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.

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

 

Job Opportunities: Applications Being Accepted for Two Vacancies on the Maricopa County Superior Court

Applications are being accepted for two vacancies on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judges Aimee L. Anderson and Peter C. Reinstein.

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for each vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges.

The most current judicial application form (revised January 2017) can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: www.azcourts.gov/jnc. Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov.

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in, and a resident of Arizona for the past five years, and a resident of Maricopa County for the past year. 

A signed original application with all attachments, and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on May 31, 2018. 

Applicants for the recent vacancy in Maricopa County DO NOT need to reapply to be considered for the new vacancies.

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for these vacancies to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for these vacancies is held. 

All meetings of the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public.  Meeting dates will be announced.

The new judges will be paid $149,382.60 annually.

Job Opportunities: Attorney-Advisor and Project Attorney

Department of Interior

Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Solicitor, Phoenix. A.Z. The Office of the Solicitor is seeking an Attorney-Adviser to provide legal counsel and representation for the Western Region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, analyze complex legal issues and provide advice on a broad range of legal issues affecting bureaus within the department, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, handle all phases of administrative litigation, draft litigation reports and provide other legal support, and handle general law matters. This position pays $74,872 to $136,771 per year, and applications close on May 4, 2018.

National Congress of American Indians

Project Attorney, Washington, D.C. The National Congress of American Indians has an opening for a Project Attorney in the Washington, DC office. The Project Attorney will have responsibility for day to day management of NCAI’s VAWA implementation technical assistance project. This project is focused on supporting tribes as they implement Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. The Project Attorney will work closely with senior NCAI staff assigned to the project, with an inter-tribal working group of tribal stakeholders, and with other project partners. Applications close on May 31, 2018. Please see the website for more information and how to apply.

Job Opportunity: Legal Aid Director

Colorado River Indian Tribles
26600 Mohave Road
Parker, AZ

Position: Director of Legal Aid (Exempt)
Reports To: Tribal Chairman
Salary: D.O.E.
Closing Date: May 2, 2018 @ 5:00PM

Duties & Functions:

1. The Legal Aid Department only serves C.R.I.T. enrolled community members in civil matters. Persons who are eligible for enrollment with C.R.I.T. are also eligible for services.

2. Client Contact Duties:

  • Ongoing contact with clients in all of the open files.
  • Client visitation with in-custody clients may be required; while the Legal Aid Department handles only civil cases, there may be civil matters to be completed on behalf of clients who may be in-custody in separate criminal cases.

3. Attorney Duties:

  • Client representation consistent with the ethical rules governing attorneys,
  • Type out routine pleadings, letters, contracts, agreements, and other legal documents,
  • Legal Research & Writing; familiarity with Westlaw.
  • Photocopying, faxing, and scanning documents.
  • Filing of pleadings and appearance in Tribal Court, Superior Court, Justice Courts, City Courts, as required; some State-court appearances may be necessary, which is why admission to the State Bar of Arizona is preferable,
  • Appearing in Court on behalf of a client; conducting evidentiary hearings; conducting trials; conducting appeals,
  • Advising clients on the best course of action to take in order to accomplish client goals.
  • Being mindful that sometimes litigation is not the best first course to take and that negotiating a mutually-agreeable outcome between our clients and the opposition may yield better results.
  • Making final determinations on whether a conflict of interest exists in the representation of a prospective client,
  • Case assignment to other attorneys or advocates employed by the Legal Aid Department.

Required Skills and Abilities:

1. Litigation experience is desired, particularly jury trial experience.

2. The ideal candidate should have desires for helping all C.R.I.T. Enrolled community

members resolve civil legal issues; and desire to assist indigent persons.

3. The ideal candidate should have the following skills:

  • Familiarity with Word Perfect and Microsoft Office software,
  • Excellent typing skills, including spelling and grammar,
  • Excellent computer skills,
  • Excellent online research skills,
  • Westlaw legal research skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with clients,
  • The ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with staff,
  • Familiarity with legal pleadings and documents,
  • Basic accounting skills,
  • Knowledge of office procedures,
  • The ability to work as a team or on an individual basis,
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to motivate others.

For Employment Application visit: http://crit-nsn.gov
Submit completed application to: CRIT Human Resource Department
26600 Mohave Road
Parker, Arizona 85344

For full job announcement, click here: #85-18 Director of Legal Aid – Legal Aid (1)

Job Opportunity: Associate General Counsel

Pechanga Indian Reservation
Temecula Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

SUMMARY: The Associate General Counsel will work in the Pechanga Office of the General Counsel under the direct supervision of the General Counsel for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. The Associate General Counsel will work with the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel to provide legal services, representation and advice on legal issues confronting the Tribal Government, its entities and enterprises; provide guidance and assistance to Tribal Government departments; and provide limited service to tribal members in matters relating to tribal status.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide legal advice and assistance to the Tribal Council on legal issues as needed.
  • Enhance and protect the Tribes sovereignty, jurisdiction, and authority.
  • Provide a broad range of legal services such as, but not limited to contract law, employment law, administrative law, tribal jurisdiction, environmental law, cultural resource preservation, and child welfare.
  • Representation in administrative proceedings.
  • Work with the General Counsel and Tribal Council, to draft Tribal legislation, ordinances, resolutions, administrative rules and regulations and other documents and instruments.
  • Advise tribal government environmental, finance, fire, law enforcement, water departments and other governmental departments as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must possess Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Must be a Member of the California state Bar and licensed to practice law in the state of California.
  • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in all aspects of American Indian law, with knowledge and experience in employment law, Intellectual Property, Indian Child Welfare Act, gaming law, contracts and litigation. Knowledge and experience in environmental and natural resources law.
  • Tribal, State and Federal experience dealing with Tribal Cultural/Sacred Site protection issues.
  • Strong written and oral advocacy skills required.
  • This position must comply with the Pechanga Tribal Government’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy. This includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident or injury, and random testing.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

BENEFITS: The Pechanga Band offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package for all full-time employees. Benefits include the following:

  • Retirement – 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match
  • Health & Wellness Coverage – Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life and Long Term Disability – $25,000 employer paid life and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Healthcare and Dependent care reimbursement accounts
  • Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Supplemental Coverage – Disability, Accident, Cancer, Life, and Hospital Confinement
  • Legal Shield and Identity Shield
  • Pet Insurance
  • Education Reimbursement Opportunities – For pre-approved specific, job related education
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Face-to-face counseling, Legal assistance, Financial assistance, ID recovery, Tobacco cessation, Dependent care and Daily living resources, and Crisis consultation

Download PDF job announcement: Associate General Counsel JA 2-16-2018

COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT:
PECHANGA GOVERNMENT CENTER
12705 PECHANGA ROAD TEMECULA, CA 92592
www.pechanga-nsn.gov