gmail.com.  The position will remain open until filled.  If you have questions or need further information, please contact the Blackfeet Legal Department at (406) 338-7777.

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