JOB – Staff Attorney – Gila River Indian Community

Sacaton, Arizona

THE OFFICE: There are 2 vacancies for Defense Attorney I positions. These are staff attorney positions with Defense Services Office located in Sacaton, Arizona. We are within the boundaries of the Gila River Indian Community (bordering the Phoenix metro area). We offer legal representation to adult and juvenile Community members before the Tribal courts. Emphasis is criminal law- functioning as a public defender’s office.

THE JOB: DSO attorneys are responsible for all phases of criminal defense from providing consultation, conducting interviews of witnesses and police, investigation, trials to handling appeals. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to conduct bench and or jury trials for a variety of offenses. This is a great chance to hone writing skills on motions and appeals. We also provide representation in juvenile matters.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the Arizona State Bar in good standing (any jurisdiction) OR be licensed in the State of Arizona within one (1) year of hire. Must possess good driving record.

COMPENSATION: Salary begins at $57,011 + D.O.E.; great benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, disability and retirement.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Announcement end July 5, 2007. Please send your resume, Motor Vehicle Record (30 months +), and application with job announcement number 2007- 500 to:

Human Resources
Gila River Indian Community
P.O. Box 97
Sacaton, Arizona, 85247 for the application

DSO CONTACT: Raymond Vaca Jr., Director
Phone: 520 562-5700
Fax: 520 562-6520