Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle Native American affairs portfolio. Individual must be knowledgeable of current legislative and non-legislative issues and have a thorough understanding of the legislative process and the Senate’s organization and procedures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising and staffing the Senator, analyzing legislative developments, recommending strategies on bills and amendments, and working closely with state staff and a robust press operation. This position requires outstanding oral communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to conduct strong research and analysis. A successful candidate will possess excellent academic credentials and will have the ability to produce quality work under pressure in an extremely fast-paced environment. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
To Apply: Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to email@example.com, ATTN: Native American Affairs LA in the subject line.
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
Definition: Under general supervision of the General Counsel, provides legal review and advice to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC or Community) government. Ensures that applicable laws are followed so that tribal sovereignty is protected and enhanced. Provides assistance to avoid or prevent expensive legal disputes and litigation and protects the Community’s legal interests. Assignments in this job may include legal work for specific departments (i.e. – SRPMIC Public Safety Departments – Fire, Police, Emergency Management, and Department of Corrections).
The Attorney position represents the Yavapai-Apache Nation on a wide range of legal issues including drafting of codes and policies, negotiation and review of contracts and other agreements, advising the Tribal Council and its departments and entities, and representing the Nation before the Tribal Courts of the Nation and other tribal, federal, and state courts and administrative tribunals under the direction of the Attorney General.
See full job description.
How to apply: Please submit your resume and application to:
Yavapai-Apache Nation / Human Resources
2400 W. Datsi / Camp Verde, AZ 86322
P: 928-567-1062 / Fax: 928-567-1064
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Applications can be located at: www.yavapai-apache.org
Alaska Native Justice Center
Our mission is justice for Alaska Native People. We provide legal services to victims and survivors of crime. We also support and partner with Alaska Tribes to build capacity, implement cultural values and remedies, and access resources for Tribal Justice Systems. Finally, we represent Alaska Tribes in State Child of Need Aid cases where the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) applies. The Staff Attorney manages a caseload of matters related to the above. A successful applicant will have a background in communicating and interacting effectively in cross-cultural situations, and a commitment to race equity work. Travel to both rural and urban areas may be required.
Staff Attorney | Anchorage, Alaska
Admission to the Alaska bar is required. Preferred experience includes family law and working with victims and survivors of domestic violence. Additional preferred experience includes Indian Child Welfare Act; Child in Need of Aid; Alaska Native Law and ANCSA.
Hiring preference given to qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self-Determination Act.
Applying for the position
Visit ANJC website for the full job description and to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Fellowship | Anchorage, Alaska
About the Fellowship
The Fellowship offers a competitive salary, training, and the opportunity to work with experienced attorneys in an organization serving Alaska Tribes, tribal organizations and Native people. The Fellow will be located in Anchorage and, over the course of the fellowship, will work with attorneys in as many of our practice areas as possible. Fellows will engage in legal research and writing, litigation, communication with our clients, and administrative advocacy, among other kinds of work.
Qualifications and Selection Criteria
Applications are encouraged from recent law school graduates with a demonstrated commitment to Native law. Applicants must be eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian as defined in P.L. 93-638 Indian Self-Determination Act. Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate personal or professional experience with Native communities. We seek Fellows who bring a variety of experiences to our clients and partners. Academic achievements are considered along with other factors: personal accomplishments and experience, resourcefulness, professional goals, and the capacity to work conscientiously and independently. Membership in the Alaska Bar, or willingness to obtain Alaska or other state bar membership, is preferred.
Applying for the Fellowship
Interested law school graduates and 3rd year law school students should apply here.
The position of Staff Attorney shall be responsible for representing the interests of the Northern Arapaho Tribe (“Tribe”), defending the Tribe’s integrity, assisting and advising all Tribal entities in their pursuit of progress on behalf of Tribal members, protecting all Tribal assets, and managing and providing legal services and representation to the Tribe, including, but not limited to, the Northern Arapaho Business Council, the Tribal Government, and all Tribal Entities.
Specific Responsibilities The Staff Attorney shall perform such legal services as delegated by the In-House Counsel, including, but not limited to, the following: • Work at the direction of the In-house Counsel on legal matters impacting the Tribe, its Tribal Government, and Tribal Entities; • Complete legal research for the In-house Counsel on legal issues effecting the Tribe; • Prepare and recommend appropriate tribal laws, resolutions, rules and regulations for the In-House Counsel; • Perform legal reviews of contracts, agreements, leases, grant applications and similar documents; • Research and monitor federal and state legislation that could impact any of the Tribe’s interests and recommend appropriate legal or legislative action; • Coordinate with Tribal Government employees to evaluate and make recommendations to the In-house Counsel regarding ways to improve the programs and services provided to tribal members, the internal environment of Tribal Government and Tribal Entities for employees, and any other means of advancing the best interests of the Tribe; • Draft advisory opinions on legal questions interpreting Tribal law upon request of the Inhouse Counsel. • Work directly with Tribal Programs on policy, procedures, legal issues, and represent the Programs in State and Tribal Court. NORTHERN ARAPAHO TRIBE LEGAL DEPARTMENT Qualifications To perform the job successfully, the candidate should have, at least, the following qualifications: • Juris Doctor Degree • 2021, law school graduates with exceptional Indian law backgrounds and credentials are encouraged to apply. • A member in good standing of the Wyoming State Bar or a member in good standing of another State Bar Association and must successfully pass one of the three next regularly scheduled examinations for admission to the Wyoming State Bar, or be eligible to waive into the Wyoming State Bar • At least five (5) years of experience as a practicing attorney preferred • At least two (2) years of experience working with (a) a tribe, tribal entity, or organization dedicated to tribal interests or (b) a federal or state government agency with oversight or responsibility for tribal issues preferred Additional Required Skills • Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality; • Exceptional legal research skills; • Ability to work in a high-performance, fast-paced, high-pressure environment; • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills; • Adept at multi-tasking, have unquestionable integrity, with an uncompromising commitment to quality; • Organized with unfailing attention to detail and outstanding project management skills; • High level of comfort/ease interacting with all levels in the Tribe; • Ability to translate complex legal issues and requirements into understandable terms for easy dissemination across the organization; • Ability to work odd and irregular hours, as needed; • Must be people-oriented and relate well to people from diverse backgrounds; • Must successfully pass the required criminal and character background check, • Ability to travel and participate in required training, leadership development and other events; and • Ability to adequately and successfully perform all duties and responsibilities of this position. Application Information: Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, a complete application form, and certificates of good standing for all jurisdictions in which they are licensed to practice to In-House Counsel, L. Clare Johnson by September 15, 2021. Only complete applications will be considered. Please contact L. Clare Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
GAO is hiring a senior analyst to work with the Natural Resource and Environment (NRE) team responsible for leading and coordinating the agency’s assessments of federal efforts to provide services to Tribes and their members. The primary purpose of the position is to serve as an individual contributor to the engagement team by performing the full range of analyst duties needed to respond to requests from congressional committees, subcommittees, and those mandated by public laws and committee reports. The application for this position is now live on USAJobs and will close on 9/10/21.
Application open to everyone: USAJOBS – Job Announcement GAO-21-NRE-0347-02-DE
Application for current federal employees with status in the competitive service and those who are eligible for non-competitive appointments: USAJOBS – Job Announcement GAO-21-NRE-0347-02-MP
Interested applicants can send any questions to Tammy Conquest (ConquestT@gao.gov) or Michelle Wong (WongM@gao.gov).