Job Opportunities – Chief Prosecutor & Assistant Tribal Prosecutor

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Fort Yates, ND

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks a Chief Tribal Prosecutor and an Assistant Tribal Prosecutor.

Work schedule is flexible. Salary is negotiable and based on experience. These are contract positions, compensated on an hourly basis.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice provides the following statutory qualification requirements: To be eligible to serve as the Tribal Court Prosecutor or Assistant Prosecutor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, a person shall (1) be a member in good standing of the bar in any state or federal court; (2) at least 21 years of age, (3) be of high moral character and integrity, (4) have a law degree from an accredited law school, (5) must never have been convicted of a felony; (6) shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services, must (7) be physically able to perform the duties of the office and (8) be qualified to be admitted to practice under the provision of Section 1-601 of this Title.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice, Section 30-202, provides a limited preference based on political status, as follows, to: 1) Tribal members, 2) local Indians, 3) other Indians, and 4) all other qualified applicants. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race (“Indian” is a federally recognized political status), national origin, sex or sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability).

Please submit a cover letter, resume, references, writing sample, proof of bar membership, and any additional materials the applicant feels the Selection Committee should consider.

Applications for the Chief Prosecutor and/or Assistant Tribal Prosecutor position may be sent to Ms. Dellis M. Agard, Court Administrator, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, PO Box 363, Fort Yates, ND, or by Email to Ms. Agard can also be contacted by Telephone at (701) 854-7244 Ext. 7419.

The worksite for this position is located at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court in Fort Yates, ND. The Sitting Bull College Transit provides bus services, at nominal cost, to and from Bismarck, ND; Mobridge, SD; McLaughlin, SD and Selfridge, ND and coordinated with the Tribal Work Day, which is 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Central Time).

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Job Opportunity – Attorney

Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor
Kayenta, Arizona

Application Deadline: 3/6/2019, 5:00 PM MST

Job Description
Under supervision of the Chief Prosecutor/Deputy Chief Prosecutor represents the interest of the Navajo Nation government. Provides and assists several district prosecutor offices in prosecution of criminal and civil cases representing the interests of the Navajo Nation government. Will attend arraignments, as needed; trials, adjudications, child dependency adjudications, motion hearings, sentencing/disposition hearings, pretrial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other related issues to court attendance; prepares all required legal documents; reviews investigative reports, legal pleadings from defense counsel, law enforcement reports and related documents; determines nature of the criminal offenses; establishes case plan with law enforcement personnel from various governmental agencies on most serious criminal offenses such as vehicular homicide, sexual assault, aggravated batteries, child neglect or spousal abuse, etc.; assigns case plans; provides legal guidance and advice to law enforcement personnel in proceeding with investigation; prepares and obtains search warrants as necessary, conducts follow ups on cases and elements of cases, conducts legal research, review criminal complaints, interview witnesses, included but not limited to other legal matters. Provides supervision of district office(s) and ensures the continued daily operation of the district office. Coordinates, oversees and manage the overall operation of the assigned district office; fully responsible in securing resources and providing services to ensure the efficient operation of the district office; coordinates program activities with numerous government agencies throughout the tri-state area, completes and orientates, trains, lectures and advises on numerous law enforcement related law enforcement related laws, regulations and rules. Addresses administrative reports, meetings, direct services, and etc. pursuant to the established Navajo Nation(s) policies. This position is sedentary with potential for high levels of stress. This position serves at the pleasure of the Chief Prosecutor.

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Job Opportunity – Associate Judge

Tulalip Tribal Court
Tulalip Washington

The Associate Judge with 2-5 years of experience to provide a full range of judicial services by hearing cases in the Tribal Court regarding, but not limited to such issues as, criminal, civil, fishing, hunting, youth dependency, traffic, housing, drug/wellness court, and gaming. For more information, please see the job description here.

Application closes February 8, 2019.

If interested in the position, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Alicia Horne by email address or by mail address: 6332 31st AVE NE Suite B, Tulalip WA, 98271

Job Opportunities with Havasupai Tribe

General Counsel
Flagstaff, AZ

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The General Counsel is the principal legal counsel of the Havasupai Tribe and reports directly to the Havasupai Tribal Council. The General Counsel provides professional legal counsel and representation to the Havasupai Tribal government as indicated by the Tribal Council. The General Counsel works closely and independently with the Tribal Council and the Tribal Government staff. Finally, the General Counsel assists the Tribal Council in managing the work of the Tribe’s outside legal counsel.

The Havasupai Tribe is establishing a remote office in Flagstaff, Arizona for professional staff. 

See full job description and application details here.

Tribal Chief Judge
Supai, AZ

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Tribal Chief Judge presides over a broad range of civil and criminal cases for the Havasupai Tribal Court.  This position would require an individual to review a broad range of civil and criminal matters, and render decisions under Havasupai laws.  The Tribal Chief Judge must have the ability to remain unbiased and ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice in the Havasupai Courts.

