JOB: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Legal Department

POSITION TITLE: Assistant General Counsel
DEPARTMENT: Legal Department
REPORTS TO: General Counsel
DEFINITION/PURPOSE: Provide legal advice to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Council, tribal departments and economic enterprises. Represent the Fort McDowell Indian Community in matters brought in state and Federal court.
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 legal advisor to the tribal council, tribal government departments and economic enterprises; 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 contracts; Reviews other agreements, proposals; Represents the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in state and Federal court actions; Performs other duties as assigned or required.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:- Knowledge of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Constitution, Law and Order Code, Arizona Revised Statutes, Federal Indian Law, Indian Civil Rights Act, Indian Child Welfare Act, Tribal Case Law, Federal Rules of Evidence;- Knowledge of contract and employment law;- Knowledge of state and Federal court protocol, proceedings, and practices;- Knowledge of legal research utilizing books and electronic research systems;- Skill in interpreting and applying complex laws, statutes, ordinances, and rules to the facts and evidence in individual cases;- Skill in drafting complex court orders;- Skill in managing a high case load consisting of a variety of case types;- Skill in utilizing a computer and in software capable of word processing;- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships with other departments of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, state and Federal officials, departments, and agencies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:1) An attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona; 2) Two years experience as a trial attorney or advocate; 3) Current AZ drivers license and meet FMYN insurance standards.
POSITION STATUS: Regular-Full-TimePAYRATE: $69,965.48 to $83,958.57
OPEN DATE: October 4, 2007 CLOSEDATE: Open Until Filled
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Fort McDowell Yavapai NationHuman Resources DepartmentAttn: RecruiterP O Box 17779Fountain Hills, AZ 85269Phone: 480-816-7119Fax: 480-816-0419Email:
INDIAN PREFERENCE:Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are members of federally recognized Indian tribes. To be considered for Indian Preference, you must submit your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) with your application.