See full job description and application details here.

Job Opportunity – Prosecutor I

Gila River Indian Community
Sacaton, AZ

Prosecutor I – Deputy Community Prosecutor

Closing Date: 03/08/2019

Distinguishing features of the class:
The Prosecutor I position involves representing the Community in the litigation of criminal complaints, civil
petitions and juvenile offender matters in the Community courts as plaintiff or petitioner; legal research and
writing; intimately familiar with professional responsibilities as an Attorney.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct legal research, analysis and document production related to the litigation of criminal and civil cases in the Community courts.
  • Represents the Community in Court at arraignments/initial hearings, pretrial/status conferences, review and evidentiary hearings and trials/adjudications in which the Community is the plaintiff or petitioner, as assigned.
  • Draft legal pleadings for the Community courts.
  • Gather and analyze evidence in criminal and civil cases.
  • Maintain case files, calendars and database for criminal and civil cases.
  • Assist in the development, revision and codification of the Community’s laws, resolution and ordinances.
  • Assist in representing the Community at meetings, court proceedings and other functions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Job Opportunity – Research Assistant

Diné College
Tsaile, AZ
Closing Date: 2/15/2019 4:00 PM Mountain

Research Assistant is to assist with the research process, development of policy recommendations for the Navajo Nation as well as for the Navajo Nation Chapters, Departments and Community Organizations.  Research Assistant must apply all academic and non-academic skills in Diné Policy Institute research projects.  Research Assistant must be able to present a final research project report and policy recommendations to the various sub-committees of Navajo Nation Councils and at Chapter House meetings.
Must have and maintain a valid state issued driver’s license and successfully pass a background check. Other licensing may be required depending on position and/or area of assignment. Use of college vehicle, which requires updated Defensive Driving certificate. 

Diné College gives preference to eligible applicant in accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA) and the Navajo Nation Veteran’s Preference. Navajo and Veterans Preference will not be given unless applicable documents are submitted with your application (example: DD-214 and Certificate of Indian Blood.)

The Essential duties of this position may change at any time and requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Familiar with Diné Fundamental law, Diné Culture, Indigenous Research Methodology, Navajo Nation Tribal Government system and operation, Chapter House organizations, Diné Philosophy, research center on Indigenous Knowledge, protocol of collection data on reservation, Diné cultural etiquette, various sociological theories, be familiar with American Sociological Association (ASA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formatting and citation, academic research process, and familiar with the Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board (NNHRRB) application process.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, Excel, and Powerpoint.  Strong Writing Skills. Proficiency in Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) to analyze quantitative data.
  • Time management, pay attention to details, public speaking (English and Diné Language), personal communication, assertive in research process, self motivator, discipline, and goal orientated.  Have the ability to meet deadlines with tasks. Team player in various projects.

For full job description and application details, click here.

Professor Lance Morgan Featured Speaker at Wiring the Rez CLE

Lance Morgan, President & CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc. is a featured speaker for Day 2 of Wiring the Rez: Innovative Strategies for Business Development Via E-Commerce Conference January 31-February 1, 2019.

Ho-Chunk, Inc. (HCI) is the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Established in 1994 in Winnebago, Nebraska with one employee, HCI has grown to over 1,100 employees with operations in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, Washington, D.C., Afghanistan, Mexico and Iraq. HCI operates 18 subsidiaries in a diverse range of industries including information technology, construction, government contracting, professional services, wholesale distribution, office products and technology, logistics, marketing, media and retail.

Walk-In Registration opens Jan. 31 at 7:45 a.m. For agenda details, see

Job Opportunity – Associate Attorney

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP
Louisville, CO

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP is a nationwide law firm dedicated to the representation of American Indian tribes and organizations. Our firm goes beyond basic legal services to include legislative and governmental issues, corporate and financial affairs, energy and tax issues as well as litigation in many forums, including state, federal, and tribal courts.

Seeking an Associate Attorney with 2-5 years of experience for our Louisville, Colorado office.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the bar in at least one state jurisdiction and willing to obtain licensure in Colorado
  • Experience working with Indian tribes and/or tribal entities on a wide variety of legal issues preferred
  • Proven skills in effectively communicating with tribal clients, opposing counsel, and federal/state/tribal agency representatives
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing abilities
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team in a fast paced environment

Your contributions are rewarded with a “Total Compensation” package including a competitive salary, bonus potential and an excellent benefit package to include Medical insurance, Dental insurance, Vision Insurance, Long Term Disability coverage, Life Insurance and a 401K plan.

Please send your resume, cover letter with salary requirements, writing sample, and law school transcripts (if graduated from law school less than 5 years ago) to:

Sara Marsella, Office Manager
Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP
1900 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO 80027

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